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Architecture, planning and design

The following K-State faculty participated in the seventh annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Jan. 9-12, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Katrina Lewis, interior architecture and product design, presented "Drawing Out Tradition."

David Sachs, architecture, chaired a session and presented "Learning to Work in China: RTKL 2003-08."

Clinical sciences

James W. Carpenter presented "Patagonian Wildlife...with Emphasis on the Reintroduction of the Andean Condor," Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine, Exotic Animal, Zoo, and Wildlife Club, January, St. Kitts, West Indies. He also made a variety of other presentations on exotic animal medicine.

Dan Thomson presented "The Impact of Slaughter Checks for Looking at Management Practices in the Feedlot" and "Feeding a First World Country: Science, Politics, & Media," Jan. 28-29, Phoenix, Ariz.

Hans Coetzee presented "Clinical Pharmacokinetics," Iowa State University, Jan. 26, Ames, Iowa.


Richard Hayter was named the 2008 Tau Beta Pi National Outstanding Adviser at the 103rd national Tau Betta Pi Convention, Sacramento, Calif.


Erica Hateley published "Shakespeare in Children's Literature: Gender and Cultural Capital," New York: Routledge, 2009.

Jonathan Holden published the poem "Western Meadowlark," The Poet's Guide to the Birds, Eds. Judith Kitchen and Ted Kooser, Anhinga Press, 2009.

Anne Longmuir published "Emigrant Spinsters and the Construction of Englishness in Charlotte Brontë's Villette," Nineteenth Century Gender Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3.

Phillip Marzluf published "Small Failures and Compromises: The Institutional Life of Diversity," invited guest blogger on CCCC Conversations on Diversity, Dec. 18.

The following K-State faculty presented at the Modern Language Association Convention, Dec. 28-30, San Francisco:

Jim Machor, "Rethinking the Romance-to-Realism Paradigm through Reception Studies," Division on Nineteenth-Century American Literature; "Reception and Reprinting as Remaking: Catharine Sedgwick, National Authorship, and Children's Literature"; and a special session on "Reception Criticism, Book History, and American Literary Studies: Points of Convergence."

Karin Westman, "Children's Literature and War," session chair and organizer.

Philip Nel and colleague presented "Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature," Bluestockings Bookstore, Dec. 20, New York, N.Y.


Abdelmoneam Raef will publish "Land 3D-Seismic Data: Preprocessing Quality Control Utilizing Survey Design Specifications, Noise Properties, Normal Moveout, First Breaks, and Offsets," Journal of Earth Science special issue on near surface geophysics.

Matt Brueseke presented "More Than Just McDermitt: Temporal-spatial Relationships of Mid-Miocene Magmatism on the Oregon Plateau," University of Kansas geology department 2008-09 colloquium, Jan. 29, Lawrence.

Graduate school

Carol Shanklin was awarded the 2009 Founder's Award at the 14th annual Graduate Education and Graduate Students' Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism, Jan. 5, Las Vegas, Nev.


Diana Farmer, Marcia Stockham and Alice Trussell published "Revitalizing a Mentoring Program for Academic Librarians," College & Research Libraries, Vol. 70, No. 1, January 2009.

Adam Wathen published "How We're Laying the Foundation for a Culture of Assessment at Our University Libraries," Library Connect, Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2009.

Modern languages

Maria Martinez-Ortiz published "We Are All Malinche: The Construction and Collapse of the Mexican National Mother in Contemporary Literature and Film," (M)othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting National Allegories Through the Maternal Body, Cambridge Scholars Press.

Political science

Krishna K. Tummala delivered "Coalition Dharma: Political Corruption in India" at the eighth Asian Forum on Public Management at National Chi Nan University, Pulin, Taiwan Dec. 12-15, 2008.


Mark Barnett and students presented "Undergraduates' Perceptions of the Desirability of Specific Personality Traits and Body Types" and "Factors Associated with Individual Differences in the Liking of Children," Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual conference, Feb. 5-7, Tampa, Fla.

Kimberly Kirkpatrick and colleague published "Visually-guided Capture of a Moving Stimulus by the Pigeon (Columba livia)," Animal Cognition, Vol. 12.