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Human Diversity Expo set for May 13

RELEASED: April 22, 2010

EAU CLAIRE — Education and social work students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will share results of their diversity research projects during the 22nd bi-annual Human Diversity Expo May 13.

The Expo, which will run from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, will feature projects designed by 140 students enrolled in "Social Foundations: Human Relations" and "Ethnic-Sensitive Social Work Practice." The courses are taught by Dr. Christin DePouw, Dr. Aram deKoven and Dr. Jill Pinkney Pastrana, in education studies (formerly foundations of education); and Dr. Leah Olson-Mc Bride, in social work.

Following are examples of project topics:

  • Transformative process of volunteers and communities in awareness projects.
  • Impact of limited English proficiency on the education of Hmong American students.
  • Relationship between socioeconomic status of students and teacher expectations.
  • Roles of family and community in the development of people with special needs.

The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

For additional information, contact Dr. Aram deKoven at 715-836-2304 or dekovea@uwec.edu.

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