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NEWS IN BRIEF

Kassebaum Baker to give leadership lecture

Nancy Kassebaum Baker, former U.S. senator for Kansas, will be the speaker at the 2007 Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women's Leadership Lecture, administered by the Hall Center for the Humanities.

She will lecture on "The Impact of Women's Leadership: Challenges Ahead" at 7:30 p.m. March 6, at the Dole Institute of Politics. The event is free and open to the public.

The Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women's Leadership Lecture is named for two women who were prominent leaders at KU. The fund they established supports lectures by prominent women on women's leadership issues. Contributions to the fund can be made through KU Endowment.

For more information, contact the Hall Center at hallcenter@ku.edu or 864-4798.

Watkins pharmacy scaling back evening hours

The pharmacy at Watkins Memorial Health Center has announced that evening operating hours will be temporarily shortened Monday through Friday.

The decision to shorten weekday evening hours was based largely on recent staff turnover. The pharmacy is actively searching for qualified replacements.

The pharmacy's temporary operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The regular hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday will continue.

Rehak symposium on ancient art set March 13

The second annual Paul Rehak Memorial Symposium on Ancient Art will be from 1 to 4 p.m. March 13 in the Hall Center for the Humanities.

The event will feature lectures by Sheramy Bundrick, University of South Florida-St. Petersburg; Richard Neer, University of Chicago; and Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, University of St. Thomas.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Department of Classics and the Hall Center; funded in part by KU Endowment.

Entries sought for Snyder Book Collecting Contest

The KU Libraries and Oread Books are accepting entries for the 51st annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest. All KU students are eligible to enter. Faculty are asked to encourage students to take part.

The contest features $2,500 in total prizes through funds generated by the Snyder Book Collecting Contest fund with KU Endowment and gift cards from Oread Books.

The contest entry deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 30. To learn more about contest details, rules and information sessions, visit www.lib.ku.edu/snyder or contact Jeff McAdams at 864-3344 or jmcadams@ku.edu.

The 2007 Snyder Book Collecting Contest awards program will be at 3 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Oread Books.

Exhibit to feature award winning books, jackets

Graphic designers and book admirers will soon have an opportunity to view award-winning books and jackets from some of the nation's scholarly presses. A traveling exhibit featuring winners of the 2006 Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket and Journal Show will be on display at the University Press of Kansas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays beginning Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 16. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The 2006 exhibit features 50 books and 34 jackets and covers. For judging purposes, the books were divided into categories of typographic, illustrated, poetry and literature, and reference. Winners were selected from submissions of 323 books, 339 jackets and covers, and two journals published in 2005 that were submitted by university presses. Judges chose books for superior layout of typography or illustration; jackets and journals were judged for outstanding overall design.

Conferences to focus on international opportunities

Two video conferences for graduate students and faculty on international grant and fellowship opportunities at the National Science Foundation will be held March 14 in 100C Multidisciplinary Research Building. The workshop for graduate students is from 9 to 10 a.m. The faculty workshop follows from 10 to 11 a.m.

Seating is limited. To register, contact William Sharp, director of research integrity, at wsharp@ku.edu or 864-7430. The workshops are co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the Graduate School and International Programs.

Religion, politics in Kansas topic of lecture

"Religion and Politics in Kansas" will be the topic of an upcoming lecture by Gary Entz, associate professor of history at McPherson College in McPherson, Kan. His lecture will take place at 2:30 p.m., March 11 at the Lawrence Unitarian Fellowship, 1263 N. 1100 Road.

The lecture will the be second of three in a series honoring the late J. Eldon Fields, a longtime professor of political science at KU who died at age 90 in 2003.

Jelks to present Langston Hughes lecture March 15

Randal Jelks, associate professor of history at Calvin College, will speak as part of the Langston Hughes lecture series on March 15. The lecture, which is open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in the Conference Hall of the Hall Center for the Humanities. His book "African Americans in the Furniture City: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids" is currently being published.

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