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In memory    

May 14, 2004
Vol. 28, No. 16

KU remembers Emily Taylor
Roberts named vice provost for research
Derritt chosen as university registrar
History, economics to be focus of faculty bus tour
Forum honors KU debate, features former winners
Chancellor chat
High-tech history
Clinton to give 1st Dole Lecture
Bush meets with education professor to discuss literacy

2004 employees of the year honored
KU, higher education see positive results from Legislature
Segregation scene
Book shelf
KU First


Alumni earn KU’s highest honor
Professors to receive teaching awards

Outstanding students to carry banners
Grad school ceremony fetes students, faculty
9 graduating seniors win chancellor’s awards
Commencement events
Dinner to thank retiring employees
Graduation glee
Grad students give awards to mentors
Mother, daughter make graduation family affair



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Edith May Baldwin

Edith May Baldwin, 88, Lawrence, died April 27. She worked in food service at KU. Survivors include two sons, John and Kenny, both of Lawrence; a brother, Paul Humbard, Richmond; four sisters, Bernice Owens, Excelsior Springs, Mo., Mary Harrington, Kansas City, Mo., Juanita Barger, Rayville, Mo., and Anna Gillespie, Liberty, Mo.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Boy Scouts of America Troop 53, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Debra L. Park

Debra L. Park, 32, Lawrence, died May 4. She was an assistant professor at KU Medical Center’s otolaryngology department. Survi-
vors include her husband, Ralph, of the home; a son, Andrew S., of the home; her mother, Brenda Sollner, Bonner Springs; two sisters, Pam Finter, Blue Springs, Mo., and Tracy Sollner, Overland Park. The family suggests memorials to USD 204 daycare in Bonner Springs, sent in care of Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203.

Frederick Eugene Samson Jr.

Frederick Eugene Samson Jr., 85, Lake Quivira, died April 15. He was an assistant professor at KU Medical Center from 1952 to 1957 and associate professor at the center from 1957 to 1962. He was chair and professor of biochemistry and physiology from 1962 to 1969 and chair and professor of physiology and cell biology from 1968 to 1973. From 1973 to 1989 he was director of the Ralph L. Smith Center for Mental Retardation and Human Development at the medical center and became a professor emeritus in 1989. Survivors include his wife, Camila; three daughters, Cecile Folkerts, Julie Thompson and Renee Overton; a sister, Bernice Rice; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Heartland Hospice, 4225 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111; or to the Fred Samson Lectureship, sent in care of KU Endowment.

Herbert Glenn Wolfe

Herbert Glenn Wolfe, 76, Lawrence, died April 19. He was named an assistant professor in 1963 and retired in 1994 as a professor of physiology and cell biology. Survivors include a son, Richard Charles, Lawrence; two daughters, Cynthia Marie Preston, Overland Park, and Pamela Sue Wolfe, State College, Pa.; a brother, Wayne L., Leavenworth; a sister, Cleta Maxine Van Horn, Gainesville, Fla.; and five grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society or Hospice Care of Douglas County, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Marilyn Virginia Yarbrough

Marilyn Virginia Yarbrough, 58, Durham, N.C., died March 9. She joined the KU law faculty as an associate professor in 1976. She was named professor in 1981 and served as associate vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at KU from 1983 to 1987. She became the first black woman to be dean of a major Southern university in 1987, when she became dean of the Tennessee Law School. Survivors include two daughters, Carmen Ainsworth Brady, Kansas City, Mo., and Carla Ainsworth, Seattle; a stepfather, John Toole, Washington D.C.; a brother, William O. Yarbrough Jr., Durham; a stepsister, Barbara Hubbard, Hyattsville, Md.; and a grandson.

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