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[University of Wisconsin-Green Bay News Release]

For Immediate Release:

April 28, 2008

Three UW-Green Bay professors receive Research Scholar awards

Photo: UW-Green Bay professors Andrew Kersten, Amy Wolf, and Scott Ashmann.

GREEN BAY-The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has recognized three faculty members with Research Scholar awards, the Provost's Office announced recently.

Receiving three-credit course releases next school year are Prof. Amy Wolf, Prof. Scott Ashmann and Prof. Andrew Kersten.

The Provost's Office agreed with the University's Research Council that three Research Scholar awards should be presented, rather than a single award, due to the outstanding proposals submitted, their timeliness, proven scholarship and potential benefit to students.

The awards were announced April 18 at the annual Faculty Research Exchange meeting.

The awards provide time for faculty to conduct research, draft grant proposals, write books, create artwork, or prepare presentations. Another professor or an ad hoc instructor will teach a course in the professors' absence for up to one semester.

Prof. Wolf will develop a proposal to submit to the National Science Foundation to establish a "Research Experience for Undergraduate Students" at UW-Green Bay. If successful, the project would enable UW-Green Bay students to work in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and international organizations to study temperate forest dynamics. Wolf is an assistant professor in Natural and Applied Sciences.

Prof. Ashmann will continue his intensive involvement with the Einstein Project, submitting a large-scale study to the National Science Foundation to investigate and evaluate use of the Einstein Project materials. The Einstein Project is a non-profit organization that partners with schools and communities to provide leadership and support for science education in Wisconsin. Ashmann is an assistant professor of Education.

Professor Andrew Kersten, will be completing a biography of Clarence S. Darrow, the famous American lawyer who defended a Tennessee schoolteacher in 1925 for teaching evolutionary theory. He wants to answer why Darrow stood up for the poor, the downtrodden, radical unionists, murders and atheists. Kersten is a professor of Social Change and Development.

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