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Research Day on Campus Is a Success

MARCH 24, 2006--The celebration of faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement in February brought about 85 members of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls staff and faculty together to showcase their research and scholarly and creative activities.

The Office of Provost, the Office of Grants and Research and the Chalmer Davee Library sponsored the event, which included papers, journal articles, books, posters and a variety of other works produced by faculty and staff.

Following is a list of participants categorized by city of residence:

Wisconsin:

Baldwin:

Wes Chapin, assistant professor of political science, submitted a book review for the book titled “Turkey in Germany: The Transnational Sphere of Deutschkei” by Betigul Ercan Argun.

Timothy Lyden, assistant professor of biology, submitted eight academic posters and was senior editor of the undergraduate research journal Endeavor.

Ellsworth:

Perry Clark, professor of animal and food Science, and his work on a grant titled "A Comparison of Traditional and Composted Bedded Pack Barn Housing Systems for Dairy Cattle.”

Hager City:

David Beard, assistant professor of English, was one of the editors of the Wisconsin English Journal.

Hudson:

Jennifer Borup, associate professor of social work, and her work on the “Western Wisconsin Partnership” grant.

Virginia M. Coombs, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, submitted a journal article titled “Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.”

Daniel Marchand, assistant professor of chemistry, submitted a journal article titled “Relevance of Pi-Pi and Dipole-Dipole Interactions for Retention on Cyano and Phenyl Columns in Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography.”

Gary Onan, assistant professor of animal and food sciences submitted a journal article titled "Inheritance of Recurrent Exertional Rhabdomyolsis in Thoroughbreds."

Stephanie Zeman, director of the area research center, submitted a monograph titled “150 Years of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, River Falls, Wisconsin.”

Menomonie:
Dennis Cosgrove, professor of plant and earth science, and his work on a grant titled "Evaluation of a Rapid Method for Determining Optimum Harvest Timing for Alfalfa.”

New Richmond:
Laine Vignona, assistant professor of plant and earth science, and his work on a grant titled "Rocky Branch Baseline Water Quality Study.”

Prescott:
Mark Kinders, director of University Communications, submitted a media kit titled “Celebrate Winter on the Sparkling St. Croix Riverway.”

E. Katharine Miller, associate professor of biology, and her work on grants titled “A Multi-Generation Sublethal Assay of Estrogenics Using the Him-5 Strain of C. Elegans” and “Two Multi-Cultural Pre-College Program Courses that Explore “The Troubles” in Ireland.”

River Falls:
Betsy Barret, assistant professor of health and human performance, submitted an academic poster titled “Pedometry Use in K-12 Physical Education in Rural Wisconsin.”

Carolyn Brady, administrative specialist, submitted artwork titled “Reflective Shrine IV” and work on the Your Town: The Citizen’s Institute on Rural Design” grant.

William Campbell, director of grants and research, is the associate editor of Endeavor, an undergraduate research journal.

Bradley Caskey, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of psychology, presented an instructor’s manual.

Dennis Cooper, professor of animal and food science, and his work on a grant titled "Bulgaria Dairy Feed/Forage Technical Assistance Project.”

Ken Croes, chemistry lab manager, submitted a journal article titled “Relevance of Pi-Pi and Dipole-Dipole Interactions for Retention on Cyano and Phenyl Columns in Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography.”

Rachel Perry Evju, of the Office of University Advancement, submitted a dance piece titled “C’est Un Reve.”

Connie Foster, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, submitted an academic poster titled “Pedometry Use in K-12 Physical Education in Rural Wisconsin.”

Blake Fry, dean for student development and campus diversity, and his work on the Campus Reading Seminar on Racial/Ethical Topics grant.

Ioana Ghenciu, assistant professor of mathematics, submitted three journal articles titled “Complemented Spaces of Operators,” “Strong Dunford-Pettis Sets and Spaces of Operators,” and “Tensor Products and Dunford Pettis Sets.”

Phil George, director of the Academic Success Center, and his work on the UW-RF McNair Scholars Program and the UW-RF SSS Program grants.

Suzanne Hagen, assistant to the chancellor, and her work on the “Keeping Our Facilities III: Recruiting, Retaining, and Advancing Faculty of Color.”

Kris Hiney, professor of animal and food science, submitted work on two grants titled "Equine Breeding Program, Students/Adult Outreach" and "Foaling Stalls, Equine Barn.”

Linda Jacobson, outreach program manager, submitted work from a grant titled “Cultivating Community Forum.”

Douglas Johnson, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and director of graduate studies, submitted work from a grant titled “UW-RF Center for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.”

Nicholas Karolides, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English, submitted four journal articles and two monographs.

Steven Kelm, assistant professor of animal and food science, submitted the journal article "Genetic Basis and Risk Factors for Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases in US Holsteins. I. Estimation of Genetic Parameters for Single Diseases and General Health."

Cyndi Kernahan, assistant professor of psychology, submitted two journal articles and an academic poster titled “Racial Attitudes over Time: The Effects of Empathy and Presentation Style.”

Laurel Langford, assistant professor of mathematics, submitted work on a grant titled “Lesson Study Training Grant.”

Leland Lueck, women’s tennis coach, submitted an academic poster titled “Student Technology Leaders Support Peers, Professors and K-12 Teachers.”

James Madsen, professor of physics, submitted work on a grant titled “Ice Cube Startup Project” and eight journal articles.

Ranee May, faculty associate in animal and food sciences, and her work on a grant titled "Quality and Safety Control Implementation Program.”

Jerome Nechville, associate professor agricultural engineering technology, and his work on a grant titled "Service-Learning Network—Integrating Service Learning in Wisconsin Colleges of Agriculture, Life Science, and Natural Resources.”

Reza Rahgozar, professor of business administration, submitted a journal article titled “An Artificial Neural Network for Hedging Crude Oil.”

J. Michael Roy, professor of music, submitted two pieces of music titled “Pine Apple Rag: a Percussion Ensemble for 8 Players” and “Rhythmic Configurations: A Percussion Ensemble for 9 Players.”

Rose Rude, student adviser, submitted a photograph titled “Steps into the Future.”

David Rusterholz, professor of chemistry, submitted work on a grant titled “Screening of New Capsaicin Analogs for Analgesic Effectiveness” and was senior editor of the undergraduate research journal Endeavor.

Karen Ryan, director of the educational technology center, submitted an academic poster titled “Student Technology Leaders Support Peers, Professors and K-12 Teachers.”

Brian Smith, professor of plant and earth sciences, and his work on grants titled "Determination of Profitability Potential of New Wisconsin Plum Cultivars and Associated Propagation Techniques," and "Raspberry Breeding—the Development of New Commercial Cultivars for the Wisconsin Grower.”

Glenn Spiczak, assistant professor or physics, submitted eight journal articles including “Air Showers with IceCube: First Engineering Data.”

Donavon Taylor, professor of plant and earth sciences, and his work on a grant titled “ Multicultural Scholars Program in Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences," funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Elizabeth Troester, assistant professor of communicative disorders, submitted a journal article titled “Social Emotional Learning: The Important Role You Play.”

Amber Tubre, outreach program manager, submitted a journal article “Convergence of Self-Report and Archival Crash Involvement Data: A Two-Year Longitudinal Follow up.”

Travis Tubre, assistant professor of psychology, submitted two journal articles titled “Ability-Based Pairing Strategies in the Team-Based Training of a Complex Skill: Does the Cognitive Ability of Your Training Partner Matter?” and “Convergence of Self-Report and Archival Crash Involvement Data: A Two Year Longitudinal Follow up.”

Purnendu C. Vasavada, professor of animal and food science, submitted a journal article titled "Enterobacter sakazakii: The Quest for Tests."

Ricardo Villarreal de Silva, assistant professor of business administration, submitted a journal article titled “Factorial Invariance of a Pan-Hispanic Familism Scale.”

Ruth Wood, associate professor of English, was one of the editors of the Wisconsin English Journal.

Wilson:
Bonnie Walters, professor of animal and food science, and her work on grants titled "Agriculture for the Inner City Classroom," and "Arcadia Live Growth Study.”

Minnesota:

Oakdale:

Robert Baker, professor of plant and earth sciences, submitted a chapter from a book titled "Field Trip Guidebook for Selected Geology in Minnesota and Wisconsin."

Stillwater:

Pat Hanson, lecturer in speech communication and theatre arts, submitted works including an essay, a monograph and a short story titled “Blood Money.”

St. Paul:
Terry Brown, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, submitted a poster titled “ADP @UWRF: Beginning the Conversation” and work on a grant titled “A Campus-Wide Conversation about Student Mental Health.”

Morgan Clifford, professor of art, submitted a weaving titled “January.”

Mary Manke, associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies, and her work on three funded grants.

Florence Monsour, professor of teacher education, submitted a journal article titled “Finding Principals for Wisconsin.”

Michael Padgett, professor of art, submitted a ceramic piece titled “Desktop Ornament with Birds.”

Donald Petzold, professor of geography, submitted a journal article titled “A Service Learning Project for Geography: Designing and Painted Playground Map of the United States for Elementary Schools.”

Tracy Gladstone-Sovell, professor of political science, submitted an academic poster titled “ADP @UWRF: Beginning the Conversation.”

Woodbury:

Hossein Najafi, associate professor of computer science and information systems, submitted an academic paper and a journal article.

Other faculty and staff:
Debra Allyn, associate professor of health and human performance, submitted two academic papers titled “Student Technology Leaders Support Peers, Professors and K-12 Teachers” and “Pedometry Use in K-12 Physical Education in Rural Wisconsin.”

Alicia Acken Cosgrove, of the Agricultural Resource Center, and her work on two grants.

Dean Culpepper, assistant professor of health and human performance, submitted four academic papers about body satisfaction.

Tricia Davis, assistant professor, entered two book reviews on books by Mindy Stombler and Thomas Blass.

Steven DeWald, academic staff lecturer and director of the Small Business Development Center, exhibited his work on a grant titled Wisconsin Entrepreneur’s Network.

Donald Glover, cross-country coach, submitted a monograph titled “Essentials of Team Building: Principles and Practices.”

Hilree Hamilton, assistant professor of music, submitted a journal article titled “Echos from a Teaching Adventure in China” and a textbook lesson from Spotlight on Music.

Rellen Hardtke, assistant professor of physics, entered several journal articles including one titled “New Results from the Antarctic Muon and Neutrino Detector Array.”

John Heppen, assistant professor of geography, submitted a book review for the book Place and Politics in Modern Italy and two journal articles.

Neil Kraus, assistant professor of political science, submitted an article titled “The Significance of Race in Urban Politics: The Limitations of Regime Theory.”

Amy Lloyd, SSS advisor and tutor coordinator, and her work on the Falcon Fellows Program grant.

Peter Mak, assistant professor of art, submitted many artworks including “Dance, People, Dance” and “In Search of Shelter.”

Kevin McLaughlin, professor of chemistry, submitted a journal article titled “The Hosoya Index, Lucas Numbers and QSPR.”

Michael Miller, associate professor of teacher education, and his work on the Campus Reading Seminar grant.

Jill Moe, Upward Bound director, submitted her work on the UW-RF Upward Bound grant.

Krista Palmquist, professor of music, submitted an art performance titled “Liederabend: an Evening of Schubert.”

Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, department of English, submitted a book chapter titled “Iconography and the Feminine Ideal.”

Deborah Ryan, non-instructional academic staff member, and her work on the UW-RF CCAMPIS Project grant.

Keven Syverson, health education coordinator, and his work on the Linking Campus and Community to Reduce Dangerous Drinking Rates grant.

Susan Tarr, associate professor of health and human performance, submitted an academic poster titled “Pedometry Use in K-12 Physical Education in Rural Wisconsin.”

Anthony Varghese, assistant professor of computer science and information systems, submitted a journal article titled “Endogenous Channels in HEK Cells and Potential Roles in HCN Ionic Current Measurements.”

Matthew Vonk, assistant professor of physics, submitted a journal article titled “Lightcurve and Rotation Period Determination for Minor Planet 4006 Sandler.”

Gayle Cuming Ward, assistant professor of teacher education, submitted a journal article titled “Supporting the Narrative Development of Young Children.”

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