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Noteworthy

 

Agronomy

Kassim Al-Khatib was named a Fellow of the North Central Weed Science Society.

Anita Dille received the the Young Scientist Distinguished Service Award from the North Central Weed Science Society.

 

Art

Nancy Morrow's drawings are featured in the exhibition "Contemporary Humanism," A.I.R. Gallery, through Feb. 1, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Morrow's work will be included in the national exhibition "Third Person Singular: Does Gender Still Matter," Art Institute of Boston and Leslie University, Feb. 5-March 31, Boston, Mass.

 

Biology

John Blair was elected to the National Ecological Observatory Network's board of directors. The network helps researchers understand and forecast the impacts of contemporary global changes on ecosystems such as grasslands, deserts and forests.

Ruth Welti and colleagues published "ABCA12 Maintains the Epidermal Lipid Permeability Barrier by Facilitating Formation of Ceramide Linoleic Esters," Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 283, No. 52.

 

Clinical sciences

Dan Thomson presented "Raising Cattle in a First World Country: Media, Politics, & Science," Kansas Livestock Association, Dec. 5, Wichita.

 

Geography

Charles W. Martin and colleague published "Spatial Variability of Heavy Metal Storage in the Floodplain of the Alamosa River, Colorado," Physical Geography, Vol. 29, No. 4.

Max Lu and colleague published "Spatial Patterns of Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs in Colorado Springs, Colorado," Geography and Drug Addiction, eds. Yonette F. Thomas, Douglas Richardson and Ivan Cheung, New York: Springer.

 

Education and personal development

Lora Boyer, McNair Scholars Program, was installed as president of the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel.

 

Geology

Allen Archer presented "Tidal Effects in the Amazon River," department of geography, University of Kansas, Nov. 3, Lawrence.

Archer presented "Tidal Rhythmites in Modern and Ancient Hypertidal Estuaries," Triple Junction Function, Nov. 20, Stillwater, Okla.

Archer published "Cyclic sedimentation (cyclothems)," Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, ed. V. Gornitz, 2009.

 

Communications

Elaine Edwards presented "Communicating On-farm Research Results," On-farm Research Conference at Iowa State University, Dec. 19, Ames, Iowa.

 

Libraries

Dale Askey published "We Love Open Source Software. No, You Can't Have Our Code," The Code4Lib Journal, Vol. 5.

 

Modern langages

Laura Kanost presented "The Kansas State Psychiatric Hospital as Heterotopia in 'La mujer que cayó del cielo' by Víctor Hugo Rascón Banda," Conference of the Midwest Association of Latin American Studies, Nov. 20-22, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Maria Martinez-Ortiz presented "Transitional Terror on Poor Women: Analyzing the Feminicide in the Border Mexican City of Juarez," Interrogating Trauma: Arts and Media Responses to Collective Suffering, Dec. 2-4, Perth, Australia.

 

Music education

Fred Burrack and Jana Fallin presented "Technology-Assisted Professional Development," National Staff Development Council's 40th annual conference, Dec. 9, Washington, D.C.

 

Psychology

Satoris Culbertson and colleagues "Newcomer Psychological Contracts and Employee Socialization Activities: Does Perceived Balance in Obligations Matter?" Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 73.

Richard Harris and colleagues published "Using Music to Cue Autobiographical Memories of Different Lifetime Periods," Psychology of Music, Vol. 36, No. 2.

 

Sociology, anthropology and social work

Harald E.L. Prins took part in the session "The 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Anthropology, Politics, History," 107th annual meeting, American Anthropological Association, Nov. 23, San Francisco.

Prins was appointed a research associate for 2008-2011 at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.

Brad Logan was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Plains Anthropological Society, Nov. 15.

Veterinary Medicine

Priscilla Roddy was reappointed to the Member Relations & Communications Committee of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers.