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TIP SHEET   Week of March 10, 2003
Current topics of interest in higher education in western Wisconsin

Story Idea
Gov. Doyle's 2003-05 budget proposal includes eliminating a program that pays for intensive in-home therapy for children diagnosed with autism. Kevin Klatt, assistant professor of psychology, is a nationally certified behavior analyst who has done extensive research in areas relating to autism, including teaching communication skills to children with autism. Klatt leads a behavior modification clinic on campus that works with area autistic children and their families. Klatt is available to talk about the role intensive in-home therapy plays in helping children with autism and their families. You can reach Klatt at (715) 836-3995 or

Campus Experts
Several UW-Eau Claire faculty experts are available to discuss issues relating to a possible war with Iraq:

Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, associate professor of history, has completed research on a variety of military issues, and is an expert in land warfare. You can contact her at (715) 836-4886 or

Stephen Hill, assistant professor of political science, is an expert on foreign policy and international conflict. You can contact Hill at (715) 836-2092 or

Ali Abootalebi, associate professor of political science, is a Middle East expert. You can reach him at (715) 836-5969 or

Photo Ideas
Ocho de Marzo, a women's activist theater troupe from Managua, Nicaragua, will perform on campus Thursday. The group will perform at 6 p.m. in Davies Theatre of Davies Center. Photographers and videographers are welcome. For more information, contact Dr. Rose-Marie Avin, UW-Eau Claire professor of economics, at (715) 836-5505.

Audience members will put on their dancing shoes for an Irish Ceili dance in the lobby of the Haas Fine Arts Center following a chamber music concert Friday. The 7:30 p.m. concert is part of the Boxwood Winter Weekend, which is an opportunity to celebrate the music and traditions of the flute. For more information, call Ann Huntoon at (715) 836-6585.

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Updated: July 11, 2003