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August 30, 2001

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BBC analyst, KU alumnus to return to campus for talk

An internationally known British pollster and political commentator on the BBC will return to Kansas University next week to speak to classes and give a public lecture.

Robert M. Worcester, chairman and founder of Market and Opinion Research International, will talk about the future of the European Union at 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Worcester also will talk to KU journalism and business classes that day.

Worcester, a Leawood native, moved to Britain after receiving a bachelor's degree in business at KU. In 1969, he founded MORI, the largest independently held market research company in Great Britain.

He also serves as a frequent political commentator on the BBC and was the network's analyst during the 2000 presidential elections.

KU professor emeritus honored with award

The founding director of Kansas University's Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies has received an international award.

Richard L. Schiefelbusch, distinguished professor emeritus, received the Sertoma International Howard P. House Award.

Schiefelbusch led the institute from 1955 until 1990. He is a world leader in speech-language pathology, language development and disorders, special education and research on mental retardation.

Sertoma International is a volunteer service organization with about 25,000 members. The organization helps people with speech and hearing disorders.

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