• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the second competition is Dec. 1.
Sasha Showsh and UW-Eau Claire students Ellen Christensen and Miranda Myers received the first-place prize for poster presentations for their poster titled "Characterization of Novel Azo Dye-Degrading Bacteria," which was presented at the Seven Rivers Research Symposium Nov. 11 at Viterbo University in La Crosse. The symposium focused on undergraduate research.
Center for International Education
Susan Lochner, Cheryl Lochner-Wright and Colleen Marchwick presented "Curriculum Integration on a Shoestring" at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Region V Conference Nov. 6-8 in Springfield, Ill.
Environmental Public Health
Crispin Pierce had his article titled "A Physiologically Based Toxicokinetic Model of Inhalation Exposure to Xylenes in Caucasian Men" published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, Vol. 43, No. 2, 2005, pages 203-14. An abstract of the article can be found online. The article was co-authored by Julie Adams, one of Pierce's former graduate students at the University of Washington; Michael Morgan and Dave Kalman, also of the University of Washington. The article highlights recent graduate student-faculty research in Pierce's lab.
Family Health Nursing
Susan Moch, Jennifer Shaddock (English), Karen Havholm (Geology), Vicki Funne-Reed (University Recreation), Bob Tomlinson (Psychology) and Damian O'Brien (Admissions) gave a presentation titled "Systematic Reflection on Institutional Integration" at the Association of American Colleges and Universities Network Conference "Integrative Learning: Creating Opportunities to Connect" Oct. 21 in Denver, Colo. Moch and Tomlinson also presented their work on developing models of interdisciplinary learning at the same conference.
Roma Hoff (emeritus) gave a slide presentation titled “España en Colores 1949-57” at the meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in August 2004 in Acapulco, Mexico. A professor from the Spanish Embassy in Washington, D.C., determined that Hoff’s four slides of El Misterio de Elche, a 14th-century sacred-lyrical play presented annually in Elche, Spain, were the first color slides of the play. Hoff’s 36 slides taken in 1954 now are in the archives and on the Elche Web site. Roma and her son, Peter Hoff, were guests at the Aug. 13, 2005, play. They also gave a presentation comparing the 1954 and 2005 plays at the November meeting of the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers held in Appleton.
Johannes Strohschänk presented a paper titled "Memory Lost: From Heimat as Utopia to Heimat as Illusion" at the annual meeting of the Midwest Modern Language Association Nov. 12 in Milwaukee.
Dominique Thévenin gave a presentation titled "Le cinéma français de ses origines à nos jours" at the annual conference of the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers Nov. 3-5 in Appleton.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a paper titled "Additional Interpretations of Archaeological Geophysical Investigations at a Late Woodland Effigy Mound Site" with K. Kaufmann (UW-Milwaukee), W. Kean (UW-Milwaukee) and A. Mumpy (University of Alberta). The paper was presented at the Society for American Archaeology Conference in March 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Music and Theatre Arts
In September 2004 Alexandre Dossin was invited to perform as part of a concert at the University of Texas at Austin in honor of Danielle Martin, a UT Austin professor tragically killed that year. Excerpts from the concert were chosen for inclusion in a two-volume double CD. Dossin's performance of Dumka by Tchaikosvky was included in Vol. 2. All proceeds from the CD sales will benefit an endowed scholarship in memory of Martin. A link to the UT page where the CD is for sale can be found on Dossin's Web page.
M. Cecilia Wendler presented a special session titled "Clinical Nursing as Improvisational Performance Art: Recapturing Nursing's Soul" at the Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International Nov. 12-16 in Indianapolis, Ind. The second edition of Wendler's book, "The HeART of Nursing," also was released that week.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Lori Rowlett presented a paper titled "Vietnam Vets in Film: Reconstructing Masculinity" at the Thirty Years After: Literature and Film of the Vietnam War Conference Nov. 9 at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii. The paper will be published in a special "body and soul" issue of Acoma, an Italian journal of American studies.