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Diversity Research Projects to Be Displayed
at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: April 27, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — Education and social work students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will share results of their diversity research projects during the 12th Bi-Annual Human Diversity Expo Thursday, April 28.

The Expo, which will run from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, will feature around 35 projects designed by 150 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 6 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 topics to be displayed:

  • Money, Money, MONEY: The Effects of Socio-Economic Diversity at North High School
  • Cheerleading: Breaking the Stereotype
  • From Cinema to Sermons: The Story of Valleybrook Church
  • Effects of Divorce on Children
  • The Rural/Urban American Dream
  • Projects on African American, Hmong, Latino and Ojibwa cultures
  • Highchairs and Desk-chairs: The Life of a Single College Parent

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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