CSDR-LL.M. E-newsletter Archives

Vol. 2, Issue 13 - November 9, 2001

What's Inside:

CSDR / LL.M. PROGRAM NEWS

LL.M. STUDENT FROM CHINA, HUIQUN (CINDY) ZHU, WRITES ABOUT HER FIRST DAYS IN AMERICA
Current LL.M. student Huiqun (Cindy) Zhu has written about her first few days in America and how she had to adjust to the culture. Her article entitled, "Making Cents of Cultural Difference" was published in the Columbia Missourian Voxmagazine, November 8, 2001. You can see it posted on the bulletin board in 206 Hulston.

GRADUATE SCHOOL NEWS

JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA TO VISIT LAW SCHOOL ON NOV. 14
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will address Law School faculty and students on November 14 from 2 to 2:50 PM in room 7.

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY BROWN BAG SERIES, NOV. 28
On Wednesday, November 28, the Preparing Future Faculty Brown Bag Series is offering “Preparing for the Job Search” by Joe Johnston, Educational & Counseling Psychology. This presentation is taking place in Room N208 in the Memorial Union from 12:00-1:30 P.M. This is open to all graduate students. Bring your lunch; beverages and cookies will be served. For more information, contact Terry Carter, 882-9578.

MULTICULTURAL ACTION GROUP PLANS TO DEVELOP INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY HOUR
A campus Multicultural Action Group is planning a project aimed at strengthening interactions and communication between American and International Students. The planning committee is considering an International Community Hour as open weekly social activities in the Memorial Union during or close to lunch hours focusing upon providing communication and social interaction for International and American students in a casual conversation and social activity oriented forum. The committee developed a rough draft of how these activities could be organized and is committed to developing a program proposal to be submitted by the end of the first week of December, and would like to begin the program at the beginning of next semester. For more information, send an e-mail to Mike Lenza.

ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT, CONFLICT MANAGEMENT DIVISION NEWSLETTER ONLINE
The Academy of Management, Conflict Management Division has its current newsletter online at http://aom.pace.edu/cmd/newslett/newsletter2001.htm. The newsletter notes the recent publication co-authored by MU Business Professor James A. Wall, Jr., who is a Senior Fellow of the CSDR. Callister, R. R. & Wall, J. A. Jr. 2001. Conflict Across Organizational Boundaries: Managed Care Organizations Versus Health Care Providers. Journal Of Applied Psychology, 86: 754-763.

GIFTS SOUGHT FOR CHILDREN OF CLIENTS OF LAW SCHOOL FAMILY VIOLENCE CLINIC
The Law School Family Violence Clinic has organized a Christmas service project providing gifts to the children of its clients. The Clinic represents indigent women in protection orders through out Mid-Missouri. Most of these women can not afford Christmas gifts for their children. Clinic administrative assistant Monique Prince oversees this project and clinic students and faculty donate money, use donated money to buy gifts, wrap gifts, and make deliveries to families throughout Mid-Missouri. The Family Violence Clinic extends an invitation to those in the MU Law community to contribute gifts or money to help provide Christmas gifts to these children. All gifts should be received in 104 Hulston by Friday, December 7. Interested parties should contact Monique Prince at 882-9728, princem@missouri.edu or come by 104 Hulston for additional information.

CONFERENCES / RESOURCES / CONTESTS

STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION ON INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL OR COMPARATIVE DISPUTE MANAGEMENT
The University of Queensland Moot Court Bench would like to invite the students to participate in an international essay competition, on "International, National or Comparative Dispute Management". The first prize will be awarded with (Australian) $1,000. Essays are to be between 2,500-10,000 words, and in English. The due date is February 28, 2002. Entries may be sent by e-mail to mootcourt@law.uq.edu.au. For more information, contact Helen McEniery.

PLANNING FOR MISSOURI CHAPTER OF AFCC
A diverse group of professionals from several areas of the state are generating interest in starting a Missouri Chapter of the Association of Family, Court, and Community Professionals (AFCC). AFCC is an international multidisciplinary group of professionals including judges, lawyers, family mediators, mental health professionals, academics, parent educators, and other dedicated to the constructive resolution of family disputes. You can learn more by receiving the Organizing Committee for Missouri AFCC e-newsletter. Contact the editors to be added to the group e-mail at Ellen_Cowell@stlouisco.com or andrea_clark@stlouisco.com AFCC can be contacted directly through their web site at http://www.AFCCnet.org.

ONLINE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MINI-COURSE, DEC. 3-7
The University of Massachusetts Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution is offering a free online mini-course from December 3-7, 2001 entitled "The Fourth Party: Theory and Practice of ODR." The mini-course is appropriate for practitioners and educators of ADR and conflict management who may use e-mail and the Web, have yet to engage with ODR, and would like to know just what it is and where it may be going. The mini-course is based on the recent book by Center co-directors Ethan Katsh and Janet Rifkin, Dispute Resolution: Resolving Conflicts in Cyberspace (Jossey-Bass, 2001). E-mail the Center at gaitenby@disputes.net for further information and registration.

ARTICLE ON PEER MEDIATION IN COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The Columbia Missourian recently published an article describing peer mediation programs in the public schools. http://www.digmo.org/news/local/premium/1105local10151.html

JOB/FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC LAW AND GOVERNMENT, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
The School of Government at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is seeking an associate professor of public law and government to specialize in civil law and procedure for North Carolina court officials. For information about the position, see http://ncinfo.iog.unc.edu/about/employment/current.html or the binder in 206 Hulston. The position will remain open until filled. The expected starting date is May 1, 2002.