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Oct. 3 , 2003
Vol. 28, No. 4

Green chemistry
Minority enrollment increase sets record
Improved student services called key
McAllister to lead Dole Institute as interim director
Shadow dancers
United Way campaign challenges contributors
Financial woes cause Printing Services layoffs
Catholic, Jewish studies professorships established
Grad student stretches talents

Lecture series to bring writers, analysts to KU
AAUP organizes public forum on Patriot Act
Former professor solves royal mystery in Sickly Stuarts
KU joins study of doctoral education

New portable carts provide options for fast food, beverages

Peace Corps renews KU office grant

Faculty receive Higuchi awards
Novelist supports Watkins scholarship

Hispanic heritage celebrated at KU

August employees honored
Engineering hall to be dedicated
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Michael Krueger, associate professor of art, in May lectured at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Krueger also presented his recent video works at the Forest, an arts project space in Edinburgh. Krueger also lectured and conducted a printmaking workshop at the University of Brighton in England. In June he received a prestigious fellowship from the Kala Institute of Art in San Francisco, where he will use digital and printmaking facilities to create a small series of experimental prints. In July, Krueger taught at the Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop in South Dakota, where he also exhibited his recent prints. Also in July Krueger’s work was included in the Morgan Gallery summer show, and in August his work was included in a group show titled “Driving” in Edinburgh.

Anita Herzfeld, professor of Latin American studies, gave two papers at the 51st International Congress of Americanists July 13-19 in Santiago, Chile: “Mecanismos de Cambios Lingüísticos Inducidos por Contacto” and “El multilingüismo y la Identidad de los Afro-limonenses de Costa Rica.” She also gave major addresses at the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay, and at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. In Paraguay, where she taught sociolinguistics on a Fulbright grant this summer at the National University, she also offered a number of seminars for graduate students at the Universidad Católica, the Universidad del Norte and the Universidad Evangélica. She gave a paper titled “El Guaraní, el Castellano y el Inglés: Un Encuentro Desigual” at the 23rd Simposio Internacional de Literatura: Cultura, Región e Identidad, held in Asunción, Paraguay.

Sergei Shandarin, professor of physics and astronomy, gave an invited lecture on “Dynamics of the Large-scale Structure in the Universe” and a talk on “Morphology of the Large-scale Structure” at Nonlenear Cosmology Program 2003 from May 17 to Aug. 17 at Observatory de la Cote d’Azur in Nice, France. He also gave colloquia on “Dynamics and Morphology of the Large-scale Structure in the Universe” at the University of Munich in Germany and at the Galileo Galilei Department of Physics at University of Padua in Italy, where he also gave six lectures on “Formation of the Structure in the Universe.”

Ann P. Turnbull, professor of special education, assumed the national presidency of the American Association on Mental Retardation on May 23 at the organization’s 127th annual meeting in Chicago.

Two articles by KU Slavic department faculty recently were featured in a special publication for the 13th International Congress of Slavists in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Aug. 15-21: Stephen M. Dickey, assistant professor, “Verbal Aspect in Slovene,” and Marc L. Greenberg, professor, “Word Prosody in Slovene from a Typological Perspective” in Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung/Language Typology and Universals, vol. 56/3 (2003): Focus on: Slovenian from a Typological Perspective, published by Akademie Verlag, Berlin.

Bill Staples, professor and chair of sociology, presented “The Culture of Surveillance Revisited: ‘Total Information Awareness’ and the New Privacy Landscape” Aug. 18 at an invited thematic session of the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta. His book, Power, Profits and Patriarchy: The Social Organization of Work at a British Metal Trades Firm, 1791-1922 (with Clifford L. Staples) was selected for a 2003 ASA book award.

Jo Hardesty, director and managing attorney of Legal Services for Students, was re-elected as an officer of the executive board of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association, Student Legal Services Division, on July 23 at the organization’s 26th annual meeting in San Francisco.

Cornell Pewewardy, associate professor of teaching and leadership, was named the 2002-03 Outstanding Organization Adviser for his work with the First Nations Student Association on April 30 at the KU Student Senate Achievements Awards in Leadership and Service.

Hume Feldman, associate professor of physics and astronomy, was an invited speaker at the 15th Rencontres de Blois—Physical Cosmology: New Results in Cosmology and the Coherence of the Standard Model June 15-20 in Chateau de Blois, France. He presented “Velocity Fields” and “Optimal Movements.” Feldman also spoke on “Unbiased Analysis of Peculiar Velocities” at the Galaxy Formation workshop in at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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