Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline for faculty and academic staff.
• The Guest Lecturers, Artists and Other Professionals Program and the Workshops and Special Projects Travel Program deadline is the first working day of the month.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
• Oct. 27: Crispin Pierce, Public Health Professions, "Modeling How the Human Body Handles Drugs and Toxicants."
(To be held in the Alumni Room, Davies Center.)
• Nov. 3: Obika Gray, political science, "Demeaned but Empowered: The Social Power of the Urban Poor in Jamaica."
A list of all Fall 2004 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies
Patti See presented “What the World Was Like Then: Feminism in Your Living Room” at the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference “Confluence: Celebrating Women with Vision” Oct. 14-15 at UW-Eau Claire.
Erna Kelly, Max Garland, Joel Pace and Nadine St. Louis, emerita, currently have their poems on display in the "Epidemic Peace Project" exhibit at the State Theatre gallery in downtown Eau Claire. They also recently participated in a series of readings to celebrate the project, which pairs poets with artists to produce collaborative works that promote peace. The project was started by Russell Gardiner of Madison and organized locally by Sandra Lindow.
Manuel Fernández presented a paper titled "(D)reaming Cuba: The Continuous Incongruence of Cuba, Latino Identity and the Teaching of Latin American History" at the First Conference on Caribbean Culture and Literature Oct. 14 at Marquette University in Milwaukee. The conference was sponsored by Caribe: Revista de cultura y literatura.
Matt Waters gave an invited lecture titled "Cyrus and Darius — New Perspectives on an Ancient Empire" Sept. 21 and conducted a faculty seminar titled "Herodotus and the Persians" Sept. 22 at Reed College in Portland, Ore. His review of M. Luukko and G. Van Buylaere's "The Political Correspondence of Esarhaddon," State Archives of Assyria, Vol. XVI, Helsinki, 2002, was published in Bibliotheca Orientalis, LXI, Leiden, 2004, pages 152-53.
Kent Syverson and co-author Patrick Colgan, Northeastern University, Boston, had their chapter titled "The Quaternary of Wisconsin: A Review of Stratigraphy and Glaciation History" published in "Quaternary Glaciations — Extent and Chronology, Part II: North America," edited by J. Ehlers and P.L. Gibbard, Elsevier Publishing, Amsterdam, 2004.
Randall Beger and Marc Goulet (Mathematics) presented a paper titled "The Misapplication of Sexually Violent Person Laws to Juveniles" at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Chicago.
Condolences to Michael Wilson, accounting and finance, whose mother,
Donna J. Wilson, died Oct. 18 in Warrensburg, Mo.