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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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Faculty receive Higuchi awards

The 2003 Higuchi Endowment Association Research Achievement Awards were announced during convocation Sept. 11.

John Janzen, professor of anthropology and director of the African Studies Resource Center, received the Balfour Jeffrey Research Award in Humanities and Social Science. Janzen is a leading scholar in medical anthropology whose research has focused on Kongo society in western equatorial Africa and sub-Saharan Africa in general.

Bala Subramaniam, distinguished professor and chair of chemistry and director of KU’s new Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, received the Olin K. Petefish Award in Basic Sciences. Subramaniam is an influential researcher in the area of supercritical fluid processes and reaction engineering.

Carol Smith, professor of nursing at KU Medical Center, received the Irvin Youngberg Research Award in Applied Sciences. Smith’s research is in the care and support of patients who are dependent upon technological therapies. She also is considered a leader in nursing tele-health.

Robin Denell, distinguished professor of biology at Kansas State University, received the Dolph Simons Award in Biomedical Sciences. Denell has written more than 80 research articles, chapters and other scholarly works. He also has held editorships at BioEssays and Genetics.

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