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ANTHROPOLOGY
Harald E.L. Prins
and a colleague published "Pioneer in Brazilian Ethnography and Indigenous Rights Advocacy: David Maybury-Lewis (1929-2007)," Tipiti: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America, Vol. 6, No. 1-2. An electronic version, "Tributo a David Maybury-Lewis" was published by the Associacao Brasileira de Antropologia, at http://www.abant.org.br, January.

Prins presented "Beyond Wolf: Structural Power in the Globalscape" in a presidential session and was invited to take part in the session Consciousness, Agency and Authenticity in Shamanic Identity and Ritual in South America: Expanding the Range of the Sound of Rushing Water, 108th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Dec. 2-6, Philadelphia.

 

GEOLOGY
The following K-State faculty presented at the 2009 American Geophysical Union fall meeting, Dec. 13-18, San Francisco, Calif.:

Saugatta Datta and colleagues, "Clay Mineralogy and Pore Water Geochemistry of Mud From Baratang Mud Volcanoes from Andamans, India and Great Boiling Springs, Nevada, U.S.A.: Linking Mud Mineralogy Using XRD and XRF to Extrusion Mechanisms," at the session Geochemically Complex, Multicomponent Fluids and Geologic Processes.

Jack Oviatt, "Did Lake Bonneville Experience A Major Water-Budget Shift At 17.4 cal ka?."

Joel Spencer and colleagues, "Age and Thermometric Properties of a San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth Sample."

 

HUMAN NUTRITION
Denis M. Medeiros, Yu Jiang, Dingbo Lin and colleague published "Mitochondrial and Sarcoplasmic Protein Changes in Hearts From Copper Deficient Rats: U Pregulation of PGC1-α Transcript and Protein as a Cause for Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Copper Deficiency," Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Vol. 20, No. 10.

 

MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS
Yasuyuki Arakane
and Karl J. Kramer, biochemistry; Robin Denell, biology; and student published "Repeated Co-options of Exoskeleton Formation during Wing-to-Elytron Evolution in Beetles," Current Biology, Dec. 29.

Tara Baillargeon, K-State Libraries; Gerald Bailey, educational leadership; and Cari Barragree, Upward Bound, K-State Salina; and colleagues; published "Handbook on Developing Online Curriculum Materials for Teachers: Lessons from Museum Education Partnerships," Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, N.C., 2010.