Michael Murray, associate professor of physics and astronomy, gave an invited talk during the Diffractive and Electromagnetic Processes at the Large Hadron Collider workshop Jan. 4-8 at the European Centre for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas in Trento, Italy.

John Ralston, professor of physics and astronomy, presented the talk, “Grand Anarchy: Unification Patterns of Random Hamiltonians,” Jan. 16 at Miami ’09 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Ralston also gave the invited talk, “ Question Isotropy,” at Axions 2010 at the University of Florida in Gainsville.

Gregory Rudnick, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, gave the contributed talk, “The Build-up of the Red Sequence in Galaxy Clusters over Half of Cosmic Time,” Jan. 3-7 at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Washington D.C.

Irina Six, lecturer in Slavic languages and literatures, received the 2010 Business Language Teaching Research Grants award for her project “Mastering Business Case Discussion: Data-Driven Teaching Materials for Intermediate Students of Russian” from the Center for International Business Education and Research. The award will be presented in March at the 2010 Business Language Conference in Philadelphia.

Allan Pasco, Distinguished Professor of French and Italian, recently published two articles, "A rebours ŕ rebours" in the Revue d'Histoire Littéraire de la France and "Barbey d'Aurevilly's Force of Evil dessous les cartes" in Romance Studies.

The Kansas Rural Water Association publication, The Kansas Lifeline, acknowledged the Kansas Biological Survey’s reservoir monitoring and bathymetry work on the Mission Lake in its March issue. The Survey determined that the lake has lost about one-half of its original capacity due to sedimentation. The Survey has ongoing projects at several Kansas lakes and provides state and local officials with facts needed to make informed decisions about valuable water resources.

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