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Sept. 17, 2004
Vol. 29, No. 3

KU to add soldier’s name to campanile
• Hemenway address: ‘We cannot be silent’
KU ranks among ‘IQ Campuses’
Dance duo
KU announces four Higuchi Awards
Reaccreditation process reveals university strengths, challenges
Family fun
Black writing project brings author to campus
Shulenburger scheduled for UPSA event

Senator saluted
Bluegrass to beats
Sale to benefit Audio-Reader
Employees of the month
KU card
Godzilla takes KU on birthday

NIH, NSF officials to discuss KU research
Brazilian conference is vacation, education
Big Brothers and Big Sisters finds support in KU family, United Way

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Adrian L. Melott, professor of physics and astronomy, presented a joint colloquium, “Did a Gamma-Ray Burst Initiate the Late Ordovician Extinction?” at Vanderbilt University Aug. 26 to the departments of biological sciences, earth and environmental sciences, and physics and astronomy.

Janet Hamburg, professor of music and dance, has been named the first recipient of the Laban Award for creative achievement by an artist or researcher by the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City. Her research on Parkinson’s disease resulted earlier this year in an exercise DVD/video, “Motivating Moves for People With Parkinson’s,” which is distributed by the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation in New York. The award was announced at the LIMS annual conference June 18-20 in Long Beach, Calif.

Rick Snyder, M. Erik Wright distinguished professor of clinical psychology, received the Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, American Psychological Association Division 2 on Aug. 30 at the APA’s national convention in Hawaii. The award is given to professors at four-year institutions and includes a plaque and a prize of $750.

James F. Juola, professor of psychology, presented “First-Time Usability Testing for Bluetooth-Enabled Devices” at the Bluetooth SIG All-Hands Meeting in Kansas City in April. The paper was co-authored with KU undergraduate Drew Voegele. Juola also taught two short courses, “Signal Detection Theory and Some Applications” for the graduate program in statistics and methodology at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, in May, and “Multi-Modal Perception and Sensory Interactions” for the graduate program in user-system interaction at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in June.

George Varghese, professor and chairman of the department of rehabilitation medicine, was awarded the Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The award will be presented at the national meeting Oct. 8 in Phoenix. He also received the Professional of the Year award from the Asian Chamber of Commerce.

Kim Templeton, associate professor of orthopedics, has been elected to the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, a national organization founded in 1947 that publishes the journal Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research.

Daniel Swagerty, associate professor of family medicine and internal medicine, was awarded fellowship status in the American Geriatrics Society at its annual meeting in May.

Charles Little, professor of anatomy and cell biology, and Brenda Rongish, assistant professor of anatomy and cell biology, represented the American Association of Anatomists at the 16th congress of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists Aug. 22-27 in Kyoto, Japan. They spoke on “Expanding the Frontiers of Experimental Embryology.”

Sallie Page-Goertz, assistant professor of pediatrics, has been appointed liaison for the International Lactation Consultant Association to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. She has presented programs at several international meetings related to breastfeeding promotion and support, most recently in the southern African country of Zambia and in Phoenix, Ariz.

A brochure produced by KU Continuing Education has received the Masterpiece Award from Spangler Graphics of Kansas City, a division of Kelmscott Communications. The brochure, designed by Continuing Education graphic designer Shala Stevenson, markets the division’s expertise in developing and managing professional meetings, including medical, research and scholarly gatherings.

Patrick Frank, assistant professor of Latin American art, wrote and edited the new book Readings in Latin American Modern Art.

Mary Abbott, research professor in the Bureau of Child Research, will receive the Dollar General’s ProLiteracy National Tutor of the Year award at the annual Pro-Literacy Worldwide conference in October.

Susan Kemper, distinguished professor of psychology, received the Master Mentor award from the Retirement Research Foundation and Div. 20 (Adult Development and Aging) of the American Psychological Association.


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