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Tip Sheet for the week of Oct. 25, 2010

RELEASED: Oct. 25, 2010

Campus Expert
Dr. Paul Wagner, professor and chair of the department of computer science, will present "Computer Security and Cyberwarfare" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Acoustic Café in downtown Eau Claire. Wagner's presentation will address issues such as the definition of cyberwarfare, its impact and relation to traditional warfare and the technological and political issues surrounding it. Wagner says those living in the United States are more likely to be affected by cyberwarfare in their lifetime than by physical warfare. His talk is part of UW-Eau Claire's "Ask a Scientist" series.

Visiting Expert
The Women's and Gender Equity Center will host "Military Women and Coming Home; A Presentation by Lt. Col. Cynthia Rasmussen" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center. The presentation will focus on issues women confront in the military, and the issues they face when returning home. Rasmussen has served in the Army Reserve for 22 years. As a mental health nurse, she has served as a combat stress officer and a sexual assault response coordinator. She is the director of psychological health for the 88th Regional Support Command in Minnesota. For details, contact Abby Vercauteren at 715-836-2693 or vercaual@uwec.edu.

Story Idea
The First Nations Traveling Institute will host a play and workshops from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in Davies Theatre and in Room 2023 of McIntyre Library. The three-part workshop series is about the history, culture, tribal sovereignty and educational practices that foster teaching and learning about tribes and bands in Wisconsin. The event will include the play "KICK" and a post-play discussion from 9:30-11:30 a.m. "KICK" is a one-act, one-actor play that uses multiple perspectives to explore the implications of educational institutions' use of Indian mascots, logos and nicknames. A full schedule can be found online. For details, contact Incho Lee, education studies, at leei@uwec.edu or 715-836-3100.

Story Idea
Food, like music, is a universal language. It is full of cultural meaning and is central to the human experience. Drawing from his research and teaching on the geographies of food of the Middle East, Dr. Paul Kaldjian, associate professor of geography, will provide insight into Middle Eastern people, places and daily life at a Wednesday, Oct. 27, luncheon sponsored by the Alumni Association. Kaldjian's presentation, titled "Middle Eastern Food and Culture," will be held from noon-1 p.m. at Sweetwaters Restaurant in Eau Claire as part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch!" series. For the past decade, Kaldjian has regularly visited Turkey, where he has studied Istanbul's food systems. Through Continuing Education, he took community members to Turkey in 2007 on a tour of Istanbul's "landscapes of food," and this fall is co-teaching a course with his wife on Middle Eastern cultures and cuisines. Kaldjian also teaches courses in geography and travel writing, geography of the Middle East and North Africa, and geography of food. Kaldjian is the secretary and treasurer of the Turkish Studies Association, a nonprofit, non-political organization of persons interested in Turkish and Ottoman studies. He also is a member of the Middle East Studies Association.

 

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