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Noteworthy

 

Anthropology

Harald E.L. Prins and colleague's two-volume book "Asticou's Island Domain: Wabanaki Peoples at Mt. Desert Island, 1500-2000," was digitally published by the National Park Service.

Prins published a book review of "Encounters: American Indians in Britain, 1500-1776," Annales canadiennes d'histoire, Vol. 43, No.1.

The following K-State faculty presented at the Lower Missouri River Archaeology and History Conference, Sept. 6, at the Fort Osage National Historical Landmark in celebration of the bicentennial of Fort Osage:

Lauren Ritterbush, "Archaeology of the Early Kansas Indians."

Brad Logan, "Life on the Edge: Cultural Prehistory on the Western Side of the Lower Missouri Valley."

Ritterbush, Logan and Donna Roper participated in the Nebraska Phase Seminar as part of the Loess Hills archaeology symposium, Sept. 13, Glenwood, Iowa.

 

Architectural engineering and construction science

Sutton Stephens was elected to the national board of directors for the Cold-formed Steel Engineers Institute.

 

Biochemistry

Qize Wei, Di Wu and colleagues published "Phosphorylation of MyoGEF on Thr-574 by Plk1 Promotes MyoGEF Localization to the Central Spindle," Journal of Biological Chemistry, August 2008.

Robert Peterman, Asad Esmaeily and former student were recipients of the 2008 George D. Nasser Award presented by the national Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for the paper "Bond Characteristics of Self-Consolidating Concrete for Pretensioned Bridge Girders," published in the July-August 2007 issue of the PCI Journal. The award will be presented Oct. 6 in Orlando, Fla.

 

Disability Support Services

Jaclyn Anderson has been appointed to serve as one of the commissioners to the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns. The commission provides policy recommendations to the state of Kansas on changes to laws, regulations and programs that affect people with disabilities. Anderson is the first ever commisioner appointed from higher education.

 

Entomology

Richard Beeman, Marce Lorenzen, Jeremy Marshall, Yoonseong Park and colleagues published "The Genome of the Model Beetle and Pest Trobolium Castaneum," Nature, Vol. 452, No. 7190.

Beeman, Lorenzen, Park and colleagues published "The Maternal-Effect, Selfish Genetic Element Medea is Associated With a Composite Tc1 Transposon," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 105, No. 29.

 

Libraries

Donna F. Ekart published "Somewhere Over the Verde Rainbow," in Computers in Libraries, Vol. 28,
No. 8.

 

Multiple departments

Aaron H. Carlstrom, special education, counseling and student affairs; and Eunhee Kim and Fred B. Newton, counseling services; presented "Cluster Analysis of Client Concerns of University Students at Intake," 116th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Aug. 16, Boston.

 

Sociology

The following K-State faculty members presented at the 2008 meetings of the Rural Sociological Society, Manchester, N.H.:

Theresa Selfa, Richard Goe, Laszlo Kulcsar, and Gerad Middendorf, "The Biofuels Revolution? Understanding the Promises and Perils of Biofuels Development for Rural Communities."

Goe and student, "Correlates of Ethanol Factory Location in the North Central Region of the U.S."

Kulcsar and student, "If You Build It, Will They Come? Biofuel Plants and Demographic Trends in the Midwest."

Middendorf, Selfa and student, "Environmental Discourse and Biofuels Development."

Selfa and student, "Biofueling Rural Development? Prospects and Challenges at Local and Global Scales."

Selfa and student, "Diffused Water Governance and Forums for Local Participation: Examples from Kansas."