Milestones Summer 2002
Barbara Emil, dean of continuing education extension and executive director of Learning Innovations, UW-Extension. Emil was dean of educational outreach at the University of South Florida and executive director of the Florida Virtual Campus.
Elizabeth Hitch, provost, UW-La Crosse. Hitch was dean of the college of education and professional studies at Eastern Illinois University.
Lance L. Lunsway, director of transportation services, UW-Madison. Lunsway was parking/transportation manager at Arizona State University.
David J. Prior, provost, UW-Superior. Prior was provost at UW-Whitewater.
Center for the Humanities, UW-Madison, $100,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support its program of interdisciplinary workshops in the humanities for faculty, staff and graduate students.
La Follette School
of Public Affairs, UW-Madison, $650,000 from U.S. Department of
Sue O'Halloran, UW-Extension and UW-Superior, $24,170 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and $59,340 from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for developing a pilot Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials program in the western Lake Superior basin. O'Halloran is a water resource specialist with the Center for Continuing Education/Extension and a researcher with the Lake Superior Research Institute.
UW-Madison, $725,000 to investigate issues in establishing and maintaining
communication between sensor devices in wireless ad hoc surveillance networks.
Kurt Schmude, UW-Superior, $6,800 from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to continue monitoring benthic macroinvertebrates in Newton Creek in the City of Superior. Schmude is an associate scientist with the Lake Superior Research Institute.
$902,083 from the Wisconsin Collaborative U.S. History Professional Development
Program, a three-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Education,
to improve American history education in La Crosse and northern Wisconsin.
The project is a collaborative effort of UW-La Crosse, the La Crosse School
District and the Cooperative Educational Services Agency 12.
UW-Madison, $3.75 million from the National Science Foundation to establish the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute. The institute is intended to broaden representation of women in science at all levels.
UW-Marathon County, one of several partners who have received a $784,370 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a new Teaching American History Program. Other partners are the Wausau School District, the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, Marathon County Historical Society and the D.C. Everest School District.
UW-Marathon County, $30,000 from Wausau Homes to establish the Wausau Homes Writing Center. Staffed by English faculty, the center offers grant, resume, business and autobiographical writing assistance to the public, in addition to speech, creative, expository and scientific writing for students.
UW-Milwaukee, $68,398 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide child-care services for low-income students. Institutions were eligible for the grants, which last four years, if they disbursed more than $350,000 in Pell Grants in the previous year.
UW-Oshkosh, $97,463 in federal funds to develop a new literacy program for young children and their families. The effort, developed by Margaret Genisio, a recognized literacy expert at UW-Oshkosh, will include a family literacy center provided by the Oshkosh Area School District.
UW-Superior, $167,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the Transportation and Logistics Research Center to lead a yearlong study on the potential of establishing intermodal cargo service in the Twin Ports of Duluth-Superior. Matching funds and support will be provided by the Wisconsin and Minnesota departments of transportation, Metropolitan Interstate Planning Commission, Duluth Seaway Port Authority, private industry, UW-Milwaukee and UW-Superior.
UW System, $1.8 million federal grant to improve the use of technology in K-12 classrooms and training future teachers. The project, known as "VIVA!" (Vital Issues in Virtual Assemblies), is led by UW System and teacher-education programs at UW-Oshkosh and UW-River Falls. UW-Oshkosh College of Education and Human Services Dean Carmen Coballes-Vega and education technology expert Penny Garcia wrote the grant proposal.
Robert J. Beck, UW-Milwaukee, "International Law and the Rise of Nations: The State System and the Challenge of Ethnic Groups," Chatham House. Beck is director of academic technology at UW-Milwaukee's Center for International Education and adjunct associate professor in UWM's Political Science Department. The volume features essays by Beck, co-editor Thomas Ambrosio, and 13 other prominent international law and international relations scholars.
Richard Brooks, UW-Whitewater, "Science and Religion in the English-Speaking World, 1600-1727: A Bibliographic Guide to the Secondary Literature," Scarecrow Press. Brooks, co-author with David Himrod, is an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.
Egal Feldman, UW-Superior, "Catholics and Jews in Twentieth-Century America," University of Illinois Press. Feldman is a professor emeritus of history.
Patty Loew, UW-Madison, "Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal," Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Loew is an assistant professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communications, co-host of Wisconsin Public Television's WeekEnd public affairs news program, and an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe.
Kim E. Nielsen, UW-Green Bay, "Un-American Womanhood: Antiradicalism, Antifeminism, and the First Red Scare," The Ohio State University Press. Nielsen is a faculty member in Social Change and Development and Women's Studies.
David W. Olien, UW System, "Back to Earth: Expectations for Using Technology to Improve the College Experience," a chapter included in "The University: International Expectations," McGill-Queen's University Press. The chapter originally appeared as a paper Olien presented to the prestigious Oxford Round Table. He is senior vice president for administration.
Edward N. Peterson, UW-River Falls, "The Secret Police and the Revolution: the Fall of the German Democratic Republic," Praeger. Peterson is a faculty member in history.
Craig W. Berridge, Emery H. Bresnick, Harry Brighouse, Brian G. Fox, Ken Ono, UW-Madison, 2002 Romnes Fellowships from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. The $50,000 awards help younger faculty establish scholarly careers. Berridge is an associate professor of pharmacology; Bresnick is an associate professor of psychology; Brighouse is a professor of philosophy; Fox is an associate professor of biochemistry; Ono is a professor of mathematics.
Nancy Bockhop, UW-Platteville, Industry Person of the Year by the Greater Madison Area Postal Customer Council. Bockhop was honored for saving the university thousands of dollars and making its mail and duplicating center more efficient.
Gerald Greenfield, Dwayne Olsen, Carol Tebben and Rich Walasek, UW-Parkside, Racine School Board Recognition Awards. The awards were based on the faculty members' support of the district's social studies curricular efforts. Greenfield is a professor of history; Olsen is an associate professor of teacher education; Tebben is an associate professor of political science; Walasek is an associate professor and chair of the department of geography.
Jun Li, UW-Madison, the David S. Johnson Award from the National Space Club "to young professionals who have developed an innovative use of Earth observation satellite data." Li is an assistant scientist in the university's Space Science and Engineering Center.
David Tenenbaum, 2001 Science-in-Society Journalism Award, National Association of Science Writers. Tenebaum is a staff writer for The Why Files, an award-winning science website at UW-Madison.
David C. Schwartz, David J. Sorkin, Dieter Zeppenfield, Patricia G. Devine, UW-Madison, 2002 Kellett Mid-Career Awards from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Each award provides $60,000 for research. Schwartz is a professor of genetics; Sorkin is a professor of history; Zeppenfield is a professor of physics; Devine is a professor of psychology.