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Tip Sheet for the week of Sept. 25, 2006

RELEASED: Sept. 25, 2006

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A recent graduate is among those recognized in the Sept. 20 issue of the Wall Street Journal as a Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Winner. Jesiah Navara, who majored in economics and mathematics, graduated in December 2005. Navara was UW-Eau Claires WSJ Award winner, which goes to the graduating economics major with the highest GPA in economics.

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A program titled "Thinking Small: Nanotechnology and the American Dream" will run from noon-7 p.m. Sept. 28 at several Chippewa Valley locations. The program includes a series of events that highlight work in nanotechnology at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-Madison and the Chippewa Valley Technical College, and the impact it's making on the western Wisconsin economy. Events include an outreach program from 1-2:30 p.m. at Memorial High School for high school science classes. "Thinking Small: Nanotechnology and the American Dream," public lecture and reception, will run from 5:30-7 p.m. in Phillips Science Hall at UW-Eau Claire. Area alumni from UW-Eau Claire are among those invited to the lecture and reception. Events are open to the media. For details or a full schedule of activities, contact John Bachmeier, UW-Eau Claire director of Alumni Relations, at 715-836-3266 or bachmejg@uwec.edu.

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Justin Patchin, an assistant professor of criminal justice who studies the effects of cyberbullying, will give a lecture titled "Cyberbullying Among Adolescents: What Parents Need to Know" from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Sweetwaters restaurant. The Internet and other electronic devices are being used by middle and high school students to threaten and harass their peers. Cyberbullying is an increasing problem that can have long-term consequences for adolescents. Patchin has published numerous articles in criminal justice and criminology journals and has authored a book, "The Family Context of Childhood Delinquency," which will be published this fall. Patchin has been interviewed by reporters from around the country about his cyberbullying research. His Sept. 27 lecture is part of the Alumni Association's "Lets Do Lunch" speaker series. Lectures are open to the public. For details about the Sept. 27 event, contact the Alumni Association at alumni@uwec.edu or 715-836-3266. To discuss his cyberbullying research, contact Patchin at 715-836-4058 or patchinj@uwec.edu.

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Two performances by Bill Cosby will kick off Parents Weekend. "An Evening with Bill Cosby" will begin at 5 and 8 p.m. Sept. 29 in Zorn Arena. Cosby's contributions to American culture were recognized with a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom American's highest civilian honor in 2002.

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Hundreds of parents will be in Eau Claire this weekend for the annual Parents' Weekend, Sept. 29-30. Among the Saturday activities are physics demonstrations with Dr. Erik Hendrickson at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Towers TV Lounge on upper campus; and a dinner, concert and dance from 4-10 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. For details or a full calendar of events, contact Housing and Residence Life at 715-836-3674.

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Gloria Steinem will open the 65th season of The Forum at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in Zorn Arena with a program titled "The Longest Revolution." Lecturer, editor and icon of the women's rights movement, Steinem first addressed The Forum in 1971. She'll return to reflect on her involvement in the social movements of the past four decades, discussing the politics of gender, the economic power of the female and minority consumer market, and workplace issues.

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