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Associate professor of journalism Charles Marsh's paper on Isocratean ethics has been accepted for presentation at the 2007 conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric.

Associate professor of journalism Max Utsler's paper "The $2.5 Million Bargain: Super Bowl Ads and Added Value" has been accepted for the Super Bowl Symposium, to be held Jan. 26-27 at the University of South Carolina. His co-author is Stuart Esrock of the University of Louisville, who formerly taught at KU.

Doug Ward, associate professor of journalism, led a workshop titled "People Editing" on Oct. 28 at the American Copy Editors Society regional conference in Omaha. Two students, Vanessa Pearson and Cynthia Hernandez, also attended.

Jim Smith, circulation supervisor for the Gorton Music and Dance Library, will appear in the Lyric Opera of Kansas City's production of "Hamlet" by Ambroise Thomas. Smith debuted in the lyric chorus last spring for the production of Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow."

Nancy Rutherford Hawkins, media supervisor for the Gorton Music and Dance Library, has been elected to the Foundation Board of Mu Phi Epsilon International Professional Music Fraternity, where she will serve a three-year term as chair and scholarship coordinator.

Iain Ellis, lecturer in English, presented "Subversive Rock Humorists: A Manifest of Intent" on Oct. 28 at the Mid-West Popular Culture/American Culture Association of America in Indianapolis.

Silvia Kofler, lecturer in English, presented "The Outhouse in the Forest" on Oct. 21 at the ATLA Conference in Seattle.

Elizabeth Schultz, professor emerita of English, presented "The Mingled, Mingling Threads" for the Town/Gown Forum at the Spencer Museum of Art. Schultz also presented "Ed's Tribe," at the Kluge-Ruhe Museum Charlottesville, Va.

Keith McMahon, chair and professor of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, gave a talk titled "Sexuality in China on the Verge of Modernity" on Oct. 30 for the China Humanities Seminar at Harvard University.

Bruce S. Lieberman, associate professor of geology, presented "Macroevolutionary Synthesis: Fossils, Life and the Environment" on Nov. 4 at a symposium on Hierarchy Theory and Evolution at the Festival delia Scienza in Genoa, Italy.

Ric Steele, associate professor of clinical psychology, has been awarded the specialty board certification in clinical child and adolescent psychology attesting to excellence in the practice specialty after an extensive review and examination by the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

A course taught by Raymond G. Ammar, professor of physics and astronomy, titled "College Physics I" was identified as an example of best practices in a national study of physics courses conducted by the Center for Educational Policy Research on behalf of the college board. A total of 139 courses from across the nation were reviewed.

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