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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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Medical school marks 100th class
Former dean pledges $500K for professorship
Allison named policy advisor
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D’Anieri named CLA&S associate dean

Paul D’Anieri has been named an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Prior to his new appointment, D’Anieri was the director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies and had spent three years as associate dean of International Programs. He has held visiting positions at Harvard and at L’viv State University in Ukraine, the latter as a Fulbright Scholar in 1993-94. D’Anieri is an internationally known expert on Ukrainian politics, with four books and numerous articles to his credit. He is the editor of the journal European Security.

In addition to D’Anieri’s appointment, John Gronbeck-Tedesco has been named contact dean for programs in the College. D’Anieri will be the contact dean for departments in the humanities, Barbara Romzek continues as the contact dean for departments in the social sciences, and Rob Weaver continues as the contact dean for departments in the natural sciences and mathematics.

KU prof member of crime commission

Tom Stacy, professor of law, is among a group of 13 Kansans selected by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius for the Kansas Criminal Recodification, Rehabilitation and Restoration Project, the 3R Commission. The commission was created by the 2004 Legislature to undertake a comprehensive review of the state’s criminal statutes and procedures, as well as the Kansas sentencing guidelines. As part of its recodification charge, the committee will analyze and review all criminal statutes and procedures, study and make recommendations concerning the statutory definitions of crimes and criminal penalties, and review and determine the severity of the Kansas sentencing policies in relation to other states and review possible adjustments that may relieve prison capacity. The commission’s rehabilitation charge requires it to identify ways to prepare prisoners to re-enter the community. The commission also will identify ways to restore offenders to productive lives.

Grad School taps former Fine Arts dean

Carole Ross, former interim dean for the School of Fine Arts, will be the assistant dean for the Graduate School. She succeeds John Augusto, who recently left KU for the Future Institute in West Virginia. Ross joined the faculty in 1970 and retired in 2001. In her new role, she will direct the Graduate Application Processing Center and coordinate graduate school fellowships. Ross has a bachelor’s degree in piano from West Virginia University, a master’s degree from the Julliard School and a doctorate from the Catholic University of America.

University marketing director assume duties

David D. Johnston, formerly the marketing coordinator for the Kansas Memorial Unions, has assumed a new role as marketing director for the entire university. Johnston, who previously worked for the Prime Media and Leo Burnett marketing firms in Kansas City and Chicago, began his new position July 1.

Army ROTC introduces new personnel

Maj. William J. Maxcy has been named department chair and professor of military science by the Army ROTC program at KU. Joining Maxcy in the department will be Maj. Juston W. Abel, assistant professor of military science, and Master Sgt. Frank E.W. Hacker, senior military science instructor.

Fixico takes position at Arizona State University

Donald L. Fixico, formerly the Thomas M. Bowlus Distinguished Professor in American Indian History at KU, has accepted an appointment at Arizona State University in Tempe as the distinguished foundation professor of history. Fixico came to KU in 1999 with a joint appointment to teach history and to direct a new Indigenous Nations Studies master’s degree program developed in cooperation with Haskell Indian Nations University.

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