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Assistant vice chancellor candidate forums set

Faculty, academic staff invited to ORSP reception May 1

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Assistant vice chancellor candidate forums set
The search and screen committee for UW-Eau Claire's assistant vice chancellor for Research and Sponsored Programs announces the remaining open forums with finalists for the position. The candidates' open forum topic is “The Future of Undergraduate Collaborative Student-Faculty Research.” All interested faculty and staff are invited to the forums and to complete and submit the online Search Feedback Survey:

  • Michael Schmidt, director of the Office of Special Programs at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Campus presentation: 3 p.m. April 24, Phillips Hall 117.
  • Kevin Quinn, branch chief, Behavioral Science and Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md. Campus presentation: 3 p.m. May 2, Phillips Hall 119.
  • Robert Bitting, associate professor of counseling at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. Campus presentation: 3 p.m. May 10, Schofield Auditorium.

Candidates' vitae can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Faculty, academic staff invited to ORSP reception May 1
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is hosting a reception honoring faculty and academic staff who received or applied for grants during the past year as well as the members of the committees that assist the office in promoting scholarly activities. The reception will be held May 1 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Tamarack Room of Davies Center. Interim Chancellor Larson and members of the chancellor’s staff will be among those extending their appreciation at the reception. Prior to the reception, the 14th Annual Student Research Day will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. Student Research Day awards will be presented at the reception. Go to top of page

Computer Science
C. Michael Morrison, Joline Morrison and five UW-Eau Claire computer science students attended the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium April 7-8 at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Student Yu Fan, who worked with faculty mentor Joline Morrison, presented a paper titled "Design Patterns in Database Application." Matthew Giuliani and Eric Lobner, whose faculty mentor was Paul Wagner, presented "Investigating Database Security in a Networked Environment.” Nguyen Tuan, who also worked with Wagner, presented "Modular Web Framework; Software Automation." Benjamin Smith, whose faculty mentor was Jack Tan, presented "Efficient Adaptive Resource Management for Linux System." Students Giuliani, Lobner and Tuan also participated in a programming contest at the conference. Go to top of page

English
Max Garland will read from his recently released book, "Hunger Wide as Heaven," at 7 p.m. April 27 in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire.

Bruce Taylor's story "The story is" appears in the spring 2006 issue of the Slow Trains literary journal. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Juan Carlos Chaves gave a presentation titled "Spanish Commercials in U.S.A. and the Fraud Behind the Language" at the CIBER Business Language Conference "Matters of Perspective: Culture, Communication and Commerce" April 5-8 at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper titled titled "Three-Dimensional Subsurface GPR Visualization for an Archaeological Site (Qumran, Israel) and a Geomorphic Site (Michigan)" with UW-Eau Claire alumnus Jeremy Treague (lead author), Tim Fisher (University of Toledo), Richard Freund (University of Hartford), Phil Reeder (University of South Florida), Carl Savage (Drew University) and Paul Bauman (Komex Wooley Parsons). The poster presentation was given at the 39th Annual Meeting of the North Central Section of the Geological Society of America May 19-20, 2005, in Minneapolis. An abstract of the paper also was published in the conference Abstracts with Programs, Vol. 37, No. 5, page 15.

Lisa Theo presented a paper titled "Community Identity and Land Use Change in Northern Wisconsin: 1930-2000" at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History and the Forest History Society March 29-April 1 in St. Paul, Minn. Go to top of page

Public Health Professions
Dale Taylor (emeritus) presented "Biomedical Music Therapy: Applications in Physical Medicine" at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association March 24 in Detroit, Mich. In addition, the 2006 edition (and fourth printing) of his book, “Biomedical Foundations of Music as Therapy ,” recently became available. Go to top of page

Special Education
David Franks received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Friends of Luther at the Children's Legacy Luncheon April 20 in Eau Claire. Franks was one of six area residents honored for their contributions to the lives of children. See related Leader-Telegram article. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Elizabeth Woods. Woods, an assistant professor emerita of special education at UW-Eau Claire, died April 16 in St. Charles, Ill. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53, No. 30 • Fourteenth Week • Spring Semester • April 24, 2006

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