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Human Diversity Expo Set for May 1 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: April 28, 2008

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 on May 1.

The Expo, which will run from 4-5:15 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, will feature projects designed by 140 students enrolled in "Social Foundations of Human Relations" and "Ethnic-sensitive Social Work Practice." The courses are taught by Dr. Jill Pinkney Pastrana, associate professor of foundations of education, and Dr. La Vonne Cornell-Swanson, associate professor of social work.

The Expo will feature ethnographic inquiry projects and cases studies on topics of cultural diversity.

Following are examples of research project titles to be displayed:

  • "Supporting Hmong Language and Culture in the ESL Classroom"
  • "Social Stories in a School Community: Factors Advancing and Inhibiting the Functional Abilities of Students with Autism"
  • "Gender Biases Looking at a Third-Grade Classroom"
  • "At-Risk: What it is, Why it is, and What We Can Do"
  • "Discovering Somali Culture and Somaliland"
  • "Amish: A Way of Life"

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

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