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C. Lewis Cocke and student published "Fragmentation Pathways for Selected Electronic States of the Acetylene Dication," Journal of Physics B, May 2008.


E. Wayne Nafziger presented "Economic Regress and Niger Delta Grievances" and was chair for first plenary session "Peace Building Strategies in the Niger Delta," First International Conference on the Nigerian State, Oil Industry and the Niger Delta, March 11-12, Niger Delta University, Yenagoa, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.


Amir Tavakkol published "International Corporate Transfer Policies and the Dual Perspectives in Evaluating Cross-Border Investments," Proceedings of the International Business and Economy Conference, January 2008.


The following faculty presented at the 104th annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 15-19, Boston:

Max Lu, "Economic Restructuring and Population Change in the Great Plains."

Shawn Hutchinson, "Connectivity of the American Agricultural Landscape: A Graph-Theoretic Approach using GIS."

John Harrington Jr., the panel session "Taking the 'Voodoo' out of Science: Improving Stakeholder-Science Communications."

Richard Marston, "Glacier Changes and Weather Modification, Wind River Range, Wyoming."

Doug Goodin, "Landscape Constraints on Hantavirus Distribution in Paraguay: A Hierarchical Framework for Landscape Epidemiology."

Marcelus Caldas, "Land Reform in the Brazilian Amazon: Does Economic Development Lead to Social Justice and Environmental Degradation?"

Ben Champion, "Mapping Uneven Development through the Connectivities of Local Food."

Deborah Che, the panel session "How Many Chinese in a Chinatown? Reports from Empirical Research on Overseas Chinese Settlement."

Anne Donovan, "Creole Comeback: Mapping the Culinary Landscape of Post-Katrina New Orleans."

Bimal Paul, "Emerging Weekend-based Therapeutic Landscape: An Empirical Study."

Grain science and industry

Fred Fairchild presented "Feed Industry Training Then, Now, and What's Next," Stock Feed Manufacturers Council of Australia, April 14, Sydney.

Fairchild presented "Energy Conservation in the Feed Mill" and "Energy Conservation in the Flour Mill," biennial Australasian Milling Conference, April 15-16, Sydney.

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David Wetzel presented "Recent Infrared Microspectroscopy and Imaging Studies Involving Wheat Germination, Protein Secondary Structure Using Hgcdte and Insb Detection in Confocal-Single or Array Optical Configurations," Bosphorous Conference of the International Association for Cereal Sciences and Technology, April, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Hulya Dogan and colleagues presented "Genetic Expression in Plant Material Revealed with Vibrational Spectroscopic Imaging," Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, March, New Orleans.

Modern languages

Peter Arnds created Web site activities for the "Salve" Italian textbook, published by Heinle Cengage Learning.

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Arnds published "Teaching Race in Gunter Grass's 'Tin Drum,' " in "Approaches to Teaching Grass's 'The Tin Drum,' " published by the Modern Language Association.

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Amy Hubbell presented "Viewing the Past through a 'Nostalgeric' Lens: Pied-Noir Photo-documentaries," Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, April 11, Buffalo, N.Y.

Multiple departments

Deborah Che, geography, and Ted Cable, horticulture, forestry and recreation, "Prairie Dogs as Vermin or Keystone Species: The Battle Over Cattle Ranching Practices, Private Property Rights, and the Ecology of the Short-grass Prairie," 104th annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 15-19, Boston.

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Kevin R. Roberts, Elizabeth B. Barrett, Amber D. Howells, hotel, restaurant institution management and dietetics; Carol W. Shanklin, Graduate School; and Laura A. Brannon and student, psychology; published "Food Safety Training and Foodservice Employees' Knowledge and Behavior," Food Protection Trends, Vol. 28, No. 4.


Frederick Burrack presented "Developing Student Port-folios in your High School Music Program" Music Educators National Conference, April 12, Milwaukee, Wis.

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Craig B. Parker presented "Schoenberg at UCLA," Schoenberg Retrospective festival and symposium, March 21, the University of Missouri–Kansas City.

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Parker presented "A Brief History of the Great Plains Chapter of the College Music Society," joint meeting of the Great Lakes and Great Plains Chapters of the College Music Society, March 28, Normal, Ill.

Political science

Dale Herspring published "Rumsfeld's Wars: The Arrogance of Power," University Press of Kansas.


Anh-Thu Le, Chii Lin and student published "Retrieval of Interatomic Separations of Molecules from Laser-Induced High-Order Harmonic Spectra," Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 41, 2008.


Gary Brase published "Frequency Interpretation of Ambiguous Statistical Information Facilitates Bayesian Reasoning," Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2008.

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Brase presented "Do Pictures Promote Nested-Set or Frequency Representations in Judgments Under Uncertainty?" Oklahoma/Kansas Judgment and Decision Making Conference, April, Oklahoma City.

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Richard Harris delivered "Myths about the Media: Evil Mind Control or Good Clean Fun?" as plenary speaker at the Pembroke Undergraduate Research and Creativity Forum, April 23, University of North Carolina–Pembroke. He also spoke at the Esther G. Maynor Honors College Annual Banquet, same day, place.

Harris and students published "The Effect of the Amount of Blood in a Violent Video Game on Aggression, Hostility, and Arousal," Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 44, 2008.

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Donald Saucier and students published "Meta-analyses of the Effects of Media Images on Men's Body-Image Concerns," Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 27, 2008.

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Saucier and students published "The Impact of Racial Slurs and Racism on the Perceptions and Punishment of Violent Crime," Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Vol. 23, No. 5, 2008.