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Harald E.L. Prins received the 2010 AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology and presented "Passamaquoddy Indian Code Talkers in the World War: Historic Fact or Echo of an Imaginary Past?" 109th annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association, Nov. 18-21, New Orleans, La.

Prins published the intellectual biography chapter "Eric R. Wolf," Fifty Key Anthropologists, London: Routledge, 2010.


Katy Karlin published "Corn," One Word: Contemporary Writers on the Words They Love or Loathe, ed. Molly McQuade, Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2010.

Wendy Matlock published "The Tretis of the Tua Mariit Wemen and the Wedo," The Literary Encyclopedia, Nov. 24.

Philip Nel published "Obamafiction for Children: Imagining the Forty-Fourth U.S. President," Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Vol 35, No. 4.

Nel presented "The Hope in the Joke: The Politics of Laughter in Dr. Seuss," American Studies Association Conference, Nov. 20, San Antonio, Texas.

Bonnie Nelson and colleague edited "Teaching British Women Playwrights of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century," New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2010.

Joe Sutliff Sanders published "'This Crisis in the History of the Negro': Contending Forces at the Nexus of Debate," Teaching African American Women's Writing, ed. Gina Wisker, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Sanders published "Theorizing Sexuality in Comics" The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts, ed. Paul Williams and James Lyons, Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2010.

Karin Westman, Naomi Wood and colleague edited "The Lion and the Unicorn," Vol. 34, No. 3.

Westman participated in the seminar "Modernist Digital Networks: An Infrastructure for Digitizing Modernist Print Culture," 12th annual Modernist Studies Association Conference, Nov. 11, Victoria, Canada.

Tim Dayton presented "If the Poets Were True: Longfellow, Whitman, and Marx," Historical Materialism seventh annual conference, Nov. 13, London.

Dayton presented "'The Bigness of Cannon': Modernism, Canon Revision, and the First World War," department of English, University College Dublin, Nov. 15, Dublin, Ireland.

Don Hedrick presented "Eyeballs of Entertainment" and chaired the session "Shakespearean Terrors of the Deep," Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 5, Chicago.

Donna Potts presented "Collaborative Budgeting at Kansas State University," American Association of University Professors: Shared Governance Conference, Nov. 13, Washington, D.C.

Han Yu presented "A Comparative Study of Financial Product Brochures Used in China and the U.S.," 75th Association for Business Communication annual convention, Oct. 29, Chicago.

The following presented at the International Writing Centers Association/National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Nov. 4-6, Baltimore, Md.:

Stacia Gray and students, "Crests and Troughs: Calming the Troubled Waters of Knowledge Disparity in Tutoring Sessions."

Deborah Murray and students, "Docking Your Boat: Tutors Find Safe Passage Through the Shoals of the Job Market."

Kara Northway and colleagues, "Resisting the Shore: A Comparative Survey Assessing Student Satisfaction With Writing Center Consultations."

Northway and colleagues presented their research in a "Research-in Process" workshop.

Savannah Nulton and colleagues, "Building Bridges: Three Perspectives on Avoiding Troubled Water."


Douglas Goodin, Charles Martin and colleague published "Landuse Change in Upper Kansas River Floodplain: Following the 1993 Flood," Natural Hazards, Vol. 55.

Melinda Daniels, student and colleagues, "Spatial and Temporal Lateral Discontinuity on the Pre-engineered Missouri River" and "Beaver Dam Impacts on Sediment and Water Regime," Geological Society of America annual meeting, Nov. 2, Denver, Colo.

Lisa M.B. Harrington presented "Rural Regional Geography and Kansas, USA, High Plains Research," Dimitre Cantemir University, Faculty of Geography and Tourism 20th anniversary, Nov. 18, Sibiu, Romania.

Richard Marston presented "The Big Melt: Global Glacier Changes," Manhattan Rotary Club, Nov. 4, Manhattan.


Robert D. Linder presented "The Rev. Dr. Sir Alan Walker (1911-2003): Australian Christian Statesman and National Leader," quarterly meeting of the Evangelical History Society of Australia, Nov. 27, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Linder presented "Alan Walker Among the Sharks: Why Australia's Most Important Christian in the Last Half of the Twentieth Century Was Not Also Its Most Beloved," Uniting Church of Australia Historical Society of New South Wales, Nov. 20, Uniting Church Theological College, North Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


Denis Medeiros was elected to a two-year term as president of the National Association of National Institutes of Health Bridges Directors and Coordinators to advise the Division of Minority Office for Research on Bridges policies.


The following presented at the bi-regional conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Nov. 13-17, Omaha, Neb.:

Karl Anderson, "A Profile of International Partnerships at Land Grant Universities."

Maria Beebe, "Basics of Filing H-1B Petitions Workshop" and "An Examination of Immigration: Past, Present, and Possible Future."

Caitlin Kelley, "Outreach Efforts Promoting Undergraduate International Student Retention."

Sara Thurston-González, "F-1 Student Advising for Beginners Workshop" and "Meeting Your International Students in the Classroom."

Thurston-González and Rick Rudnick (housing and dining services), "Collaborations Between Housing and Residence Life and International Student Services."

Sessions by Kelley and Thurston-González were recognized as two of the three best sessions of the conference.


Thomas Bell published the reviews "Suuns: Zeroes QC"; "Ten Million Lights: Ten Million Lights"; "Kristin Hersh: Crooked"; "Swans: My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope to the Sky"; "Grass Widow: Past Time"; "Autolux:Transit Transit"; "School of Seven Bells: Disconnect From Desire"; "Lower Dens:Twin-Hand Movement"; and "Laetitia Sadier: The Trip" in CD Hotlist: New Releases for Libraries Music Reviews.

Donna F. Ekart published "Location, Location, Location: Making Foursquare Work for Your Library," Computers in Libraries, Vol. 30, No. 9.


Laura Kanost published "Re-Placing the Madwoman: Irene Vilar's The Ladies' Gallery," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, Vol. 31, No. 3.


Joseph M. Craine, biology; and Kendra K. McLauchlan, geography; published "Widespread Coupling Between the Rate and Temperature Sensitivity of Organic Matter Decay," Nature Geoscience, Vol. 3.


Uwe Thumm and colleagues published "Steering the Electron Motion in H2+ By Nuclear Wave Packet Control," Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105.


Les Loschky and colleagues presented "The Effects of Scrambling Episode Components on Memory for a Picture Story: Not Understanding, But Recognizing What You Saw," annual meeting of The Psychonomic Society, Nov. 18-21, St. Louis, Mo.

Satoris Culbertson and colleagues published "Questionable Defeats and Discounted Victories for Likert Rating scales," Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, Vol. 3.

Don Saucier and colleagues published "Mortality Salience and Perceptions of People with AIDS: Understanding the Role of Prejudice," Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 4.