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Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters seeks fellow nominations

Faculty and staff receive reading seminar grants

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs

Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies

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Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
seeks fellow nominations

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters logoThe Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters is now accepting nominations for fellows. Fellows are selected for their qualities of judgment, perceptiveness and breadth of knowledge of how literature, art and science contribute to the cultural life and welfare of Wisconsin. Their careers are marked by a high order of discovery; technological accomplishments; creative productivity in literature, poetry or the fine or practical arts; historical analysis; legal or judicial interpretation; or philosophical thinking. They also must have had significant involvement with Wisconsin, whether by working here, living here or having their achievements affect the intellectual and/or cultural life of the state.

More information about the Wisconsin Academy and its fellows program is available online. Those interested also may contact Gail Kohl, director of development for the Wisconsin Academy, at gkohl@wisconsinacademy.org or 608-263-1692, ext. 14. The nomination deadline is Feb. 1. Go to top of page

Faculty and staff receive reading seminar grants
UW System logoThe UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity has awarded four campus reading seminar grants for fiscal year 2007-08 to UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff members. The grants support reading groups and scholarly exchanges on racial and ethnic subjects by making funds available for the purchase of books that focus on racial and ethnic themes.

UW-Eau Claire’s grant recipients and book titles are as follows:

        Mary Jane Brukardt, Chancellor’s Office, "Beyond Affirmative Action: Reframing the Context of Higher Education" by Roberto A. Ibarro.
        Colleen McFarland, McIntyre Library, "Who Owns Native Culture?" by Michael F. Brown.
        Jill Pinkney Pastrana, foundations of education, "Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith and Sexuality" by Sarah Husain (editor); and "Hey, Hmong Girl, Whassup? The Journal of Choua Vang" by Rempel Leah.
        Donna Raleigh, NET/Learning and Technology Services, "Diversity Across the Curriculum: A Guide for Faculty in Higher Education" by Jerome Branche, John Mullennix, and Ellen R. Cohn (editors); "Paradise of the Blind" by Duong Thu Huong; and "Celebrating Diversity: Working with Groups in the Workplace" by Cheryl Hetherington.

The Institute on Race and Ethnicity's December 2007 E-Bulletin, available online, includes names of reading grant recipients from each UW System campus. Go to top of page

Faculty/academic staff workshops and programs
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop and program deadlines.

Workshop:
        A workshop on the Course, Curriculum, Laboratory and Instruction (CCLI) funding program for interdisciplinary programs will be held Feb. 6 from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. as a brown bag lunch session in the Presidents Room of Davies Center.

Program Deadlines:
        The UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity abstract and application deadline is Feb. 5.         The deadline for Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grants, University Research and Creative Activity and the Kell Container Corp. Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research is Feb. 15. Go to top of page

Academic Skills Center/Women's Studies
Patti See’s article “Opening the Lens: Conversations with Tiit Raid” appeared in the winter 2008 issue of Wisconsin People and Ideas (a journal of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters), pages 35-37. Go to top of page

Chemistry
Jason Halfen co-authored a paper titled "Axial ligand tuning of a nonheme iron(IV) — oxo unit for hydrogen atom abstraction," which was published in the Dec. 4, 2007, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 104, No. 49, pages 19181-19186.

Fred King had his paper titled "Calculation of the Hyperfine Constants for the Low-Lying Excited 2S States of the Lithium Atom" published in the journal Physical Review A — Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 76, 042512, 2007. King also co-authored the article “Upper Bound to the Critical Binding Nuclear Charge for a Three-Electron Atomic System,” which was published in the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 41, 025002, 2008. Go to top of page

Communication and Journalism
Judy Sims co-authored a chapter titled "Metaphoric Illumination and Symbolic Ambiguity: Applying the Team Metaphor for Perceptual Reorientation" in the book "Facilitating Group Communication in Context: Innovations and Applications with Natural Groups." The book received the 2007 Earnest Bormann Research Award (for Distinguished Scholarly Book) from the group communication division of the National Communication Association at the NCA convention Nov. 16, 2007, in Chicago. Go to top of page

Foreign Languages
Anne Hlas and Monica Vuksanovich (University of Iowa) had their article “Computer Assisted Language Learning in Elementary School Foreign Language Classrooms: The Role of CD-ROMs” published in the December 2007 issue of Hispania, Vol. 90, No. 4, pages 769-783.

Jessica Miller presented a paper on Swiss French intonation titled "Configurations de fin de phrases en français vaudois" at the Journées PFC 2007 (Phonologie du Français Contemporain) Dec. 6-8, 2007, in Paris, France. Go to top of page

Geography and Anthropology
Harry Jol, Paul Bauman (WorleyParsons Komex) and Dan Bahat (University of Toronto/Bar Ilan University) presented a talk titled "Ground Penetrating Radar Investigations at the Western Wall, Israel” at the Ninth Annual Batchelder Conference for Biblical Archaeology Nov. 8-10, 2007, at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Jol also is a co-editor for the "Hot Off The Press" section of the Geological Society of America newsletter, GSA Connection. Go to top of page

Kinesiology
Lance Dalleck, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Undergraduate Kinesiology Research, announces the publication of nine manuscripts in Vol. 3, issue 1 of the journal. Each manuscript was reviewed by two external reviewers and recommended for publication (after requested revisions were addressed). The manuscripts are the outcome of collaborative research projects completed in KINS 474 — Research Methods in Kinesiology. Go to top of page

Learning and Technology Services
Rick Mickelson's photo of Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich and Amber HaackRick Mickelson's photo, at left, was published in the Nov. 19, 2007, issue of NCAA News. The photo depicts Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich in ceremonial garb presenting Amber Haack with her diploma during halftime ceremonies honoring the softball team at UW-Eau Claire's Oct. 20, 2007, home football game. Haack, a member of the softball team, missed graduation ceremonies in May 2007 while the Blugolds were playing to a third-place finish in the Division III Softball Championship. Go to top of page

Physics and Astronomy
Scott Whitfield co-authored a paper titled "Photoionization of Atomic Thulium in the Region of the 5p Excitations," which was published in the January issue of the IOP Publishing journal Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. UW-Eau Claire alumnus Kyle Caspary, now a physics graduate student at UW-Madison, also co-authored the paper. Go to top of page

Political Science
Stephen Hill, Randall Beger and UW-Eau Claire alumnus John Zanetti had their article "Plugging a Gap or Springing a Leak: Questioning the Growth of Paramilitary Policing in U.S. Domestic and Foreign Policy" published in Democracy and Security, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2007. Zanetti, a 2006 political science graduate, currently is working in Indonesia on a Fulbright teaching scholarship. His participation in the UW-Eau Claire project began as a faculty/student collaboration funded by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Go to top of page

Condolences
Condolences to the family of Bernice Dekan. Dekan, who worked in the UW-Eau Claire cafeterias and bakery for many years until her retirement, died Dec. 23, 2007, in Ladysmith. Full obituary.

Condolences to Donald Ellickson (emeritus), economics, whose wife, Marion Ellickson, died Dec. 10 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to the family of Roland Nichols. Nichols, a UW-Eau Claire professor emeritus of geography, died Jan. 11 in Eau Claire. Full obituary.

Condolences to Damian O’Brien (emeritus), Admissions, whose father, James O'Brien, died Dec. 19, 2007, in Eau Claire. Full obituary. Go to top of page


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