Fulbright Program workshop to be offered
UW-Eau Claire's Center for International Education will offer "The Fulbright Program for Faculty and Professionals," a free workshop, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Potawatomi Room of Davies Center. Participants will learn about lecture and research options in 150 countries. They also will receive advice on countries in which to pursue fellowships, making contacts abroad, preparing the Fulbright application and hosting visiting foreign Fulbright scholars at UW-Eau Claire.
Twenty-five seats are available for the workshop. To reserve a seat, contact Connie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-836-4411 by Oct. 6.
Peg Lauber (emerita) read from her book "New Orleans Suite" at the International Crane Foundation Sept. 9 in Baraboo. She will give another reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire.
Kate Reynolds' review of the book “Content- Based Second Language Teaching and Learning: An Interactive Approach ” by M.H. Haley and Y.A. Theresa was published in the autumn 2006 issue of the Modern Language Journal, Vol. 90 , No. 3, pages 427-428.
Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol co-authored a presentation titled "From Kaikoura to Kaitorete: Non-Invasive Geophysical Mapping of Maori Burial Sites" with D. Nobes, L. Bateman, C. Butland, M. Flintoft, F. Gaiger, J. Lea (all of the University of Canterbury) and S. Wilkinson (MFA Limited), which was presented at the 50th Geological Society of New Zealand Annual Conference Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2005, in Kaikoura, New Zealand.
Music and Theatre Arts
William McDonnell (emeritus), music and theatre arts, will lead discussions following the screenings of two films at area libraries in honor of Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-30. The film "Inherit the Wind" will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.at the Altoona Public Library. The film "Fahrenheit 451" will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire. McDonnell will lead discussions immediately following the screenings. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag supper to enjoy during the movie. In addition, "subversive soda,""uncensored salsa with challenged chips" and "banned brownies" will be provided.
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Lori Rowlett co-chaired a roundtable discussion titled “Close Encounters: Public Curiosity and Intrusive Questions about Disability”
with Marshall Mitchell of Washington State University at the Society for Disability Studies Annual Meeting in June in Washington, D.C.
Tarique Niazi had his article titled “Modernization, Modernity and Fundamentalism” published in the International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 43, No. 1, pages 125-150. The article was published in a special issue on intellectuals and modern society. The article’s core argument is that modernity, as a superstructure, is an extension of modernization. If modernization is selectively diffused and unevenly distributed, the resultant modernity will entail “distortions” such as fundamentalism.