Judy Puncochar (Education), Mike Strahan and SaraJane Tompkins (AIS-Library) presented "ELIS: Embedded Librarian Instructional Services" at the Michigan Library Association's 118th annual conference in Lansing. They introduced a model for embedding librarian support and instruction in academic courses. Using a mixed methods approach based on four years of qualitative and quantitative data, the speakers identified five disparate components necessary for successfully infusing library support with course instruction: library resources, course-specific instruction, librarian-instructor collaboration, structure/methods of delivery and student/faculty needs. They described how each component relates to successful student learning and how the ELIS model can be adapted to face-to-face, hybrid or online courses at all educational levels.

Don Faust (Mathematics and Computer Science) gave the following presentations during his recent sabbatical in Asia: "Explorationism, Evidence Logic, and the Question of the Non-necessity of All Belief Systems, Part II" at the 22nd World Congress of Philosophy in Seoul, Korea; "Evidence Logic and Epistemology" at Renmin University in Beijing, China and Nanjing Normal University in Nanjing, China; "Observations on the Non-necessity of All Belief Systems" at the International Islamic University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur; "Evidence Logic for Discourse Enhancements Leading to Improved Conflict Resolution" at the East-West Center International Conference in Bali, Indonesia; "Observations on the Nature of Scientific Knowledge" at Udayana University and Ganesha University of Education in Bali; and "Scientific and General Epistemology," a semester-long seminar series for science faculty at Yulin University in Yulin, China. Faust also delivered a series of four public lectures at Yulin University titled "The Explorationist Perspective on Epistemology," "The Non-necessity of All Belief Systems," "The Hyperreal Numbers in Mathematics: Epistemological Perspectives" and "Explorationism and Education."

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