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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

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Multicultural scholars find success after KU
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Allison named policy advisor
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KU ‘New Literacies’ conference goes global

Writers, scholars, teachers and artists will gather March 3-5 in Lawrence for the first international New Literacies conference to discuss the contested nature of American identity.

“Writing, Teaching, Performing America” is designed to encourage discussion of U.S. culture in its multiple identities as “American.”

The Department of English has joined forces with the departments of theatre and film and American studies, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Hall Center for the Humanities and the American Theatre and Drama Society to broaden the appeal of the now biennial conference to scholars, teachers and artists across the country and beyond.

Besides paper sessions, creative readings and workshops, conferees also can attend staged readings, the University Theatre production of “You Can’t Take It With You,” and “Chasing Paint,” a concert by jazz great Jane Ira Bloom, part of the 2005 KU Jazz Colloquium. The colloquium, sponsored by the KU Interdisciplinary Jazz Studies Group, will carry the related theme “Improvising America.”

The deadline for “Writing, Teaching, Performing America” for paper, panel, workshop and creative submissions is Monday, Nov. 15. For further information visit, or contact Iris Fischer at or 864-2511.

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