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August 11, 1999


KU receives funds

for new professorship

Kansas University has been given $1 million for a new professorship in engineering.

Charles E. and Mary Jane Spahr, Shaker Heights, Ohio, donated the money for the Charles E. and Mary Jane Spahr Distinguished Professorship in Engineering. The professorship will enable the school of engineering to offer as many as three faculty members renewable, one-year salary and research packages.

The first three professors have been chosen: Stanley Rolfe, Learned Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering; Ray Taghavi, associate professor of aerospace engineering; and Joseph Evans, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

Mr. Spahr graduated from KU in 1934 with a degree in engineering and was formerly chairman and CEO of Standard Oil. Mrs. Spahr attended KU in 1938.

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