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NOTEWORTHY

 

AGRONOMY

Chengsong Zhu and Jianming Yu published "Nonmetric Multidimensional Scaling Corrects for Population Structure in Association Mapping With Different Sample Types," Genetics, Vol. 182, No. 3.

 

GEOLOGY

Abdelmoneam Raef was elected vice president of the Geophysical Society of Kansas. His term begins fall 2009.

 

GRAIN SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

The following K-State faculty members presented at the fifth International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy, July 12-18, Melbourne, Australia:

Hulya Dogan and colleagues, "Chemically Differentiated Mass Balance of a Physical Separation Unit Process Via Focal Plane Array Near-IR Hyperspectral Imaging."

Yong-Cheng Shi and colleagues, "Synchrotron Infrared Microspectroscopy Imaging Reveals Natural Distribution of P=O Within Individual Starch Granules."

David Wetzel and colleagues, "Uniformity of Formulated Granular Solid Mixtures Determined Via Pixel Counting of Organic Tracer from FPA Imaging."

Wetzel and colleagues, "Confocal Raman and Atomic Force Microscopy Imaging of Individual Granules of Octenyl Succinate Modified and Native Waxy Maize Starch."

 

LIBRARIES

Danielle Theiss-White, Laura Bonella, Jason Coleman and Jenny Dale presented the workshop "Virtual Reference for Dummies (or Smarties): How to Implement, Operate, Manage and Train," Kansas City Library and Information Network, June 16, Independence, Mo.

Theiss-White took part in the panel "Reference Meets Reality: (Support) Staff Training in Times of Change," Frontline Reference Discussion Group, Reference and User Services Association, American Library Association annual conference, July 11, Chicago, Ill.

Diana Farmer and colleague published "Overcoming the Fear Factor: Creating a Dynamic Web Site," Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, Vol. 10, No. 3.

 

MODERN LANGUAGES

Douglas Benson chaired a session titled "Poetry of Spain: Postwar to Present," and presented "El Tiempo Vuela: Variaciones Intertextuales Sobre el Amor en la Poesía Última de Angel González," American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese annual meeting, July 9-12, Albuquerque, N.M.

 

SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
Spencer D. Wood presented "A Violation of Civil Rights Discrimination in Farm Credit, the Largest Class-Action Civil Rights Settlement in U.S. History and the On-Going African-American Freedom Movement," Agricultural History, June 18-20, Little Rock, Ark.