Lawrence L. Brady, Kansas Geological Survey senior scientist, received the Past President's Award at the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in New Orleans. William E. Harrison, KGS deputy director, and Lee C. Gerhard, principal geologist, chaired the session "Global Cli-mate Change and Conse-quences." Timothy R. Carr, senior scientist, chaired the session "Drilling Technologies and Strategies to Extend Reach and Reduce Cost." Papers or posters were presented by the following KGS staff members: Alan P. Byrnes, assistant scientist; Evan K. Franseen, associate scientist; W. Lynn Watney, senior scientist; Willard J. Guy, research assistant; Martin Dubois, research assistant; Robert H. Goldstein, professor of geology; Cindy Johnson, accounting specialist; Saibal Bhatta-charya, assistant scientist; John C. Davis, senior scientist; and Geoffrey C. Bohling, assistant scientist.
Mary Wallace, assistant to the dean of the School of Journalism, was named volunteer of the year by Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocates. She has been an advocate for a child in need of care for nearly seven years.
Several staff members at KU's Parsons Research Center have reported recent honors or publications. Steven Mills, media services director, conducted a workshop and gave a presentation on the topic of Web sites for accessibility at the 2000 World Conference on Edu-cational Multimedia, Hyper-media and Telecommunications in Montreal. Vera Lynne Stroup-Rentier presented "Effective Early Childhood Transitions: Making the Shift from Infant/Toddler Services to Preschool Services" at the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe for a Families in Action Weekend. Kate Saunders, Mark D. Johnston and Nancy Brady's article, "Identity Matching of CVC Words by Prereaders," is currently in press in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Gordon Anderson, librarian II, has published "Save Yourself a Trip: A Guide to Exploiting Your Home Library's Biblio-graphic Databases for Slavic-Language Research Materials," in Slavic &East European Information Resources, Vol. 1, No. 1.
Brad Schaffner, librarian III, has published "The Acquisition of Russian Publication Through Independent Book Agents: What Is to be Done?," in Slavic & East European Information Resources, Vol. 1, No. 1.
Diana Carlin, professor of Communication Studies and dean of the Graduate School and International programs, presented a paper, "Political Communication Messages and Research Methods: From Great Speeches to Public Voices," at the National Communication Association's international conference in Finland. She also participated in a three-day study tour in St. Petersburg, Russia, that included meetings with Russian scholars interested in receiving assistance from American scholars in developing a Russian Communication Association and communication courses.
Brian Baird, head of the KU Libraries Preservation Depart-ment, will receive the Esther J. Piercy Award at the American Libraries Association annual conference in July. The Piercy Award recognizes early-career librarians who show outstanding promise for continuing contribution and leadership in the areas of collections and technical services librarianship. The Piercy Award includes a citation and a $1,500 cash prize.
Lawrence L. Brady, Kansas Geological Survey senior scientist, received the Past President's Award at the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in New Orleans. The award was from the AAPG Energy Minerals Division.
Ronald Kemnitzer, associate professor of design and president of Kemnitzer Design Inc., was invited to participate in an international design competition workshop organized by DMC Villa Tosca in Milan, Italy. As part of his participation, Kemnitzer attended a workshop in Milan in October 1999 where the issue of cleanliness was explored in concert with cultural anthropologists, sociologists, microbiologists, climatologists and representatives from two Italian design firms. The project concluded in March 2000 with a presentation of design solutions in Milan to DMC Villa Tosca's sponsoring client.
Shannon Campbell, assistant professor of journalism, has had a second paper accepted for presentation at the Broadcast Education Association conference April 6 to 9 in Las Vegas. She will present "Internet Public Relations and Cyber Journalists: Directives in Crisis Management" to the communications technology division. The paper received a second place debut award that carries a small stipend.
Chuck Berg, professor of theatre and film, moderated a panel featuring Academy Award-winning sound designer Dave Stone and New York sound engineer Paul Soucek at the recent Walter Murch and the Art of Sound Design conference at the University of Iowa. On April 19, Berg gave a pre-performance talk on jazz and dance for the Friends of the Lied Center at the Adams Alumni Center as an introduction to the Lied Center's presentation of For Dancers Only with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
"Identity Implications of Influence Goals: Similarities in Perceived Face Threats and Facework Across Sex and Close Relationships" by Adrianne Kunkel, assistant professor of communications studies, will be published in the June issue of the Journal of Language and Social Psychology
Jonathan Clark, professor of history, has been appointed visiting professor this summer at the Forschungszentrum Europaische Aufklarung, Potsdam, Germany. He will be lecturing on the Enlightenment in Britain and colonial America.
John Hudnall, journalism lecturer, received the Paschal Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at its convention in March in New York City. It recognizes the accomplishments of a scholastic press association director in running a state association. Earlier this month he received the highest award of the Southern Interscholastic Press Association. Hudnall came to KU as executive director of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association in 1990. Since then, KSPA's activities have expanded, and he has developed the Kansas Journalism Institute in summer to include all media. He has published textbooks and spoken frequently around the country.
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics, has received the IEEE Third Millennium Medal for her outstanding contributions to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Control Systems Society.
Robert Rankin, professor of linguistics, presented a two-week course on Siouan and Muskogean morphology and syntax and a colloquium on Siouan verbs recently at the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. In July, he will teach a survey of Siouan languages at the University of Melbourne's Australian Linguistic Institute.
Gitanas, a ballet choreographed by Jerel Hilding, associate professor of dance, was performed March 18 in the Midwest Regional College Dance Festival Gala Concert at Wichita State University. Hilding's work was selected by a panel of nationally renowned judges, including Joan Woodbury, Melissa Lowe and Gary Lund.
Kim Moreland, director of contract negotiations and research compliance at the Center for Research, was moderator at a national conference, "Hot Topics: The Best of the Best," sponsored by the National Association of University Research Administra-tors on May 18. The four-hour teleconference was broadcast by satellite from Washington, D.C. Moreland's presentation topic was the Freedom of Information Act.