Maryemma Graham, professor of English, has been named one of 39 National
Humanities Center 2005-06 fellows. Graham will use the John Hope Franklin
Fellowship to work “My House Where My Soul Lives: The Life of Margaret
The Pathways Project, a partnership of the KU Edwards Campus; Kansas
City, Kan., public schools; and Kansas City Kansas Community College,
was featured in the fall 2004 issue of Leadership, the journal for post-secondary
Jeff Olafsen, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, presented “Experiments
in Non-equilibrium and Nonlinear Physics” Feb. 8 at the University
of Southern Mississippi.
John W. Hoopes, associate professor of anthropology and assistant curator
at the Museum of Anthropology, has been appointed to a three-year term
on the State Historic Sites Board of Review.
Kristen Swain, assistant professor of journalism, presented “Who
Assesses Risk to Consumers and Environment: Media Perspectives” June
1 at the Summit on Risk Management in a Risk Adverse Society at KU.
Ernst S. Dick, professor of Germanic languages and literatures, presented “Die
Löwhardushistorie im Rahmen der Volksbuchliteratur: Intertextualität
und Modernität” at the annual International Congress on Medieval
Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo in May.
Kim Bates, interpreter coordinator, and Allison Gile, interpreter, both
from the Academic Achievement and Access Center’s Disability Resources,
presented the workshop “Achieving Parallel Performance: Register
Production” May 14 at the Midwest regional Postsecondary Interpreters
Network Conference in Overland Park.
The Public Management Association has named a lifetime achievement award
for George Frederickson, distinguished professor of public administration.
Deborah Gerner, professor of political science, was a shared recipient
of the Ladd Hollist Service Award at the March 2005 meeting of the International
Studies Association, where she also received the Susan S. Northcutt Award
from the Women’s Caucus for International Studies. In November
2004 Gerner was given the Howard Richards Ethical Construction Award
by the Peace and Global Studies program at Earlham College. She was the
first recipient of all three awards.
John Colombo, professor and associate director of psychology, was chair
of the review panel for “Attention, Learning and Memory” in
April at the Society for Research in Child Development in Atlanta.
Nancy Hawkins, media and reserve assistant for the Gorton Music and Dance
Library, has been appointed to a three-year term as a lay representative
on the American Cancer Society’s national peer-review research
grant committee Carcinogenesis, Nutrition and the Environment.
Don Stull, professor of anthropology, began a two-year term as president
of the Society for Applied Anthropology at its annual meeting in April
in Sante Fe, N.M.
Sheryl K. Williams, curator of the Kansas Collection at Spencer Research
Library, has been elected to a three-year term on the 12-member Council
of the Society of American Archivists.
Stephen M. Dickey, assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures,
translated Borislav Pekic’s novel “How to Quiet a Vampire:
A Sotie” from Serbian for inclusion in the series “Writings
From an Unbound Europe,” published by Northwestern University Press.
Ada Emmet, library liaison to chemistry and molecular biosciences, and
Holly Mercer, coordinator of digital content development, presented “Populating
the KU ScholarWorks Repository: the RoMEO Green Project” at the
April 9 Association of College and Research Libraries conference in Minneapolis.
Mercer and Deborah Ludwig, director of enterprise academic systems, presented “The
Scholarly Digital Initiatives Program at KU” at the EndUser 2005
Annual Users Group Meeting in Chicago.