UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity announces campus reading seminar grant recipients
The UW System Institute on Race and Ethnicity has awarded campus reading seminar grants to the following faculty, staff and students at UW-Eau Claire:
• Dwight Watson, College of Education and Human Sciences.
• Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Dean of Students office; Janna Casperson, Sarah Gonzalez, and Tony Och, student mentors/researchers for Civil Rights Pilgrimage Immersion Experience; and Emily Mathieson, Student Life and Diversity Commission.
• Christine Webster, Office of Multicultural Affairs; and Nancy Wesenberg, News Bureau.
The institute's campus reading seminar grants support reading groups and scholarly exchanges on racial/ethnic subjects by making funds available for the purchase of books that focus on racial/ethnic themes. Seminar participants can be faculty, academic and classified staff, students or community members.
Faculty, instructional academic staff sought for Diversity Advisory Commission
Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich seeks two faculty or instructional academic staff members to join his Diversity Advisory Commission. Both new members will serve on the commission through May 2011. Interested faculty or instructional academic staff members should send an e-mail message, including a statement of interest, to Teresa O'Halloran, assistant to the chancellor for affirmative action and chair of the Diversity Advisory Commission, at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the commission can be found online.
workshops and programs
of Research and Sponsored Programs announces the following workshop and program
• A training session on research using human subjects (IRB) will be held Feb. 6 in Old Library 1132. Two sessions will be offered — one from 8 a.m. to noon and the other from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come to one or both sessions (and receive a certificate) or come for part of a session.
The extra call for Faculty-Student Research or Scholarly and Creative Activity deadline is Jan. 29.
• 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.
Communication and Journalism
Mike Dorsher, who is studying the relationship between Canada's media and Wal-Mart while on sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar at McGill University in Montreal, wrote a freelance story, "Dispute on union at retailer heats up; Wal-Mart closing at issue in Canada," which was published in the Jan. 22 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The Democrat-Gazette is the Little Rock, Ark., newspaper that extensively covers Wal-Mart, which is headquartered in nearby Bentonville, Ark., and is the largest private employer in the United States and Canada.
Richard Boyum (emeritus) had his piece "Characteristics of a Self-Actualizing Person: An Evaluation Instrument" included in the text "Your Health Today — Choices in a Changing Society," second edition, by Michael Teague, Sara Mackenzie and David Rosenthal, McGraw-Hill, 2009.
Jessica Miller presented a poster titled "Tonal Alignment Distinctions Between Standard French and Vaudois Swiss French" at the International Seminar on Speech Production Dec. 8-12, 2008, in Strasbourg, France.
Music and Theatre Arts
Dale Taylor (emeritus) was elected chair of the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care at meetings held Dec. 1, 2008, in Madison.
Nancy Wesenberg was chosen to be on the selection committee for the Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Awards, which provide funding for post-baccalaureate studies and/or career development for active Phi Kappa Phi members. She will serve on the committee for two years.
Tarique Niazi will be one of three speakers for a Webcast titled "Storm Clouds Ahead for the 'All-Weather Allies?' Today's Pakistan-China Relationship" Jan. 26 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EST. The Webcast will be broadcast from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. More information.
Condolences to the family of James Alexander Jr. Alexander, who died Dec. 16, 2008, in Eau Claire, was a UW-Eau Claire associate professor emeritus of geography. Full obituary.
Condolences to Juan Carlos Chavez, foreign languages, whose brother, Omar Chavez, died Dec. 30, 2008, in Argentina.