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Tip Sheet for the week of Feb. 26, 2007

RELEASED: Feb. 26, 2007

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UW-Eau Claire's Environmental Adventure Center will host the Aldo Leopold Banquet from 6-9 p.m. March 1 in Hilltop Center. Speakers include DNR Secretary P. Scott Hassett; biologist Tex Hawkins; and professors Sean Hartnett and John Hildebrand. Hassett has worked on projects to improve Wisconsin's environment, including the "Bring Back the Rivers" initiative. Hawkins, a watershed biologist for the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge, will discuss his father's early work with Leopold. Hartnett, a professor of geography, has developed a set of integrated GPS surveying, GIS surface generation and cartographic visualization techniques to produce lake maps. English professor Hildebrand wrote three nonfiction books about environmental issues. The banquet is part of "Aldo Leopold Weekend." For details, contact Dan Langlois at 715-836-3616 or langlodt@uwec.edu.

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"Challenges Facing China as a Growing Economy," a forum about the growing importance of China on the world economic stage, will run from 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Tamarack Room, Davies Center. Faculty and business professionals with ties to China will discuss how social, cultural and political developments in China affect opportunities in international business or education. Discussions will range from global perspectives of changes in Asia to the details of doing business with China. Panelists are Maria DeCosta, professor of economics, who has taught in China and Taiwan; Jules Chan, emeritus professor of political science, who has published on the socio-political phenomena in Asia; Jianjun Ji, assistant professor of sociology, whose research includes demographical studies of China; Michael Webb, president of Beijing U-Fuel and Shidao Webb School; and Wendy Chen-Donglai, owner/manager of DNC Design, an Eau Claire-based business that trades with China. For details, contact Christina Chan-Weiher at 715-839-0848 or Connie Johnson at 715-836-4411.

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"Opportunities for Wisconsin Women in Science, Technology and Engineering" will run from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Hibbard Penthouse. Marc Goulet, professor of mathematics, will discuss efforts to increase the number of females in advanced science, technology and math classes at the secondary and college levels in Wisconsin. For details, contact Goulet at 715-836-3517 or gouletmr@uwec.edu.

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Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich will host a Chancellor's Roundtable at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Presidents Room, Davies Center. The roundtable gives students a chance to talk with the Chancellor about topics of interest to them.

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"Swap-O-Rama: Finding Alternatives to Consumerism" will run from noon-5:30 p.m. March 1 in The Cabin, Davies Center. People can bring clothes, books, etc., to be traded or given away. Organizers will collect clothes and stuffed animals for Sacred Heart Hospital to give to victims of sexual assault, and used clothing for the nontraditional students' professional clothing closet. For details, contact the Women's and Gender Equity Center at wage@uwec.edu or 715-836-2693.

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McIntyre Library and the Reading Partners program will host a Dr. Seuss party from 6-7:30 p.m. March 1 in the library to celebrate the 50th birthday of "The Cat in the Hat."
Activities include screening of Seuss cartoons, a scavenger hunt and games. For every e-birthday card sent to "The Cat in the Hat" through the Dr. Seuss Web site, Random House Children's Books will donate a new book to First Book, a nonprofit organization that gives children from low-income families new books. For details, call Kati Tvaruzka at 715-836-4522 or Lucianne Boardman at 715-836-5964.

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