Our own Plan H graduate student Zach Finch co-edited Directory of World Cinema: Scotland, which has now been released by the University of Chicago Press. Congratulations!

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Scott Graham received an “Office of Research/UWM Foundation Research Award,” nominations for which are reviewed by the Committee of UWM Distinguished Professors. Congratulations!


Images and poems, including those by our own Kimberly Blaeser, Rebecca Dunham, and alum Derrick Harriell, will be featured in Green Cabs in Madison for six months beginning May 3rd; they will also be featured in a gallery exhibit.

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Milwaukee Poets Laureate Reading Series

Susan Firer will read along with Dorothea Lasky on Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Woodland Pattern Bookstore.

Cream City Live!

The event features poetry and prose readings by Daniel Tyx (essayist), Cathy Linh Che, (author of Split), Sally Wen Mao, (author of Mad Honey Symposium), and Natalie Mesnard and S.P. MacIntyre, (editors Ninth Letter).

The CCL event will be held on Friday, April 25, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., in Union Art Gallery, and it is free for all! Visit for more information on the event.

Composition Professional & Programmatic Development Forum: ‘WAC-ky Possibilities: Writing Across the Curriculum for FYC and UWM’

The forum is on how a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program could enhance and enrich writing education for fellow Panthers at UWM beyond First Year Composition (FYC).

This discussion considers past research, UWM’s history, some current WAC models nationwide, and practical applications for the FYC classroom. Join us for a (WAC)-ky time!

Presenters: EJ Basa, Kizzy Fay, Mike Haen, Katharine Monger, Sarah O’Connell

The event will take place on Friday, April 25, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., in 368 Curtin Hall. Refreshments will be served!

Virginia Burke Awards

The Virginia Burke Award Ceremony honors the writers of the best essays from UWM’s first-year writing courses: English 095, 101, 102, and 201. Award winning film maker Brad Lichtenstein, whose recent film As Goes Janesville was nominated for an Emmy, will be our guest speaker this year.

A reception will follow the ceremony. The ceremony will take place on Friday, April 25, at 1 p.m. in Greene Hall. All are welcome!

The Humanities in the Post-Capitalist University

Christopher Newfield teaches American Studies in the English Department at UC-Santa Barbara. Newfield’s books include Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980 (Duke, 2003), and Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class (Harvard, 2008); and he is the author of recent articles on solar energy policy and collaboration in nanoscience. His current book project is titled Lower Education: What to do about our Downsized Future.

This talk is presented by Newfield, American Studies in the English Department, and UC-Santa Barbara; and sponsored by the UWM Center for 21st Century Studies. The event will be held on Thursday, April 24, at 3:30, in 175 Curtin Hall.

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iOrg Jane Greenberg: Metadata Capital 2: The Metaphor Extended

Jane Greenberg revisits the metaphor of “Metadata Capital” extending the concept. Metadata capital examines metadata as an asset and encompasses metadata in a wide diversity of settings, including knowledge organization systems.

Metadata reuse can be examined as a form of capital. Metadata reuse across systems and among communities may increase the value metadata as an asset. Conversely, reuse of poor quality metadata may reduce capital. Following this logic, it is important to identify aspects of information systems and workflows that contribute to capital and enable a net gain.

This presentation draws from work on metadata capital explored within the context of the Dryad data repository and the HIVE (Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering) initiative.

The event will be held on Tuesday, April 22, from 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., in NWQB 3511.

Eat Local::Read Local Madison Poetry Reading

UWM’s Eat Local::Read Local program celebrates National Poetry Month by printing local poets’ work on small cards to distribute throughout the community at local restaurants. This will be our Madison “sister” reading to the one held on April 1 at CafĂ© Hollander.

Readers include: Erinn Batykefer, Rebecca Dunham, Susan Elbe, Jason Gray, Martha Kaplan, Noel Pabillo Mariano, Rita Mae Reese, Wendy Vardaman, and Tobias Wray. Come hungry, thirsty, and early!

The event will be held on Monday, April 21, at 7 p.m., at Harvest Restaurant (21 N. Pinckney St., Madison, WI 53703). For more info, check out: