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. 12: Jennifer Johs-Artisensi, public health professions, "Resident Relocation Best Practices."
• Oct. 19: Tarique Niazi, sociology, "Democracy and Terrorism: Causal Ambiguity and the Case of Baluchistan (Pakistan)."
A list of all Fall 2005 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Mentoring new faculty to be Oct. 18 webinar topic
"Mentoring New Faculty: Helping Facilitate Growth and Development of New Teachers" will be the topic of a live Web seminar offered by UW-Eau Claire's Network for Excellence in Teaching on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 12-1:30 p.m. in Old Library 1132. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Ike Shibley of Penn State-Berks. Registration is requested by Oct. 14. To register, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (715) 836-3323. More information.
Explore Your Possibilities Week to offer students career information and more
UW-Eau Claire's Career Services encourages faculty and staff to inform students about Explore Your Possibilities Week, which will feature sessions on career options, resume preparation, interviewing skills, study abroad, internships and more beginning Monday, Oct. 17, in Davies Center. Food will be available before each session, and students will be entered in a raffle for prizes each time they attend a session. More information, including details on the specific sessions offered and online registraiton, is available on the Career Services Web site.
Stephen Drucker presented an invited poster titled "Laser System to Enhance Undergraduate Research Programs" Aug. 29 at the 230th National American Chemical Society Meeting in Washington, D.C. The poster symposium was sponsored by the National Science Foundation to highlight ways in which grantees are fulfilling the broader impacts criterion of proposal review.
Scott Hartsel and David Lewis recently were named WiSys Innovation Scholars by the WiSys Technology Foundation. The WiSys Innovation Scholar Award program recognizes and honors UW System faculty, staff and students who make outstanding discoveries that benefit society. Selection is based on the innovative concept, broad use, value and industrial application of research discoveries. The award announcement appears in Vol. 1, issue 4 of the WiSys Technology Foundation newsletter.
John Hildebrand chaired a panel titled "What Are History Editors Looking For?" at the Northern Great Plains History Conference Sept. 30 in Eau Claire. He also gave a talk titled "Literary Views of the Farm" Oct. 1 at a Chippewa Valley Museum conference held in conjunction with its new exhibit "Farm Life: A Century of Change."
Anne Cummings is the recipient of the 2005 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages-Modern Language Journal Emma Marie Birkmaier Award for Doctoral Dissertation Research in Foreign Language Education. The award will be presented at the ACTFL Annual Meeting in November in Baltimore.
Eva Santos-Phillips had her article "Questioning and Transgressing in the Representations of Silvina Ocampo and Remedios Varo" published in the Hispanic Journal, Vol. 25.1-2, pages 155-170.
Janice Bogstad had her essays "China (in SF and Fantasy)," "Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey," "Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson" and "Startide Rising by David Brin" published in the reference book "The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Themes, Works and Wonders," edited by Gary Westfahl, Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn., 2005.
Music and Theatre Arts
Alexandre Dossin performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra Oct. 1 at the State Regional Arts Center in Eau Claire. Nobuyoshi Yasuda is the music director and conductor of the CVSO.