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College of Arts and Sciences dean candidates announced

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American Indian Studies/English

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College of Arts and Sciences dean candidate open sessions
The following candidates for the College of Arts and Sciences dean position at UW-Eau Claire will give presentations on the future of the liberal arts and sciences in challenging times from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Schofield Auditorium. Question and answer sessions will follow each presentation. Additional information about the candidates can be found online.

    • Tuesday, May 4: John Skvoretz, Carolina distinguished professor of sociology and interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of South Carolina.
    • Tuesday, May 11: Devinder Malhotra, professor of economics and associate dean in the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Akron, Ohio.
    • Thursday, May 13: John Mateja, professor of nuclear physics, director of the McNair Scholars Program and director of the Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activities Office at Murray State University. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop.
    A faculty development workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program will be held May 6 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger Room of Davies Center. Go to top of page

American Indian Studies/English
Debra K.S. Barker presented a paper titled "A Doubter in the City of Belief: Resistance Poetry in Louise Erdrich's Original Fire" at the Native American Literature Annual Symposium April 15 in Prior Lake, Minn. Barker also introduced Oneida poet Roberta Hill as the keynote speaker April 16. Go to top of page

Biology
Joseph Rohrer and colleagues from the University of California, Davis, recently had their paper titled “Microsatellite Analysis of Relationships Among North American Plums” published in Plant Systematics and Evolution. The paper is based on research Rohrer conducted while on sabbatical leave at UC Davis in spring 2002. Go to top of page

Communication Disorders
Timothy Steele gave an oral presentation and presented two posters at the Wisconsin Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Association Annual Convention April 22-24 in Green Bay. The topics presented related to recent research conducted at UW-Eau Claire on the effects of counseling-based aural rehabilitation before hearing aid use. Steele also co-presented a poster with UW-Eau Claire senior Kerry Witherell about educational speech-language pathologist's perspectives on auditory processing disorder. Go to top of page

Computer Science
Two faculty members and eight students from the computer science department attended and presented papers at the 37th Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium April 16-17 in Morris, Minn. Steve Ratering presented "Using an Environment Chain Model to Investigate Inheritance in C#", co-authored by Michael Wick. Paul Wagner presented "Developing Open Source Software as a Significant Part of Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Projects," co-authored with UW-Eau Claire graduate Justin Sabelko. Wagner also led a symposium titled "Challenges in Software Engineering: Developing Software in New and Complex Domains" with student Scott Lemke. Lemke also presented "Design and Implementation of a Celestial Object Simulation Using Numerical Methods in a Clustered Environment." Student Travis Frisinger presented "An Analysis of Object Oriented Methodologies in a Parallel Computing Environment." Student Robert Nack presented "A Framework for the Distribution of Data Using Web Services and XML." Students Ben Dotte and Dan Julson presented "Using Design Patterns to Improve the Run-Time Efficiency of Real-Time Fractal Generation." Student Chris Andringa presented "A Case Study in Refactoring," co-authored by Ratering. UW-Eau Claire graduate Marcia Vaughn presented "Using Web Services to Support a Shared Knowledge Repository for Market Basket Analysis and Suggestive Sell Strategies," co-authored with Wagner and Wick. Student Justin Ehlert presented "An Analysis of Verilog Software Design Techniques on Hardware Implementation," co-authored by Andrew Phillips. In addition, a student programming team made up of Ehlert, Julson and Lemke earned first place out of 25 teams from a five-state area in the MICS programming contest.

Paul Wagner attended the 2004 Symposium on Operating Systems and Network Security April 23 at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn. Wagner was a member of a panel that discussed the current status of security curriculum in Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota. He also was a member of the Symposium Program Committee. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Eva Santos-Phillips presented an invited paper titled "Not Preaching to the Choir: Latin American Studies in Northwestern Wisconsin" at the Infusing Latin American Studies in the Post Secondary Curriculum Workshop April 17 at UW-Milwaukee. Go to top of page

Honors Program/Foreign Languages
Paul J. Hoff has been elected to a two-year term as the Wisconsin faculty representative on the governing board of the Upper Midwest Honors Council. Go to top of page

Physics and Astronomy
Lauren Likkel will be one of several experts available to answer questions during the "Let There Be (Less) Light: A Public Meeting on Light Pollution" presentation May 5 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library's Eau Claire Room. More information about the presentation is available online. Go to top of page

Records and Registration
Marjorie Frankenberger and Pamela Scheible presented an invited session titled "Slim Down with Room Scheduling Software" at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers April 19-22 in Las Vegas, Nev. Go to top of page

Social Work
Ardyth Krause's article titled "Social Worker Incognito: Empowerment Behind the Wire" is included in the newly released social work text "Confronting Oppression, Restoring Justice: From Policy Analysis to Social Action," by Katherine van Wormer. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to Charles (Mike) and Joline Morrison, management information systems, whose son, Kyle E. Morrison, died April 30 in New Jersey. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 51, No. 30 • Fifteenth Week • Spring Semester • May 3, 2004

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Updated: May 6, 2004

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