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April 9, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 14

Prof’s work is play
KU to fine-tune image across state
KU programs rank among nation’s best
KU earns ‘Best Value’ designation
Memorial Drive to add Korean War monument
Women’s basketball hires coach
A capitol education
KU set to begin construction on Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall
Pharmacy hacking hotline open

KU graduate wins Pulitzer Prize for reporting
Lied Center celebrates two anniversaries with art, event
CSA to be screened at KC film festival

KU musicians perform in Guatemala
Promotions and tenure announced
Board of Regents announces sabbaticals
KU Archives contributes to Chamberlain documentary
Annual book contest schedules program
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Philip C. Kissam, professor of law, led a workshop discussion on “Renovating Legal Education” Feb. 23 with the Rutgers-Camden law faculty. The discussion centered on his book, The Discipline of Law Schools: The Making of Modern Lawyers (2003).

Bill Sharp, compliance specialist in contract negotiations and research compliance, moderated and co-presented a session on “Effective Training Techniques in Theory and Practice” March 1 at the National Council of University Research Administrators Financial Research Administration V conference in San Diego.

Dave Parr, professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, and Pablo Gonzalez, graduate teaching assistant, presented “The 2003 KU Bridge Scour Program for KDOT” March 4 at the Structural Engineering Conference in the Kansas Union. Guillermo Ramirez, assistant professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, presented “Details of Fatigue” at the conference. Stan Rolfe, distinguished professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, was chair of the conference, which had approximately 475 attendees.

David Darwin, Deane E. Ackers distinguished professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, presented the papers “ACI Committee 408 Design Recommendations for Development and Splice Lengths” and “Effect of Cracks on Chloride Content and Corrosion in Bridge Decks” at the Convention of the American Concrete Institute, March 14-18 in Washington, D.C. JoAnn Browning, assistant professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering, and Will D. Lindquist, graduate research assistant in the department, co-wrote the second paper.

Bob Basow, associate professor of journalism, chaired the International Advertising Education preconference on International and Intercultural Communications at the American Academy of Advertising conference in Baton Rouge, La., March 25 through 28. He made a presentation on “IMC in China: changes in markets, media and regulation” and was a panelist on the role of advertising in a convergence curriculum.

Dick Nelson, newsroom supervisor for KUJH-TV and KJHK-FM, moderated two seminars at the Region 7 conference of the Society of Professional Journalists March 27 at the Edwards Campus. He also produced a video for presentation of the Mark of Excellence Awards honoring student journalists.

Marilu Goodyear, vice provost for information services; Donna Liss, associate vice provost for information services; Allison Rose Lopez, public relations and marketing manager for information services; and Jenny Mehmedovic, information technology policy and planning coordinator, presented “Crisis Communications for Security Issues: A Nightmare You Can Manage” at the February Educause Southwest Regional Conference in Dallas. Goodyear also participated in the panel discussion “Finding Consensus on File Sharing: Legal, Producer and Consumer Perspectives on the P2P Phenomenon.” Richard Fyffe, assistant dean of libraries, and Beth Forrest Warner, associate vice provost for strategic initiatives, presented “Scholarly Communication in a Digital World: The Role of an Institutional Repository.”

Arne Koch, assistant professor of German, published “Intracultural Translations: Validating Regional Identities in 19th-Century German Realism” in the 2004 volume of the Bucknell Review.

Lisa Wolf-Wendel, associate professor of higher education; Susan Twombly, professor of higher education; and Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle, associate vice provost for student success, had their book, Reflecting Back, Looking Forward: Civil Rights and Student Affairs, released by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. The book was co-written by Kelly Ward, assistant professor at Washington State University, and Joy Gaston-Gayles, assistant professor at Florida State University. A book signing was March 28 at the NASPA annual conference in Denver.

Charles L. Stansifer, professor of history, and Mary P. Miller, former co-director of the Costa Rica exchange program, presented “The Impact of the University of Kansas-Universidad de Costa Rica Exchange Program on its Kansas Participants” Feb. 21 at the 15th annual conference of the Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean in Antigua, Guatemala.

Richard Fyffe, assistant dean of libraries, presented “Conditions in Academic Libraries” March 15 at the BioOne Annual Publishers and Partners meeting in Washington, D.C.


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