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October 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

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McAllister to lead Dole Institute as interim director

Stephen R. McAllister, dean of the School of Law, will serve as interim director of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, Chancellor Robert Hemenway announced Wednesday.


McAllister, who grew up in Lucas near Dole’s hometown of Russell, temporarily succeeds Richard Norton Smith, who is resigning to oversee the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. McAllister, who will continue his duties as law school dean, will work closely with Smith until his departure Dec. 1 and then will manage the facility and programs until a permanent director is named next year.


“Richard Norton Smith has done an absolutely superb job at KU’s Dole Institute,” said Hemenway. “Under his direction, it advanced from groundbreaking to dedication in less than two years and is now poised to become a significant addition to the academic life of the university and the cultural heritage of Kansas. The best way to show my appreciation for the superb work Richard has done at KU is to offer my assurances that what he began will continue and prosper under new leadership.

“We are fortunate to have someone as talented and experienced as Steve McAllister step in at this key time,” Hemenway continued.


McAllister, law school dean since July 2000, served nearly three years as a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Clarence Thomas and Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. McAllister was in private law practice before joining the law school in 1993.


As Kansas’ first and only state solicitor from 1999 through 2003, McAllister monitored, supervised and participated in constitutional cases.


He has briefed six and argued three Supreme Court cases.

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l Patriot Act Forum
l Presidential Tour of New York and New England
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