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For the Record

March 11, 2009

Wisconsin Week, the newspaper of record for UW–Madison, carries legally required notices for faculty and staff.

The Document Academy announces sixth annual meeting

DOCAM ’09 is the upcoming meeting in Madison of the Document Academy, an international network of scholars, artists and professionals in various fields interested in the exploration of the document as a useful approach, concept and tool in sciences, arts, business and society. The aim of the Document Academy is to create an interdisciplinary space for experimental and critical research on documents in a wide sense, drawing on traditions and experiences around the world. It originated as a co-sponsored effort by the Program of Documentation Studies, University of Tromso, Norway, and the School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. DOCAM ’09 is the second year of hosting by UW–Madison.

Papers address the themes of document theory, document analysis and document research (theory, methods, case studies), and cover domains as various as digital libraries, politics, art, photography and visual realia, archives and health care.

The conference runs from 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. Conference registration is $100, $60 for full-time students; both fees include a Saturday lunch. A link to conference registration will be posted at School of Library and Information Studies.

UW System institute plans symposium on support, retention of diverse faculty

The UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity will sponsor a two-day symposium on April 16–17 at UW–Milwaukee titled “Supporting and Retaining Diverse Faculty: Research, Scholarship, Mentoring and Tenure.” The symposium includes:

  • scholarly/research presentations by UW System faculty members who are former or current recipients of the IRE’s Faculty Diversity Research Awards. These presentations will be from a wide variety of disciplines, but will primarily be on racial/ethnic topics, with some focusing on STEM and other subjects; and
  • forums involving junior and tenured faculty, FDRA mentors and various levels of campus administrators (provosts, deans, chairs, affirmative action officers) regarding the tenure process, mentoring, publications, extramural funding, recruitment and retention, campus climate and the diversification of our faculties.

The IRE is working with Luis Piñero (263–2378) and Bonnie Sundal (262–2012), Office of Equity and Diversity, who have been contacted to assemble a team of attendees from UW–Madison.

More information may be found at the Institute on Race and Ethnicity,or contact Tom Tonnesen, associate director, at 414–229–4700.

Call for proposals: 2009 WAGE Individual Faculty Research Awards

The Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) has announced an individual grant competition to support research projects on globalization and the international economy. WAGE anticipates awarding one to three grants of up to $10,000, which will be available for use from June 1, 2009–June 30, 2010. WAGE hopes to offer this competition annually through June 2011.

Applications should be submitted no later than noon on Tuesday, March 24. To apply, please submit a short project description (no longer than 1,500 words, double spaced) that details the research question(s) and methods of inquiry, along with a CV and a budget. To facilitate timely review, all proposals should be submitted electronically to WAGE. Attachments should be in MS Office or PDF format and, to the extent possible, combined into a single document. WAGE also requests four paper copies of the entire application be sent to the following address: Individual Research Award, Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), University of Wisconsin–Madison, 321 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Address any questions or concerns to Alison Alter. WAGE anticipates reaching a decision by April 15.