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Mary Beth Kirkham was awarded the Carl Sprengel Agronomic Research Award at the 2007 American Society of Agronomy annual meeting. Her research includes the physiology of drought resistance and crop uptake of heavy metals.

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Fred A. Cholick was selected as an American Society of Agronomy fellow at the group's annual meeting in New Orleans. Cholick and 20 other society members were named fellows for their professional achievements and service.

Educational supportive services

Kathleen V. Greene presented "Alumni Perceptions of the McNair Scholars Program at Kansas Universities," Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel Conference, Nov. 6, St. Charles, Ill.


Anne Longmuir published "Performing the Body in Don DeLillo's ‘The Body Artist' " in "Modem Fiction Studies," Vol. 53, No. 3, 2007.

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Tim Dayton presented "America in the First World War: Poetry and Ideology," Fourth "Historical Materialism" annual conference, Nov. 10, London.

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Elizabeth Dodd's "The Scribe in the Woods" was named a notable essay in "Best American Essays 2007."

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Gregory Eiselein published "Emma Lazarus and Jewish Poetry" in "Options for Teaching Nineteenth Century American Poetry," edited by Paula Bernat Bennett and Karen L Kilcup, New York: Modern Language Association, 2007.

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Phillip Marzluf presented "The Specter of Religion Upon 21st Century Literacy," 2007 annual National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Nov. 15, New York.

Political science

Dale Herspring's book "The Kremlin and the High Command" will be reviewed in Choice magazine, 2008 edition, a publication of the Association of College Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association.

Modern languages

Benjamín Torrico presented "De Sitios y Sitiados: El Subgénero Bélico Como Nueva Tragedia," Teatro Español Clásico: Hacia la Tragedia, organized by the University of Chicago and the Instituto Cervantes, Nov. 8.

Veterinary medicine

Mike Apley presented "A Veterinarian's Viewpoint on Managing Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals" at the Global Animal Health Conference, Nov. 18, London.

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Robert Larson spoke on "Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine" at an Intervet meeting, Nov. 26, Montgomery, Ala.

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Dan Thomson presented "Thinking Outside the Shots: Managing High-Risk Cattle" at the Kansas Livestock Association convention, Nov. 30, Wichita.

Bonnie Rush participated in the Kester News Hour, a review of the year's clinically relevant literature, at the 53rd American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, Dec. 1-5, Orlando, Fla. She presented several topics: influenza in Australia; methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; cervical stenotic myelopathy in older horses; immune-mediated myositis; the Horse Slaughter Protection Act; prevention of Rhodococcus equi; the British Emergency Services Protocol and Fund for horses; and neuropathic equine herpes virus.

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Greg Grauer spoke Dec. 3 at the Vetoquinol State of the Art Renal Conference in Nice, France. He presented "Update on the Current Theories of Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease by Proteinuria" and "Early Diagnosis of Kidney Disease -- Microalbuminuria and Other Possible Markers."

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Mike Sanderson presented on "Bovine Viral Diarrhea" at a USDA Training Conference, Dec. 4-6, Fort Collins, Colo.