HeadlinesOctober 18, 2010
- Improving assessment
- Potter dredging turns up time capsules, trash and treasure
- School of Social Welfare lands $13 million grant to help improve lives of foster children
- Chancellors Club Research, Teaching Awards announced
- KU reaches record level in research expenditures
- Professor profile: The art of pronunciation
- Watkins offers flu shot clinics for employees
- 'Media Memes' exhibit takes collaborative approach to explore meaning of photos
- Giving to KU reaches record $110 million
- School of Business earns funding to support, expand programs with U.S. Army
- 'Generations Project' aims to improve services to families with at-risk children
- Researchers work to improve prevention of cancer among Latino, American Indian communities
- Shankel takes part in 10th version of cancer research conference born at KU
- Faculty, staff encouraged to help stock professional clothing closet for students
Richard Saunders, senior scientist at Life Span Institute, was one of the featured presenters on the Association of University Centers on Disabilities quarterly topical webinar. The Sept. 14 topic, “Obesity, Disability and Health,” examined the intersection of obesity, health and people with disabilities. KU, the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities collaborated on a pilot project that helped 79 participants lose weight.
Dean Williams, senior scientist at the Life Span Institute, has been appointed to the Board of Editors for the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. The journal was founded to meet the needs of those attracted to the behavior analytic approach but unhappy with the lack of a journal specializing in the rapidly growing area.
Vince Gnojek, professor of music, has been invited to participate in a variety of international activities this fall. In November, he will perform as the featured artist and adjudicator at the International Arts Festival 2010 in Genting Highlands, Malaysia. He also will serve as a saxophone clinician at schools throughout Singapore. In December, Gnojek will travel to Mexico City to the National University of Mexico School of Music XI International University Saxophone Conference, where he will be a featured soloist, clinician and adjudicator for the International Saxophone Competition.
Mugur Geana, assisant professor of journalism, is a co-investigator in a recently awarded $3.2 million grant: "Kansas Community Cancer Health Disparities Network." The grant will focus on reaching rural American Indians and Latinos with innovative programs to improve knowledge, access and utilization of beneficial biomedical and behavioral cancer procedures.
Doug Ward, associate professor of journalism, moderated a paper session on the business of journalism recently at the American Journalism Historians Association national convention in Tucson, Ariz. He also oversaw the group's auction and raffle, which raised more than $1,500 this year. That money is distributed to graduate students to help defray their costs in attending the convention.
Kansas Biological Survey staff members Jennifer Delisle, research assistant; Craig Freeman, associate scientist; Dana Peterson, research assistant; and Steve Egbert associate scientist, received $243,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense and Army Corps of Engineers for their proposal, "Vegetation Survey and Mapping of Fort Riley, Kansas."
Richard Eversole, associate professor of English, presented “Austen’s Northhanger Abbey as a Female Quixote” at the Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Oct. 1 in Wichita.
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