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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’
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KU announces four Higuchi Awards
Reaccreditation process reveals university strengths, challenges
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Shulenburger scheduled for UPSA event

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KU announces four Higuchi Awards

KU has announced four recipients of the 2004 Higuchi/Endowment Research Achievement Awards. Each winner will receive a $10,000 award to further research efforts.

The awards were announced Thursday, Sept. 9, at the annual Faculty/Staff Convocation in Budig Hall. Chancellor Robert Hemenway will officially present the awards to the winners in October.

The professors chosen to receive this year’s awards:

Michael J. Soares, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, will receive the Dolph Simons Award in biomedical sciences.

William Tuttle, professor of American studies at KU, will receive the Balfour Jeffery Research Award in humanities and social sciences.

Akira Yamamoto, professor of anthropology and linguistics at KU, will receive the Irvin Youngberg Research Award in applied sciences.

C. Lewis Cocke, professor of physics at Kansas State University, will receive the Olin Petefish Award in basic sciences.

Besides announcing the Higuchi Award winners, James A. Roberts, vice provost for research and president of the KU Center for Research, announced the creation of a new award that will be presented annually to a non-tenure track researcher from the Lawrence campus. The Higuchi Awards are given only to tenure-track faculty.

The Higuchi Awards were established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, KU distinguished professor of chemistry and pharmacy and chair of pharmaceutical chemistry, and his wife, Aya.

Recipients may use their awards for research materials, summer salaries, fellowship matching funds, research assistance or other research-related support.

Other convocation announcements
Budig Teaching Awards
Joseph E. O’Brien, associate professor of teaching and leadership
• H. Rud Turnbull, professor of special education
• Edward Canda, professor of social welfare and courtesy professor of religious studies
Dennis Dailey, professor of social welfare

Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education
Marsha Haufler, professor of Chinese art history


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