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Marc L. Greenberg, chair and professor of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, gave a lecture titled "Building a European Community: South Slavic Uses of Reconstructed Pasts" on Nov. 13 at Brown University. It was sponsored by the Marshall Woods Lectureships Foundation of Fine Arts.

Barbara Barnett's article, "Medea in the Media: Narrative and Myth in Newspaper Coverage of Women Who Kill Their Children," was published in the November issue of Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. Barnett is an associate professor of journalism.

Jimmy Gentry, professor of journalism, recently presented a tutorial on understanding financial statements for the vice president for corporate communications and one of her staff members at AMC Entertainment Co. in Kansas City.

Leonard Krishtalka, professor and director of the Biodiversity Institute; Linda Trueb, professor and senior curator of ecology and evolutionary biology; Michael Engel, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; Robert Timm, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; and Lori Shlenker, co-PI, recently received an NSF grant for $500,000 to install a mobile compactor system in the public service building where the Entomology System recently moved.

Larry Mallet, chair and professor of the Department of Music and Dance, was a member of the commission on accreditation for the National Association of Schools of Music, held Nov. 13-18 in Chicago. At the following NASM meeting Nov. 19, Mallett gave a presentation at a session titled "Leadership: Advocacy for Music in the Tenure and Promotion Process."

Bill Farris, assistant director of Networking and Telecommunication Services, presented "Is There Enough Fiber in Your Diet?" at the ACUTA fall seminars Oct. 24 in Portland, Ore. The presentation focused on NTS' effort to connect remote buildings and campuses to the main KU campus.

Kathleen Ames-Oliver, professional and organizational effectiveness manager for Human Resources and Equal Opportunity; Marilu Goodyear, associate professor of public administration; and Keith Russell, biological sciences librarian, had their book chapter "Organizational strategies for fostering a culture of learning" published in Cultivation Careers: Professional Development for Campus IT. Their article "Change at the University of Kansas: process, experimentation, and collaboration" also appeared in the Jan. 17 edition of the Educause Research Bulletin.

Tami Albin, undergraduate instruction and outreach librarian, and Jennifer Church-Duran, head of instructional services, presented a pre-conference workshop titled "Playtime for Teaching Librarians" along with Kansas State University colleagues at "Campus Connections: Making an Impact through Libraries," a College and University Libraries section of the Kansas Library Association conference, held Oct. 5 in Salina.

Tami Albin, undergraduate instructor and outreach librarian; Lea Currie, humanities subject council coordinator; and Kathy Graves, social science subject council coordinator, gave a talk titled "Supporting Student Roles for Academic Libraries in Student Persistence and Success" at "Campus Connections: Making an Impact through Libraries," a College and University Libraries section of the Kansas Library Association conference, held Oct. 5 in Salina.

Whitney Baker, libraries conservator, had her bookbinding of Elie Wiesel's Night selected for the juried exhibition "One Book, Many Interpretations." The exhibit features five bindings of each of the 10 titles Chicagoans have read as part of the "One Book, One Chicago" program and is on display in Chicago at the city's public library now through April 15.

Susan Craig, art and architecture librarian, completed a book project in August titled The Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists Active Before 1945.

Jon Giullian, Slavic librarian; Lars Leon, head of access services and resource sharing; and Brian Rosenblum, scholarly digital initiatives librarian, presented "Issues to Access" as part of a panel discussion during the Sofia 2006 Fourth Bi-Annual Conference of Globalization, Digitalization, Access and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, held Nov. 8 in Sofia, Bulgaria. KU co-sponsored the conference and Rosenblum also served as a member of the planning committee.

Keith Russell, of the KU Libraries Science and Technology Council, presented "Academic and Practical Aspects of Group Drumming as an Experimental Exercise" at the 34th annual International Conference of the Association for Experimental Education, held Nov. 2-5 in St. Paul, Minn.

Ed Canda, professor of social welfare, received the Most Outstanding Book in Translation (2005) award for his book Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practices from the Republic of Korea National Academy of Scholars. The Korean translation is by Seung-Hee Park with colleagues, published by Sungkyunkwan University Press.

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