Four to interview for affirmative action position
Four individuals will interview for the position of assistant to the chancellor for affirmative action during the weeks of Sept. 4 and Sept. 11. UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff are invited to participate in the interview process by attending the 2 p.m. open forum scheduled on each candidate's interview date. At the forums, to be held in Davies Theatre, the candidates will address the topic "What can you do in this position to help UW-Eau Claire students succeed?”
The candidates and their interview dates are as follows (candidates' names are linked to their resumes):
Feedback on each candidate can be provided to Carole Halberg at firstname.lastname@example.org following each interview or by 3 p.m. Sept. 13.
Dulany Inn, Dining Services changes announced
Beginning this semester, UW-Eau Claire's Dining Services is called Blugold Dining, and one of its venues, The Dulany Inn, has shortened its name to The Dulany.
The Dulany, located on the upper level of Davies Center, will have a new menu starting today and soon it will have a new look. Remodeling of The Dulany will begin the second week in September, and the facility will remain open throughout the project. Full story.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop and program deadline.
• A research workshop to discuss the Faculty Sabbatical Leave will be held Sept. 6 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.
• The Faculty/Student Research Collaboration Grants deadline is Sept. 15.
Art & Design
Stephen Katrosits (emeritus) will have his paintings displayed in an exhibit titled "www.LivingModern" Sept. 10-Oct. 18 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The exhibit will include Katrosits' latest works, which are based on his interest in Modernism, 20th-century architecture and various forms of representation. An opening reception will be held Sept. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the gallery on the library's second floor mezzanine. Katrosits will give a gallery talk at 7:30 p.m. that evening.
Dan Stevenson presented a paper titled “PNG Pallette Permuter” at the 11th Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education in Bologna, Italy, in June. Stevenson also co-wrote a paper with Paul Wagner titled “Developing Real World Programming Assignments for CS1,” which Wagner presented at the conference. During the conference, Stevenson also was a member of a panel on “Approaches to Teaching the Programming Languages Course.”
Bruce Taylor will lead a book discussion series titled "Love Stories: Stage, Page and Screen" Monday evenings Sept. 11; Oct. 2 and 23; and Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. The series is co-sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire English department and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's Elizabeth G. Morris Scholarship Fund. Those interested in attending should register by calling 839-5004. More information is available online.
Dominique Thévenin had her book review of Sabine de Muralt's "Tout un monde" published in The French Review, Vol. 79, No. 6, May 2006.
Eva Santos-Phillips and Analisa DeGrave gave an invited presentation on various topics related to Latin America and Latin American Studies Aug. 15 for Viterbo University’s Faculty Professional Development Institute.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol and UW-Eau Claire student Eric Pascal gave a presentation about their recent research trip to Israel for the Eau Claire Noon Rotary Club Aug. 21. In addition to explaining their use of ground penetrating radar to investigate archaeological sites, Jol and Pascal discussed their experiences in Israel during the Israel-Hezbollah conflict. The presentation was summarized in the Aug. 21 Rotary Messenger.
Paul Kaldjian recently returned from a month of field work in Istanbul, where he was working with Toplumsal Kalkınma Gönüllüleri Derneği (TKGD — the Social Development Volunteers, a local nongovernmental organization) to develop a pilot project to address local and sustainable urban community development. Built around urban agriculture and designed to create opportunities for low income households, the project addresses a range of urban needs, from food security to green corridors and water resource protection. On July 26 Kaldjian gave a seminar presentation titled “Istanbul’s Bostan Gardens: Traditional Ideas for Tomorrow’s Cities” at the Istanbul Greater Municipality Metropolitan Planning and Urban Design Center. More than 60 people attended the presentation, which was part of the TKGD collaborative effort to build city-wide support for the benefits that urban agriculture presents for Istanbul neighborhoods. Kaldjian's field work was supported by UW-Eau Claire's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
Kent Syverson recently had his publication titled “Glaciation of Wisconsin (Third Edition)” published by the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. The publication, co-authored by L. Clayton (Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey), J.W. Attig (Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey), D.M. Mickelson (emeritus, UW-Madison) and M.D. Johnson (University of Goteborg, Sweden), was published in 2006 as part of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Educational Series 36. More information about the publication, including ordering information, is available online.