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
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
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
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.