Faculty/Academic Staff Forums
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will present Faculty/Academic Staff Forums this semester. The programs will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesdays in the Presidents Room of Davies Center, unless otherwise noted. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Feb. 9: Abraham Nahm, management and marketing, with collaborators Lucretia Mattson, accounting and finance; Blaine Peden, psychology; Judith Blackstone, Counseling Services; and Kathleen Sahlhoff, Financial Aid, "UW-Eau Claire Students' Credit Card Usage."
• Feb. 16: Helaine Minkus, geography and anthropology, "The Contribution of the Host Family Program to international education."
A list of all Spring 2005 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop and program deadline for faculty and academic staff.
• A workshop on Research and Scholarly Activity to discuss the following programs: Summer Extramural Grant Development, Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates, University Research and Creative Program, and Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research will be held Jan. 31 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
• Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grants, University Research and Creative Activity, and Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research deadline is Feb. 15.
Art & Design
Works by Tiit Raid (emeritus) currently are featured in an exhibition titled "Shorelines" at the Sylvia Schmidt Gallery in New Orleans. The exhibit, which showcases 13 of Raid's recent paintings of the Fall Creek Pond, will be on display through Feb. 10.
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Thomas King recently completed an invited review of the article "A Mobile Communication Aid System for Persons with Physical Disabilities." The article was submitted to the journal Mathematical and Computer Modeling by four engineering researchers from universities in Taiwan.
Dick Boyum (emeritus) recently was notified that his article "Anger: Manage It or It Will Manage You" will be used in a resource package for clients of the Addiction Services of Thames Valley in London, Ontario, Canada.
Carter Smith had his article "Social Criticism or Banal Imitation?: A Critique of the Neo-Realist Novel Apropos the Works of José Angel Mañas" published in the January 2005 issue of the refereed online journal Ciberletras. The article can accessed through the Ciberletras Web page.
Jeff Lindauer presented a paper titled "Are PETE Graduates Adequately Prepared to Integrate Technology in the 21st Century? A Study on the Perceptions of PETE Faculty" at the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference Jan. 7 in Tucson, Ariz.
Music and Theatre Arts
Cellist Paul Kosower, pianist Jee-Won Oh and cellist Mark Kosower performed a concert Jan. 6 for the Courtroom Series at the Landmark Center in St. Paul, Minn. The concert was sponsored by the Schubert Club of St. Paul. The three also performed Jan. 9 for the Wisconsin Public Radio show "Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem." Paul Kosower opened the program with "Kol Nidrei" by Max Bruch and Sonata No. 1 in E Minor by Johannes Brahms.
Justin Patchin gave a presentation titled "Alternatives to Incarceration: An Evidence-Based Research Review" at the
Northwest Wisconsin Criminal Justice Management Conference Nov. 12, 2004, in Cable. An article about the conference appeared in the Dec. 30, 2004, issue of The Daily Press.
Births and Adoptions
Congratulations to Carter Smith, foreign languages, and his wife, Beth, on the birth of son Gabriel on Dec. 20, 2004. The baby weighed
7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20½ inches long when he was born.
Condolences to Barbara Bowers, Human Resources, whose father, Herbert Harings, died Jan. 14 in Eau Claire.