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Noteworthy

 

Anthropology

Lauren W. Ritterbush presented a preliminary report on the Manhattan Archeological Survey, Phase I, 31st annual Flint Hills Archaeology Conference, March 6, Topeka.

Harald E.L. Prins presented "Indigenous Art as Political Capital," École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Sorbonne University, March 18, Paris.

Prins also co-authored the second and revised edition of "The Essence of Anthropology," Wadsworth.

 

Architecture

Susanne Siepl-Coates presented "Creating a Sense of the Sacred: The Palliative Care Unit at the University Hospital in Göttingen, Germany," inaugural Symposium on Architecture, Culture and Spirituality, March 24-26, Mount Angel Abbey, Ore.

 

Clinical sciences

Mike Apley presented "Prudent Drug Use," Keseca Veterinary Clinic, March 27, Geneva, N.Y.

 

Economics

Michael W. Babcock and Philip Gayle presented "State Variation in the Determinants of Motor Vehicle Fatalities," 50th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Forum, March 17, Portland, Ore.

 

Geology

Keith Miller published the chapter "The Misguided Attack on Methodological Naturalism," in "For the Rock Record: Geologists on Intelligent Design," editors Jill Schneiderman and Warren Allmon, University of California Press.

Miller also presented "Obstacles to Science Literacy," 2009 Emerson-Wier Symposium, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, March 26, Chickasha, Okla.

 

Libraries

Donna Ekart, Jennifer Furrey and Ellen Urton published "Welcome! Creating an Effective New Employee Orientation Program at Kansas State Libraries," An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries, E. Connor (Ed.), New York: Routledge.

The following K-State faculty presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries 14th national conference, March 12-14, Seattle, Wash.:

Laura Bonella, Jason Coleman, Melia Erin Fritch and Danielle Theiss-White, "Are Reference Desks Passe?"; "'But We're Not Dead Yet': Going Against the Trend with K-State Libraries Reference Services"; "How, Why, Why Not?: Contemporary Approaches to Gathering Data about Reference Transactions"; and Pencils Down!: Improving Reference Tracking by Using Libstats."

Tara Coleman and Jenny McCraw Dale, "Whoa! The Shelves Move! (And Other Cool Things About Your Library That K-12 Students Need To Know)."

Jessica Bailey and Mary Radnor presented "ILLiad: A Bridge Between Remote Storage and Interlibrary Services at Kansas State University," 2009 ILLiad International Conference, March 19-20, Virginia Beach, Va.

Ekart also published "So, We're Publishers Now," Computers in Libraries, Vol. 29, No. 4.

 

Modern languages

Amy Hubbell presented "Dual, Doubled, and Divided Selves: Women Writing Between Algeria and France," 40th annual Northeast Modern Languages Association, Feb. 26 - March 1, Boston, Mass.

 

Multiple departments

Michael Pumphrey, Jianfa Bai, Bikram Gill and colleagues published "Nonadditive Expression of Homoeologous Genes is Established Upon Polyploidization in Hexaploid Wheat," Genetics, March 2009.

 

Physics

The following K-State faculty members published in Physical Review A, Vol. 79:

Uwe Thumm, Igor Litvinyuk, Feng He and student, "Quantum-beat Imaging of the Nuclear Dynamics in Hydrogen Molecular Ion: Dependence of Bond Softening and Bond Hardening on Laser Intensity, Wavelength, and Pulse Duration."

Litvinyuk, Thumm, Feng He, Sankar De and students, "Angular Dependence of the Strong-field Ionization of Randomly Oriented Hydrogen Molecules."

Thumm and Chang-hua Zhang published "Attosecond Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Metal Surfaces," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 102, No. 12.

 

Psychology

Satoris Culbertson "Do Satisfied Employees Mean Satisfied Customers?" and "Absenteeism: Escaping an Aversive Workplace or Responding To Resulting Illness?" Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 23.

Kim Kirkpatrick and colleagues presented "Tracking and Capture of Constant and Sinusoidal Velocities in Pigeons and Humans"; "Reinforcer Magnitude Effects on Temporal Discrimination"; and "Changes in Criterion Value Alter Performance on DRL Schedules," International Conference on Comparative Cognition, March 18-21, Melbourne, Fla.