NET announces upcoming programs
Faculty College 2006
Faculty College 2006, sponsored by the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development, will be held May 30-June 2 at UW-Richland. The College brings together approximately 100 faculty and instructional academic staff members from throughout the UW System for three days of intensive exploration of teaching, learning and curricular issues.
If you are interested in participating in Faculty College 2006, contact the NET office at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 27. Names of nominees will be forwarded to Academic Affairs, and a campus contingent of four to six participants will be named by the provost.
Faculty and instructional academic staff members are invited to apply to become Diversity Fellows. The Diversity Fellows program is a yearlong professional development experience focused on promoting diversity in the classroom and in curricula. This learning community is designed to encourage and support the integration of diversity throughout the university's activities. The application deadline is March 31.
More information about Faculty College and the Diversity Fellows program is available online or by contacting Linda Carpenter at email@example.com or 836-2298.
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.
• March 29: Thomas Kemp, economics, "Of Transactions and Transaction Costs: Uncertainty, Policy and the Process of Law in the Thought of Commons and Williamson."
• April 12: Julie Anderson, biology, "From Genes to Ecosystems: A Molecular View of Microbial Diversity in Different Plant Communities."
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 deadline:
• The UW-Eau Claire Student Research Day abstract and application deadline is March 13-17.
Accounting and Finance
Susan Haugen and Robert Behling (Management and Marketing) had their article titled “E-Learning: Using Standards and Reengineering Techniques to Maintain Programme Quality” published in the International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006.
Art & Design
Tiit Raid (emeritus) had 15 images of his artwork published with Christopher Willard's article "Looking No Farther Than Home" in the spring 2006 issue of Watercolor Magazine.
Educational Support Services
Patti See presented “Imagining College: Teaching for Critical Thinking” at the Teaching Academic Survival Skills Conference March 5-7 at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Joel Pace has been promoted from book review editor to associate editor of Symbiosis, a Modern Language Association-indexed journal of transatlantic literary studies. Pace also has been selected as an advisory board member for the "Longman Anthology of American Literature," a forthcoming five-volume set covering origins to present-day literature.
Geography and Anthropology
Paul Kaldjian will present a program on Istanbul at 7 p.m. March 14 in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. Based on information and images gathered as part of his ongoing research on food, food systems and urban food security, Kaldjian will present the food of everyday life in Istanbul. He also will discuss what people eat, why they eat it, where they get it and how today's globalizing forces are influencing patterns and customs that reach back centuries or even millennia. For more information, call the library at 839-5004.
Music and Theatre Arts
Paul Kosower performed the Elgar Cello Concerto as a guest soloist with the Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra Feb. 18 at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Rita Gross (emerita) will present "The Dharma of Gender" as the keynote speaker for the Buddhist Women's Conference March 11 at DePaul University in Chicago. More information is available online.
Justin Patchin was the lead author of the article "Exposure to Community Violence and Childhood Delinquency," which was published in the most recent issue of Crime and Delinquency, Vol. 52, No. 2, pages 307-332. Beth Huebner (University of Missouri-St. Louis), John McCluskey (University of Texas at San Antonio), Sean Varano (Northeastern University) and Tim Bynum (Michigan State University) co-authored the article.
David Jewett, UW-Eau Claire alumni Tim Lefever, Doug Flashinski, Mikhail Koffarnus and Connie Cameron, current UW-Eau Claire student Dan Hehli, and collaborators from the food science and nutrition department at the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Obesity Center and the Minneapolis VA Medical Center had their article titled “Intraparaventricular Neuropeptide Y and Ghrelin Induced Learned Behaviors Which Report Food Deprivation” accepted for publication in the neuroscience journal NeuroReport. The article describes the ability of two important brain chemicals to initiate hunger.
Condolences to Fern Boetcher, a retired member of the classified staff, whose husband, Charles Boetcher, died March 8 in Eau Claire.
Condolences to David Schaffer, economics, whose father-in-law, Charles P. La Morte, died Feb. 24 in Buffalo, N.Y.