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Aug. 20, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 1

Roadshow rocks across Kansas
• Med Center exec Hagen to retire; Atkinson to succeed
Biology Center attracts magnet
General education subject of CTE summit
Surprise patrol!
Faculty-staff basketball ticket info forthcoming
Edwards expansion
Student center gets new name, director
HDFL now Applied Behavioral Sciences department

Record grant boosts biomedical research
KU, Fort Leavenworth establish faculty, student exchange program
KU ‘New Literacies’ conference goes global
Alumni center creates campus TGIF events

State holidays

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Uniform brings Civil War to life for history buffs
Multicultural scholars find success after KU
System to increase parking lot security
TV time
Medical school marks 100th class
Former dean pledges $500K for professorship
Allison named policy advisor
Mini mechanics

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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.

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