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Third World Globalization Trends
to Be Topic of UW-Eau Claire Alumni
Association Speaker Series

RELEASED: Aug. 23, 2005

Let's Do Lunch graphicEAU CLAIRE — Globalization trends in the Third World, specifically Latin America, Vietnam and India, will be the topic of an Aug. 31 luncheon presentation hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Alumni Association.

Dr. Rose-Marie Avin, professor of economics at UW-Eau Claire, will give a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. at Sweetwaters restaurant. Avin's talk, titled, "Globalization and the Third World: A Force for Good or Exploitation?," is part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" series.

The discussion will be based on research Avin has conducted in Nicaragua analyzing the impact of globalization on women and on her observations during her 2005 trips to Vietnam and India.

Avin's research interests focus on women in the Third World, especially in Nicaragua. She is a two-time recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad award, and in April 2005 she received a UW System Women of Color in Education award.

In addition to teaching, Avin is involved with the Wisconsin Coordinating Council on Nicaragua, a non-profit organization based in Madison that works together with Nicaraguan women to help empower poor women in Nicaragua.

Upcoming "Let's Do Lunch" speakers, dates and topics include: Dr. Scott Hartsel, professor of chemistry, Sept. 28, "Proteins Gone Wild: Current Research on Alzheimer's and Mad Cow Disease"; and Raymond Hughes, J.D., LL.M., director of the entrepreneur program in the UW-Eau Claire College of Business, Oct. 26, "Entrepreneurship in the Chippewa Valley."

The speaker series is open to the public. The cost is $10 per session and includes the presentation, buffet, beverage, tax and tip. Find details and reservation information online, or call (715) 836-3266.

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