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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.
Workshop:
    A Research Workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave will be held Sept. 10 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Badger Room of Davies Center.
Program Deadline:
    Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Grants deadline is Sept. 15.

Guidelines for writing proposals for each of the above programs are available on the ORSP Web site or by calling 836-3405. If you cannot attend a workshop, please contact Betty Feia at feiabj@uwec.edu to arrange an appointment with Chris Lind or Don Zeutschel to discuss the programs. ORSP staff members also are willing to schedule departmental or school workshops on any or all of its programs upon request. Go to top of page

Chemistry
Jason Halfen spent the 2003-04 academic year on sabbatical leave at the University of Minnesota. During that time, he had the following peer-reviewed articles published: With co-authors Derek C. Fox (UW-Eau Claire graduate), Adam T. Fiedler, Heather L. Halfen (UW-Eau Claire graduate) and Thomas C. Brunold: “Electronic Structure Control of the Nucleophilicity of Transition Metal-Thiolate Complexes: An Experimental and Theoretical Study.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2004, 126, 7627-7638. With co-authors Kyle J. Tubbs, Ewa Szajna, Brian Bennett, Rex Watkins, Atta M. Arif and Lisa M. Berreau: “Synthesis and Characterization of Mononuclear Nitrogen/Sulfur-Ligated Cobalt(II) Methoxide Complexes having Internal Hydrogen Bond Donors.” Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions, 2004, 2398-2399. With co-authors Olivier Horner, Jean-Marie Mouesca, Jean-Louis Oddou, Claudine Jeandey, Vincent Niviere, Tony A. Mattioli, Christelle Mathe, Marc Fontecave, Pascale Maldivi, Pierre Bonville and Jean-Marc Latour: “Mossbauer Characterization of an Unusual High-Spin Side-on Peroxo-Fe3+ Species in the Active Site of Superoxide Reductase from Desulfoarculus baarsii. Density Functional Calculations on Related Models.” Biochemistry, 2004, 43, 8815-8825. With co-authors Brooke L. Small, Michael J. Carney (Chemistry faculty member), Danah M. Holman (UW-Eau Claire graduate) and Colleen O’Rourke (current UW-Eau Claire student): “New Chromium Complexes for Ethylene Oligomerization: Extensions of Tridentate Ligands in Metal-Catalyzed Olefin Polymerization.” Macromolecules, 2004, 37, 4375-4386. With co-authors Laurent Coue, Luciano Cuesta, Dolores Morales, Julio Perez, Lucia Riera, Vicot Riera, Daniel Miguel, Niel G. Connely and Supakorn Boonyuen: “A Neutral Organometallic Fluoro Complex Can Be a Good Ligand.” Chemistry: A European Journal, 2004, 10, 1906-1912. With co-author Victor G. Young, Jr.: “Efficient Preparation of 1,4,8-Trimethylcyclam and its Conversion into a Thioalkyl-Pendant, Pentadentate Chelate.” Chemical Communications, 2003, 2894-2895. Halfen also presented the following: Invited lectures: “Modeling the Active Site Chemistry of Superoxide Reductase,” University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry, Minneapolis, April 26, 2004. “Modeling the Active Site Chemistry of Superoxide Reductase,” 227th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim , Calif., March 2004. Invited presentation: “Funding Opportunities for Undergraduate Research,” The Balanced Academic Life Workshop, University of Minnesota/RSEC, Minneapolis, September 2003. Go to top of page

Communication and Journalism
David Gordon, emeritus, discussed the history and development of the U.S. news media at the World Press Institute at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., in August. His presentation began a four-month program for journalists from nine countries selected as 2004 WPI Fellows. The WPI program immerses international journalists in the life and culture of the United States, with a focus on journalism and the roles and responsibilities of a free press in democracy. Go to top of page

Counseling Services
Richard Boyum, emeritus, gave a presentation titled "The Human/Animal Bond — Dealing With the Loss of a Pet" to staff members at the Westgate Animal Hospital Sept. 1 in Eau Claire. Go to top of page

Economics
Maria DaCosta presented a paper titled "Rural-Urban Economic Disparities Among China's Elderly" at the 44th Congress of the European Regional Science Association Aug. 25-29 in Oporto, Portugal. The paper was co-authored by Jianjun Ji (Sociology). Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Eva Santos-Phillips will lead a series of three discussions on literature and film titled "Page to Screen: Some Issues in Literary Film Adaptations" at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The discussions will give readers and viewers an inside look into magical realism, gender, history and politics at historical times in Spain and Latin America. The first meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 13, will feature a screening and discussion of the film "Like Water for Chocolate." The films "The House of Bernarda Alba" and "Death and the Maiden" will be featured Sept. 20 and 27, respectively. Go to top of page

Foundations of Education
Rob Reid's new book, titled “Cool Story Programs for the School Age Crowd,” ALA Editions, Chicago, 2004, was released in August. The book is designed to help elementary school media specialists and public librarians make literature come alive for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. It is Reid's fourth book for the American Library Association. Reid also was named the Wisconsin Library Association's 2004 Librarian of the Year. Go to top of page

Physics and Astronomy
Scott Whitfield, UW-Eau Claire graduate Brian Krosschell and collaborator Ralf Wehlitz, Synchrotron Radiation Center, had their paper titled "Photoelectron Spectrometry of Atomic Cr in the Region of the 3p to 3d Giant Resonance,” published in the September issue of the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 37, 2004, pages 3435-3455. Whitfield also presented the following posters at the 14th International Conference on Vacuum Ultraviolet Radiation Physics (VUV14) July 19-23 in Cairns, Australia: “Double Photoionization of Li at Medium Energies” with R. Wehlitz, M.M. Martinez, J.B. Bluett and D. Lukic; "Partial Cross Sections and Angular Distributions of the Li 1s Main and Satellite Lines in the Region of the 1s3lnl’ Resonances” with R. Wehlitz; and “Photoelectron Spectrometry of Atomic Cr in the Region of the 3p to 3d Giant Resonance” with B.D. Krosschell and R. Wehlitz. The VUV conferences occur every three years and focus on the application and use of ultraviolet photons in the basic and applied study of atoms and molecules in gas and condensed phases. Go to top of page

Sociology
Donald Nielsen had his book chapter titled "Rationalization, Transformations of Consciousness and Intercivilizational Encounters" published in "Rethinking Civilizational Analysis," edited by Said A. Arjomand and Edward A. Tiryakian, SAGE Studies in International Sociology, SAGE Publications, 2004, pages 119-131. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to Sue King, News Bureau, whose father, Andrew Slaby, died Sept. 1 in La Crosse.

Condolences to Charles Rumpel, Business Services, whose father, Ernest Rumpel, died Aug. 28 in La Crosse. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 52, No. 3 • Third Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 6, 2004

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