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George Norton, assistant director of KPR, will be the guest speaker at the Hospitalized Veterans Writing Project celebration luncheon in October in Kansas City, Mo. Written work by veterans, served by the Veterans Administration, are published in Veterans Voices, a 64-page magazine issued three times a year. Norton records the magazine for Audio Reader, a KU service that broadcasts printed materials for individuals with sight impairments or difficulty reading printed text.

Diana Carlin, professor of communication studies and dean in residence at the Council of Graduate Schools, was a keynote speaker for the second Florence Crittenton Conference for Women in Topeka on the theme “Believe, Achieve, Empower” on July 19. She also served on three panels at the Council of Graduate Schools summer workshop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, held July 7-11. Topics were “Why Graduate Deans Need to be Politically Active,” “Responsible Conduct of Research Initiatives for Preparing Scientists to Discuss Controversial Issues at Public Forums” and “The Impact of the Bologna Process on Graduate Education.”

Jeff Bullington and Rhonda Houser, KU Libraries Scholar Services, have published an article in the Bowker Annual, a library and book trade almanac. The article is titled “GIS and Data Services Gaining Ground in Academic Libraries.”

Bob Clark, vice chancellor of the Edwards Campus, was one of four guest panelists for the Olathe Chamber of Commerce Education Business Luncheon on Aug. 2. The focus of the program was “Higher Education and Economic Impact.” Clark joined education colleagues Patricia All, superintendent for Olathe District Schools; Terry Calaway, president of Johnson County Community College; and Robert Robinson, president of MidAmerica Nazarene University.

Ann Schofield, professor of American studies and women’s studies, recently won the Ruth R. and Alyson R. Miller Fellowship for research at the Massachusetts Historical Society. She also presented a paper, “Women In Black: A Comparative Study of Women in Mourning in the U.S. and Great Britain,” at the Merry Widow conference held July 7-9 at the University of Swansea in Wales.

Doreen Fowler, professor of English, presented a paper titled “Flannery O’Connor and the Racial Uncanny” at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston on May 25. At the meeting, she also chaired another session, “New Directions in Faulkner Studies.”

Steve Shawl, professor of physics and astronomy, attended the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s national meeting at Pomona College, held Aug. 2-5. He presented a workshop titled “Teaching the Nature of Science in Astro 101.” In addition, as a textbook author, he participated in a discussion between textbook authors and users and chaired a session on “teaching or developing a separate lab course in astronomy.”

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