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Oct. 22, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 5

KU seeks approval for research center
• Class scheduling under scrutiny
Record registration
Transportation tutorial
Thanksgiving program celebrates 50 years of hospitality
KU among 2005 Fiske ‘Best Buys’
KU Medical Center announces new faculty
Kemper kudos
Flu vaccine shortage affects KU clinics, area events
School of Education under new leadership

Biology center opens
Supreme Court justice to visit KU
Dinner honors volunteers
Black leadership event draws 500 students

Dinner to honor retirees

Retired math chair honors wife with humanities professorship

Tuition assistance continues to grow
Relations recognition
Student survey shows satisfaction
Campaign hits $150K
Edwards Campus expands events
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Gisela Dreschhoff, courtesy associate professor of physics and astronomy and director of the Radiation Physics Lab at the Center for Research, presented the paper “Nitrate as a Proxy of Extreme Solar Energetic Particle Events in the Past” at the first International Symposium on Space Climate June 20-23 in Oulu, Finland. At the 35th COSPAR Scientific Assembly in Paris July 18-25, Dreschhoff presented “Evidence for a Stratigraphic Record of Supernovae in Polar Ice.”

Kathleen L. Neeley, assistant university archivist, presented “Esteem, Regard, and Rationality: Joseph Priestley’s Female Connexions,” with M. Andrea Bashore of Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland, Pa., at an August symposium in Philadelphia.

Eric Vernberg, professor of psychology and director of KU’s Child and Family Services Clinic, presented the keynote address, “Treatment of Children With Serious Emotional Disturbances,” at the 14th annual Mental Health Services Conference of Australia and New Zealand/5th Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental Health Association in September.

Antônio R.M. Simões, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese linguistics, has finished the first computerized adaptive test for Portuguese already in use by a number of university campuses, and has published the book Portuguese for Spanish Speakers – Selected Articles Written in Portuguese and English, with Pontes Editores (2004), Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Simões also chaired a phonology session at the Annual Convention of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest in September.

The writings of Jadwiga Maurer, professor emerita of Slavic languages and literatures, were the subject of a lecture Oct. 21 at the Judaica Foundation’s Center for Jewish Culture in Cracow, Poland. Professor Stanislaw Stabro of the Jagiellonian University, Cracow, will present “Irony in the Shadow of the Holocaust: Jadwiga Maurer’s Writings.”

Tom Volek’s paper, “It WILL Work Here: The Evolution of Market-Based Journalism in Post-Soviet Russia,” was presented at the 29th European Studies Conference Oct. 14-16 in Omaha. Volek was in the Russian Ural Mountains Oct. 1-15 on a U.S. State Department grant. He taught at the state universities in Chelyabinsk and Yekaterinburg and worked with private- and public-sector journalists.

Marc L. Greenberg, professor of Slavic languages and literatures, was appointed to the editorial board of the new periodical Croatica et Slavica Iadertina, the Slavistic journal of the University of Zadar, Croatia. He also received the Prize of the Slavic Studies Society of Slovenia. The award was presented at the opening of the society’s national meeting in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, Oct. 7.

“The New Superorganic,” an article by Allan Hanson, professor of anthropology, was published in the August-October issue of Current Anthropology.

The National Research Council’s Environmental Studies and Toxicology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, has nominated Paul F. Terranova, professor and director of the Center for Reproductive Science at KU Medical Center, to a 16-member National Academies’ Committee on Assessment of the Health Implications of Exposure to Dioxins.

Doug Girod, chair and professor of otolaryngology, was medical director for the KU Medical Center International Outreach medical mission trip to Antigua, Guatemala, in August.

Rima Dafer, assistant professor of neurology and director of the Headache and Stroke Clinic at KU Medical Center, has been named the 2005 Go Red for Women stroke medical honoree by the American Heart Association.

Kathryn Huxtable, applications programming supervisor in Information Services, presented “Shibboleth Install Fest” at the Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium in Norman Oct. 6 and 7. She also led a workshop of Shibboleth inter-realm authentication software at several Great Plains Network universities.

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