September 9, 2022  |  News & Events, Provost's Updates, Timely Announcements

Good morning, colleagues. Here is this week’s update from Academic Affairs.


Charles Paradis (Geosciences) was awarded $350K from the NSF for a collaborative research project focused on the enhanced biogeochemical flushing of uranium in groundwater. This award is in collaboration with Erica Majumder (UW-Madison) for a total of $500K over the next three years. Congratulations, Charles!

In the News

Christopher Yogerst’s (Arts and Humanities) article, “100 Years Ago: How Hollywood’s Early Self-Censorship Battles Shaped the MPA,” was published in The Hollywood Reporter.

Milwaukee Athletics

Abdu Regassa scored the first goal and helped set up Logan Farrington for the game winner as the Milwaukee men’s soccer team claimed a well-played 2-1 victory over Wisconsin to open the month of September. The Panthers overcame an early 1-0 deficit to top the Badgers, a team that came into the game ranked fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association North Region Poll, in front of a spirited crowd of 1,514 fans!

The Week in Retrospect

I hope all enjoyed the Labor Day holiday and the gorgeous late summer weather. On Tuesday, we launched the new semester, and the campus was filled with students and an energy that I have not seen in more than two years. I had my regular meeting with the University Committee and shared updates on enrollment and other activities in Academic Affairs. I finished the day with Brian Thompson, learning about many of the exciting activities in the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and the UWM Research Foundation. Wednesday was focused on the deans, and along with the biweekly deans meeting, I had one-on-one meetings with six of the deans and academic program directors. I started Thursday updating the Academic Planning and Budget Committee and then had the chance to join the School of Education’s All School Meeting. All of Friday is being spent in Madison with Johannes Britz at UW System’s Provost Orientation. I am one of several in new or interim roles. Hope that your first week of the semester has gone well!


  • 2022 Panther Prowl T-Shirt Sales Ending Soon
    Order your Panther Prowl t-shirt by noon on Friday, September 9. T-shirt purchases come with a complimentary one-year subscription to Milwaukee Magazine. All Prowl proceeds benefit UWM student scholarships, helping students stay on the path to graduation. More information on the 2022 Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk.

Campus Events

  • SET Meet and Greet
    The new Office of Student Experience and Talent (SET) invites faculty and staff to a Coffee Hour Meet and Greet. SET provides direct service to students and supports the work of faculty and staff, with the mission of ensuring UWM students are career ready and community minded. SET brings together the Career Planning and Resource Center, the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research, and career services embedded within the schools and colleges. You can stop in any time during these informal coffee hours to chat with SET staff and discuss ways in which you might collaborate. We look forward to welcoming and connecting with you!
  • Student Health and Wellness Center
    Join the Student Health and Wellness Center as they celebrate UWM’s commitment to student health and wellbeing at their grand opening and ribbon-cutting in their new space on Wednesday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Student Health and Wellness Center has relocated to its newly renovated space in the 7th and 8th floors of the Northwest Quadrant, Building D. Students can now receive medical, counseling, health promotion, and advocacy services and programs in one convenient location. Wellness activities, giveaways, refreshments, and tours of the state-of-the-art facility will be provided.
  • C21 Open House
    UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) invites faculty, staff, students, and community members to take part in its Open House on Friday, September 16 from 2-4 p.m. on the 9th floor of Curtin Hall. Visit the event page to learn more about this unique event.
  • Coffee with a Cop
    Join UWM Police along with members from the UWM Accessibility Resource Center and Autism Society of Southeast Wisconsin for FREE coffee and conversation on Thursday, September 22 from 10 a.m. – noon in the Golda Meir Library (West Wing, 1st floor).
Take care,


Scott GronertInterim Provost