Author Archives: Barbara

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.

Promoting Youth Empowerment and Non-Violence through Hip Hop, Chess and Martial Arts

Adisa Banjoko, activist and journalist, will talk about “Promoting Youth Empowerment and Non-Violence through Hip Hop, Chess and Martial Arts” on Mon., Mar. 9, at 7pm in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s the next installment of the Contemporary Issues … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Piano Staircases & Making Healthy Choices Fun

Oh, how I wish we had one of these around here! A piano staircase was installed in Odenplan plaza in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2009 as part of a competition to encourage healthy choices by making them more fun. 66% more … Continue reading

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Lecture on Burmese Women

Dr. Tharaphi Than, Asst. Professor of Foreign Languages & Literatures at Northern Illinois University and author of the book Women in Modern Burma, will talk about “Burmese women: Forgotten people in the making of Burma’s history” on Thurs., Mar. 5, … Continue reading

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Watch WI agency budget briefings Mar 3-4

WisconsinEye provides you with the opportunity to livestream state agency budget briefings to the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance. These are briefings by representatives of the agencies, not public testimony. Here’s the schedule: Tuesday, March 3 (9:00 a.m.) Department … Continue reading

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Title IX student focus groups Mar 3-4

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is currently reviewing UW-Whitewater’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which is the federal law that prohibits sexual harassment. Sexual violence, including rape, is a form of … Continue reading

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International Education Week

The first week of March is International Education Week! There are several events planned on campus, including Celebrating Indigenous Nations on Mon., Mar. 2nd, from 4-6pm in the UC Hamilton Room, the International Education Week’s Opening Reception sponsored by the … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: Yodeling!

Friday fun: Yodeling with Annette Funicello from Adventure in Dairyland, which was filmed in Wisconsin and aired on television as part of The Mickey Mouse Club show! Thank you, Becky, for bringing this to my attention. Believe it or not, … Continue reading

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Science in television and movies

The UWW Chem Club is sponsoring a free live webinar “Chemistry on the Silver Screen” on Tues., Feb. 24, at 5:45 p.m. in Upham room 140. The webinar will feature science advisors to Breaking Bad and other entertainment like the … Continue reading

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UW-W History alumna’s article in Wisconsin Magazine of History

The Wisconsin Magazine of History‘s Winter 2014-2015 issue features the article “The farm at Ten Chimneys: A closer look at the home of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne” (pp.38-49), written by Erika Laabs, who received her bachelor’s degree in history … Continue reading

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Global Cafe – Scotland, Spain, and Jamaica

Would you like to know more about Scotland, Spain, and Jamaica? You’re in luck! There’s a Global Café on Wed., Feb. 18, from 5-6 p.m. in the Old Main Ballroom (UC 275A). Presentations at Global Cafes are given by international, … Continue reading

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