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March 5, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 12

KU mourns Clarke Wescoe
Fall events schedule unites Band Day, Family Weekend
Campus food services to blend operations
Wescoe Terrace to see expansion
Spring enrollment records set
Expo experiments
Wheat State Whirlwind plans Kansas expedition
Professor took road less traveled to field of study
Pulitzer-winning journalist comes to KU for lecture

Flock to be feathered, new plumage revealed
Faculty art to be featured in exhibit
Employees of the month honored
Lawsuit appeal dismissed

Judge rules for KU in Watkins Trust case

Drill to highlight safety procedures

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Experts to pour into water conference
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Art museum names interim director

An interim director has been named for the Spencer Museum of Art, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor David Shulenburger announced Wednesday.


Fred Pawlicki, a recognized arts facilities expert and currently associate director for the Lied Center, will succeed Andrea Norris, who has directed the museum since 1988.


Pawlicki will work closely with the museum's curators and will retain a half-time appointment at the Lied Center, Shulenburger said.
Norris is on leave until June 30, when her appointment ends. A search for a permanent museum director will begin later this year.


KUSM-W selects permanent chair of anesthesiology


Robert S. McKay, clinical associate professor of anesthesiology, has been named chair and program director of the Department of Anesthesiology at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. He has served as interim chair since September 2003.


McKay also serves as director of obstetric anesthesiology education at the medical school, and as chair of anesthesiology service, medical director of anesthesiology and director of obstetric anesthesiology for Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.


McKay is editor-in-chief for Obstetric Anesthesia Digest and serves on the publications and education committees for the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology.


Edwards Campus appoints associate director of information technology


Stephen Bergman has been promoted to be the new associate director of information technology for the KU Edwards Campus.


Bergman previously was manager of information technology support services for the Edwards Campus. He has been at the Edwards Campus since 1994, when he was hired to work as a computer lab assistant.


Life Span Institute names new associate director


The Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies has named John A. Colombo, professor of psychology and associate dean of the Graduate School, as its first associate director for cognitive neuroscience.


Among Colombo’s charges at LSI is leading KU’s efforts to create a strong cross-disciplinary research pro-gram in cognitive neuroscience—the study of the neural processes that underlie behavior, thought, language and learning.


Colombo will assume the new position Aug. 18 as he steps down from his three-year tenure as associate dean of the Graduate School.


In the past two years, he was elected a fellow in both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. In the past year, he has served on the National Institutes of Health Special Emphasis Panel on Cognition and Development and a National Science Foundation panel, and he recently was selected to serve on a review panel at the Institute of Education Sciences for the U.S. Department of Education.


He also won the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Graduate and Professional Mentoring and Advising and the J. Michael Young Outstanding Academic Advisor Award for the Social Sciences.


KU professor to lead NSF program


Joseph Evans, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, began a two-year term in August as a program director within the National Science Foundation’s Directorate of Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering. Evans is directing research and educational activities in the networking testbeds program.

 

   
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