Prof named interim associate vice provost
S. Wilson has been selected as interim associate vice provost for
research. James A. Roberts, interim vice provost for research, announced
that Wilson would assume his duties in the Office of the Vice Provost
for Research immediately. Wilson, who joined KU’s chemistry faculty
in 1987, is the Higuchi distinguished professor of chemistry and pharmaceutical
chemistry. His research in analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry led
to the development of an implantable sensor for glucose used for continuous
hypoglycemia risk management in diabetic patients.
Former Sprint executive joins networking and telecommunications
Ron Hetrick has been named assistant director
of networking and telecommunications services. In his new role, Hetrick
will manage technology systems development and related support services.
Hetrick comes to KU with more than 15 years of experience with evolving
communications technologies and most recently worked at Sprint.
ASCAP awards music faculty
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has recognized
three KU faculty members.
Barnes, professor of music theory and composition, has numerous
publications for concert band and orchestra that are performed in the
United States, Europe and the Pacific Basin.
Robert Foster, assistant chair and professor of music
and dance, served as director of bands at KU from 1971 to August 2002,
and is vice president of the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
music of Charles Hoag, professor of theory and composition, His music
has been performed by the Kansas City Symphony; the Oklahoma City Symphony;
the Warsaw National Philharmonic; the Topeka Symphony; the Verdehr Trio,
and the Dale Warland Singers.
With more than 150,000 composers, authors and publishers
in the United States, ASCAP is the world’s largest performing rights
Former Board of Regents staff member joins School of Medicine
Amanda L. Golbeck, former vice president for academic affairs with the
Kansas Board of Regents, has joined the KU School of Medicine-Wichita
as associate dean for research. She will oversee financial and personnel
management of the Office of Research.
Professor named chair of physics and astronomy
Steve Sanders, professor of physics and astronomy, has been chosen as
the new chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Sanders follows
Ray Ammar, professor of physics and astronomy, who will remain on the
Hudson named director of Midwestern Music Camps
David Bushouse, professor of music and former director of the Midwestern
Music Camps, has been named associate chair of the Department of Music
and Dance, and James Hudson, director of athletic bands and the Jayhawk
Marching Band, will become director of the Midwestern Music Camps. Internal
searches were conducted for both positions. For more information on the
Midwestern Music Camps, please see www.musiccamp.ku.edu.