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UW-Eau Claire Students to Display
Diversity Research Projects Dec. 13

RELEASED: Dec. 7, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — Education and social work students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will share results of their diversity research projects during the 19th Bi-Annual Human Diversity Expo Thursday, Dec.13.

The Expo, which will run from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, will feature projects designed by 140 students currently enrolled in "Social Foundations of Human Relations," a course taught by Dr. Ramona Gunter and Dr. Jill Pinkney Pastrana of the Foundations of Education department, and the "Ethnic-sensitive Social Work Practice" course taught by Dr. La Vonne Cornell-Swanson of the department of social work.

The expo will feature inquiry projects, video documentaries and cases studies on topics of cultural diversity.

Following are just a few examples of research topics to be displayed:

  • Japanese Americans: Keeping Culture Alive
  • Transgender: History, Experience and Resources
  • Girls Have Cooties...Boys Don't: An in-depth look at interactions among elementary students
  • No Entiendo - A Case Study of Three Mexican Boys

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information contact Pinkney Pastrana at 715-836-4537 or Cornell-Swanson at 715-836-3580.

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