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Human Diversity Expo to Showcase
Research Projects Nov. 18

 MAILED:  Nov. 15, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — Education and social work students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will share results of their diversity research projects during the 11th Bi-Annual Human Diversity Expo Thursday, Nov. 18.

The Expo, which will run from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, will feature more than 40 projects designed by 130 students currently enrolled in "Social Foundations of Human Relations" courses, taught by Dr. Cynthia Gray-Mash and Dr. Darlene Fry, and the "Ethnic-sensitive Social Work Practice" course taught by Dr. La Vonne Cornell-Swanson. This event has been held each semester since fall 1998.

This semester the expo will include 12 video mini-documentaries developed with the assistance of UW-Eau Claire's Bringing Instructional Technology to Students (BITS) program and the Education Tech Lab and Project Studio in Foundations of Education.

Following are examples of research projects to be displayed:

    Hate Crimes Affecting the LGBT Community
    Deaf Culture
    The Changing Roles of Hmong Women
    Culture in the Classroom: Ojibwe Education
    There's No People Like Show People: The Culture of Theatre
    En Busca de Trabajo: The Journey of Mexican Workers in Eleva
    Hatitude: A Look into the Red Hat Society
    The Hmong Culture - Understanding the Generations
    Men are from Horan; Women are from Oakridge: How Gender Roles Affect Single-Sex Dorms
    The Running Waters Poetry Slam
    Innocent Until Proven Rich

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Cynthia Gray-Mash at (715) 836-5587, Darlene Fry at (715) 836-4537 or La Vonne Cornell-Swanson at (715) 836-3580.

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Updated: November 15, 2004