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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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Walter L. Bell

Walter L. Bell, 78, Lawrence, died Nov. 27. Bell worked in the pharmacy department at KU for 20 years before retiring in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Marie, of the home; a son, John J. Richardson, Albuquerque, N.M.; and two grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Christ Community Church, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent at

Paul J. Haskins

Paul J. Haskins, 62, a former Kansas City newspaper editor, died Nov. 23 in Cancun, Mexico. Haskins taught briefly at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He began working for the Kansas City Times as a copy boy in 1958 and rose to the position of metropolitan editor before leaving in 1982. He joined the New York Times that same year as city editor, dispatching the paper’s national correspondents throughout the country. Condolences may be sent to

Arick E. Huggins

Arick E. Huggins, 37, Baldwin, died Dec. 1. Huggins was a veterinary technician at KU. Survivors include three sons, Nuely, Jake and Aden, all of Baldwin; his mother, Michaele Willis, and her husband, Jay, Baldwin; his father, Larry Huggins, Topeka; two sisters, Laura Leathers, Topeka, and Annette Huggins, Lawrence; and grandparents Wilma Huggins and Mr. and Mrs. Karl Shankland, all of Topeka. Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin, handled arrangements.

Robert Gary Rothwell

Robert Gary Rothwell, 56, Lawrence died Nov. 28. Rothwell was a custodial worker at KU from 1997 to 1998. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of the home; two sons, Robert Jr. and Randy; and two daughters, Lisa and Nancy, all of Lawrence; and six grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent at

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