Rich Ring, librarian, and Richard
“Skip” Kay, emeritus professor of history, have edited
The Proceedings of the Pseudo Society, First Series 1986-1993, published
by the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University. Ring’s
paper, “Lost Letters of Charlemagne’s First Wife,” is
included in the volume. Ring and Kay also are editing the second series.
John T. “Jay” Alexander recently
published “Catherine the Great and the Rats,” an essay in
the collection Adventures in Russian Historical Research, edited
by Samuel Baron and Cathy Frierson, published by M.E. Sharpe, New York.
His contribution details the genesis of his book, Bubonic Plague in
Early Modern Russia (Johns Hopkins, 1980), reissued by Oxford University
Press this year.
Brenda Gray, director of university relations
at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, has been elected to a second term
as secretary of the Sunflower Foundation Health Care for Kansans board
David Cateforis, associate professor of art
history, has published an interview with the Chinese avant-garde artist
Wenda Gu in the catalog Wenda Gu: Art from Middle Kingdom to Biological
Millennium (MIT Press, 2003). The catalog accompanies an exhibition
of Gu’s work currently on view at the H&R Block Artspace at
the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Mo.
Richard C. Morrell, Mary
Vandeventer and Melodie Hough, all
of the Office of the University Registrar, presented a session titled
“Eligibility Certification Best Practices” on July 11 at the
Big 12 Conference Summer Rules Workshop in Kansas City, Mo.
Karl Koob, clinical assistant professor of
health information management, will serve on the American Health Information
Management Association’s standards development task force for electronic
health information management.
Richard Guthrie, the first chair of pediatrics
at the KU School of Medicine, has received the Outstanding Physician Clinician
in Diabetes Award from the American Diabetes Association.
Jared James Grantham, distinguished professor
of nephrology and director of the Kidney Institute at the KU Medical Center,
was at the Stanton County Public Library on Aug. 9 for a book-signing
of his first children’s book, Ashley and the Mooncorn People.
The School of Allied Health recently received the Best Web-Based Course
Design Award for its Hematology III class (CLS 646) on behalf of Assistant
Professor Venus J. Ward and Clinical Instructor
Jennifer Jones, as part of the first Exemplary Kansas Course Competition
awards, presented at the Kansas Virtual Learning Symposium in Wichita.
Paul Laird, associate professor of musicology,
was in charge of local arrangements for the annual meeting of the College
Music Society Great Plains Chapter at KU March 15 and 16. On March 22
and 23, Laird was in southern California for pre-concert lectures for
the Hutchins Consort in Irvine and Encinitas, and on March 23 he made
a joint presentation with the Hutchins Consort on the life and work of
acoustician and luthier Carleen Maley Hutchins for the southern California
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. On April 4, Laird gave lectures on the Spanish
villancico and Leonard Bernstein’s Mass at the Catholic University
of America in Washington, D.C.
Kansas Public Radio’s Trail Mix host, Bob
McWilliams, recently helped choose the winners of coveted showcase
slots at the prestigious Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in the Berkshire Mountains
of New York. McWilliams and two other judges waded through 402 entries
to narrow the field to 22 performers, who performed at this year’s
festival, held July 24 through 27 in Hillsdale, N.Y.
Janet Murguia, executive vice chancellor
for university relations, received the 2003 Ana Riojas Leadership Award
at the Midwest Latina Conference Aug. 15 in Kansas City, Mo. The annual
award is presented to a businessperson who has exhibited exemplary leadership
skills in her professional, business and community involvement.
Ann P. Turnbull, co-director of the Beach
Center on Disability and special education professor, assumed the national
presidency of the American Association on Mental Retardation on May 23
at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago.