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Dec. 12, 2003
Vol. 28, No. 8

KU researchers aim to prime oil pumps
Governance, administration discuss unauthorized "Women of KU" calendar
Sundance summons filmmakers
Campaign gives KU ‘Better Bites’
Classes help Edwards staff embrace Hispanic community
H.O.P.E. Hooray
KPR schedules holiday broadcasts
National Hispanic magazine picks KU
Festive feast
KU research helps to restore endangered minnow

Projects promise improved services, better technology by next summer
KU professor’s book receives critical acclaim
Employees of the month
Tuition assistance helps staff expand language skills

Donations still accepted

KU wins $915K grant to study effect of Human Genome Project

Scientists seek to simulate spine for surgery
Holiday ’Hawk
Military Science celebrates 60th
Exhibit reveals science history in Dyche Hall

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Ronald T. Borchardt, Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been named to the Scientific Advisory Board of Qualyst, Inc. Borchardt was also recently chosen as the 24th recipient of the Host-Madsen Medal by the Board of Pharmaceutical Sciences in The Hague, Netherlands, the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s most prestigious scientific award given in alternate years to an outstanding pharmaceutical scientist.

John Bruni, program assistant in education administration, presented “Seductive Reasoning: Evolution, Physics and History in the Education of Henry Adams” in October at the Conference for the Society for Literature and Science at the University of Texas-Austin.

Michael Johnson, professor of English, presented “Don’t Mess with Texas: Love-Hate Poems on the Lone-Star State” at the 38th annual Western Literature Association Conference, Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in Houston. Bud Hirsh, associate professor of English, presented “‘A Community of Words’: Self and Story in American Indian Autobiographical Writing” and was elected to the executive committee at the same conference.

Allan H. Pasco, Hall professor of French and Italian, recently published “Mérimée’s Carmen, the Short Story, and Image Structure” in the fall 2002 issue of Short Story and “Denon’s ‘Point de Lendemain’ and the Uses of Uncertainty” in Dalhousie French Studies Vol. 63. In addition, a revised version of his frequently reprinted “Basic Advice for Novice Authors” was included in the new edition of The Thesis and the Book.

Holly L. Storkel, assistant professor of speech, language and hearing, received an editor’s award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for “The Lexicon and Phonology: Interactions in Language Acquisition,” co-written with Michele L. Morrisette, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Vince Barker, associate professor of business, was appointed co-associate editor of the Journal of Management Inquiry and has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Management Studies, a Europe-based journal.

Janet Sharistanian, associate professor of English, has published “Subjectivity and Creativity in Feminist Literary Biography” in Proteus as part of the journal Interpreting Lives: Personal Narratives and Biographies.

Jenny Mehmedovic, information technology policy and planning coordinator, co-presented “Planning for the Elimination of Social Security Numbers” with Mike Corn, University of Illinois, and Sheila Ochner, University of Texas; “The Scales of Justice: Balancing Policy & Law Against Expectations in Real-Life Computer Abuse Cases” with Merri Beth Lavagnino, University of Indiana, Tracy Mitrano, Cornell University, and Pattie Orr, Wellesley College; and “Model Approaches to IT Policy Development” with Lavagnino and Amy Ginther, University of Maryland, in November at the Educause 2003 conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Beverly Mack, associate professor of African/African-American studies, has completed “Unpacking Evidence: Personal Narratives” for the World History Matters Web site for the history department at George Mason University. In July Mack presented “Muslim Women’s Scholarship in the Maghreb: Morocco and Nigeria, circa 1800-2000” at a conference in Oxford, England. Mack also recently presented “Muslim Hausa Women’s Songs” at the New Perspectives on Women’s Songs from West Africa Conference at Princeton University and “Intellectual Commerce in the Maghreb: Nigerian and Moroccan Women Scholars” for the Sankore Institute of Islamic African Studies in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Hugh W. Catts, professor of speech, language and hearing, and Judith E. Widen, associate professor of speech, language and hearing, both have received awards of excellence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Maryemma Graham, professor of English, presented “The Influence of the Harlem Renaissance on Subsequent American Writing” in November at Paine College Georgia.

Mary Catherine Davidson, assistant professor of English, presented “Medieval Legends and Twentieth-Century Phobias: Robin Hood on Film” with her student Miriam Wallen at the Literature/Film Association Annual Conference, held Nov. 13-16 at Towson University.

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