Hall Center names director
Victor Bailey, professor of history, has been named the new
director of the Hall Center for the Humanities, Robert Barnhill,
vice chancellor for research and public service, announced recently.
Bailey, a historian of modern Britain whose research interests
include suicide and the death penalty, takes over from Roberta
Johnson, who has been center director since 1997. Johnson will
return to teaching and research in the Department of Spanish
"We have every confidence that, under his administrative
and intellectual leadership, the Hall Center - one of six KU
centers designated as outstanding compared to its national peers
- will prosper," Barnhill said.
Focusing on British social, cultural and legal history from the
Victorian era through the 20th century, Bailey received his doctorate
from the University of Warwick, England, in 1975. He earned his
master's in philosophy from the University of Cambridge.
Bailey's work has examined the principles underlying the English
judicial and penal system and its administration. His social
history of suicide in Victorian Britain, titled 'This Rash Act':
Suicide Across the Life-Cycle in the Victorian City, was published
in 1998. Currently, Bailey is finishing a book on the history
of the death penalty in England.
Page named interim director
Robert N. Page Jr., the current associate director of the
Office of Multicultural Affairs, has been named the office's
interim director. He succeeds Alton Scales. Page, a KU employee
since 1995, previously worked in the Office of Admissions and
Scholarships. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees
from Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg.
CENTER FOR RESEARCH
Moreland takes Seattle position
The director of contract negotiations and research compliance
at the University of Kansas Center for Research has taken a position
at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Kim Moreland has been named director of grants and contracts
administration at the cancer center beginning Aug. 1. Moreland
is a past president of the National Council of University Research
Administrators. She began graduate studies at KU in 1977 and
has been with the research administration office at KU since
Marrs to run instructional services
Diana Marrs has been named the new manager of Instructional
Support Services for the KU Edwards Campus. Marrs joined the
Edwards Campus Information Technology team in May.
Marrs has several years' experience in Web development and maintenance,
as well as knowledge of PC hardware configuration, trouble-shooting
and programming. She was a university English language instructor
for more than 10 years.
Marrs' primary responsibility will be to manage the operation
of the television classroom and electronic equipment for instructional
and training programs. She will also assist faculty in the production
and support of online classes, and will assist in the development
and presentation of technology workshops when requested by faculty,
staff or students.