On June 5, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs received a UW System Award for Excellence at a UW System Board of Regents meeting in Milwaukee. "We are honored to have been nominated for this award by our colleagues at UW-Eau Claire, whom we have the privilege to serve and support in their scholarship, grant-seeking and mentoring of students," said Dr. Karen Havholm, UW-Eau Claire's assistant vice chancellor for research. "There is no student research without the active scholars who mentor them." Read the full article here.
As part of an international team of researchers, Dr. Harry Jol, professor of geography and anthropology, and senior geography major Alexis Pingel helped to discover the remains of a 17th-century synagogue in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Great Synagogue of Vilna, the oldest and most significant Jewish monument in Lithuania, was destroyed during the Holocaust. Learn more about faculty/student collaboration here.
Two senior biology majors have pursued extraordinary opportunities doing national and international undergraduate research through the biology department. Through the department of biology our students find opportunities to participate in national and international faculty/student collaborative research and internships —the kinds of research and work opportunities often reserved for graduate students. Learn more about faculty/student collaboration here.
Employers value relevant work experience when considering job candidates. This summer,10 geology students are getting that experience —and being paid for it. Several of the paid internships are part of UW-Eau Claire's Responsible Mining Initiative, housed in the university's geology department. The initiative was created when, in November 2013, the UW System awarded UW-Eau Claire a $451,000 Economic Development Incentive Grant to prepare highly qualified graduates for work in the mining industry, the environmental consulting industry and regulatory agencies such as the Department of Natural Resources. Learn more about external grants here.
Fall 2015Mentoring Undergraduate Research Students - a Community of Practice focused on enhancing mentoring practice. Sign up by Sept. 7.
Faculty Forum: Howya Feeling? Blugolds' Health and Wellness, presented by Kate Wilson, Health Services. 12:10-12:50 pm, Old Library 1142 (CETL).
Oct. 30: International Fellows Program proposals due to Intercultural Immersions Coordinator