Call for immigration conference proposals
The UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity is organizing a conference titled “Immigration: Many Faces; Many Facets” to be held April 26-27, 2007, at the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education.
The conference objectives are to: increase knowledge and understanding of immigration issues; discuss ways to address the needs of old immigrants and new immigrants in a coherent fashion; widen and advance the impact on policy debates; and encourage dialogue across racial, ethnic, class and other boundaries.
UW System faculty and staff are invited to submit presentation proposals for the conference. The proposal deadline is Dec. 22. More information.
Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following program deadline.
• The Academic Staff Professional Development Program deadline for the second competition is Dec. 1.
Art & Design
Jane Herrick's artwork titled "The Coat of Old Responsibility" was accepted in an international competition for a show titled "Changing the World One Thread at a Time" in September 2006 in Sainte Marie Aux Mines (also known as Val d'Argent), France. Herrick also had her artwork titled "Everything Inside is Made of Stone" published in the summer 2006 issue of Surface Design Magazine. The artwork was published with a review of a fiber arts exhibit, in which Herrick's work appeared, at the Tubac Center of the Arts in Tubac, Ariz., in March 2006.
Sanchita Hati recently received a $39,000 Cottrell College Science Award from Research Corporation for her project titled "To Explore the Molecular Basis of Domain-Domain Communication in Prolyl-tRNA Synthetases."
Music and Theatre Arts
Donald Patterson presented a lecture/recital titled “Grace and Power: The Piano Music of Mozart” at UW-Marshfield/Wood County Nov. 14 as a part of the “Music @ The Wood Education Series: Celebrating Mozart.”
Public Health Professions
Dale Taylor (emeritus) was an invited speaker for the "Conference Chair Presents: Innovative Music Therapy Approaches and Theories" panel at the 2006 American Music Therapy Conference Nov. 17 in Kansas City, Mo. He reviewed the basic tenets of his Biomedical Theory of Music Therapy and described important events in its development. Taylor also represented the Great Lakes region on the AMTA International Relations Committee.
Condolences to Susan Turell, Women's Studies/psychology, whose brother, Jonathan Turell, died Nov. 7 in Houston, Texas.