Several UW-Eau Claire faculty members, students and recent
graduates gave presentations at the Great Lakes Regional Meeting
of the American Chemical Society June 2-4 in Minneapolis.
Following are the participants and presentation titles, with
faculty names in bold: Rebecca D. Siemer, Amber D. Zopp and Marcia
"The Catalase/Peroxidase Enzymes From
Brevibacterium fuscum"; Nicholas Robertson and Michael J.
"Synthesis and Reactivity of Chromium (III)
Complexes Incorporating Bis (2-Pyridylmethyl) Amine and Tris
(2-Pyridylmethyl) Amine Ligands"; Scott Hartsel,
"Interdepartmental Programs That Work: How to do it
All"; Emily Gilles, Jason Van Zanten and Stephen Drucker,
"Triplet-State Spectra of Small Organic Molecules"; Tim
Scleusner, Westley T. Manske, Philip M. Cannon and Marcus T.
"Structure of GaN Surfaces - The Persistence
of Surface Clusters"; Clinton Fenner and Jim Phillips,
"Unraveling Substituent and Conformational Effects in the
Local Mode O-H Vibrational Spectra of Ethanol and its Singly
Halogenated Analogs"; Nathan Wells and Jim Phillips,
"Infrared Spectroscopy of Nitrile Donor - Boron Trifluoride
Complexes: Further Insight into Structure, Bonding and Medium
Effects"; Derek Fox, Heather Moore and Jason Halfen,
"Pentacorrdinate Methallothiolate Complexes Relevant to
Metalloenzyme Active Sites: Synthesis, Characterization and
article titled “Understanding
Stress/Depression” recently was added to the University of Chicago
Student Counseling and Resource Service Virtual Pamphlet
. The collection may be viewed online.
UW-Eau Claire student Ryan DeChaine earned a first place award in
the Jerome Remick III poster competition for his poster titled
"Constructing Bison-Eye-View Sheds: Using GIS to Test an
Archaeological Hypothesis at the Hokanson Site, Tiger Hills, South
Central Manitoba" at the Geological Association of
Canada/Mineralogical Association of Canada Annual Meeting May
27-29 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Awards were based on
scientific innovation, content and appearance. The poster
highlighted results of research conducted with Garry Running
and members of the SCAPE (Study of Cultural Adaptations within the
Prairie Ecozone) research project.
Mort Sipress (emeritus)
and journalists from throughout
western Wisconsin will discuss the legislative races in our region
during Wisconsin Public Radio's call-in program "The West
Side" July 15
from 5 to 6 p.m. The show may be heard
on 88.3 FM and 88.7 FM.
Claire professor receive NEH grant
The National Endowment for the Humanities has notified two UW-Eau
Claire professors that their efforts to improve instruction in the
humanities and social studies at Augusta Middle/High School will
receive support in the form of $100,000 from its Schools for a New
Millennium grant program.
Through the Center for History Teaching
and Learning at UW-Eau Claire, Kate Lang, assistant professor of
history and project director, is creating an opportunity for
Augusta teachers of grades 6-12 to work with staff from the
Chippewa Valley Museum and the State Historical Society of
Wisconsin, as well as university faculty with expertise in
history, art and educational technology. Augusta teachers will
develop interdisciplinary, project-based, standards-based units
that will engage their students in historical inquiry about their
town and will guide them in presenting their research to the
community of Augusta.
According to Lang, the Summer Institute
just concluded and teachers have begun work on their curricular
projects. "One will look at the history of businesses in
Augusta and advertising in Augusta newspapers, and another will
study the history of foods and ethnicity in the town," said
Lang. "The school librarian has also begun preservation work
with paper artifacts."
As part of this process, students will
add an "Augusta wing" to the Virtual Museum of the
Chippewa Valley. The virtual museum, created by project
co-director Roger Tlusty, professor of foundations of education,
is a collection of more than 1000 images of documents, photographs
and objects depicting life in the Chippewa Valley that is
catalogued in an Internet accessible database maintained at
Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz,
a former NEH proposal reviewer, said he knows just how competitive
these grants are, and is delighted by the news.
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Updated: July 15, 2002