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Book, Jacket and Journal Show coming to KU

Graphic design students, professional designers and book lovers in the Lawrence area will soon have a chance to view the latest award-winning book and jacket designs from some of the nation's scholarly presses.

The traveling exhibit featuring winners of the 2005 Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket and Journal Show will be on display at the University Press of Kansas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays March 13 through 24. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The hands-on exhibit allows viewers to open and study the books to examine the quality of their design and book crafting. In addition, visitors will receive a free copy of the show catalogue containing design specifications and jurors' comments.

Annual Majors Fair set for March 29

The eighth annual Majors Fair, sponsored by the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The Majors Fair is a campus-wide program that encourages KU undergraduates, especially freshmen and sophomores, to explore and choose appropriate academic majors. It will feature faculty, current students and recent alumni from all majors and schools who will share information about their departments with students in a fair-like setting in the Ballroom.

Those planning to participate are required to complete an entry form and return it via e-mail to, by campus mail to the Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center, 126 Strong Hall, or by fax to 864-5223 by March 22.

Memorial service to be held for Rick Snyder

A memorial service for Rick Snyder, M. Erik Wright Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology, will be 2 p.m. March 18 in the Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall. A reception will follow the memorial service from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Murphy Hall. Contributions to the C.R. Snyder Memorial Fund may be sent to Ray Higgins, Director, Clinical Program, 315 Fraser Hall, 1415 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045.

Incoming provost's mother dies at 80

Incoming Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Lariviere's mother, Esther Lariviere, 80, died Feb. 21 at Bethany Manor in Story City, Iowa. In addition to Richard Lariviere, she is survived by one daughter, two grandchildren, one sister and two brothers. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorials to Bethany Life in Story City.

Worster inducted into High School Wall of Honor

Donald Worster, distinguished professor of history, was inducted into the Hutchinson High School Wall of Honor Feb. 23. The project recognizes outstanding graduates from the school each year.

Alexander earns teaching excellence award

Helen Alexander, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, received TIAA-CREF Excellence in Teaching Awards on Feb. 21 during the men's basketball game against Baylor. She was selected as part of the Kemper Award process.

Gary Reich, professor of political science, won the award in 2005. David Frayer, professor of anthropology, earned it in 2004 and Tanya Hartman, professor of art, garnered the award in 2003.

Kelly to receive NIH funding for genomic analysis

John Kelly, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will receive National Institutes of Health funding of more than $1.3 million for his proposal "A Genomic Analysis of Complex Trait Variation in Mimulus." Kelly is the principle investigator of the grant and is working with a co-investigator at Duke University.

Kalichman keynote speaker for research week

Michael Kalichman, director of the Research Ethics Programs at the University of California-San Diego, will be the keynote speaker for Responsible Conduct of Research Awareness Week 2006. Kalichman will talk about "Research Ethics: Are We Meeting our Goals?" at 7:30 p.m. March 9 in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.

Sponsored by the Graduate School, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and the KU Medical Center, RCR Awareness Week is an opportunity for students and faculty to learn about and discuss ethical issues in research.

For more information, call the Graduate School, 864-6161, or go to