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Wayne Nafziger chaired a panel discussion on information technology and bio-tech for the International Institute for Labour Studies (Geneva), the Indian Council of Social Science Research (New Delhi), and Institute for Human Development (New Delhi) at an international workshop on "Global Production Networks and Decent Work: Recent Experience in India and Global Trends," Nov. 19, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India.

Nafziger also presented the second annual Distinguished Lecture, "Economic Development, Inequality, and War," Dec. 7, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi.


Marsha Frey published "Daily Lives of Civilizations in Wartime Europe, 1618-1900," edited by Linda and Marsha Frey, 2007, Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn.

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Robert D. Linder published "The Reformation Era," 2008, Greenwood Press.

Modern languages

Jennifer Askey published "Growing into a Nation: Queen Louise and the Lessons of Nationalism in Adolescent Fiction for Girls," in "Women Against Napoleon: Historical and Fictional Responses to his Rise and Legacy," 2007, University of Chicago Press.

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Claire Dehon published "Le personnage victime dans le roman francophone en Afrique subsaharienne" in "Plaisance" 11 (2007): 129-137.

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Amy L. Hubbell presented "Repeating or Remembering? Marie Cardinal’s Edited Past" at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Nov. 2, Bellingham, Wash.

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Emma Betz presented two papers at the annual Convention of the National Communication Association, November, Chicago.

"Syntactic Resources for Managing Speakership and Recipiency in Everyday Interaction: Pivots in German Conversation," which won two awards. She also presented "Repair Uptake in German Interactions: Sustaining and Removing Epistemic Asymmetry," (with A. Golato) at the same convention.

Multiple departments

The following K-State faculty members presented at the fifth annual Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes Symposium, Nov. 9-11, Kansas City:

Anthony Joern, Samantha Wisely, biology, students and colleagues, "Adaptive Divergence in Host Plant Use and Historical Demography in the Grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis."

Wisely, biology; Rolan Davis, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; students and colleagues, "Contrasting the Epidemiology of Evolutionarily Independent Strains of Rabies in a Common Host Species."

Brett Sandercock, Wisely, biology; students and colleagues, "Hybrid Molecules Result From Small Deletions on the CHD-Z Intron, But Lead to Big Errors in Avian Sexing Analyses."

Timothy Todd, John Blair, Michael Herman, plant pathology; students and colleagues, "Prairie Soil Bacteria Induce Expression of C. Elegans Genes Involved in Fitness and Innate Immunity."

Erin Frank, plant pathology; Jianfa Bai, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; Welti, biology; "Rust and Drought Effects on Gene Expression and Phytohormone Concentration in the Dominant Species of Tallgrass Prairie."

Richard Jeannotte, Welti, biology; students and colleagues, "Plant Adaptation to Elevated Carbon Dioxide: Using a Lipidomic Approach to Identify Alterations in Lipid Metabolism and Signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana."

Wisely, biology; Gregory Peterson, Sanjeev Narayanan, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology; students and colleagues, "Ecotoxicogenomics of Fecal Bacteria of Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in a Former Heavy Metal Mine."

Lilia Macovei, Ludek Zurek, entomology; Aqeel Ahmad, biology; Doina Caragea, computing and information sciences; students and colleagues, "Ecology of Environmental Enterococcus faecalis: Characterization of the fsrABC Operon and Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence Determinants."

Mark Ungerer, biology; students and colleagues, "Investigating Bacterial Diversity Along Hot Spring Thermal Gradients by rRNA-Tag Pyrosequencing."

Srini Kambhampati, entomology; students and colleagues, "Ontological Analysis of Five cDNA Libraries of Reticulitermes flavipes (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)."