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An article by David Bergeron, professor of English, was published in Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama. The article is titled “A Murdered Playwright, a Presumptuous Actor and the Martyred Soldier.”

David Perlmutter, professor of journalism, spoke through a televideo connection to a group of Philippine journalists, political workers and educators about the American elections. The event was sponsored by the Department of State and the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines. Perlmutter also served as the keynote speaker at two events for the New England Journal of Medicine in Boston. First he spoke on “Building an Online Community for Professionals: The Lessons of Political Blogging” to the journal’s Publications Board. Then he spoke on “Medical Blogging: Challenges and Opportunities for Health Professionals” to physicians gathered for the journal’s New Horizons Conference.

The article “Answers and Answers: The Roxanne and Annie Sagas” by Iain Ellis, lecturer in English, was published in PopMatters. Ellis also was a presenter at the Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference held Oct. 4 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The presentation was titled “Resistance and Relief: The Wit and Woes of Early Twentieth-Century Folk and Country Music.”

Tami Albin, undergraduate instruction and outreach librarian, and Julie Petr, social sciences librarian, presented “KU Libraries and Student-Athletes: a Win-Win Situation” during the College and University Libraries Section of the Kansas Library Association conference Oct. 23 and 24 in Lawrence.

Laura Moriarty, assistant professor of English, was a featured author at Maria Shriver’s California Women’s Conference held Oct. 21 and 22 in Long Beach, Calif.

Hugh Catts, professor and chair of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing, is the 2008 recipient of the Samuel T. Orton Award. The award, established in 1966, recognizes those who have made vital contributions to the scientific understanding of dyslexia, the public awareness of dyslexia or have demonstrated unusual competence and dedication in service to people with dyslexia.

Scott Reinardy, assistant professor of journalism, presented the paper “College Journalism Advisers Able to Ward Off Stress, Burnout” at the College Media Advisers convention Oct. 31 in Kansas City, Mo. He also received the Ken Nordin Research Award for top research paper for “College Newspaper Advisers, Controversial Topics and the Willingness to Self-Censor.” Both papers were co-authored with Vincent Filak from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Sarah Kanning, communications coordinator for KU Libraries, presented “Successful Email Communications” during the MO-KAN-NE Student Leadership Conference held Oct. 11 in Kansas City, Mo.

Karen Severud Cook, interim special collections librarian at Spencer Research Library, and George F. McCleary Jr., associate professor of geography, presented “The Digital Repackaging of Nicholas Comberford’s 1666 Portolan Chart of the Mediterranean” at the Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Conference held Oct. 7 in Arlington, Texas.

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