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Clinical sciences

Greg Grauer presented "Early Detection of Acute Renal Damage," "Managing Acute Renal Failure," "Using NSAIDS in Dogs With Kidney and Liver Disease," "Urinalysis with an Emphasis on Proteinuria," "Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease," "Staging and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease," "Roles of Hypertension and Proteinuria in Chronic Kidney Disease," "Protein-Losing Nephropathies" "Managing Complicated Urinary Tract Infections," CVC West, Nov. 2-3, San Diego, Calif.



Philip Nel and colleague published "Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature," New York University Press, 2008.

The following K-State faculty presented at the American Studies Association, Oct. 16-18, Albuquerque, N.M.:

Tonya Gonzalez, "Working in The Middle: The Intersections of Chicana Theory and Latina Practice."

Nel, "The Black Cat in Hat: Seuss and Race in the 1950s."

Lisa Tatonetti, panelist, "Sexuality, Nationality, Indigeneity: Intersections of Native American and Queer Studies."

Nel, "Dr. Seuss, American Icon: The Legacy of Theodor Seuss Geisel" and "Behind The Purple Crayon: The Life and Work of Crockett Johnson," Plum Creek Literacy Festival, Concordia University, Oct. 11, Seward, Neb.

Kara Northway chaired the panel "Learning 'Downstream': Exploring the Outcomes of Writing Center Cultures and Conditions," 2008 joint conference International Writing Centers Association/National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing: New Directions in Writing Center Work, Oct. 31, Las Vegas, Nev.

Donna Potts presented "The Wearin' o' the Deep Green: Paul Muldoon and Paula Meehan," American Conference for Irish Studies Midwest Meeting, Oct. 10, St. Paul, Minn.

Wendy Matlock presented "The Dead, Decaying body in 'In a pestri stude I Stod.'" 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association: "Bodies, Embodiements, Becomings," Oct. 2, Saint Louis, Mo.

Han Yu presented "Reaching Beyond Local Contingencies and into the International Context: An Ongoing Study of Technical Communication in China," 35th Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication Conference, Oct. 3, Minneapolis, Minn.

Jonathan Holden's poem "The Scientist," which originally appeared in his collection The Names of the Rapids, was selected by Garrison Keillor to be read on The Writer's Almanac Oct. 6.



The following K-State faculty members presented at the 27th Annual American Association of Aerosol Research, Oct. 20-24, Orlando, Fla.:

Saugata Datta and colleagues, "New Sampler Holder For Mass Limited Samples For Speciation Studies of Fe, Mn, Ni by XANES."

Iris Totten has been named associate editor for the Journal of Geoscience Education as of Oct. 1.

Totten presented "Can Video Games Teach? An Examination of Educational Outcomes, Challenges and Opportunities," Grantmakers for Education Annual Conference, Oct. 21, Baltimore, Md.


International Student Center

The following K-State faculty presented at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, Oct. 21-24, Park City, Utah:

Stacey Bailey and Maria Beebe, "Basic Immigration for Non-Advisors."

Sara Thurston-González, "Global Nomads/Third Culture Kids: Who are They and How Can We Serve Them?"

Thurston-González was recognized for completing a two-year term on the NAFSA Leadership Development Committee and Chair of the Leadership Cultivation Subcommittee.


Journalism and mass communications

Sergei Samoilenko presented "Public Relations in Eastern Europe: Seven Years into the New Millennium," Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, Oct. 6, Lawrence.



Antoinette W. Satterfield was appointed chair-elect to Kansas Library Association Government Documents Roundtable, 2008-09.

Linda Marston published "The Kansas Aerial Photography Initiative," Archival Products News, Vol. 15, No. 2.



Dana C. Krueger presented "Semiconductor Yield Modeling Using Generalized Linear Models," Fall Technical Conference, sponsored by the American Statistical Association and the American Society for Quality, Oct. 9-10, Mesa, Ariz.



Craig B. Parker presented "The Chamber Music of Joan Tower," College Music Society national conference, Sept. 27, Atlanta, Ga.



Uwe Thumm, Feng He, and colleague published "Strong-Field Modulated Diffraction Effects in the Correlated Electron-Nuclear Motion in Dissociating Hydrogen Molecular Ions," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 101.

Thumm presented "Charge-Transfer Near Flat and Nano-Structured Metal Surfaces," Gaseous Electronics International Conference, Oct. 13-17, Dallas, Texas.

Vinod Kumarappan presented "Controlling Molecular Rotations with Lasers," Fifth New Laser Scientists Conference, Oct. 23-24, Rochester, N.Y.


Research and extension

Epsilon Sigma Phi, the extension professional association, recognized career achievements at K-State Research and Extension's annual conference in October. Those recognized are listed, followed by the county or department for which they work, and the award received:

Penny Donaldson, Doniphan County, State Friend of Extension Award; Emily Morehouse, Douglas County, Horizon Early Career Award; Debra Sellers, family studies and human services, Horizon Early Career Award; Raymond Cloyd, entomology, Early Career Award; Diane Burnett, Miami County, Mid-Career Award; Nancy Nelson, Meadowlark District, Holton, Meritorious Service Award; Dave Schafer, animal sciences and industry, Retiree Service Award; Janet Stephens, Multi-county Specialist, State Distinguished Service Award; Donna Martinson, Geary County, International Service Award.

The Kansas to Kenya Team also received the State Team Award. Members of that team are: Tonya Bronleewe and Denise Dias,Sedgwick County; Herschel and Carol George, watershed specialist; Mary Meck Higgins and Sandra Procter, human nutrition; Laszlo Kulscar, sociology, anthropology and social work; Martinson, Geary County; and Mark and Ann Religa, Harvey County.