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January 23, 2006



Vote for Scholars' Writing Workshop Dates

Last year, Sharon Varallo and Wendy Hilton-Morrow hosted the Scholars' Writing Workshop in May. This four-day pilot workshop provided space, time and academic coaching to those most interested in completing articles, dissertations and books. The workshop was conducted by Dr. Sonja Foss, professor and chair of the department of communication at the University of Colorado at Denver. The workshop format was "hands-on and intensive," with faculty participants committing to writing in their offices for the duration of the workshop.

 If you would like to see the workshop return to Augustana, please email Ellen Hay ( to let us know your preference among the following:

a) May 30-June 2, 2006

b) August 14-18, 2006

c) May/June, 2007 


The 2nd International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Research in the New Millennium

The Second International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from May 3-6, 2006. The theme of the Second International Congress, "Ethics, Politics and Human Subject Research," builds on and extends the theme of the First International Congress, which focused on "Qualitative Inquiry in a Time of Global Uncertainty." The 2006 Congress will explore experiences with and criticisms of Institutional Review Boards. It will question the over-reliance of audit cultures on evidence-based, neo-experimental models of inquiry.


The 2006 Congress will investigate new ways of decolonizing traditional methodologies. It will take up performative, feminist, indigenous, democratic and participatory forms of critical inquiry. These new forms of inquiry will be examined to see how they can advance the goals of social justice and progressive politics in this new century.


Half-day (morning and afternoon) preconference workshops (May 3) will precede the three day Congress (May 5-6), which will consist of keynote, plenary, featured and regular sessions. There also will be opening and closing receptions and a banquet.


To learn more about the Second International Congress and how to participate, please visit the website here.


Norman K. Denzin
Congress Director


Call for Entries — 2006 Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge

The ability to convey the essence and excitement of research in digitized images, color diagrams, multimedia and animation has given researchers the perspective needed to set new research directions and equipped other citizens to see and understand complex science concepts.


The National Science Foundation and Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, invite you to participate in the fourth annual Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. The competition recognizes scientists, engineers, visualization specialists, and artists for producing or commissioning innovative work in visual communication.


Award categories: Photographs, Illustrations, Interactive Media, Non-Interactive Media and Informational Graphics. Winners in each category will be published in the September 22, 2006 issue of Science Magazine and Science Online and displayed on the NSF website. 


Complete entry information is available here. The deadline for entries is May 31, 2006.