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. Attendees are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch or tray.
• Oct. 11: James Oberly, history, "The Scholarship of Replication and Innovation: UWEC's Participation in the ICPSR Social Science Research Community."
• Oct. 18: Won Yong Jang, communication and journalism, "How do Alcohol Advertising and Drinking Rituals Influence Adolescents' Drinking?" This presentation will be held in Arrowhead Room of Davies Center.
A list of all Fall 2006 Faculty/Academic Staff Forums can be viewed online.
Lois Helland received a Distinguished Service Award from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, during an Oct. 6 awards ceremony at the college. The award, one of the highest honors given by the college, is presented to Luther College alumni to recognize success and achievements in professional fields, contributions to community and loyalty and support for Luther College.
Peg Lauber (emerita) will read from her book "New Orleans Suite" at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire.
Foreign Languages/Latin American Studies/Geography and Anthropology
Analisa DeGrave (Foreign Languages/Latin American Studies), Eva Santos-Phillips (Foreign Languages/Latin American Studies) and Jeff DeGrave (Geography and Anthropology) recently had their book "Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Latin American Issues" published by McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
Geography and Anthropology
Paul Kaldjian will be the keynote speaker for the Future of Farming and Rural Life forum Oct. 24 at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau. His presentation will focus on immigration issues in farming.
Geography and Anthropology/Geology
Harry Jol (Geography and Anthropology) and co-authors Katherine Grote (Geology), Derald Smith (University of Calgary) and Norm Smith (University of Nebraska Lincoln) had their paper titled "Investigation of Data Quality Problems in Portions of the William River Delta, Saskatchewan, Canada" published in the Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR 2006). The paper also was presented at the conference, held June 19-22, at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.
Ali Abootalebi will give a presentation titled "Paths to Peace" with UW-Madison professor Nadav Shelef Oct. 11 at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. The presentation will be one of a special five-part series on issues pertaining to the Middle East. The series is sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. More information is available online.
Condolences to Yvonne Plomedahl, geography and anthropology, whose mother, Phyllis Johnson, died Oct. 3 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.