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Tip Sheet for Week of Oct. 7, 2013

October 7, 2013

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Three student researchers and a university economist are gathering data in China to better understand climate change public opinions in China and the U.S., the two largest carbon emitting countries in the world. Researchers want to know what people in both countries think about climate change and why they think as they do, says Dr. Eric Jamelske, an associate professor of economics, who is leading the project. If there is to be meaningful global action taken to address climate change, China and the U.S. must be involved, he said. While in China, the students will visit four cities. In each city, they will partner with Chinese professors and students to survey college students and adults about climate change. They also are collecting similar data from U.S. college students and adults in Wisconsin and several other states. While in China, student researchers are blogging about their experiences. For more information about the current climate research, contact Dr. Eric Jamelske at jamelsem@uwec.edu.

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UW-Eau Claire's Homecoming festivities will begin this week. Highlights include:

  • Varsity Night Live! 7-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, Zorn Arena. The event will feature student talent; comedian Eric O'Shea will emcee. It will conclude with the crowning of Homecoming king and queen.
  • Nursing Alumni Homecoming Walk. 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in front of the Nursing Building. Walkers will go across and around campus to see recent changes to campus.
  • Homecoming Parade. 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. The parade, which will feature area high school marching bands and university groups, will travel down First Avenue.
  • Blugold Fever Fest. 11 a.m., Saturday, Carson Park. Alumni will gather for pregame food and entertainment.
  • Homecoming football game. 1 p.m., Saturday, Carson Park.
  • The Fifth Quarter. 4 p.m., Carson Park. After the game, the Blugold Marching Band will perform at the postgame party in the park.

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Chancellor James Schmidt will mingle with the Golden Blugolds during a celebration at noon Friday, Oct. 11, in the Ojibwe Room of Davies Center. The 50-year Golden Blugold pinning will follow at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., Dr. Robert Gough, professor emeritus of history, will give a presentation titled "Harvey Schofield: From Rogue Athlete to College President."

Quick links

You can find a complete listing of campus events on the UW-Eau Claire website.

For a quick overview of the week ahead, watch the Blugold Minute.

 

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