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Call for new proposals: 2005-06 Visiting Minority Scholar/Artist in Residence Program

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Call for new proposals: 2005-06 Visiting Minority Scholar/Artist in Residence Program
Faculty and academic staff members are invited to submit new proposals for the 2005-06 Visiting Minority Scholar/Artist in Residence Program.

Proposals may be submitted throughout the 2005-06 academic year until all available funds have been allocated. However, priority consideration will be given to those proposals received by Nov. 1.

Detailed program information and guidelines can be viewed online. For more information, contact Steven Tallant, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, at tallansh@uwec.edu or 836-3156. Go to top of page

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.
       
Sept. 21: Scott Lester, management and marketing, "Does Service-Learning Add Value? Responses of Multiple Stakeholders within the Service-Learning Program at UW-Eau Claire."
        Oct. 5: James Tubbs, political science, "Federal Power: Enumeration, Implication and the 'General' Clauses of Article 1, Section 8."

A list of all Fall 2005 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadlines:

Program Deadlines:

        Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Grants deadline is Sept. 15.

   

    The Faculty Sabbatical Leave Program deadline is Oct. 3. Go to top of page

 

Chemistry
Jim Phillips recently returned from a productive sabbatical leave during which he divided his time between two activities: he held a visiting appointment at the University of Minnesota; and he installed a new low-temperature spectroscopy apparatus in his lab at UW-Eau Claire. At the University of Minnesota, he collaborated with Prof. Chris Cramer and broadened his expertise to the field of computational chemistry (using computer-based models to study molecular properties). This appointment not only resulted in several peer-reviewed publications but also enabled Phillips to redesign and pilot a new introductory chemistry lab experience that exploits chemical computations to teach molecular structure. The lab, partially funded by UW-Eau Claire's Technology Innovations for Education program during summer 2004, is being implemented this fall in two UW-Eau Claire chemistry courses. Recent publications from Phillips' sabbatical leave (with UW-Eau Claire students noted with asterisks and UW-Eau Claire faculty members in bold) include:         "Condensed Phase Effects on the Structure and Bonding of C6H5CN­BF3 and (CH3)3CCN­BF3: IR Spectra, Crystallography and Computations," Phillips, J.A., Giesen, D.J., Wells, N.P.*, Halfen, J.A. (Chemistry), Knutson, C.K.*, and Wrass, J.P.*, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, Vol. 109, in press.
        "Quantum Chemical Characterization of the Structural and Energetic Properties of HCN­BF3,"
Phillips, J.A. and Cramer, C.J., Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, Vol. 1, in press.

        "Large Gas­Solid Structural Differences in Complexes of Halo-acetonitriles with Boron Trifluoride," Phillips, J.A., Halfen, J.A., Wrass, J.P.*, Knutson, C.C.* and Cramer, C.J., Inorganic Chemistry, under review. Go to top of page

 

Music and Theatre Arts
Alexandre Dossin recently returned from Brazil, where he performed a solo recital Sept. 1 and a solo with orchestra concert Sept. 4. During the solo recital Dossin received the "Medalha Merito Riograndense," a state award offered by the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Dossin will perform the “Verdi-Liszt Paraphrases” live on Wisconsin Public Radio Sept. 18 as part of the Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen concert series. The performance can be heard on WUEC, 89.7 FM, at 12:30 p.m.

Richard Fletcher, Kristine Fletcher and Barbara Wimunc-Pearson, members of Clearly Three, performed an invited concert at ClarinetFest, a conference of the International Clarinet Association, July 22 in Tama (Tokyo) Japan. The trio also performed the opening concert for the Summer Winds series July 10 at UW-Eau Claire. Go to top of page

Physics and Astronomy
Scott Whitfield recently had his paper titled “Valence Satellite Photoionization of Atomic Scandium in the Region of the 3p to 3d Giant Resonance” published in the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 38, page 3273, 2005. Co-authors included former UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students (now graduates) Kyle Caspary, Tony Myers and Mike Bjelland. Other co-authors included Ralf Wehlitz, Jose Jimmenez-Mier, Paul Olalde-Velasco and Manfred Krause. The paper examines the dynamics of the photoionization process for the open-shell scandium atom in the region of strong autoionizing resonances. Go to top of page

 

Public Health Professions
Dale Taylor (emeritus) presented "Biomedical Music Therapy: Explanation and Applications" and sang in the World Congress Music Therapy Choir at the 11th World Congress of Music Therapy July 19-23 in Brisbane, Australia. The conference was sponsored by the World Federation of Music Therapy. Go to top of page

 

Condolences
Condolences to Osonye Tess Onwueme, English, whose mother, Maria Akaeke, died Aug. 12 in Delta State, Nigeria. Go to top of page


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University Bulletin • Vol. 53 , No. 4 • Fourth Week • Fall Semester • Sept. 12, 2005

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