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 and Portuguese.
"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.

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 1983.

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.




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