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Faculty members make list of ‘architects we love’

Dan Rockhill, distinguished professor of architecture, and Josh Shelton, adjunct professor of arthitecture, were recently named to Residential Architect magazine’s “short list of architects we love.”

Rockhill was selected for his work with his firm Rockhill and Associates, while Shelton was honored for his involvement with the firm Eldorado Architects.

"We know and appreciate a great number of other residential architects, but this collection comprises the ones whose names keep rising to the top — of our design awards programs, of our case studies waiting for a place in the magazine, and of our roster of cover profile subjects," said S. Claire Conry, Residential Architect editor. Read the article about Rockhill. Read the article about Shelton.

Professor named fellow of Society for History of Psychology

Ed Morris, professor and chair of applied behavioral science, has been elected a fellow of the Society for the History of Psychology. The society is a division of the American Psychological Association. It is a group of scholars, teachers and members dedicated to understanding history and important contributors to the development of psychological thought and practice.

Morris’ research focuses on the history and theory of behavioral, social and cognitive sciences.

Honea receives Anderson Medal in Applied Geography

Bob Honea, director of the Transportation Research Institute, has been awarded the James R. Anderson Medal in Applied Geography for 2011. The award is the top honor given by the Applied Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. The specialty group’s board of directors gives the award based on recommendations from the Anderson Medal Committee. The Medal recognizes the highest level of distinguished career service within the profession of geography.

The medal will be awarded at the 2011 Association of American Geographers’ Annual Meeting in Seattle, Wash.

KU Writing Center names assistant director

Martha Jerrim, formerly of the University of Michigan-Flint, has been named assistant director of the KU Writing Center. In 2008-09, Jerrim taught at Istanbul Bilgi University, where she was an academic skills instructor and helped build the school’s fledgling writing center. As assistant director, Jerrim will manage writing consulting services, including the recruitment, hiring, training and monitoring of a cohort of undergraduate and graduate student writing consultants. She will direct the internship component of Teaching Tutoring Writing and participates in the ongoing assessment of student needs.

Former philosophy professor in running for University of Maine presidency

James Page, a former professor of philosophy, is a candidate for president of the University of Maine. Page is CEO of James W. Sewall Co. The Maine Campus, the university’s student paper, said he is the only candidate with ties to the school.

“While he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Kansas, Page was recruited by Sewall Company to return to Maine and serve as the company’s senior vice-president and chief operating officer,” the paper reports.

Former business prof interim dean at Rutgers

Glenn Shafer, a business professor at KU from 1976 to 1992, has been appointed interim dean of the Rutgers Business School. He is currently a Board of Governors Professor and is director of the business doctoral program at Rutgers. A native of Kansas, Shafer was also previously a professor at Princeton University, where he earned bachelor’s and doctoral degrees.

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