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March 19, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 13

Opportunities for Chinese study bring former carpenter to KU
named dean

Obesity program shrinks people, expands in state
KU highlights university impact during Capitol event
KU architecture professor wins award for international work
Employees of the month honored
Washington internships prepare for work, life
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‘World Music’ returns

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Carol Holstead, associate professor of journalism, contributed a chapter on the working relationship between magazine art directors and editors to Best Practices of the Business Press, edited by the American Society of Business Press Editors.

W. Stitt Robinson, professor emeritus of history, has completed his five volumes of the 20-volume series “Early American Indian Documents: Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789” under the general editorship of Professor Alden T. Vaughan of Columbia University. Robinson’s latest volume, North and South Carolina Treaties, 1756-1775, was published by University Publications of America.

Ginger Breedlove, director of the nurse midwifery program at the School of Nursing, has co-written The Community-Based Doula: Reclaiming Birth, Empowering Families, to be published in 2005. The book proposal received the Irving B. Harris Award, presented by Zero to Three Press of Washington, D.C. Breedlove, along with co-authors Rachel Abramson and Beth Isaacs of the Chicago Health Connection, received a $10,000 cash prize and a publishing contract from Zero to Three Press.

Jodi B. Simek, international outreach coordinator, presented in the panel “Methods of Community Outreach in Slavic Studies” at the 2004 Midwest Slavic Conference at Ohio State University in Columbus.

Anita Herzfeld, professor of Latin American studies, has had two articles published: “Lengua e Identidad en Centroamérica: Mantenimiento, Cambio o Extinción,” in Memorias del II Congreso de Pueblos Indígenas, and “Multilingüismo y la Identidad de los Afro-limonenses de Costa Rica,” published by the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Colombia. She presented “Un intento de averiguar el futuro del criollo limonense” at the V Congreso Centroamericano de Antropología, at the Universidad Nacional de Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 22 through 27.

Adrian Melott, professor of physics and astronomy, presented the public lecture “Gamma Ray Burst Mass Extinctions” March 1 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

John Nalbandian, chair of public administration, led a full-day Leadership Training Institute session, “The High Performance Governing Body,” March 6 during the National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.C.

Peter Ukpokodu, courtesy professor of theatre and film and professor and chair of African and African-American studies, had his article, “Theatre and the Creation of a National Identity: Jane Taylor’s Ubu and the Truth Commission,” published in The Literary Griot. He also presented “Theatre, Politics and Religion: The Alagba Theatre of Nigeria” in February at the 2004 Conference of the National Association of African-American Studies in Houston. Ukpokodu is also a consultant to the Lake Street Publishers’ Celebrating our Cultural Diversity: The African-American Community in America and the new book series “Past and Present: African-American Leaders of Yesterday and Today.”

James E. Gunn, professor emeritus of English, will publish his 100th story, the novelette “Elixir,” in the May 2004 edition of Analog. The novelette is a new middle section to Gunn’s novel The Immortals, which first was published in 1962 and will be reprinted by Pocket Books in July.

Donald Brada, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at KUSM-W, will receive the 14th annual Nancy C.A. Roeske, MD, Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education by the American Psychiatric Association in May in New York City.

Jeffrey Olafsen, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, presented “Coarsening, Velocity Statistics and Energy Injection in Driven Granular Glass” Jan. 15 in Albuquerque, N.M., as part of the third annual Workshop on Granular Flow and Kinetics.

Jeff Moran, associate professor of history, published “The Scopes Trial and Southern Fundamentalism in Black and White: Race, Region and Religion” in the February 2004 Journal of Southern History.

Jonathan Clark, distinguished professor of history, gave the opening keynote paper at the “Is There Still a West?” conference in Philadelphia, organized by the Foreign Policy Research Institute.


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