September 16, 2022  |  News & Events, Provost's Updates, Timely Announcements

Good morning, colleagues. Here is this weeks update from Academic Affairs.


Roshan D’Souza (Mechanical Engineering) was awarded $1.1M from the National Science Foundation to research the hemodynamics from subtraction-computed tomography angiography (SCTA). The four-year grant comes through NSF’s Smart and Connected Health Program and starts this month. Well done, Roshan!

Chia Vang (History) is among 27 U.S. historians recently appointed to the Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program. Congratulations, Chia!

Emily Latch (Biological Sciences) was an invited speaker at the International Deer Biology Congress in Osijek, Croatia. She spoke about her work using genomics to advance the conservation of deer species around the globe. Well done, Emily!

Anastasios Tsonis (Professor Emerit, Mathematical Sciences) was named the recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Nonlinear Geophysics Section, Ed Lorenz Lecture award, which is bestowed upon individuals for meritorious work or service toward the advancement and promotion of discovery and solution science. Congratulations, Anastasios!

Christine Wolf (Global and International Studies) is presenting a poster titled, “Cultivating the Curious Professional, International Internship Site Development and Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,” at the Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE) conference November 8-10 in Seoul, South Korea. This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Education through a National Resources Centers grant. Well done, Christine!

The Accessibility Resource Center’s (ARC) Excellence Award will recognize instructional and other UWM staff members for their exemplary service to ARC students and staff. Congratulations to all of the 2021-2022 honorees who will receive their awards at a ceremony on September 23!

The Week in Retrospect

I welcomed the second week of classes with a series of internal meetings, including my weekly staff meeting. On Tuesday, I had a chance to meet with the Academic Staff Senate and provided updates on welcome back activities, enrollment, and titles for instructional academic staff. Wednesday was highlighted by two wonderful events. Midday, I spoke at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Student Health and Wellness facility in the Northwest Quadrant. It is a beautiful facility that our students and Student Health and Wellness staff deserve. I also visited the SOIS Welcome Back Carnival on the Sandburg lawn. It was a fun-filled event for all students that connected them with some local employers and even had prizes for the carnival game winners. On Thursday, I provided an update to the Faculty Senate on enrollment, student success efforts, and 2030 initiatives.


  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
    The Graduate School, Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Division of Academic Affairs have together invested in an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) for this academic year. The NCFDD is an independent faculty development center dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. More information and access instructions. Please contact Associate Dean Bonnie Klein-Tasman ( with any questions.
  • Enrollment Management and Student Success
    Enrollment Management and Student Success have moved and updated many of their locations across campus, particularly in Mellencamp Hall. The new central Student Financial Services Center is in Mellencamp 162; Pathway Advising moved to Mellencamp 125; and Career Services and Planning is now located in Vogel Hall. Please see the list of office locations and hours.
  • International Students at UWM
    UWM has welcomed its largest incoming group of international students in UWM history. As of the first day of Fall 2022 classes, 496 new international students were enrolled. Thank you to everyone helping these students settle into the Panther family. More information.
  • M3 Impact Report
    M3 released its 2021-2022 Impact Report. Read about the continued significant growth in dual enrollment, the Smart Start program to support MPS graduates heading to MATC and UWM, the FAFSA completion efforts, and their work to engage employers and schools about the importance of providing work-based learning experiences for students.
  • Phone Surplus Drop-off and Teams Shared Numbers
    This fall, UWM IT will be collecting unused phone equipment for surplus. Additionally, employees are reminded to review their shared phone lines and make necessary changes by submitting a request. More information.
  • Panther Prowl Early Bird Registration
    Register for the Panther Prowl before midnight on Saturday, September 24 to receive the early bird price of $35. The 18th annual Prowl takes place on Saturday, October 8 and features a picturesque course that winds through campus and Lake Park. Registration includes a neck gaiter, tech decal, and post-race party. All Prowl proceeds benefit UWM student scholarships. Information and registration.

Campus Events

  • Career Fairs
    There are four Career Fairs being held in coming weeks for our students. All events will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Please share this information:
    • September 22: Part-time Jobs and Internships Fair
    • September 23: Engineer & Computer Science Industry Expo
    • September 28: Lubar College of Business Career Fair
    • September 29: All Majors Career Fair
  • Lonely No More!
    The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) will host a roundtable discussion focused on Healing Spaces on campus. This is the last discussion of C21’s Lonely No More! series. The discussion will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 3 p.m. in Curtin 175, followed by the Lonely No More! Exhibition opening, which will take place upstairs.
  • Gallery Night
    Five gallery spaces will stay open late for a UWM Gallery Night on Thursday, September 22 from 4:30-7 p.m. Visit the Mathis Gallery, Union Fireside Lounge, the Center for 21st Century Studies, Special Collections, and American Geographical Society Library for this special night!
  • Wisconsin Campus Voting Summit
    Sign up for the free, non-partisan Wisconsin Campus Voting Summit on September 23-24. Friday, September 23 will be online and Saturday, September 24 will be in person in Madison. Campus Vote Project will cover transportation costs and lunch on Saturday. Any interested faculty or staff are encouraged to attend. Information and registration.
  • Book Launch
    A launch party for “Telling Our Stories: A History of Diversity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1956 to 2022,” UWM’s first diversity history book will take place on Tuesday, September 27 in the Library 4th Floor Conference Center from 1-2:30 p.m. Please RSVP by September 20. More information. Contact Lynn Wilk ( with questions.
  • UWM Libraries Fall into Research
    The UWM Libraries and the Office of Research invite you to a discussion about Open Scholarship on Friday, September 30 in the Library 4th Floor Conference Center. Light refreshments will be offered at 1:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m. Registration. Please contact Ann Hanlon ( with questions.
  • Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership
    You are invited to join the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) chapter in welcoming new women faculty and staff to UWM on Thursday, October 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Library 4th Floor Conference Center. Enjoy refreshments while Chancellor Mone and Interim Provost Gronert provide opening remarks, followed by introductions of new faculty and staff, an overview of WWHEL, and information on resources from HR.
  • Transportation Symposium
    The 2022 Southeastern Wisconsin Transportation Symposium will be held at UWM on Friday, October 14 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Student Union. The event is hosted by UWM’s Institute for Physical Infrastructure and Transportation and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Lunch is included. Complimentary admission is available for faculty and staff. Register and learn more.

Take care,


Scott GronertInterim Provost