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UWFox Kicks Off 2010-2011 Scholars Series on Sept. 20

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has announced the line-up for its 2010-2011 Scholars Series, with the first presentation scheduled for Monday, September 20 at noon in Perry Hall.  The monthly series is entering its ninth year as one of the region’s premier monthly lecture series, offering a variety of topics and guest authoritative speakers that take place at mid-day on Mondays in either Perry Hall or the Baehman Theatre in the Communication Arts Center on the UWFox campus in Menasha.

The 2010-2011 UWFox Scholars Series is sponsored by the UW-Fox Valley Foundation, Inc.  The focus for this year’s series is personal, community, and institutional health and wellness.

On September 20, Dr. Eric Boos (M.A., Ph.D., J.D., L.L.M.), assistant professor Philosophy at UW-Fond du Lac, is presenting, "Negotiating Property Rights for Pastoral People in Tanzania: Is Customary Law Enough to Save the Maasai?, in the Baehman Theatre. 

Boos intends to discuss how the process of privatization of land will be of little benefit to Tanzanian farmers, and leaves open the question of who will really benefit from privatization. It is Boos’ contention that encouraging ownership by title, as part and parcel of the process of privatization, will actually compromise food security in Tanzania in the long run unless a systematic financing of farmer-led co-operatives precedes it.  He also contends that Tanzania must include its Pastoral People among its "resources" and move to secure their way of life by granting them the autonomy necessary to preserve their way of life in a manner which likewise allows for progress and change in the agricultural sector.

October 11, "The Environmental Impact of White-tailed Deer and Managing an Overabundant Herbivore," is offered by Dr. Don Waller, professor of Botany and Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, in Perry Hall.

October 25, "Leadership in Healthy, Sustainable Living," features Dr. Margie Weiss, CEO of the Weiss Health Group, LLC as the guest speaker, in Perry Hall.

On November 15 a special panel discussion will address, "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder," with panel participants Steve Acheson, U.S. Army veteran and UWFox student; Cheryl J. Huff, Psy.D., Outpatient Mental Health Clinic, Bradley CBOC in Appleton; and Chris Zaglifa, LCSW, SAC, Wausau Community Outpatient  Clinic, Department of Veterans Affairs, in Perry Hall.

December 6, "Faith and Spirituality" is being presented by Dr. Sailaja Kamaraju, M.D., from UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health, in the Baehman Theatre.

February 7, Chris Mehring, director of Media Relations for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, will present, "The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers and Professional Baseball in the Fox Cities," in Perry Hall.

On March 7, Neil Anderson, director of the Northeast Wisconsin Zoo (the NEW Zoo) will speak to, "Green Bay Zoo Fitness," in Perry Hall.

Topics and speakers are still being pursued for the presentations on April 11 and May 2, and will be announced when final details are in place.

All presentations in the 2010-2011 UWFox Scholars Series are free and open to the public with unreserved seating.  Free parking is located on the west side of the campus.

For more information about this program, contact the UWFox Office of University Relations, 920-832-2611, email david.hager@uwc.edu, or visit www.uwfox.uwc.edu.

Posted 09/17/2010