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Rosenbloom new associate vice provost for research

Joshua Rosenbloom

Joshua Rosenbloom, professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic and Business Analysis in KU's Institute for Policy & Social Research, has been named associate vice provost for research. He succeeds Mary Lee Hummert, who was appointed vice provost for faculty development in August.

Rosenbloom came to KU in 1988. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass. He has a bachelors from Oberlin College and a doctoral degree from Stanford University.

Ervin joins KUSM-W media relations staff

Fred Ervin is the new media relations coordinator for the Division of University Relations at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita.

Ervin succeeds John Gedraitis, who retired in August after 17 years with KUSM-W. Ervin began his position Sept. 5. Previously he was owner of Ervin and Associates, providing communication and media-related services. Prior to owning his own firm, Ervin was a public relations director for Sedgwick County for more than 10 years. Ervin is also editor for Monitor, KUSM-W's newsletter.

KU Medical Center names new public affairs director

Amy Jordan Wooden has been named senior director for public affairs at the KU Medical Center. Jordan Wooden will oversee all government relations and coordinate communications.

Jordan Wooden has spent much of her career working for elected officials in Missouri, most notably for the Carnahan family. She was a longtime aide to the late Gov. Mel Carnahan and served as state director for Sen. Jean Carnahan. Most recently, Jordan Wooden was a strategic adviser on federal election policy to Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

For the past three years, Jordan Wooden has managed her own consulting business, which provided strategic support for political and public outreach efforts for a broad range of clients

Draper brings home advising award

Laurence Draper, professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and faculty adviser in the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center, received the Supportive Adviser Award during the Kansas Academic Advising Network Annual Conference, Sept. 15.

The KAAN Awards are designed to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to academic advising. The Supportive Adviser Award goes to an individual who exemplifies a commitment to advising and is a true advocate for students and advisors.

Brown joins J-school dean's office staff

Diana Brown has joined the staff of the dean's office in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications to assist the business manager, the dean's administrative assistant and the undergraduate advising center as needed.

Lariviere named to technology board

To help guide the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corp., Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has appointed Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere to the organization's board of directors.

The organization promotes technology-based economic growth and job creation by partnering with businesses and entrepreneurs to connect them to financing, facilities, equipment and expertise.

Whittemore joins geological society

A senior scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey has been named a fellow of one of the world's largest geological societies.

Don Whittemore, head of the geohydrology section at the survey, was elected as a fellow of the Geological Society of America, a scientific association with nearly 20,000 members in 85 countries that promotes the geosciences.

GSA fellows are chosen in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of science and geologic knowledge through applied research, publications, presentations, leadership in professional organizations, teaching and administration of geologic programs.

He has been at the Survey since 1978. He will be presented with the award at the Society's annual meeting in Philadelphia in late October.

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