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2005-2006 Scholars Series

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has announced the schedule for its series of highly informative and entertaining lectures and presentations to be held during the 2005-2006 academic year. Titled the "Scholars Series," it brings to the campus a wide range of nationally recognized experts and leaders in their respective fields.

This annual Scholars Series program at the Menasha campus has been well attended and critically acclaimed in the past. This year’s roster of presenters and topics should raise the program’s level of excellence even higher.

All of the presentations are free and open to the public, and begin at noon on designated Mondays. With the exception of the opening Convocation on September 7 that takes place in the campus' Fieldhouse, all the presentations in the Scholars Series are scheduled for the UWFox Theatre, which is located in the center of the campus. Seating is unreserved and open.

Below are listed the Scholars Series presentations scheduled for the Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 Semesters.

September 7: "The Liberal Arts College Experience: Change and Challenge," presented by Dr. James Perry, UW-Fox Valley Campus Executive Officer/Campus Dean; UWFox Fieldhouse

September 19: “Green Architecture,” presented by Mr. James Wasley, Department of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

October 3: “Twelve Reasons to Raise Gas Tax,” presented by Dr. Martin Wachs, Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and City and Regional Planning at the University of California-Berkeley

October 17: “Reflections of a Paleoaerodynamicist,” presented by Dr. John McMasters, Boeing Corporation

October 24: “Industrial Development and Alaska's North Slope Environment”, presented by Dr. Gordon Orians, Department of Zoology at the University of Washington

November 14: “Breath as a Diagnostic”, presented by Dr. Joany Jackman, Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University

November 28: "Improving Forecasts: An Overview of the Environmental Modeling Center," presented by Daryl Kleist, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

December 12: “Picture Perfect: Motion Imaging and Human Vision in the Age of Electronics,” presented by Dr. Charles Fenimore, National Institute of Standards & Technology

February 6: “Wisconsin's Tropical Paradise and the Curious Creatures That Lived There,” presented by Dr. Joanne Kluessendorf, Weis Earth Science Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley;

February 20: “The Emotional Brain,” presented by Dr. Richard Davidson, Department of Psychology and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

March 6: “Meat, Meat-Cooking Carcinogens and Cancer,” presented by Dr. Rashmi Sinha, National Cancer Institute-Division of Epidemiology and Genetics

March 20: “Languages of Wisconsin,” presented by Dr. Joseph Salmons, Max Kade Institute for German American Studies

April 3: “The Origins of Rock and Roll,” presented by Dr. Craig Hurst, Department of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha

April 17: “Recent Archaeological Research on the Shang Dynasty, Anyang, China”, presented by Dr. James Stoltman, Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 1: "Skeletons in Our Closet: Revealing Our Past Through Bioarchaeology," presented by Dr. Clark Larsen, Department of Anthropology at Ohio State University

For more information about the Scholars Series, interested individuals can contact Dave Hager, Director of University Relations at UWFox, 920-832-2611 or email david.hager@uwc.edu.

Free parking for visitors and guests attending the Scholars Series is available on the west side of the campus, which is located at 1478 Midway Road, Menasha. Seating is based on a first-come, first seated basis.

Posted 8/11/05