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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
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Board of Regents announces sabbaticals

The Kansas Board of Regents has approved sabbatical leaves for KU faculty members for 2004-05. The faculty members, sabbatical topics and locations are:

Academic year
Marianne Berry, social welfare, to conduct research on community-based family support centers around the world as the basis for an international comparative study of family support centers (Australia; Great Britain; Israel; Italy; Ireland; England).

Swapan Chakrabarti, electrical engineering and computer science, to conduct research for designing a commercial quality true 3D (T3D) information display system (Lawrence and Manhattan).

Mark Ezell, social welfare, to study the impact of agency-level factors and funding mechanisms on agencies and client outcomes in social work (Lawrence).

Johannes Feddema, geography, to develop surface-based anthropogenic climate change scenarios for the Community Climate System Model (National Center for Atmospheric Research).

Marc Greenberg, Slavic languages and literatures, to re-examine the relationship of Indo-European accent to accent in the Baltic and Slavic languages (Lawrence).

Yoazhong Hu, mathematics, to conduct research on nonlinear equations driven by fractional noises and write a book on "Fractional Brownian Motions and Applications" (University of Oslo, Norway).

Cheryl Lester, English and American studies, to revise manuscript "Faulkner and the Great Migration: Modernism and the Silent South" (Lawrence).

Rex Martin, philosophy, to conduct research and write two long articles on "Rawls on Economic Justice" (Overland Park).

Keith Meyer, law school, to prepare a book that can be used to teach law classes that focus on aspects of the agriculture and/or the food industry (Lawrence).

Barbara Phipps, teaching & leadership, to conduct research and produce case studies of secondary school funding in southeast Europe (Bulgaria; Romania; Albania; United States).

John Staniunas, theatre and film, to conduct research on audience reception theory and generate an article for publication, and to teach and direct Lithuania at the Lithuanian Academy of Music (Lithuania; New York).

Chester Sullivan, English, to complete two books of fiction—a novel and a compilation of short stories (Lawrence).

Fall semester
Bryon Caminero-Santangelo
, English, to conduct research on conceptions of the nonhuman environment in African literature (Lawrence).

Dennis Christilles, theatre & film, to conduct and complete on-site research of modern Greek scenographic practices and to produce an extensive article on findings (Athens, Greece; Lawrence).

Michael Crawford, anthropology, to conduct field investigations and laboratory analyses of DNA samples from populations of the Aleutian Islands (Aleutian Islands, Alaska; Lawrence).

James Daugherty, music & dance, to conduct research in choir acoustics and choral pedagogy and prepare first draft of a book (Denver; Stockholm, Sweden; London).

Jonathan Earle, history, to conduct research and to begin writing a book about the various ways people became "converted" to the antislavery cause (Lawrence).

Vincent Gnojek, music and dance, to further development as a solo saxophone artist and music educator through international and national solo performances (eastern Europe; Costa Rica; southeastern United States; Lawrence).

Marsha Haufler, history of art, to revise and expand three scholarly papers into chapters of a book on Buddhist monasteries as sites of aesthetic experience in Ming Dynasty (Lawrence).

John Head, law, to conduct a broad survey of the key criticisms directed at the three most visible international economic institutions—the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization—for publication (Lawrence).

Rongqing Hui, electrical engineering and computer science, to conduct research at the Navy Research Laboratory on polymer integrated optical circuits for optical sensor applications (Washington, D.C.).

Michael Johnson, English, to write a collection of approximately 100 poems concerning the American Southwest, focusing on historical and present features (Baldwin City; southwest United States).

Phillip Kissam, law, to conduct research on the ideological factors that influence Supreme Court justices to adopt their theories of constitutional interpretation (Lawrence).

David Lerner, mathematics, to construct an accurate mathematical model of the cochlea or inner ear, capable of reproducing cochlea microphonic over a wide range of frequencies and sound pressure levels (KUMC; Lawrence).

Bruce Lieberman, geology, to conduct research on Cambrian fossils from Australia and the United States to determine their relevance for understanding the Cambrian Radiation (Sydney, Australia).

Jonathan Mayhew, Spanish and Portuguese, to complete work on a book of essays on seven significant contemporary Spanish poets (St. Louis, Mo.; Barcelona, Spain).

Timothy Miller, religious studies, to create, in phases, an encyclopedia of American intentional communities from the beginnings of European settlements to the present (Lawrence).

Rita Napier, history, to produce a book that will be a revision of the major interpretations on Bleeding Kansas and the coming of the Civil War, focusing on Leavenworth, instead of Lawrence, as the critical territory (Washington, D.C.; California; Lawrence).

Anna Neill, English, to conduct research and write two chapters of a book manuscript that concentrates on the reforming potential of transportation (Sydney, Australia; Lawrence).

Christopher Petr, social welfare, to enhance research, teaching and interdisciplinary scholarship in children's mental health and related fields (Washington, D.C.; Lawrence).

S. Sherri Rice, teaching and leadership, to conduct research on the ethical thought on Martin Luther King Jr. and to compose an essay based on this research (Atlanta; Lawrence).

Edward Small, theatre and film, to write a book that elevates animation beyond the commonplace concept of cartoon (Lawrence).

Thomas Taylor, ecology and evolutionary biology/Natural History Museum, to revise textbook in paleobotany and complete another book on fossil fungi (Lawrence).

James Woelfel, Western civilization, to complete a book manuscript on the existentialist movement in philosophy and its continuing relevance (Lawrence).

Spring semester
Bruce Baker
, teaching and leadership, to evaluate consistency between historical origins, conceptual underpinnings, operational definitions and measurement of educational adequacy (Lawrence).

Michael Bauer, music and dance, to complete first draft of a book titled Arts Ministry: Fostering the Creative Life of God's People (Lawrence).

Marta Caminero-Santangelo, English, to continue working on an ongoing book project titled Imagining Identity/Seeing Difference: U.S. Latino/a Writing and the Construction of Ethnicity (Lawrence).

David Ekerdt, sociology and gerontology, to continue recent research on older people's management and disposition of possessions when they move to smaller quarters (Kansas City area; Lawrence; Columbia, Mo.).

Mohamed El Hodiri, economics, to conduct research and produce an essay on structural economics dynamics (Lawrence).

Pamela Gordon, classics, to investigate the representation of non-Greek peoples in the literature and art of classical Athens (Lawrence).

John Gronbeck-Tedesco, theatre and film/CLA&S, to create a set of monologues based on stories gathered from oral and written sources found in communities throughout Kansas (Kansas).

Mary Lynn Hamilton, teaching and leadership, to investigate the current state of knowledge on the issues of teachers' professional knowledge and its development in relationship to teacher identity (Lawrence).

Tanya Hartman, art, to create a public art project, Nipped Narrative, composed of an interactive Web site and an embroidered scroll covered with layers of writings by AIDS patients and to be a resident artist and lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand (Harlem, N.Y.; Johannesburg, South Africa; Lawrence).

John Kelly, ecology and evolutionary biology, to conduct research and write a synthetic overview of modern techniques that can be used to explore how evolutionary forces maintain genetic variation (United States and Britain).

Russell Ostermann, chemical and petroleum engineering, to conduct research on biological degradation of coal and petroleum derivatives and bioreactor design with cell recovery and recycle (University of Stuttgart).

Mabel Rice, speech, language and hearing, to conduct research and writings about the genetics of language impairments in children and EEG methods (Perth, Australia; Baltimore, Md.; Lawrence).

David Smith, sociology, to write a journal and small monograph on the relationship between anti-bankers and the anti-Semitism specifically in the Middle East and Eastern Europe (Lawrence).

Rajendra Srivastava, business, to develop analytical models under the Dempster-Shafer theory of belief functions for decision-making in the domain of assurance services (University of Southern California; University of Sydney).

Partial year
Bradley Schaffner, university libraries, Aug. 29, 2004, to Jan. 29, 2005, to complete a book-length bibliography covering Russia, Ukraine and the other countries of the former Soviet Union that will provide comprehensive subject access to the contemporary materials available in the region (Lawrence).


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