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William Crowe, Spencer librarian, has been elected to a third term as a member of the Board of Trustees of OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. OCLC, based in Dublin, Ohio, is the world's largest library cooperative, linking more than 40,000 libraries in 112 nations. He began his service on the board in 1996 and was chair from 1999 to 2003.

Nancy Brady, associate research professor at the Bureau of Child Research, has been appointed associate editor for the Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research.

Judith Emde, electronic resources/technical services librarian; Jill Glaser, library Web services coordinator; and Holly Mercer, coordinator of digital content development, presented "Jupiter: A Tool for Cataloging Web Resources" at the Brick and Click Libraries conference on Nov. 3 in Maryville, Mo.

Rhonda Houser, GIS and data specialist with University Libraries, won second and third prize in the ArcLessons Challenge for her GIS lessons titled "Finding GIS Data on the Web" and "Mapping Your Data."

Elizabeth Pesek-Shields, voice systems manager for NTS, has been invited to serve on the International Alliance of Avaya Users Converged Networks Committee. The committee's focus is on network infrastructure design and performance.

An article by Charles Marsh, associate professor of journalism, "Aristotelian Ethos and the New Orality: Implications for Media Literacy and Media Ethics," was published in The Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

Bob Basow, associate professor of journalism, served on the Fulbright National Screening Committee for student applications to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong on Nov. 30 in San Francisco. This was his third year on the three-person committee that reviews applications across the United States.

Mary E. Ryan, associate dean of academic affairs at the Edwards Campus, was a guest speaker Dec. 12 on "Empowering Our Children," an hour-long interactive radio program that provides useful information about today's youth. Ryan spoke about the Pathway Partnership, a leadership program for middle school youth from Kansas City, Kan., public schools.

So-Min Cheong, assistant professor of geography, gave an invited talk, "Human-environment interactions in the Yellow Sea," on Sept. 22 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She was also a guest of the Gund Institute of Ecological Economics from Oct. 9-13 at the University of Vermont to participate in a week-long Ecosystem Services Conference funded by the Moore Foundation.

Shannon O'Lear, assistant professor of geography and environmental studies, and Steve Egbert, associate professor of geography, gave an invited talk, "Geography of Genocide: Preliminary Thoughts," on Nov. 15 for Geograhy Awareness Week at the Department of Geography/Geology at Northwest Missouri State University.

Barbara M. Timmermann, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Medicinal Chemistry, was honored Nov. 15 by the Department of Botany of Facultad de Agronomia and Ingenieria Forestal in Santiago, Chile, for her outstanding achievement in the field of natural products and medicinal chemistry and for her significant contribution to the development of the botanical and chemical sciences in Chile.

Rafe Brown, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, received notification that his NSF proposal, "Comparative biogeography of Sulawesi: phylogenetic and coalescent analyses of diversification in frogs, lizards, and monkeys," was funded for nearly $260,000. Brown is the primary investigator for the KU portion of the budget.

Marc L. Greenberg, chair and professor of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, recently published "A Short Reference Grammar of Standard Slovene" in the Duke University Slavic and East European language research center reference grammar network.

Terry A. Slocum, associate professor of geography, attended the Association of Pacific Coast Geographer's Annual Meeting in Eugene, Ore., on Sept. 8. He was a participant in "Teaching Quantitative Methods at the Dawn of the 21st Century," a special panel session.

Bill Woods, professor of geography, presented "Human Influences to Soils at Occupation Sites" at the Seminario da Amazonia 2006, Instituto Nacional de Pequisas da Amazonia on Aug. 9 in Manaus, Brazil. He also presented "Success or Collapse: Is It Still Our Choice?" at the ECM University Forum in Lawrence on Sept. 6.

Garth Myers, associate professor of African and African American studies, presented "Stormy Geographies of Swahili Identity: Tumbatu Island and East Africa," at the Maritime Heritage of the Indian Ocean in Comparative Perspective conference, organized by the British Institute in Eastern Africa, held July 11 in Zanzibar, Tanzania. He also presented "Representations of Mogadishu in Black Hawk Down and Nuruddin Farah's Novels" at the Sept. 18 Fall Faculty Colloquium on Representing the Middle East.

Mikhail Viktorovich Medvedev, associate professor of physics and astronomy, and Adrian L. Melott, professor of physics and astronomy, worked with former KU students in publishing "Terrestrial Consequences of Spectral and Temporal Variability in Ionizing Photon Events" in the January 2007 issue of Astrophysical Journal.

John Stobaugh, associate dean and professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, volunteered to judge poster and oral presentations at the 2006 Annual National Research Conference for Minority Students, held Nov. 8-11 in Anaheim, Calif.

Rhonda Houser, GIS and data specialist for University Libraries, had her article, "Building a Library GIS Service from the Ground Up," published in the fall 2006 issue of Library Trends.

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