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NOTEWORTHY

 

ARCHITECTURE
David Sachs
presented "Hays Town's Mississippi" at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Chapter of The Society of Architectural Historians, Oct. 28-31, in Jackson, Miss.

 

GEOGRAPHY
Chuck Martin
was awarded a three-month research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany, June 1 to Aug. 31, 2010. He will be in residence at the Geography Institute of Justus Liebig University in Giessen. His proposal was "Recent Flood-Plain Sedimentation and Trace Element Storage along the Dill River, Central Germany."

The following K-State faculty published in Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, Vol. 32:

Lisa Harrington and student, "Environmental Conditions and Restoration Actions in the Rainwater Basin Wetland Complex, Nebraska."

Shawn Hutchinson and colleague, "Identifying and Assessing Windbreaks in Ford County, Kansas, Using Object-Based Image Analysis."

 

LIBRARIES
The following K-State faculty members presented at the fall 2009 conference of The Kansas Library Association's College and University Libraries Section, Oct. 16, Hays:

Jenny Heikkila Furrey and Ellen R. Urton, "Home-Grown Outreach: Cultivating a Visual Identity at K-State Libraries."

Laura Bonella, Jason Coleman and Danielle Theiss-White, "To Ask or Not to Ask? An Analysis of Reference Interview Behaviors in IM Chat Transcripts."

Jenny Oleen, "Not the Only Players in Town: A Collaborative Effort to Present Biodiversity Information on the Web."

Jenny McCraw Dale, Theiss-White, Bonella and Coleman presented "Moving from Meebo to Libraryh3lp: IM and Text Messaging Services at K-State Libraries," Brick and Click Libraries, Nov. 6, Maryville, Mo.

 

MODERN LANGUAGES
The following K-State faculty presented at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference, Nov. 6, San Francisco, Calif.:

Amy Hubbell, "Un aller retour or un aller simple? The 'Immigrant' Return Narrative."

Derek Hillard, "Beyond Prototype: Myth and Embodied Emotion in Nietzsche, Doblin and Benn."

Hillard also published "Violence, Ritual and Community: Sacrifice in Keller's 'Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe' and Storm's 'Der Schimmelreiter,'" Monatshefte, Vol. 101, No. 3.

Robert Clark presented "Les reprises theatrales de la legende de Robert le Diable," colloquium on La Legende de Robert le Diable du Moyen Age au XXe siecle, Oct. 10, Universite de Caen, Caen, France.

Clark presented "Liminality and Literary Genres: Texts 'par personnages' in Late Medieval Manuscript Culture," Liminal Spaces: A Symposium in Honor of Pamela Sheingorn, Oct. 17, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.

The following K-State faculty members presented at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, Nov. 5–7, University of Kansas, Lawrence:

Douglas Benson, "Invitacion a Cristo: variaciones sobre la religion y la resistencia en la poesia de Angel Gonzalez."

Lucia Garavito, "Performing Amazonia: La narrativa del secuestro en Colombia."

Laura Kanost, "Viewing the Afro-Mexican Female Revolutionary: Francisco Rojas Gonzalez's 'La negra Angustias.'"

Maria Teresa Martinez Ortiz, "Carmen Serdan and the Mexican Revolucion of 1910: Exploring Cultural Representations of the 'Soldadera' and Her Historical Absences."

Salvador Oropesa, "De Valladolid al Purgatorio: la buena muerte en 'El hereje de Miguel Delibes.'"

 

MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS
John Harrington, Kendra McLauchlan, geography; Stacy Hutchinson, biological and agricultural engineering; and students; published "The Water Budget, Climate Variability, and Impacts Assessment In Northeast Kansas" Papers of the Applied Geography Conferences, Vol. 32.

 

SOCIOLOGY
Laszlo J. Kulcsar
presented "Empty Fields: The Demographic and Health Challenges of Aging Communities," American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging annual meeting, Nov. 8, Chicago, Ill.