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UWM Graduate Student Glossary
Changes in a student's schedule are accomplished by adding or dropping courses. Refer to the Department of Enrollment Services Web site for Add/Drop instructions and deadlines.
Temporary appointments to persons employed to meet a particular assignment who are not members of the institutional faculty, its teaching academic staff (such as lecturers), or its graduate assistants.
Admission on Probation
With the approval of the graduate dean, a program may admit a student who does not meet the Graduate School's minimum standards for admission. A conditional admission may require the student to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) or take a certain number of semester hours of coursework or meet other academic criteria in order to continue on in the program. See also: Probationary Admission.
An employer's right to create employment opportunities (hire, promotion, wage increases, etc.) for those who have been and continue to be denied equal opportunities because of a condition of birth or physical condition, e.g. race, sex, age, disability, national origin.
Building located at 3230 E. Kenwood Blvd., approximately six blocks east of the main campus. The English Tudor mansion, on 3.9 acres on the lake bluff at the end of Kenwood Boulevard, was built for Mrs. Myron T. MacLaren. The building was used as a women's dormitory until July, 1964, when it was converted to a conference center. It currently houses offices for Development and Alumni Relations and the UWM Foundation. Built in 1923 at a cost of $335,000 (approx.). Architect: Fitzhugh Scott, Sr.
The Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) is funded by the State of Wisconsin. AOP fellowships are designed to assist members of groups under-represented in graduate study, and other disadvantaged students, to enter and complete a graduate degree at UWM. Awards are granted to newly admitted or currently enrolled UWM graduate students.
Action taken by a student who has reason to believe that an academic decision reached by the University is incorrect or has in some way been based on incorrect or partial information.
The assignment of a person by an official to perform a duty or job.
Arts Center, The
Two buildings make up the Arts center on campus. The Art Building is part of The Arts Center which was constructed in two phases. The Music Building was built in 1962 at a cost of $1,840,692 and was designed by the firm Eschweiler and Eschweiler. An addition, built in 1968, includes the Theatre, Lecture Hall, and Art Building at a cost of $4,097,224 and was designed by the same firm. The Art Building contains over 40,000 square feet for art education, ceramics, sculpture, metals and fibers. It also houses administrative offices for the School of The Arts.
Assistantships are available at many schools with graduate programs, and can be teaching or research centered. In exchange for completing some work or research for the school, the assistant is offered free or reduced tuition as well as other possible benefits, such as health insurance and a monthly stipend. See also: Project Assistant, Research Assistant, and Teaching Assistant.
Individuals sometimes audit courses that are not required for a degree but have content they are interested in. Auditors don't receive a grade or earn credit and, in most cases, are not expected to take exams or prepare projects or term papers.
Board of Regents (BOR)
The University of Wisconsin System is governed by the Board of Regents, an 18-member board, as established under Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. The Governor of Wisconsin appoints Board members to seven-year terms, except the two student regents who are appointed to two-year terms. The Board appoints the President of the UW System, the chancellors of the 13 universities, the chancellor of UW-Extension and UW Colleges, and the deans of the 13 UW colleges. All appointees serve at the pleasure of the Board. The Board also sets admission standards, reviews and approves university budgets, and establishes the regulatory framework within which the individual units operate.
Bolton Hall has more classrooms than any other campus facility. It houses the Departments of Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Urban Studies, and Geography, and the School of Information Studies, as well as other offices, computer labs, and registration services. It was the home of the School of Business Administration until the School moved into its new building in 1995. Bolton Hall was named for historian and explorer Herbert E. Bolton (1870-1953), who was born in Wilton, Wisconsin. He taught at the Milwaukee Normal School (1900-1901), the University of Texas, Stanford University, and the University of California. Built in 1964 at a cost of $3,174,677. Architect: Von Grossman, Burroughs, Van Lanen & Leucht
Be on the Safe Side provides free van transportation to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students in a proscribed area surrounding the campus. B.O.S.S. functions to provide a safe environment for members of the UWM community to live, work, and study.
Milwaukee's Major League baseball team.
Also known as the Milwaukee Art Museum, which has an addition that was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava.
An east-west running street that begins in Shorewood at Lake Drive and runs west through Milwaukee to the city of Wauwatosa.
Center for Student Involvement (formerly Student Activities Office). Designed to meet the needs of individual students and over 285 student organizations. Located in Room 350 in the Student Union.
Located on Hartford Avenue, across the street from the Golda Meir Library; it contains the offices of the Chancellor, Provost, and other high-level campus administrators. Acquired in the purchase of the Milwaukee-Downer College campus, Chapman Hall served as the library until the College closed its campus and merged with Lawrence College in Appleton in 1964. The building was named for Alice G. Chapman (1853-1935), benefactress of the College, who willed $1 million for a library or auditorium, a president's house, and an endowment for faculty salaries. Built in 1937 at a cost of $295,090. Architect: Allen, Collins, and Willis (Boston)
Copy center located at 2915 N. Oakland Avenue (just north of Locust); often used by instructors to create course materials in lieu of the UWM Bookstore.
Final examination required for some master's degrees, sometimes in lieu of writing a thesis.
The course schedule lists the courses to be offered each semester, including time, location, unique number and instructor, as well as other essential registration information and instructions. It is currently available in print and online.
North-south street that runs along the west side of the campus.
Campus building at the intersection of Hartford Avenue and Cramer Street; houses the UWM College of Nursing and other campus offices. It was named for Frances Cunningham (1905-1970), associate dean of the School of Nursing and one of its founders. She came to UWM in 1964 as the first director of the Division of Nursing, and helped to reorganize it into the School of Nursing in 1965. Cunningham became associate dean in 1967. Built in 1973 at a cost of $5,265,700. Architect: Brust & Brust.
Name for Jeremiah Curtin (1835-1906), linguist, translator, author, diplomat, world traveler, and ethnologist. Curtin spent his early life in Milwaukee County before going to Harvard College. After five years as secretary of the American legation at St. Petersburg, Russia, he embarked upon 30 years of world travel during which he was reputed to have mastered 70 languages. His field studies in Indian myths and Irish folklore established a scholarly standard still recognized today. Built in 1974 at a cost of $4,408,000. Architect: Maynard W. Mayer & Assoc. Curtin Hall houses the departments of English; French, Italian, and Comparative Literature; Foreign Languages and Literature; Linguistics; English as a Second Language; Spanish and Portuguese; and Philosophy, as well as The Center for 21st Century Studies.
CV (Curriculum Vitae)
Also called a curriculum vitae, or just "vita," the CV is used to apply for college and university teaching positions as well as for fellowships and industrial research jobs. Individuals applying for administrative positions in academe may be asked for either a resume or a CV.
D2L is a course management system used by all UW campuses, for UWM faculty and teaching staff. Desire2Learn makes it easy for instructors to develop course Web sites for Web-enhanced, hybrid and totally online courses. D2L lets the instructor put course content online, create online quizzes, develop on-line discussion groups, develop Web links, and maintain course grades online.
As the final step toward a Ph.D., all candidates must pass an oral examination before their doctoral committee in defense of their dissertation.
As the final step toward some master's degrees, candidates must pass an oral examination before their thesis committee in defense of their thesis.
This is the type of degree granted upon completion of its requirements.
A requirement for the Ph.D., the dissertation is a report of an original investigation carried out under the direction of the candidate's major professor. The dissertation must be the candidate's own work. Although it may be the result of research enterprises in which the candidate collaborated with others, it must reflect the candidate's own style, and a substantial portion must represent the candidate's own creative contribution.
Education in which students take academic courses by accessing information and communicating with the instructor asynchronously over a computer network.
A doctoral committee consists of graduate faculty who guide a Ph.D. candidate's studies and research. This committee also approves the candidate's dissertation proposal, and serves as the doctoral examining committee for the candidate's dissertation defense. The committee is chaired by the candidate's major professor.
North-south street that runs along the east side of the campus.
An ePanther ID is the part of a UWM e-mail address before the "@" character.
East-west street that runs along the north side of the campus; border between Milwaukee and the suburb of Shorewood.
Abbreviation for Engineering, Math, and Sciences Building; located on Cramer Street. Built in 1971 at a cost of $7,584,292. Architect: Grelinger, Rose, Klumb, Jurenec, Hass, Inc.
The 11-story Enderis Hall houses the College of Health Sciences, the School of Education, and the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Named for Dorothy C. Enderis (1880-1952), an educator and director of the Division of Municipal Recreation and Adult Education of the Milwaukee Public Schools from 1920 to 1948. She graduated in 1901 from the two-year Milwaukee Normal School, where she served as assistant librarian from 1901 to 1909. She was appointed to federal committees by Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt (1942) and Harry Truman (1948), and was honored by five Wisconsin colleges and universities for her contributions to education. Built in 1972 at a cost of $5,128,869. Architect: Plunkett, Keymar & Reginato
Campus building on Hartford Avenue, across the street from Columbia Hospital. It was named for Peter Engelmann (1823-1874), founder and head of the German-English Academy which became the Milwaukee University School. A leading educator in the state, he was also founder of the Wisconsin Natural History Society (1857) whose collection formed the nucleus for the establishment of the Milwaukee Public Museum in 1882.
Fellowships from sources outside of UWM, such as business, government, etc. A database listing those fellowships is maintained by the UWM Graduate School.
Featured Graduate Student
A Featured Graduate Student is nominated by a UWM graduate program and is profiled on the Graduate School Web site. A different student is profiled each month. Students may be nominated for a variety of reasons—academic or personal accomplishments, service to the department or University, or any other reason that makes the student a valuable member of the department.
Students may compete for several UWM Graduate School-administered fellowship awards. In addition to the fellowship stipend and full coverage of resident tuition, UWM fellows benefit from a remission of the out-of-state portion of tuition (if applicable), and are eligible for low-cost comprehensive health insurance. Eighteen Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowships are awarded annually to exceptional newly admitted or currently enrolled graduate students and 18 Dissertation Fellowships are awarded to students with dissertation status. In addition, approximately 25 AOP Fellowships are awarded annually to qualified students who are members of groups underrepresented in graduate study or are otherwise disadvantaged. See also: AOP Fellowship.
Graduate students enrolled for a minimum of 8 credits per semester or 6 credits during a summer session are considered full-time.
Campus building on the southwest corner of Hartford and Downer Avenues; connected to Pearse Hall and Vogel Hall. It was acquired in the Milwaukee Downer Seminary campus purchase. During its Seminary days the building was called Vogel Hall for Louise Pfister Vogel (see Vogel Hall entry), and housed the Seminary dormitory, dining room, and study hall. UWM renamed the building for Hamlin Garland (1860-1940), who was born in West Salem, Wisconsin. His autobiographical narratives, A Son of the Middle Border and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Daughter of the Middle Border, are American classics. Garland Hall now houses the Psychology Department, Center for International Studies, Center for Latin America, and the Honors Program of the College of Letters and Science. Built in 1910 at the same time as Pearse Hall for a combined cost of $148,759. Its architect was A.C. Eschweiler.
The Gasthaus is a restaurant and bar located in the lower level of the Union.
All UWM Libraries, departments and collections are housed within the Golda Meir Library building on 2311 East Hartford Ave. It was named for Golda Meir, who attended Milwaukee State Normal School (a UWM predecessor institution) and later became Prime Minister of Israel.
This stands for the Graduate Management Admissions Test, which is taken when applying for admission to graduate programs in business administration.
Graduate School Bulletin
Description of graduate programs offered by UWM; also called a Catalog; available online only.
Financial support for students presenting papers or works of art at conferences. Awards are given in the form of reimbursement after travel has been completed.
Funds given to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations by foundations, corporations, governments, small business, and individuals. Most grants are made to fund a specific project and require some level of reporting.
This stands for Graduate Record Examination. It is a test required for admission to some graduate programs.
Campus building on the northwest corner of Hartford and Downer Avenues; connected to Merrill Hall, Johnston Hall, and Holton Hall. It was named as a memorial to Elizabeth L. Greene, member of the board of the old Milwaukee College, a founder of the Woman's Club of Wisconsin, and wife of Thomas Arnold Greene (for whom Greene Museum was named). Their daughter, Mrs. Horace A.J. Upham, gave $10,000 toward the cost of Greene Hall's construction. Greene Hall served as the Milwaukee-Downer College Library until 1937, when Chapman Memorial Library opened. Later it was the headquarters for student clubs and publication offices. UWM used the building as a study hall until 1968, when the basement was converted for use by the School of Nursing until 1973. From 1972 to 1978 the main floor of Greene Hall was used as an art history museum for the Art History Department. Greene Hall was completely remodeled in 1982 along with Merrill and Johnston Halls, and is currently used as a conference/meeting site for special events.
The Grind Coffee Shop offers Alterra coffee drinks and baked goods. There are six locations on campus: the Union, Library, Northwest Quadrant, Sandburg Halls, EMS, and Cambridge Commons.
East-west street that runs through the middle of the campus.
Helen Bader Concert Hall
The primary performing space within the Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. It was named in recognition of the key support received for the acquisition and renovation of the building from the Helen Bader Foundation of Milwaukee. Helen Bader, along with her husband, Alfred, created the Aldrich Chemical Company. Later in life, she earned a master's degree in social work from UWM. Following her death in 1989, her family and others established a foundation in her name. It has supported the university in numerous ways, many of which were recognized by UWM when its School of Social Welfare was renamed in her honor in 2002.
Hefter Conference Center
The Hefter Conference Center, originally known as Marietta House, was built for A.A. Schlesinger and later acquired by the Brumder family. It was purchased from the Brumder family by Milwaukee State Teachers College in 1946 for $80,000, and was used as a women's cooperative dormitory until the summer of 1970. The building has been occupied by the Schools of Education and Library Science, and by Continuing Education for Adults and Urban Outreach. It was renamed the Edith S. Hefter Conference Center in 1989 for the wife of Bert Hefter, retired vice president of Milprint, Inc., who donated funds toward its renovation and restoration, completed in 1995. It is used as a conference center and for meetings and special events. Built in 1913 at a cost of $60,000. Architect: Fitzhugh Scott, Sr.
A hold may be placed on a student's record for the following reasons: an unpaid debt to the University, failure to maintain continuous registration (dissertators only), failure to show proof of insurance (international students only), official transcript required for admission not received, or an administrative obligation. A hold on a student's record prohibits registering for classes, obtaining transcripts, or receiving a diploma.
Campus building on the northwest corner of Hartford and Downer Avenues; connected to Merrill Hall, Johnston Hall, and Greene Hall. It was named for Edward D. Holton (1815-1902), a member of the board of trustees of Milwaukee College, pioneer railroad builder, banker, insurance executive, and anti-slavery leader. He donated $37,500 to Milwaukee College in 1892.
IKON Copy Center
Located in the Union West Atrium, the copy center offers the following quality photocopying services: enlargements, color copies, black and white copies, professor's notes and course books, copyright searches, binding, cutting, resume printing, and faxing.
The grade for a course where all requirements have not yet been met. Shown on transcript as "I." If not changed to a letter grade within one year, the incomplete becomes a permanent incomplete and is shown on the transcript as "PI."
Abbreviation for Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research. Proposals for research involving human subjects must be reviewed by the IRB. Contact information: email@example.com.
Campus building on the northwest corner of Hartford and Downer Avenues; connected to Holton Hall, Merrill Hall, and Greene Hall. It was called "College Hall" until 1904, when it was renamed for John T. Johnston, a member of the Milwaukee College and the Milwaukee-Downer College Board of Trustees, and the Board's president from 1893 to 1897, and 1902 to 1904. Johnston, successor to Alexander Mitchell as head of the Marine Bank, was a major civic and business leader at the turn of the century.
Building which includes housing for graduate students and some undergraduates. Also includes space used by the Peck School of the Arts. Located south of the campus on E. Kenilworth Place.
East-west street that runs along the south side of the campus.
Restaurant on the third floor of the UWM Union.
Building which houses the Department of Athletics as well as sports and recreational facilities. It was named in 1978 for J. Martin Klotsche (1907-1995), professor of history and president of Milwaukee State Teachers College-Wisconsin State College from 1946 to 1956, and provost-chancellor of UWM from 1956 to 1973. See also: Pavilion. Built in 1977 at a cost of $5,458,000. Architects: Schuett Erdmann Associates / Architects III Inc.
Campus building on Maryland Avenue, across the street from Lubar Hall. It was named for Increase Allen Lapham (1811-1875), Wisconsin's first eminent scientist. A botanist, surveyor, geologist, cartographer, and meteorologist, Lapham established and headed the first U.S. Weather Bureau in 1869. He became State Geologist in 1873 and started the first geological survey of Wisconsin. He discovered the tides on Lake Michigan, and was the first to predict storms by weather observation. From 1850 to 1863, Lapham was chairman of the Board of Trustees of Milwaukee College, a forerunner of Milwaukee-Downer College.
Campus building that houses the Lubar School of Business, named for donor Sheldon Lubar; located on Maryland Avenue across the street from Lapham Hall; connected to the Union. Originally constructed in 1995 as the Business Administration Building, it was renamed Lubar Hall in 2006 in honor of Sheldon B. Lubar, a prominent Milwaukee businessman, civic leader and philanthropist. Mr. Lubar is founder and chairman of Lubar & Company, Inc., a private investment firm. His commitment to UWM and higher education spans more than three decades including service as a past president of the University Of Wisconsin System Board Of Regents. Mr. Lubar's distinguished career in public service also includes his work as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration.
Professor who advises master's and doctoral candidates on requirements, supervises research, and serves as chair of the thesis or dissertation committee.
Planetarium on campus, connected to the Physics building. It was named for Manfred Olson (1905-1966), professor of physics from 1931 to 1963. Olson worked on the development of the atomic bomb at the University of Chicago in 1943, and from 1947 to 1949 was a senior physicist at Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he worked on Geiger counter systems. After retiring from UWM he became director and lecturer at the Planetarium on a part-time basis.
North-south street that runs through the middle of the campus.
Online newspaper published by the Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies Department, with stories and opinions written by UWM students.
Campus building on Kenwood Boulevard, between the Union and Mitchell Hall. It was named for Frank J. Mellencamp (1871-1953), dean of men at the Milwaukee State Teachers College. He came to the State Normal School in 1913 as head of the Mathematics and Physics Department. From 1922 to 1923 he served as acting president of the school, and from 1923 to his retirement in 1941 he was dean of men.
Campus building on the northwest corner of Hartford and Downer Avenues; connected to Holton Hall, Johnston Hall, and Greene Hall. It was named for William P. Merrill (1817-1898), and his wife, Elizabeth. A pioneer Milwaukee industrialist, Merrill contributed $10,000 for Merrill Memorial Chapel, a north wing of the building, in memory of his wife.
Campus building on the northwest corner of Downer Avenue and Kenwood Boulevard; connected to Mellencamp Hall. It was named for the Mitchell family, whose outstanding members were Alexander (1811-1887), a successful Wisconsin banker, politician, and Congressman; John (1842-1904), Alexander's son and a businessman, philanthropist, Congressman and U.S. Senator; and William (Billy), John's son and an army general who was a pioneer in recognizing the potential of military air power in the United States.
Term used to describe steps that must be completed in the process of attaining a Ph.D.
Test taken when applying for admission to some graduate programs.
This option is designed to meet the needs of highly qualified and motivated doctoral students who have academic interests that cannot be met by a single, existing UWM doctoral program.
Non-degree Candidate (NDC)
Individual who is interested in taking graduate level courses and is not admitted to a graduate degree program.
Campus building that houses student health facilities; located between Enderis Hall and the Klotsche Center/Pavilion. It was named for Professor Robert E. Norris (1905-1971), a member of the Mathematics Department from 1932 to 1971 and chairman from 1932 to 1956, as well as dean of the faculty for the Teachers College. In 1956 he was appointed UWM's first Dean of Student Affairs and served in that capacity until 1966. He died in 1971, and the Center was dedicated to his memory in 1972. Built in 1961 at a cost of $240,000 by the architecture firm Eschweiler & Eschweiler.
Office of Sponsored Programs, the campus office that assists the university community in securing and managing extramural grant funds for research, instructional, and public service activities.
Outdoor Pursuits Center (formerly Adventure Center)
Located in the UWM Union, the Adventure Center sponsors recreational activities and rents sporting equipment.
Registration of more than 12 credits in a semester or 9 credits in the eight-week summer session, or a total of 12 credits in all sessions between the end of Semester II and the beginning of Semester I. Must be approved by the Graduate School via a Request for Exception Form.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee mascot; also known as Victor E. Panther.
Web tool designed to help students learn from other students about their course experiences at UW-Milwaukee.
Building which houses the Department of Athletics as well as sports and recreational facilities. See also: Klotsche Center.
Panther Access to Web Services. Entry point to online student services for students, faculty and staff, including student records and student financials.
Length of time payment is for, i.e. academic year (9 months), calendar year (12 months), or hourly.
Campus building on the southwest corner of Hartford and Downer Avenues; connected to Garland Hall and Vogel Hall. It was named for Carroll G. Pearse (1858-1948), president of the Milwaukee Normal School from 1913 to 1923. Pearse Hall is occupied by the Psychology Department. Built in 1910 at a cost of $148,759 (Pearse and Garland Halls). Designed by architect Howland Russell
Percentage of Appointment
Based on number of hours worked, percentage of appointment can be 100% or less.
An advanced degree, beyond the master's level, which requires further courses as well as several years of original research culminating in a dissertation.
Abbreviation for Principal Investigator, the individual who has primary responsibility for a sponsored research project. Only faculty and probationary or indefinite status academic staff may serve as a PI on a sponsored project. Others may serve only by permission of both the Dean/Division Head administering the award and the Vice Chancellor for Research & Economic Development and Dean of the Graduate School.
Study pursued by students who have completed a bachelor's degree.
Study pursued by students who have completed a doctoral degree.
Study pursued by students who have completed a master's or doctoral degree.
Study pursued by students who have completed a master's degree.
A work experience or hands-on portion of a class.
Doctoral preliminary examinations designed to assess a doctoral candidate's master of subject knowledge and application skills, and ensure adequate preparation for individual dissertation research.
With the approval of the graduate dean, a program may admit a student who does not meet the Graduate School's minimum standards for admission. A conditional admission may require the student to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA) or take a certain number of semester hours of coursework or meet other academic criteria in order to continue on in the program. See also: Admission on Probation.
Activities outside the classroom, such as conferences and workshops, which promote learning and growth.
Term used to describe a graduate degree program or program of study.
The individual in an academic department who can provide information about a specific graduate degree program or program of study.
Project Assistant (PA)
A graduate student enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System who is assigned to conduct research, training, administrative responsibilities or other academic or academic support projects or programs, except regular preparation of instructional materials for courses or manual or clerical assignments, under the supervision of a member of the faculty or academic staff as defined in s.36.05(1) or (8), Wis. Stats.
Required of doctoral candidates by their graduate program. Describes their dissertation research topic and outlines their method of study.
Peck School of the Arts. Includes departments of art and design, dance, film, music, and theater. Named in recognition of the generosity of the Milton and Lillian Peck Foundation in supporting and sustaining the school's many programs.
Campus apartment building on Downer Avenue, across the street from Mitchell Hall; managed by University Housing. It was named for Charles M. Purin (1872-1957), outstanding scholar and linguist. He was a language professor at the Milwaukee Normal School (1915-1921), director of the Milwaukee Extension Division (1927-1942), and was teaching at the former Milwaukee University School at the time of his death.
A research assistant is a UWM graduate student working toward a master's or Ph.D. degree. An appointment as an RA is appropriate if the activity performed by the RA is primarily for the benefit of the student's course of study and directly applicable to the student's research, thesis, or dissertation.
Research Growth Initiative®. Commonly referred to as RGI. An initiative started by the UWM Graduate School in 2004. Different units on campus submit research proposals and, if accepted, their research is funded for one year. Goal is to provide seed money to researchers who by virtue of their research will be able to generate additional extramural funding for subsequent years.
Return on Investment.
Campus building on Downer Avenue, adjacent to the Klotsche Center/Pavilion. It was named for Ellen C. Sabin (1850-1949), president of Milwaukee Downer College from 1890 to 1921 and a leading educator in the state. Built in 1928 at a cost: $320,000 by the architectural firm Van Ryn & De Gelleke. At this time, it houses the Department of Anthropology, The Archaeological Research Laboratory, Creative Services, UITS (University Information and Technology Services)
Student Accessibility Center. Services provided by the Center include accommodations such as registration assistance, note taking, sign language and oral interpreting, auditory listening devices, alternative textbooks, and exam accommodations.
Student dormitory building on campus. Named for Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), American poet, folklorist and Lincoln biographer who lived in Milwaukee from 1907 to 1912, and worked as a newspaper reporter and secretary to Mayor Emil Seidel. Sandburg Halls comprises four towers. West, North, and South, which are 16, 26, and 20 stories, respectively. The 19-story East Tower, completed in 2001, is primarily for upper-class students. At the same time that the East Tower was constructed, the central commons area was remodeled to upgrade the convenience store, movie theater, exercise center, computer lab, and lounge and dining areas. Exterior improvements included new seating areas and improved volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts. Beneath the towers is a two-story parking ramp with space for more than 300 vehicles. Built 1970-1971 at a cost of $12,919,379 and was designed by the architectural firm Schuett-Mochon.
Abbreviation for the School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
Formerly known as the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education, SCE is a community of educators, professionals and administrators who present 1,200 professional development and personal growth programs annually to participants of all ages. Located in downtown Milwaukee at 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue.
A portion of the amount that students pay for taking credit classes on campus; the funds are earmarked for the support of certain student services, such as the Norris Health Center, Athletics, and the Women's' Resource Center.
Outdoor area in the middle of campus, bordered by the Union, Bolton Hall, The Arts Center, and the Golda Meir Library. Formerly known as the Mall, the area was named in 1993 for Spaights, professor of educational psychology and assistant chancellor for student affairs from 1970 to 1979. He initiated the Department of Learning Skills and Educational opportunity and played a major role in developing programs for minority and disadvantaged students at UWM. Spaights died in 1991.
A teaching assistant is a graduate student academic employment appointment which allows a graduate student to work within a specific academic department to assist a faculty member with teaching courses related to the graduate student's field of study.
A research project required for some Master's degrees.
An official or unofficial copy of a student's educational record. Can include courses taken, grades received, and degrees earned.
The mission of the UW-Milwaukee Office of Technology Transfer is to foster the development of research programs at UWM and to facilitate the creation, protection and marketing of intellectual property. The Office of Technology Transfer works in collaboration with the UWM Research Foundation to support technology transfer activities at UW-Milwaukee, and administers the intellectual property and technology transfer programs for the UWM campus.
University Information Technology Services. Provides computer technology, communications, and creative services to the campus.
The original Union building at the west end of the present site was erected in 1956, and enlarged and remodeled in 1963. This project was called Stage I. Stage II of the Union, an addition to the east, was completed in 1972. It included the Kenwood Inn, Wisconsin Room, Cinema, Union Art Gallery, UWM Bookstore, Gasthaus, meeting rooms and offices for the Union staff and student organizations, and a two-level parking structure under the mall with space for 461 vehicles. A bowling alley and billiard room were installed in what had been the Bookstore space in Stage I. The North Enclosure, added in 1988, created space for UW Credit Union offices, retail businesses, and a food court. Recently the new Union Station opened in the first-floor space formerly known as the Terrace Café (and before that, the Snack Bar).
Restaurant located on the ground floor (street level) of the Union.
The judicial branch of the Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (SA). The Court consists of seven Student Justices. The USC has jurisdiction over questions arising from the SA constitution, student organizational constitutions, by-laws, statutes, and resolutions of any student governing body. It is the final source in all matters regarding the interpretation of the SA constitution and its legislation.
A private non-stock, non-profit corporation under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin Statutes organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and is controlled by the UWM Foundation, Inc.
The primary purpose of the UWM Research Foundation, Inc. is to support research and innovation at UWM by providing funding for scholarships and grants and by engaging in corporate partnering activities to that end.
Campus building on the southwest corner of Hartford and Downer Avenues; connected to Pearse Hall and Garland Hall; houses the UWM art museum. It was named for Louise Pfister Vogel (1857-1948), daughter of Guido Pfister, a co-founder of the Pfister & Vogel Tanning Company. Mrs. Vogel worked actively for the Lakeside Children's Center, serving as director (1893-1930) and vice-president (1914-1923). She donated $7,000 to Milwaukee-Downer College in 1913 to help pay for the tract of land north of the college buildings to complete the campus. With her husband and brother, she endowed a chair of art for Milwaukee-Downer College in 1916. Built in 1936 at a cost of $165,000 designed by the firm Eschweiler & Eschweiler.
Also known as the Great Lakes WATER Institute, it is the largest academic freshwater research facility on the Great Lakes. The WATER Institute is home to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Great Lakes Studies, a UWM and UW System Center for Excellence, the Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Center and the NIEHS Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center. It is located on a dockside site in the port of Milwaukee.
A broadcast service of the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. Located on the radio dial at 89.7, WUWM broadcasts a format of in-depth news and information 24 hours a day.
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Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
Building on Kenwood Boulevard, across from the Student Union. Houses the Peck School of the Arts Box Office and the Helen Bader Concert Hall, as well as PSOA office and studio space. The structure, built in the 1920s and previously the synagogue of Congregation Emanu-El B'ne Jeshurun, was acquired in October 2000 for the university as the result of a $7.5 million fund-raising campaign directed by the UWM Foundation. A $1.25 million gift from Nathaniel Zelazo, chief executive officer of Astronautics Corp. of America, was instrumental to the acquisition of the building; it led to the building being named in honor of his late wife, Helene, who was a patroness of the arts at UWM.