Sen receives Women of Color Award
UW-Eau Claire associate professor of English received a 2002 Women
of Color Award from the UW System.
Asha Sen was among those honored Nov.
2 in Madison as part of the 8th annual Women of Color Awards Event
at the UW System's annual Women's Studies Conference.
"The UW System recognizes your
contributions to UW-Eau Claire, your community, and in particular,
women of color," Helen Klebesadel, director of the UW System
Women's Studies Consortium, stated in a letter to Sen. "You
are an exemplar of commitment to educational excellence through diversity."
Sen, who joined UW-Eau Claire's
English faculty in 1996, teaches classes in "third-world"
women's literature, postcolonial literature, world literature,
20th century British literature and composition.
Sen uses her teaching and scholarship
as a means to help create a more equitable climate for cultural diversity
on campus, Provost Ronald Satz said in his nomination of Sen for the
award. Satz noted Sen has created several significant courses that
focus on women, including "Introduction to World Literatures:
Women Writers of the Indian Subcontinent," a globalized version
of "Images of Women in Contemporary Literature" and an
interdisciplinary Honors course on "Postcolonial Representations
"Despite the inherent challenge
of postcolonial studies, which requires students to learn historical
and cultural perspectives that radically critique their own basic
assumptions, Dr. Sen's courses thrive, and students frequently
leave her classes with an independent interest in educating others
about the complex intersections among gender, race and nationality,"
UW-Eau Claire faculty gain as much from
Sen's work as the students, Satz said, citing her work on the
Women's Studies and English curriculum committees.
Sen currently is faculty adviser to
the Multicultural College Women's Association, which is dedicated
to the success of minority women in higher education.
Program to feature update on chronic wasting
Chronic wasting disease and other animal prion diseases
will be the focus of an upcoming UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education
Mo Salman, director of the Animal Population
Health Institute of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical
Sciences at Colorado State University, will be the featured speaker
for "Prion Diseases: An Update" from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. Nov. 14 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Eau Claire.
Other presenters will include Tom Hauge,
director of the Bureau of Wildlife Management for the Wisconsin Department
of Natural Resources, and Donald Baker, a veterinarian with the Wisconsin
Department of Agriculture's food safety division.
The program will interest environmental
and public health professionals, occupational health specialists,
DNR staff, wild life managers, educators and others interested in
learning more about prion diseases in general and chronic wasting
disease in particular.
Salman's background is in veterinary
medicine, preventive veterinary medicine and comparative pathology.
He has written more than 130 scientific journal articles and chairs
the U.S. Animal Health Committee on Foreign and Emerging Diseases.
He currently has two research projects under way related to chronic
wasting disease in deer and elk.
In the morning, Salman will give background
on prions and animal health and examine the epidemiology of prion
diseases, including chronic wasting disease. He will share his view
on prion disease surveillance in animals through diagnostic testing.
The afternoon program will focus on Wisconsin's perspective
of prion diseases including chronic wasting disease and issues in
the food safety of processing wild game.
The workshop is certified for .5 Continuing
Education Units and application has been made for Department of Public
Instruction clock hours. Registration is $85; preregistration is encouraged.
For more information, contact Rhonda
Stokes, UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 836-3636
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November 4, 2002