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
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
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
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.