Archived Events for February through November 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013
Please join UWM’s Urban Studies Programs for a reception and panel discussion on urban housing, neighborhood vitality, and the foreclosure crisis in the City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, Friday, February 1, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 PM. This event accompanies an exhibition of student work from the 2012 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures summer field school at Thurston Woods, Milwaukee, on display at the City Hall Rotunda from January 22, 2013 – February 5, 2013.

Friday, Feb 22, 2013
Please join us for a brown bag colloquium, Friday, Feb. 22 at noon-1pm in the Urban Studies conference room, NWQ 5472. PhD Candidate Michael Ford will be presenting his dissertation research, entitled: “Connecting School Board Governance to School District Academic Outcomes.” See the Event flyer for more info.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Please join us for a graduate workshop brown bag on “Giving the Job Talk and Interviewing for the Tenure Track Job”, Tuesday April 9, 11AM in NWQ B – 5459.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Join us for the 18th Annual Student Forum at the Hefter Center, 3271 N Lake Dr

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Brown Bag Discussion
Holton 341
Felita Daniels-Ashley and Kori Schneider-Peragine, of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, will lead the discussion and address questions including: “How far we have come in our efforts to create integrated communities?” and “What does the MMFHC do and how can you become involved?”
The event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, the UWM Department of History, Urban Studies Programs, and the College of Letters & Science.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Social Softball Game
(for the USP Community, families, and affiliated departments)
Please join us for our fall social and a friendly game of softball. From 3-5:00 pm at the Lake Park diamond. Followed by a visit to the new beer garden in Estabrook Park.

Monday, September 30, 2013
Milwaukee Film Festival
12:30 pm
Mark Schuller, Northern Illinois University
UWM, Cunnigham 195
4:00pm – Screening at the Oriental Theater
Tickets at the door $10
This year USP is a community partner with the Milwaukee Film Festival. We are partners of the documentary film Fatal Assistance (along with our colleagues in the Department of Africology). The film follows recovery efforts after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed 250,000 people and left 1.2 million homeless. Although billions of dollars were promised to help with rebuilding, those efforts have failed. Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck tries to find out what went so wrong. Join us for the brown bag with Mark Schuller, an assistant professor of Anthropology at Northern Illinois University, whose own research focuses on Haiti and the earthquake recovery efforts. Dr. Schuller will also help lead the talk back after film.

Friday, October 11, 2013
UWM Urban Summit
Collaboration Room, Zilber School of Public health, 2140 N. 10th St, Milwaukee WI
The Urban Summit is about taking stock of urban-focused scholarship and university-community collaborations. The goal for this summit is to bring together faculty and staff from across the university whose research and teaching focus is on urban issues in order to start a new urban network on campus that could lead to research collaborations and community partnerships, as well as a larger goal of helping to reinsert and reinvigorate the “urban” focus at UWM as the state’s largest urban university. Another goal of this workshop will be to contribute to a UW-Milwaukee journal on urban research and scholarship.

Monday, October 28, 2013
The Milwaukee County Historical Society – 2013 Annual Banquet
Pfister Hotel – Milwaukee WI
Tickets are available through the MCHS for $75
Reception 6:00 pm – Program 7:00 pm
At this event, USP will be recognized at the Milwaukee County Historical Society 2013 Annual Banquet at 6pm at the Pfister Hotel

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Henry W. Maier State of Milwaukee Summit
“Life After Vouchers: Expansion, Accountability & Outcomes”
Hefter Center, 3271 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee WI
With the recent expansion of school vouchers statewide, and legislative efforts to create accountability measures for all schools that receive public funding, what can we learn from the twenty year history of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program? Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A followed by a reception. Free and open to the public.