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Agronomy

Jianming Yu and colleagues published "Major Regulatory Genes in Maize Contribute to Standing Variation in Teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis)," Genetics, Vol. 177, No. 4.

Yu and colleagues published "Genetic Design and Statistical Power of Nested Association Mapping in Maize," Genetics, Vol. 178, No. 1.

Apparel, textiles and interior design

Barbara G. Anderson, Peggy L. Honey and Michael T. Dudek published "Interior Design's Social Compact: Key to the Quest for Professional Status," Journal of Interior Design, Vol. 33, No. 2, December 2007.

Architecture

Mick Charney presented "The Architect, The Apprentice, His Wife, and Her Mother; Following The Trail of a True Kansas Tale," Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Jan. 11, Honolulu.

Biology

Ruth Welti and colleagues published "Differential Degradation of Extraplastidic and Plastidic Lipids During Freezing and Post-freezing Recovery in Arabidopsis thaliana," the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 283, No. 1, January 2008.

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Anthony Joern and colleague published "Coexisting Generalist Herbivores Occupy Unique Nutritional Feeding Niches," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

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Katsura Asano and colleagues published "Eukaryotic Initiation Factor (eIF) 1 Carries Two Distinct eIF5-binding Faces Important for Multifactor Assembly and AUG Selection," the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 283, No. 2, January 2008.

Chemistry

Mark D. Hollingsworth and colleagues published "Hidden Degrees of Freedom in Aperiodic Materials," Science, Vol. 319, January 2008.

Clinical sciences

Mike Apley and Brian Lubbers presented "In Vitro Characteristics of Oxytetracycline in a Hollow Fiber Infection Model," Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute-VAST, Jan. 24, Tampa, Fla.

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The following K-State faculty members presented at the North American Veterinary Conference, Jan. 19-23, Orlando, Fla.:

Brad White, "Vaccinations in Beef Cattle."

Greg Grauer, "Mature Mysteries: Old Age Ain't No Place for Sissies," "Nutritional and Fluid Therapy Management of Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease," "Staging and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease," and "Management of Proteinuria and Hypertension Associated with Chronic Kidney Disease," "Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease: When Worlds Collide."

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The following K-State faculty members presented at the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association meeting, Jan. 25, Tulsa:
Brad White, "Beef Calf Management."

Bob Larson, "Future of Rural Practice," "What Are New Graduates Looking for in a Practice" and "Heifer Development as a Practice Builder."

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Mike Apley presented "Characterizing and Understanding Pain in Food Animals," "Pharmacological Considerations Related to the Use of NSAIDs in Treatment of Inflammatory Disease Processes and for Alleviation of Pain in Food Animals," "Pharmacological Considerations Related to the Use of NSAIDs in Treatment of Infectious Disease Processes in Food Animals," "Rational Application of Antimicrobials in Food Animals: Using Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing," and "Putting It All Together in Therapeutic Protocols for Your Clients," Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, Jan. 31.

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Bob Larson presented "Pneumonia in Cattle," "Strategies to Improve Stocker Health and Performance," "Mass Medication for Incoming Cattle," "Economics of First-line BRD Treatment Selection," "The Economics of Diagnostic Testing in Stocker Operations," "Impact of Pre-Weaning Vaccination Programs on Post-Weaning Performance" and "Mass Medication for Incoming Cattle," Mid-South Stocker Conference, Feb. 12, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Controller's office

Fran Willbrant has been appointed to the annual meeting program committee of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers.

Economics

E. Wayne Nafziger published "Capitalism and Commercialization: Privatization," New Encyclopedia of Africa, Vol. 1, 2008, edited by John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller.

English

The following K-State faculty members presented at the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States: Victorians in Motion, Oct. 26, Boulder, Colo.:

Anne Longmuir, " 'Reader, Perhaps You Were Never in Belgium?': Negotiating British National Identity in Charlotte Bronte's 'The Professor' and 'Villette.'"

Naomi Wood, "Branches, Veins, and Progress: Charles Kingsley's Anastomosing Narrative in 'The Water-Babies.'"

Wood also presented "'You'll Not Get Nowt 'Til You Pay': History, Pedagogy and Imagination in David Almond's 'The Fire-Eaters,'" Fantasy Matters, Nov. 17, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

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Tanya Gonzalez published "The (Gothic) Gift of Death in Cherrie Moraga's 'The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea' (2001)." Chicana/Latina Studies, Vol. 7 No. 1 (Fall 2007).

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Donna Potts published "Water from Stone: The Spirit of Place in Moya Cannon's Poetry," in An Sionnach: A Journal of Literature, Arts and Culture. Vol. 3, No. 2 (Fall 2007): 46-54.

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Karin Westman edited and wrote the introduction to "Children's Literature and Modernism," a special issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly. Vol. 34, No. 4 (2007).

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The following K-State faculty members presented at the Modern Language Association Convention, Dec. 28-30, Chicago:
Gergory Eiselein presented "Emma Lazarus and Jewish Poetry."

Erica Hately presented "From Jindabyne to 'Jindabyn': Immigrant and Indigenous Specters."

Philip Nel presented "The Cat in the Hat at 50" (panel chair).

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Michele Janette presented "Colloquium: Vietnamese and American Cross-Cultural Perceptions," Nov. 22, at Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

Janette also presented "Student Engagement and Active Learning," Vietnam National University, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Nov. 28, Ho Chi Minh City.

Janette also presented "Vietnamese American Literature," Nov. 30, University of Can Tho, Vietnam.

Geography

Richard Marston and colleague published "The Geomorphic Adjustment of the Washita River, Washita Battlefield National Historical Site, Oklahoma," an 82-page Natural Resource Technical Report of the National Park Service, Natural Resource Program Center: Fort Collins, Colo.

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Bimal Paul presented "Patterns of Compliance with Public Evacuation Order: The Case of Bangladesh's Cyclone Sidr," seminar organized Jan. 13 by the department of geography and environment at Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Paul and colleague presented "Determinants of Flood-Induced Deaths in Bangladesh, 1972-2007," First Non-Resident Bangladeshi Conference, Dec. 27-29, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Human nutrition

Sandra Procter and Carol Ann Holcomb published "Breastfeeding Duration and Childhood Overweight Among Low-Income Children in Kansas: 1998-2002," American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 98, No. 1.

Institute for Academic Alliances

Dana Reinert presented "Who's Ever Heard of a Student-Centered Pricing Model?" U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-secondary Education Project directors meeting, Jan. 11, Washington, D.C.

Management

Diane L. Swanson was appointed to the Academy of Management Review editorial board for a three-year term.

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Amir Tavakkol presented "International Corporate Transfer Policies and the Dual Perspectives in Evaluating Cross-Border Investments," International Business and Economy Conference, Jan. 10-13, San Francisco. This also was published in the Proceedings of the International Business and Economy Conference.

Modern languages

Derek Hillard presented "Brecht and the Politics of the Body," Pacific Modern Language Association Conference, November 2007, Bellingham, Wash.

Multiple departments

T.G. Nagaraja, David Renter, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology; James Drouillard, animal science and industry; and students published "Effects of Dried Distillers Grain on Fecal Prevalence and Growth of Escherichia coli O157 in Batch Culture Fermentations from Cattle," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, January 2008.

Physics

Igor V. Litvinyuk and colleagues published "Strong-Field Non-Sequential Double Ionization: Wavelength Dependence of Ion Momentum Distributions For Neon and Argon," Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 41, No. 3, February 2008.

Psychology

Lester Loschky and a graduate student published "Localized Information is Necessary for Scene Categorization, Including the Natural/Man-Made Distinction," Journal of Vision, 8(1):4, 1-9.

Loschky, colleagues and students published "The Importance of Information Localization in Scene Gist Recognition," Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33(6), 1431-1450.

Loschky and colleague published "How Late Can You Update Gaze-Contingent Multi-Resolutional Displays without Detection?" ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Application 3(4): 24, 1-10.

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Mark Barnett and his students presented papers at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Feb. 7-9, in Albuquerque, N.M.: "The measurement and correlates of interpersonal manipulativeness in young children" and "Factors associated with children's emotional and behavioral responses to ambiguous teases."

Sociology, anthropology and social work

Laszlo Kulcsar presented "Cloudy Skies Ahead? Aging and Retirement in Kansas," Aging in Focus lecture series, Dec. 6, Wichita State University.