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Sherry Haar, Melody LeHew and Joycelyn Falsken took Best of Show with "Sustainability Solutions 1,2,3," National American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Design Showcase, June 25-28, Knoxville, Tenn.



Chunju An, Emily Ragan, Michael Kanost and colleagues published "Functions of Manduca sexta Hemolymph Proteinases HP6 and HP8 in Two Innate Immune Pathways," Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 284, Issue 29.

Yasuyuki Arakane, Subbarat Muthukrishnan, Kanost, Karl Kramer and colleagues published "Molecular and Functional Analyses of Amino Acid Decarboxylases Involved in Cuticle Tanning in Tribolium castaneum," Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vol. 284, No. 24.



Vikas Berry has been designated a Big 12 Faculty Fellow for 2010 and will receive $2,000 in support of his visit to the University of Texas-Austin to work on "Collaborative Research in Graphene Technology."



The following K-State faculty members presented at the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, June 15, Washington, D.C.:

Hans Coetzee, "Identification and Validation of Robust Pain Models in Food Animals."

Ronette Gehring, "Teaching Graduate Pharmacokinetics at Multiple Institutions: A Distance Education Case Study."

Mike Apley presented "Antimicrobials for the Prevention and Treatment of Mycoplasmosis," International Conference on Bovine Mycoplasmosis, July 7, Saskatoon, Canada.

Bob Larson presented "BVD and its Economic Impact"; "BVD Control Programs"; "Testing Purchased Cattle"; and "Heifer Development as a Practice Builder"; American Veterinary Medical Association Conference, July 11, Seattle, Wash.



Marcellus Caldas and colleague published "Protecting the Amazon with Protected Areas," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 106, No. 26.



Saugata Datta and colleagues presented "Sediment Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Arsenic Affected Areas of West Bengal, India," 19th annual V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, June 21-26, Davos, Switzerland.



Katie Kingery-Page presented "Shades of Comfort: Privacy and the Street," International Making Cities Livable Conference, May 10-14, Portland, Ore.



Lori Goetsch, dean of K-State Libraries, was elected chair of the advisory board of the State Library of Kansas. The library serves state agencies, legislators and the general public and is a depository of legal and historical documents. It also serves the residents of Kansas through direct service and support of local libraries.



Laurie M. Bagby published "Thomas Hobbes: Turning Point for Honor," Lexington Books.

Dale Herspring published "Civil Military Relations in the United States and Russia: An Alternative Approach," Armed Forces & Society, Vol. 35, No. 4.

Emizet F. Kisangani and Jeffrey Pickering published "The Dividends of Diversion: Mature Democracies' Proclivity to Use Diversionary Force and the Rewards They Reap from It," British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 39, No. 3.

Kisangani and Pickering published "The International Military Intervention Data Set: An Updated Resources for Conflict Scholars," Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 46, No. 4.