Hummert named associate vice provost
Lee Hummert, professor of communication studies, has been appointed associate
vice provost for research and vice president of the KU Center for Research.
Her duties include leading efforts to encourage and support faculty members
in applying for prestigious awards; developing stronger relationships
with foundations that lead to increased support for research; and administering
internal research funding programs.
Bush appoints KU chemistry professor to nuclear review board
Busch, distinguished professor of chemistry, was one of seven new members
appointed by President Bush to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
in August. The 11-member NWTRB was created by Congress in 1987 to review
the Department of Energy’s technical and scientific activities related
to disposing of the nation’s commercial spent nuclear fuel and high-level
radioactive waste—including the review of the plan to develop the
Yucca Mountain site in Nevada as a repository—and packing and transporting
Governor names KU employees to domestic violence board
Dave Warry, assistant director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training
Center, and Mary Dudley, associate professor at KUSM-Wichita, have been
appointed to a 14-member Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board established
by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. The board is charged with reviewing domestic
violence-related fatalities, describing trends and patterns, recommending
improvements and determining if adequate resources and training are in
place for those who respond to domestic violence crimes.
American studies professor earns Chancellors Club award
studies Professor William Tuttle Jr., one of the nation’s leading
social historians and scholars of African-American life, has received
the Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award for 2004. The annual Career
Teaching Award honors a senior faculty member who exemplifies the university’s
commitment to outstanding teaching. KU faculty members, students and alumni
submit nominations for the $5,000 award.
Marrs appointed vice chair of Colleague to Colleague
Marrs, associate director of instructional development for the Edwards
Campus, was recently appointed vice chair of Colleague to Colleague, a
professional association of faculty, staff and administrators from Kansas
educational institutions. Marrs will assist in organizing events related
to instructional technology and distance education and is the information
source for all members. Next year Marrs will become chair of the organization.
Marrs also will serve on the advisory board of Kansas Digital Learning.
Nebraska alumni association taps Cerny
Kirk Cerny, senior vice president for membership services at the Kansas
Alumni Association, has been named associate executive director for membership
and development at the Nebraska Alumni Association.