Faculty members plan sabbaticals
Academic year and fall sabbaticals are online at www.oread.ku.edu/Oread04/Jul16/sabbaticals.html
KU faculty members are scheduled to take spring sabbatical
leaves as approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for 2004-05. The faculty
members, sabbatical topics and locations are:
Bruce Baker, teaching and leadership, to evaluate consistency between
historical origins, conceptual underpinnings, operational definitions
and measurement of educational adequacy (Lawrence).
Michael Bauer, music and dance, to complete first draft of a book titled Arts
Ministry: Fostering the Creative Life of God’s People (Lawrence).
Marta Caminero-Santangelo, English, to continue working on an ongoing
book project titled Imagining Identity/Seeing Difference: U.S. Latino/a
Writing and the Construction of Ethnicity (Lawrence).
David Ekerdt, sociology and gerontology, to continue recent research
on older people’s management and disposition of possessions when
they move to smaller quarters (Kansas City area; Lawrence; Columbia,
Mohamed El Hodiri, economics, to conduct research and produce an essay
on structural economics dynamics (Lawrence).
Pamela Gordon, classics, to investigate the representation of non-Greek
peoples in the literature and art of classical Athens (Lawrence).
John Gronbeck-Tedesco, theatre and film/CLA&S, to create a set of
monologues based on stories gathered from oral and written sources found
in communities throughout Kansas (Kansas).
Mary Lynn Hamilton, teaching and leadership, to investigate the current
state of knowledge on the issues of teachers’ professional knowledge
and its development in relationship to teacher identity (Lawrence).
Tanya Hartman, art, to create a public art project, “Nipped Narrative,” composed
of an interactive Web site and an embroidered scroll covered with layers
of writings by AIDS patients and to be a resident artist and lecturer
at the University of Witwatersrand (Harlem, N.Y.; Johannesburg, South
John Kelly, ecology and evolutionary biology, to conduct research and
write a synthetic overview of modern techniques that can be used to
explore how evolutionary forces maintain genetic variation (United
Russell Ostermann, chemical and petroleum engineering, to conduct research
on biological degradation of coal and petroleum derivatives and bioreactor
design with cell recovery and recycle (University of Stuttgart).
Mabel Rice, speech-language-hearing, to conduct research and writings
about the genetics of language impairments in children and EEG
methods (Perth, Australia; Baltimore; Lawrence).
David Smith, sociology, to write a journal and small monograph
on the relationship between anti-bankers and anti-Semitism specifically
the Middle East and Eastern Europe (Lawrence).
Rajendra Srivastava, business, to develop analytical models under
the Dempster-Shafer theory of belief functions for decision-making
domain of assurance services (University of Southern California;
University of Sydney).
Bradley Schaffner, university libraries, Aug. 29, 2004, to
Jan. 29, 2005, to complete a book-length bibliography covering
other countries of the former Soviet Union that will provide
comprehensive subject access to the contemporary materials
available in the region