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Russ (Business faculty) edits international journal

February 2013: “The latest edition ( Volume 3 Issue No. 2) of the International Journal of Management and Business, IJMB, is now available. UW-Green Bay Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business is chief editor of the publication, which presents academic papers whose abstracts are offered in six languages: English, French, German Spanish, Arabic. and Italian. Among topics addressed in this issue are the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, cultural diversity, entrepreneurs’ job stress, risk disclosures, the case of American oil multinationals operating in the UK, and more. You may view this and other issues of IJMB at: http://www.iamb.net/IJMB/journal.html.”

From UWGB Inside Newsroom: http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/faculty-staff/02/01/faculty-russ-journal/

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Graduate students work to restore Cat Island

UW-Green Bay graduate students Tim Flood and Tom Prestby, of the Environmental Science and Policy graduate program, are involved in restoration projects on Cat Island in Green Bay. Flood is working on comparing the two sides of the new barrier to see how the island’s improvements might help with reestablishing aquatic plants in the bay. He is comparing wave velocity, light extinction and vegetation growth between the two sides. Prestby spends four or five days each week during migration months at 13 sites around Green Bay monitoring shore birds to research the locations the shore birds are using most. He has found more than 30 species of birds on the island, including some that are listed as endangered. Both students were selected for the 2013-2014 Cofrin or Land Trust student research grants. See the full story here.

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Student creates app for better, faster calculations

UW-Green Bay senior Shawn Snyder has created an application for a precision-based calculator. It’s faster and more precise than a regular device, and part of a “complex physics modeling program that could be used for cutting-edge research in science” that Snyder is developing, says Associate Prof. Peter Breznay. Snyder’s app can be purchased through the Windows 8 program. You can read the full story here.

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Undergrad essay accepted for April Political Science conference

An essay from undergraduate Taylor Schmidt has been accepted for the April 3-6 Midwestern Political Science Association conference in Chicago. Assistant Prof. Dallas Blaney tells us Schmidt’s essay, “Foreign Aid, Solving Gender Inequality, and Empowering Women,” was accepted for a resources and development session during the annual gathering. Find more information here.

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Dornbush, Faculty Mentor

Adam Von Haden transferred into UW-Green Bay his sophomore year unsure of what he wanted to study. After taking a few classes with Prof. Matthew Dornbush, he knew he wanted to get a degree in Environmental Science. Von Haden and Dornbush studied plant diversity and reproduction in his undergraduate career.

Full article available in: Inside – May 2013

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Game On! Video Game Career Started Here

Ben Kvalo, a 2010 UW-Green-Bay graduate, works in THE video game paradise. He works at 2K, which is part of the Take-Two Interactive corporation which was ranked as the world’s No. 1 video game publisher in 2012. Kvalo describes it as his dream job and states that Faculty Mentor Lucy Arendt, Professor Tim Meyer, and Jennifer Jones helped him step out of his comfort zone and follow his dreams.

Full article available in: Inside – May 2013

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Leading and learning: Labs provide rich experience for Biology students

UW-Green Bay students have a multitude of opportunities for applied learning experiences in the Biology labs. In a lab environment, students who are learning the taxonomy, morphology, biology and ecology of most of the animal phyla, collect, prepare and identify their own invertebrates and look at specimens supplied by Prof. Mike Draney. The Biology students also have sensational resources at their fingertips — in this case, the University’s Richter Museum of Natural History (www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/richter/). It is one of Wisconsin’s most significant collections of animal specimens for scientific research and education. Find more information here.

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Psychology interns get hands-on with after school research

Six UW-Green Bay students are working to make after-school programming better, getting real-world experience in area schools as undergraduate interns. Under the supervision of Assistant Prof. Jenell Holstead, Psychology, the students are working in various Title I Green Bay School District schools, studying issues ranging from homework reluctance to what motivates kids. Eventually, they’ll use their research to create after-school resources for staff members to use. The full story can be found here.

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Student’s column on embracing differences published in Green Bay Press-Gazette

UW-Green Bay student Aisha Umar urges dialogue, awareness and embracing cultural differences in a column that ran in the Green Bay Press-Gazette. The piece, which ran with the headline “Bridge misunderstanding to create a peaceful society,” was the latest in the paper’s series of “Today’s Take” columns, which are written by newspaper staffers and community members and featured daily on page A3. Umar’s column talks about her personal experience as a Muslim student on campus and emphasizes the importance of interfaith dialogues and mutual respect. “The question I always ask is, ‘Can we all get along and love one another?’” Umar writes. “The answer I hope to hear is, ‘Yes, we can all get along, and yes, we can all truly love one another.’ So, dear readers, I extend a challenge to you and request that you walk to someone who is different from you and try to understand them.” The full post can be read here.

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360° of Panama

UW-Green Bay students and faculty traveled to a small village in Panama, with the task of studying exotic spiders. Their experience involved much more than just the task at hand, such as experiencing the culture in San Antonio, Panama, learning the Wounaan culture’s way of life, and eating their food.

Full article available in: Inside – May 2013

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