UW-Whitewater This Week, Week of June 11
June 11, 2012
Week of June 11, 2012
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UW-WHITEWATER SPRINTS TO BEST FINISH EVER IN DIRECTORS' CUP
Boosted by national championships and strong playoff performances, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater athletic program finished fifth in the 2011-2012 Directors' Cup standings. The Warhawks' 815.5 points is the most in school and WIAC history. No public university scored higher.
REGENTS APPROVE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MAJOR
Starting this fall, a new international business major will combine worldwide business knowledge, travel experience and language skills to prepare graduates for jobs in today's global economy.
TWO MORE FULBRIGHT AWARDS FOR UW-WHITEWATER
David Nordstrom, associate professor of occupational and environmental safety and health, and Matthew Lange, associate professor of German, are among only 400 U.S. faculty and professionals to earn Fulbright Specialist honors.
"World's Fair" Summer on the Mall
Come one, come all to the University Center's World's Fair on Thursday, June 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This cultural Summer on the Mall event will feature carnival games, ethnic food, live music, children's activities and art projects from countries around the world. Join us on the north mall to support the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center and kick off summer with a worldwide celebration!
EVENTS AT Roberta's Art Gallery
From June 11 to July 6, Roberta's Art Gallery in the University Center will feature shadow boxes and 2D work of Leah Jurgens. The reception for the exhibit, Imagination: Building Castles in the Sky, will be held at the gallery on June 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
On Thursday, June 14, Roberta's Art Gallery will be offering a free stained glass jars workshop facilitated by Angie Alesci. The workshop will take place in the University Center, outside of Roberta's Art Gallery. Only 20 spots are available, so sign up today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kudos to Denise Ehlen, director of Research and Sponsored Programs, for winning the Board of Regents Academic Staff Award for Excellence. This is UW System's highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff.
Kudos to Amanda Krier-Jenkins, assistant director of community development in Residence Life, and Kevin Marks, student sustainability coordinator in Residence Life, who were recently awarded a $4,500 UW System Student Solid Waste Research Program grant. The purpose of this project is to try different marketing and awareness strategies in residence halls for increasing recycling and waste minimization.
Kudos to Teresa Faris, assistant professor of art, whose work is on display at the Animal Nature exhibition in Racine.
Kudos to Eric Brown, assistant professor of biological sciences, and student Lanette Luebke, who were recently awarded a $3,000 Microscopy of America Undergraduate Research Scholarship. The purpose of the project is to modify nanoparticles with fluorescent dyes in order to release reactive oxygen species when activated by visible light to degrade biological structures in a safe manner.
Kudos to Matthew Kiederlen, chief of police, and Stephen Hanekamp, police officer, who were recently awarded a $4,000 National Highway Safety and Traffic Administration and Wisconsin Department of Transportation Equipment grant. These grants are provided to police departments across Wisconsin that participated in the Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaign.
UW-Whitewater now operating TelePresence exchange
Universities and research labs around the world are turning to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to join a state-of-the-art video conferencing network.
For the next year, UW-Whitewater will run the TelePresence exchange for National LambdaRail (NLR), a nonprofit Internet provider for universities and research sites.
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