Friday Features - Sept. 15, 2017

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Friday Features
September 15, 2017

Soofi co-edits book on Iran’s technology development

Abdol SoofiDr. Abdol Soofi, professor of economics at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, recently co-edited “The Development of Science and Technology in Iran: Policies and Learning Frameworks,” a book published by Palgrave-Macmillan this past January.

In the book, Soofi and co-editor Dr. Mehdi Goodarzi, assistant professor of technology management at Allameh Tabataba’i University in Tehran, Iran, examine the development of science and technology in support of industrialization in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The book helps readers understand the interaction between different players involved in the process of Iran’s science, technology and innovation development in specific areas over the last two decades. This was the second book Soofi has co-edited on Iranian science and technology development.

Soofi also recently served as co-editor of a special issue of the international journal “Technological Forecasting and Social Change,” published this month. The special issue of the journal also deals with the topic of scientific and technological development of Iran. In addition, Soofi currently is serving as guest-editor for a special issue on innovation, technological development and industrial restructuring in China in “Economic and Political Studies,” a journal published by the Renmin University of China, the highest-ranking university in China in social sciences.

Tesdahl interprets history at Platteville’s Historic Encampment

Historical Reenactment Eugene TesdahlThis past weekend, Dr. Eugene Tesdahl, assistant professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, volunteered to interpret early Wisconsin history to over 2,000 public school and homeschool students K-12 at Platteville’s Historic Encampment held Sept. 8-10 at Mound View Park in Platteville.

2017 marked the 20th year of the interpretive outreach event that offers Wisconsin history from the Paleolithic indigenous hunters of 1000 C.E. through the French Canadian fur trade, the Seven Years’ War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812.

Tesdahl was among those who offered a musket salute to mark the occasion. Leaders from Platteville Public Schools, Platteville City Council, Rollo Jamison and Mining Museums in Platteville, UW-Platteville and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction attended the ceremony. Tesdahl has sat on the board of the Platteville Historic Re-enactment since 2014.


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