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Tip Sheet for week of March 11

March 11, 2013

Story Idea

Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet will be among those accompanying Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on a trade mission he will lead to China in April. Bousquet will represent the UW System on the trade mission. The goal of the trip is to expand the state's relationship with the world's second-largest economy. Already, China is Wisconsin's third-largest export market behind Canada and Mexico. The 10-day, four-city trip starts April 12. In November 2012, Bousquet led a UW-Eau Claire delegation to China and Hong Kong in an effort to enhance existing partnerships and to lay the groundwork for additional partnerships between UW-Eau Claire and higher education institutions and businesses in China. Prior to serving as interim chancellor at UW-Eau Claire, Bousquet led a team that opened the UW-Madison Innovation Office in Shanghai in June 2012. You can reach Dr. Bousquet at 715-836-2327 or bousqug@uwec.edu.

Story Idea

The award-winning political documentary "The Anatomy of Hate" will be shown twice Wednesday, March 13, in the Woodland Theater, Davies Center. The film reveals the shared narratives found in individual and collective ideologies of hate, and how humans as a species can overcome them. A 3:30 p.m. screening, open to UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff, will feature a discussion with the film's director, Michael Ramsdell, immediately following the screening. A 7 p.m. show will be open to the public. The film represents Ramsdell's quest to answer the question: Why do we hate? It examines some of the most venomous ideologies and violent conflicts of the modern age, including the white supremacist movement, Muslim extremism, Palestinian intifada, Israeli settlers and soldiers, and U.S. forces in Iraq. Gritty footage is interspersed with thought-provoking interviews with leading sociological, psychological and neurological experts. Also included are tales of redemption told by former "haters" to show the emotional and biological mechanisms which make all people susceptible to acts and ideologies of hate. For more information, contact Brian Carlisle, dean of students, at carlisba@uwec.edu.

Visiting Expert

John Underwood, director and founder, American Athletic Institute, will lead a "Life of an Athlete" program Tuesday, March 12, in Schofield Auditorium. A former NCAA All-American, international-level distance runner and world masters champion, Underwood has coached or advised more than two dozen Olympians. Underwood's program, Life of an Athlete, has gained international prominence. Its focus is to educate athletes and their parents, teachers and coaches on the dangers of alcohol and drugs. The program's combination of experience in substance abuse prevention and elite athletics, coupled with scientific research makes it unique in the prevention/education field in the world of sport. The program will include a coach presentation from 9a.m.-noon, and student athlete presentations from 3-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. For details about Tuesday's event, contact Peggy O'Halloran, director of the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education, at 715-836-5112 or ohallop@uwec.edu.

Visiting Expert

The Latin American Studies Spring Forum Series will feature a presentation by Eau Claire attorney Victoria Seltun Wednesday, March 13. She will present "A Broken Immigration System: Is Comprehensive Reform Possible? If so, What Might it Looks Like?" from 3-4 p.m. in the Ojibwe Room, Davies Center. Seltun provides legal services to employers seeking to hire foreign labor on a temporary or permanent basis. She also helps people seeking to immigrate to the U.S. For details, contact Dr. Analisa DeGrave, director of the Latin American Studies program, at degrave@uwec.edu or 715-836-4546.

Calendar Note

UW-Eau Claire's spring break will be Monday-Friday, March 18-22. No classes will be held during spring break, but administrative offices will be open during regular business hours.

 

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