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L&S News – 2011 April

Student News

Office of Undergraduate Research Symposium

Congratulations to all of the participants in the 2011 Research Symposium sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research. Prizes were generously provided by the Graduate School.

Jacob Gill, Global Studies

Jacob Gill (‘11, global studies) has received a Fulbright-Hays GPA Program scholarship and will attend the ACC-CLASS K-12 Chinese Language Teachers Institute, a six-week program for Chinese teachers in Beijing and Chengdu, China.

Katie Ports, Psychology

Psychology graduate student Katie Ports' dissertation proposal on barriers and facilitators to HPV vaccination in Malawi will be honored by the American Psychological Association at its annual meeting for methodological rigor and potential contribution to the psychology of women's health in underdeveloped countries.

Stacy Blasiola, Weiai Xu, Yoonmo Sang and Johnathan Anderson, Journalism and Mass Communication

Four MA students in Journalism and Mass Communication will present their papers at the International Communication Association convention. They competed against faculty and graduate students from around the world for spots on the program. Congratulations to Stacy Blasiola (bloggers and cameras in courtrooms), Weiai Xu (internet censorship in China), and Yoonmo Sang and Johnathan Anderson (bloggers' libel liability).

Nick Sielicki, Russian and Global Communications Double-major

Congratulations to Nick Sielicki, a junior Russian and Global Communications double-major. Nick recently won a Critical Languages Scholarship from the U.S. State Department. This highly-competitive award includes seven weeks of intensive Russian language training at a Flagship Initiative school in Russia, academic credits, airfare, room and board with a host family, and a stipend. Nick was selected from hundreds of other Russian majors from across the country, most from elite institutions.

Southeast Asian American Student Services

Congratulations to the Southeast Asian American Student Services office for its Regents Diversity Award in recognition of its success in fostering access and success for historically underrepresented populations.

Vueve DeShazer, Journalism & Mass Communication alum

A report and photos from the front lines in Cairo by Journalism & Mass Communication alum, Vueve DeShazer ('07). Click here for the first hand report. Click here for photos (opens in a new window).

Research News

Dilano Saldin, Physics

Physics Professor Dilano Saldin is the lead author of "New light on disordered ensembles: Ab initio structure determination of one particle from scattering fluctuations of many copies," an article that was featured in the Viewpoint section of the journal, Physics. This prestigious placement includes commentary by a qualified specialist and is given to only about 100 articles each year out of the 18,000 that are published.

Erica Bornstein, Anthropology

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Erica Bornstein co-edited the recently published book, Forces of Compassion: Humanitarianism Between Ethics and Politics.

David Kaplan, Physics

David Kaplan (physics), co-author of a paper on the hunt for the Milky Way’s heaviest stars, was highlighted on NASA’s website. (link opens in new window)

David Mulroy, Classics

If you love classics, check out Oedipus Rex, a new verse translation by Professor David Mulroy. Book release is May 19.

Carol Hirschmugl, Physics

Funded by the National Science Foundation's Major Research Instrumentation Program, the research team led by Physics Professor Carol Hirschmugl develops new technique to image human tissue in minutes instead of hours. Click here for more information.

Stefan Schnitzer, Biological Sciences

The National Science Foundation and many others wrote about Stefan Schnitzer's (biological sciences) research on lianas in tropical forests. Lianas are woody, non-self-supporting vines that compete aggressively with their hosts for sunlight, water and nutrients.

César Ferreira, Spanish and Portuguese

La palabra según Clarice Lispector: aproximaciones críticas (The Word According to Clarice Lispector: Critical Approaches), co-edited by César Ferreira (UWM Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese) with Luciana Namorato (Indiana Univ. Bloomington), has been published by the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru.

Glen Jeansonne, History

Check out history Professor Glen Jeansonne's new book Elvis Presley, Reluctant Rebel: His Life and Our Times. The book is co-authored by two UWM alums, David Luhrssen ('91, MA History) and Dan Sokolovic ('05, Master of Liberal Studies).

Faculty News

Paul Roebber, Mathematics and Atmospheric Science

Professor of Mathematics and Atmospheric Science Paul Roebber was awarded the 2011 Individual Tech Award by the MIT Club of Milwaukee. The award recognizes technological contribution to Wisconsin's economy.

Jeffrey Merrick, History

Congratulations to Professor Jeffrey Merrick, the recipient of the 2011 Dr. PB Poorman Award in recognition of his advocacy, research, teaching, and service on behalf of the LGBTQ communities.

Stephen Leeds, Philosophy, named Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Philosophy Professor Stephen Leeds. He was named a UWM Distinguished Professor, an honor that recognizes scholarly contribution and accomplishment in his field.

Bettina Arnold, Anthropology

Professor Bettina Arnold (Anthropology) commented to ABC News on archeologists' claims that the oldest homosexual remains have been found. (link opens in new window).

Andrea Stone, Art History

Art History Professor Andrea Stone's new book Reading Maya Art was featured in the Wall Street Journal the weekend of March 26th. Click here to read the full story. (opens in new window)

Richard Grusin, English

How and why has the news media evolved into a predictor of future events instead of just a reporter of past events? Listen to new media theorist Richard Grusin (and Professor of English) on WUWM.