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May 3 Human Diversity Expo to feature student research projects

May 2, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — Education and social work students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will share results of their diversity research projects during the Human Diversity Expo May 3.

The Expo, which will run from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center, will feature projects designed by approximately 170 students enrolled in "Foundations of Human Relations" and "Ethnic-Sensitive Social Work Practice." The courses are taught by Dr. Jill Pinkney Pastrana, Eric Torres, Dr. Aram deKoven and Dr. Christin De Pouw in education studies and Dr. Otrude Moyo in social work.

Following are examples of project titles:

  • "Deconstructing Stereotypes of Social Work Practice with Asian Americans."
  • "How does Race Affect Social Interactions of Children in Structured and Unstructured Settings?"
  • "Linguistic Policy and Academic Performance: Challenges and Opportunities."
  • "How Whiteness Shapes Our Education System and its Effect on the Family Environment."

The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.

For additional information, contact Dr. Jill Pinkney Pastrana at 715-836-4537 or



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