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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh decked the walls of Dempsey Hall this spring with more evidence of the breadth and depth of faculty creativity and scholarship.

Five published works were added to the Celebration of Scholarship display, which showcases framed covers of books and CDs by UW Oshkosh employees. Since 2001, the covers have been hung throughout the campus’s main administrative building.

Among the new additions were two works by biology and microbiology faculty members: Thomas Lammers, “World Checklist and Bibliography of Campanulaceae,” published by The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, England; and Teri Shors, “Understanding Viruses,” by Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

Lammers studied the bellflower Family Campanulaceae extensively in order to better understand its classification, distribution and evolution. It is the first book written on the subject since 1839.

“The work represents a major capstone to 25 years of research on this family, summarizing everything known about its species,” Lammers said.

In “Understanding Viruses,” which was written for undergraduate virology courses, Shors takes a balanced approach to combining the molecular, clinical and historical aspects of virology. The text provides a strong, comprehensive introduction to human viral diseases.

Three other additions to the Celebration of Scholarship display include:

  • Judith Hankes and Gerald Fast, College of Education and Human Services, co-authors of “Lost & Found and Found Again: A Math Mystery.”
  • Kay Neal, communication, co-author of “Argumentation and Debate: A Public Speaking Approach.”
  • Marsha Rossiter, human services and professional leadership, co-author of “Narrative and the Practice of Adult Education.”

To learn more about the Celebration of Scholarship display, contact project coordinator Susan Surendonk at surendon@uwosh.edu.

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