Professor receives national award
J. Stella, distinguished professor of pharmaceutical chemistry, will receive
the 2004 UNICO National Marconi Science Award at a ceremony March 13 in
UNICO, based in Fairfield, N.J., was founded in 1922 to support the charitable,
educational, scientific and literary projects of individuals of Italian
Born in Australia to parents of Italian descent, Stella moved to the United
States in 1968 and became a U.S. citizen in 1994.
Stella was on the faculty of the University of Illinois Medical Center
from 1971 to 1973, when Takeru Higuchi, distinguished professor of pharmaceutical
chemistry, convinced Stella to return to Lawrence. Since returning, Stella
has had a remarkable career at KU.
Stella invented or co-invented two drugs: Cerebyx for the treatment of
epilepsy and Viread for the treatment of AIDS. He also developed a new
solubilizing agent, Captisol, used to dissolve intractable drugs for injectable
International institute taps assistant dean of grad school
Augusto, assistant dean of the Graduate School, will leave KU at the end
of April to serve as director of academic programs for the nonprofit institute
Based in Franklin, W.V., Future Generations offers a master’s degree
in applied community change and conservation. Its four campuses are in
Tibet, India, Peru and West Virginia.
Augusto has been an assistant dean of KU’s Graduate School for eight
KU professor of nursing named to national health advisory body
Judith Warren, associate professor of nursing, has been named one of five
new members of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics,
an advisory body to the Department of Health and Human Services. The committee
has issued numerous recommendations covering the development and implementation
of HIPAA rules and is studying clinical data content and interoperability
standards for voluntary adoption.
Edwards Campus names director of information technology
Lorino is joining the KU Edwards Campus as director of information technology.
He will oversee campus technology-related resources and services at the
Overland Park campus. Lorino formerly was a lab assistant at the Edwards
Campus and was an assistant to the director of information technology
for two years. Prior to his appointment, Lorino worked at Cisco Systems.
LAN support supervisor named to ‘who’s who’ list
Travis Berkley, supervisor for LAN support services, was named on a national
list of “who’s who” in the Network World Lab Alliance
in the Feb. 23 issue of Network World. Berkley’s focus areas were
listed as messaging and collaboration.
Medieval history professor to present inaugural lecture
Epstein, Ahmanson-Murphy distinguished professor of medieval history,
will present “Medieval Physiognomy and Ethnic Identity” at
5:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas Union.
Epstein will speak about how physiognomy once served as a respectable
and scientific theory of human difference that provided testable answers