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Fox Facts Fall 2004

UWFox Faculty and Staff Professional Activities and Accomplishments Fall 2004

[The information, below, has been provided by the individuals cited with editing by the UWFox Office of University Relations.]

Kimberly Dirlam-Schatz has been appointed Associate Professor of Chemistry based on the recommendation of [former] Chancellor Bill Messner and the approval of the UW System Board of Regents.

Terri Gonya has been appointed Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, based on the recommendation of [former] Chancellor Bill Messner and the approval of the UW System Board of Regents.

Diana Henke has been appointed Professor of Business, based on the recommendation of [former] Chancellor Bill Messner and the approval of the UW System Board of Regents.

Dubear Kroening (Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences) was notified that he received a UW System Applied Research Grant for $25,322 to fund a project entitled Mold Growth Inhibition on Wetcake for Ethanol Production Plants for the 2004-2005 fiscal year. A number of biology undergraduate students were employed the past summer and during the current school year to assess the impact of probiotics (good bacteria) and plant products on the inhibition of mold growth on wetcake, a byproduct of ethanol production. Since wetcake can be used to feed cattle, probiotics would serve a dual purpose by increasing the fitness of the cattle and preventing spoilage due to mold growth, helping farmers and ethanol plants in Wisconsin. Kroening also reports that he received grant money (approximately $4,000) from the UWFox Foundation for an ultra low freezer to be used in research and for storing class specimens.

Steve Leahy (Senior Lecturer in History) is serving as Newsletter Editor for the Polish American Historical Association, effective April 2004.

Dan Putman (Professor of Philosophy) was recognized by the UW Colleges with the prestigious “Barrington-Musolf Award.”

Martin Rudd (Assistant Professor of Chemistry) has recently published an undergraduate research paper in the international chemistry journal, Polyhedron. “Polyhedron is consistently ranked in the top 10 chemistry journals in impact factor,” according to Dr. Rudd. His paper details the design, synthesis and subsequent analysis of a new class of selenium and tellurium containing ligands that have the potential to be used in the electronics field of Metal Vapor Deposition. The paper is entitled:

Synthesis and Characterization of Chalcogenoic Aminophosphines: X-Ray Structures of But2P(E)NHPrn (E = Se, Te), Ph2P(Se)NHPrn and {Et2P(Se)}2NPrn, Polyhedron, 2004, Vol 23, 1923 – 1929

The UWFox Professional Development Fund provided financial support for some of this research.

Max Schultz (Graphic Artist/University Relations and Director of the Bohrod Art Gallery) recently served as a jurist in the 60th “Art Annual” at the Neville Public Museum (Green Bay. The celebrated exhibit includes 35 artists from Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and is on view at the Neville until November 7.