Wisconsin Humanities Council/Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters opportunities announced
The following presentations will be held Feb. 7 at 12:30 p.m. in the Potawatomi Room, Davies Center, and at 4:30 p.m. in HSS 177:
Wisconsin Humanities Council:
• Dean Bakopoulos, executive director, WHC, will discuss funding opportunities for humanities projects that engage the public; speakers bureau; and other activities promoting the humanities.
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters:
• Michael Strigel, executive director, WASAL, will discuss the Future of Farming and Rural Life in Wisconsin Public Policy Initiative (Wisconsin Idea); gallery space for artists; and programs and publications on all aspects of Wisconsin.
For more information or to arrange to meet separately with one or both presenters, contact Karen Havholm, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, at email@example.com or 836-3405.
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. Bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Feb. 8: Jack Bushnell, English, "Notes of a Citizen Scientist."
• Feb. 15: Kristy Lauver, management and marketing, "Organizational Safety."
A list of all Spring 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadlines:
• The UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity abstract and application deadline is Feb. 13.
• The deadline for Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grants, University Research and Creative Activity Grants and Kell Container Corp. Scholarships for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research is Feb. 15.
Dick Boyum (emeritus) had his piece "Characteristics of a Self-Actualizing Person" included in the book "Your Health Today — Choices in a Changing Society," which will be published in 2007 by McGraw Hill.
Gloria Hochstein will lead a book discussion group titled "Women of Mystery: Four Writers Who Forever Changed Detective Fiction" Feb. 7, March 7, and April 4 and 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Chippewa Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in downtown Eau Claire. To preregister, call 839-1648. More information is available online.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper with Derald Smith (University of Calgary) and Norm Smith (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) titled "Paleo Super Windstorms (> 2000 yr events) Interpreted from GPR Stratigraphy, William River Wave-Dominated Delta, Lake Athabasca." The paper was presented at the Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting June 1-4, 2005, in London, Ontario, Canada.
Janice Bogstad presented a paper titled "We Have Found the Alien and she is Chinese: Le Guin's 'The Telling'" at the Fourth Annual Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities Jan. 11-14 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Bogstad presented the paper in a session titled "Feet of Clay: Post-Colonial Considerations of Science Fiction Literary Icons," which was organized by Lori Rowlett, Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Music and Theatre Arts
William McDonnell (emeritus) has led discussions following screenings of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s film series, “The Decalogue,” which has been shown Sundays in January and February at the Altoona Public Library. The final two films in the series will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the library. Kieslowski’s masterpiece uses the Ten Commandments as a thematic springboard and explores extraordinary stories of human frailties, moral dilemmas and philosophical queries in the lives of ordinary people. “The Decalogue” has awed audiences throughout the world who recognize it as one of the 20th century’s supreme artistic achievements. The free series, open to the public, is recommended for adults.
Tarique Niazi had his article titled "Democracy, Development and Terrorism: The Case of Baluchistan (Pakistan)" published in the International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 42, No. 2, pages 267-293. The Middle East Review of International Affairs has listed Niazi's article in its January 2006 issue.
Condolences to Jane Brownell, Admissions, whose mother, Ruby Johnson, died Jan. 30 in Altoona. Johnson was a nurse in UW-Eau Claire's Health Services for many years. Full obituary.