HeadlinesFebruary 1, 2010
- Turning trash into treasure
- Volkin, Srivastava named KU's second, third Eminent Scholars
- Hayes, Mihesuah, Rosenblum named Keeler Intra-University Professors
- Study shows Barnett, economics department among world's top economic bloggers
- Numerous events set to mark Black History Month at KU
- KU scientist shows potential of technology for autism research and treatment
- On-campus visit dates announced for CLAS, music dean searches
- University Lecture Series at the Commons to examine 'Writing Jazz'
- Heavyweight champ, entrepreneur George Foreman to visit campus Feb. 4
- Poppo invited to Nobel research symposium
- Mazza named interim dean for School of Law
- KU lands sweepstakes for most wins in communications contest
- KU, KU Medical Center enter new licensing agreement with Microsoft
- Ice-penetrating radar touted as 'game-changing development' in global climate change research
- 'Science on Tap' series to take experts, pressing topics to public
James Juola, professor of psychology, is in his second semester of a half-time professorship in the Human-Technology Interaction Department at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. During his first semester at Eindhoven, he was named the outstanding teacher in the department. He is the co-principal investigator on a four-year, $4.2 million grant from the European Commission to develop an assistive robot for elderly and disabled people to extend their abilities to live alone in their own homes.
Peter Grund, assistant professor of English, gave the invited lecture “Telling Convincing Stories: Narrative Structure in Witness Depositions from the Salem Witchraft Trials” on Nov. 23 at Uppsala University in Sweden.
Elizabeth Schultz, professor emerita of English, presented “Humanizing Moby Dick: Redeeming Anthropomorphis” Nov. 4-6 at New Horizons in Ecocriticism in Antalya, Turkey.
Chuck Marsh, associate professor of journalism, had his paper "Antecedents of Public Relations Planning and New Media Tactics in the Rhetoric of Isocrates" accepted for presentation at the 2010 annual conference of the International Communication Association in Singapore.
Jimmy Gentry, professor of journalism, coordinated and taught a four-day seminar titled "Strictly Financials," at the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism held Jan. 5-8 at the Arizona State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The audience for the program was business journalists from around the country.
Mugur Geana, assistant professor of journalism, had his manuscript "Health Information-Seeking Behaviors Among Residents of a Multiethnic, Underserved, Urban Community: Does Ethnicity Matter?" selected for presentation at the 2010 Internal Communications Association conference "Matters of Communication: Political, Cultural and Technological Challenges," Health Communication Division, June 22-26 in Singapore.
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