Scott Walter, assistant dean of libraries,
presented the paper “Closing the circle: Information literacy instruction
for your first years and mine,” during an American Library Association
meeting June 24-30 in Orlando, Fla.
Bryan Foster, assistant professor of ecology
and evolutionary biology, will receive more than $323,000 from the National
Science Foundation for enhancement of the facilities at the KU Field Station
at the Nelson Environmental Study Area, north of Lawrence. Co-principle
investigators in the project include: Helen Alexander,
professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; Sharon
Billings, assistant professor of biology; Dean
Kettle, associate director of the Kansas Biological Survey; Ed
Martinko, director of the Kansas Biological Survey;
Kevin Price, professor of geography; Val
Smith, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; and Joy
Ward, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
Carol Smith, professor of nursing, has received
Sigma Theta Tau International’s Pinnacle Award for Research Dissemination
in Nursing for her work, “Disseminating Research through Caregiving
Partnerships.” Wanda Bonnel, clinical
associate professor of nursing; Carol Starling, clinical assistant professor
of nursing; Karen Wambach, assistant professor
of nursing; Karen Tarnow, clinical assistant
professor of nursing; and Geraldine Neuberger,
professor of nursing, received the Pinnacle Award for Computer-Based Professional
Education Technology. Awards will be presented during the 2004 Chapter
Leader Academy in Indianapolis Nov. 6.
Richard T. De George, University Distinguished
Professor of Philosophy, presented the keynote address, “Globalization,
Ethics and Information Technology,” during the Third World Congress
of Business Economics and Ethics in Melbourne, Australia, in July.
Mechele Leon, assistant professor of theatre,
presented her paper “Directing from the Grave: Molière and
the Theatrical Tradition” during the annual conference of the International
Federation for Theatre Research, May 21-28 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Stanley T. Rolfe, Albert P. Learned Distinguished
Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, in June
was presented with the Donald E. Marlowe Award for distinguished education
administration from the American Society for Engineering Education.
G. Paul Willhite, Ross H. Forney Distinguished
Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and interim chair of the
department, in April was presented the Pioneer Award at the 14th Society
of Petroleum Engineers/Department of Energy Symposium on Improved Oil
Recovery. Since 1984 only 48 individuals have been recognized as IOR Pioneers.
Charles Marsh, associate professor of journalism;
David Guth, associate professor of journalism;
and Bonnie Short, KU journalism graduate,
published Strategic Writing: Multimedia Writing for Public Relations,
Advertising, Sales and Marketing, and Business Communications in July.
Susanne Shaw, professor of journalism, received
the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Newspaper
Division’s Outstanding Educator Award for 2004. She received a plaque
during the division’s business meeting Aug. 5 in Toronto.
Diana Carlin, dean of the Graduate School
and International Programs and professor of communication studies, co-authored
the chapter “Political Debates” in The Handbook of Political
Communication Research with Mitchell McKinney, a KU communication studies
graduate and assistant professor of communication studies at the University
of Missouri-Columbia. The book was published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
in June. Carlin also was part of a panel on international student issues
in graduate education at the Council of Graduate Schools summer workshop
in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Sarah Hargus Ferguson, assistant professor
of speech-language-hearing, received a fellowship from the Deafness Research
Foundation to attend its Second Clinical Research Conference, in July
in Potomac, Md.
Marilu Goodyear, vice provost for information
services, and Jenny Mehmedovic, policy and planning coordinator, presented
“USA Patriot Act and Beyond: How Higher Education Institutions and
Libraries Are Cooperating and Coping” during the annual Educause
Policy Conference, May 19-20 in Washington, D.C.