UW-Eau Claire will welcome two emerging Hmong scholars to campus on Dec. 6 to inaugurate the Hmong Studies Symposium Series, a biennial event that highlights critical approaches to research in Hmong Studies. Dr. Aline Lo, an associate lecturer at UW-Milwaukee, will present "Reel Women: Diasporic Cinema and the Role of Hmong Female Collectivity in Abel Vang’s 'Nyab Siab Zoo' (The Good-hearted Daughter-in-Law)" at 1:30 p.m. in the Woodland Theater of Davies Center. The film will also be shown at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and preceding Lo's presentation at noon Dec. 6. Chong. A. Moua, a Ph.D. candidate in history at UW-Madison, will present “Reconstructing Memories: Why Hmong Studies Matters to Me” at 2:30 p.m. in the Woodland Theater. The symposium is organized by members of the Hmong Studies Steering Committee (HSSC), which is composed of students, staff, faculty and community members appointed by the chancellor in April 2013 to guide the effort of establishing a Hmong Studies program on campus. All events are free and open to the public. For more information about the symposium or the HSSC, contact Dr. Ari Anand, HSSC Chair, at anandas@uwec.,edu or 715-836-5481.