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NOTEWORTHY

AGRONOMY
Chuck Rice
was one of a small number of specially invited scientists invited to participate in a workshop on food, energy and environmental issues organized by the National Research Council (NRC), an organization of the National Academies. The workshop was timed to provide input to the Obama administration and Congress on FY2011 expenditures. The workshop was June 3-4, near Washington D.C.

 

CLINICAL SCIENCES
The following K-State faculty members presented at the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine forum, June 9-11, Anaheim, Calif.

Hans Coetzee, "Physiology of Pain in Food Animals"; "Pharmacology of Pain Management in Food Animals"; and "Antimicrobial Therapy of Bovine Respiratory Disease."

David Anderson, "Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Procedures in Camelids"; "Teat Lesions of Cattle"; and "Theloscopy of The Bovine Teat."

Greg Grauer, "Changing Paradigm of Proteinuria" and "Upper Urinary Tract Case Discussions."

Grauer presented "Showing The Progressive Nature of Chronic Kidney Disease," Vetoquinol seminar, June 7-8, Avon, Conn.

Grauer presented "Nuts and Bolts of Azotemia"; "Nuts and Bolts of Proteinuria"; "Hyperthyroidism: A Few From The Urinary Tract"; "NSAIDs and the Kidney"; "Chronic Kidney Disease, Part I"; "Chronic Kidney Disease, Part II"; "Complicated/Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections"; and "Micturition Disorders," Southeast Veterinary Conference, June 16-18, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

GEOGRAPHY
Lisa M.B. Harrington attended meetings with geographers in Romania at universities in Bucharest, Suceava, Cluj and Sibiu, as one of six U.S. and Canadian guests of the Romanian Professional Geographers Association. Harrington presented on her research interests at the University of Bucharest, University of Suceava and University of Babes-Bolyai. She also was asked to serve on the editorial boards of the Romanian Review of Regional Studies and the Journal of Urban and Regional Analysis.

 

GEOLOGY
Matt Brueseke presented "Magmatism and Mineralization in the Oregon Plateau and Northern Great Basin: Mid-Miocene Volcanism and Associated Bonanza Ore Deposits and Their Relations to the Inception of the Yellowstone Hotspot," Geological Society of Nevada 2010 Symposium: Great Basin, Evolution and Metallogeny, May 17-19, Reno, Nev.

Saugata Datta, colleagues and students presented "Comparative Geochemical Analysis of Arsenic Hotspots and Low-As Areas in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India," Goldschmidt 2010, Earth, Energy and the Environment, June 13-18, Knoxville, Tenn.

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
The following K-State faculty members participated in the NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference, May 30-June 4, Kansas City, Mo.:

President Kirk Schulz, "Campus Internationalization Strategies for Challenging Times."

Maria Beebe, "F-1 Student Advising - Intermediates" and "Developing Immigration Policies for Postdocs."

Sara Thurston-González and Derek Jackson (housing and dining), "Collaborations Between the Housing Office and International Student Services."

Ann L. Carter, Leena Chakrabarti and Eun Hee Kim, "Developing an Effective, Low-Cost Substitution Plan for Your Intensive English Program."

Chakrabarti, "Creating Active Links with Colleges and Departments."

Laura Phillips-Zee, " Linking Existing Services with the Special Needs of International Students."

Miranda Asebedo and Thomas Jagosz, "Team Teaching: Twice as Nice for Students and Educators."

Ketty Reppert and Max Stinnett, "Technology-Enhanced Orientation: Reaching a Large Number of Students Without Losing the Human Touch."

 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE/REGIONAL AND COMMUNITY PLANNING
Jon Hunt and Katie Kingery-Page presented "Designers Experience Place" and "Looking at Art: Observation, Creative Process and Communication," 6th annual Summit of the University and College Designers Association, June 2-4, Lawrence. Both papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

 

MECHANICAL AND NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Gurpreet Singh
and colleagues published "Core–Shell Composite of SiCN and Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes From Toluene Dispersion," Journal of Material Science, Vol. 45.

 

MANAGEMENT
Diane Swanson
presented an honorarium lecture at the Bill Daniels 1st annual Teaching Business Ethics Workshop, May 17, Santa Fe, N.M.

 

PSYCHOLOGY
Lester Loschky
and colleagues presented "Low and High Spatial Frequencies Are Useful For Drawing," 2010 meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, May 27-30, Boston, Mass.