Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Terry and Liz Chmielewski each presented papers at the International Conference for Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, which was held June 11-13 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Liz's paper was titled "Living-Learning Communities vs. a Traditional Course Delivery System" and Terry's was titled "Toward a Theory of Eiconics." They also were interviewed by National Public Radio for their work on the Happiness Initiative. The interview was part of the Leadership for a Better World Global Summit June 17-18, which was sponsored by UW-Extension and hosted at UW-Madison. The Chmielewskis were joined by Mike Huggins, former Eau Claire city manager, for the interview and conference.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Dr. Martina Lindseth and Dr. Josh Brown had their article, titled "An Uplifting Experience: A Course Sequence Designed to Facilitate Proficiency Development" published in the spring 2014 issue (Vol. 47, No. 1, pages 49-55) of Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of German.
Monday, June 23, 2014
- Dr. Michael Carney (Undergraduate Studies/chemistry) received an award for $10,700 from Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP.
- Dr. Stephen Drucker (chemistry) received an award for 70,000 from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate Research program. The project is titled "Spectroscopic Studies of Acrolein in Its T1(n,π*) Excited State." Undergraduate students will be involved in the research.
- Dr. Liz Glogowski (Materials Science Center) received an award for $50,000 from the UW System/WiSys Applied Research Grant program. The project is titled "Tuning of New Smart Polymer Surfactants for Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications." The project involves undergraduates. Dr. Glogowski also received an award for $55,000 from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate New Investigator program. The project is titled "Designing 'Smart' Polymer Self-assembling Systems by Tuning Polymer Functionality and Architecture." The overall goal is to produce "smart" materials, which provide a means of controlling polymer interactions based on an external stimulus, such as temperature, pH or ionic strength. Undergraduates will be involved in the research.
- Dr. Karen Havholm (Office of Research and Sponsored Programs) received an award for $30,320 from UW System's Growth Agenda-Conference and Professional Development Grants program. The project is titled "Broadening the Impact of Undergraduate Research on Student Success and Economic Development." The overall goal is to enable UW System-wide enhancement and expansion of undergraduate research and scholarly and creative activity.
- Dr. Christina Hupy (geography and anthropology) received an award for $418,869 from UW System's Growth Agenda-Institutional Change Grants program. The project is titled "Geospatial Education Initiative." The goal is to cultivate and promote the skills needed for today's students entering the geospatial workforce. Undergraduate students will be involved in the project.
- Dr. J. Brian Mahoney and Dr. Geoff Pignotta (geology) received an award for $19,527 from the U.S. Geological Survey EDMAP program. The project is titled "Assessing Basement Control on Structure and Stratigraphy in the Montana Fold and Thrust Belt South of the Helena Salient, Dillon, Montana." The award will support undergraduate summer field experiences.
- Dr. Bruce Ouderkirk (Student Support Services) received a continuing grant for $378,511 from the U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services program.
- Dr. Crispin Pierce (environmental public health) received a sub-award for $10,000 from the University of Iowa. The project is titled "Environmental Health Sciences Research Center." Project activities will include sample collection and community education regarding sand mining. Undergraduates will be involved in the research.
- Dr. Lisa Schiller (nursing) received an award for $8,749 from the Wisconsin Department of Public Health. The project is titled "Partners in Health and Safety." The goal is to build cultural competence among nursing undergraduates, promote agricultural health and safety, and provide health screening and immunizations for farm workers in Buffalo and Pepin counties. Undergraduates will be involved in the research.