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
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
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
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.