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Human Diversity Expo Set for May 7 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: May 4, 2009

EAU CLAIRE — Education and social work students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will share results of their diversity research projects during the 21st bi-annual Human Diversity Expo May 7.

The Expo, which will run from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Ho-Chunk and Ojibwa rooms of Davies Center, will feature projects designed by 120 students enrolled in "Social Foundations of Human Relations." The course is taught by Christin DePouw and Aram deKoven, assistant professors in the foundations of education department.

Following are examples of research project titles to be displayed:

  • "Reading Partners: Factors Impacting ELL Students"
  • "Learning a Second Language: Language and Cultural Barriers for Hmong, Hispanic, and Turkish Students"
  • "Volunteerism: A Method of Nurturing Unique Relationships in Schools"
  • "Limited English Proficiency and Education: Impact of Language Challenges on ELL Students"
  • "Reading Partners: Improving Literacy"
  • "Physical Education and Coaching: Socioeconomic Status in a Physical Environment"
  • "Family Involvement in Education: Experiential Evidence in Mentoring Hmong American Students"
  • "Special Needs Students and Peer Relations"
  • "Examining Child Development of Racial Identities and Attitudes"

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact DePouw at 715-836-5587 or depouwca@uwec.edu.

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