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KU Briefs

January 7, 2003

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Workshop to discuss aspects of depression

Kansas City, Kan. -- "Depression across the Life Span" will be the topic of a presentation Jan. 18 to kick off a series of Saturday workshops at Kansas University Medical Center.

The presentation, which runs from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will be by Drs. Elizabeth Penick and John Wisner from the Med Center's psychiatry and behavioral sciences department.

The workshop will be in Battenfeld Auditorium, 3901 Rainbow Blvd. It is free and open to the public, but registration is requested at (913) 588-4478.

KU employee gets grant to study Japanese art

The director of Kansas University's Japan program has received a $40,000 grant to study Japanese Buddhist art and architecture.

Patricia Graham, who coordinates trips to Japan for undergraduate students, received the grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

She is studying traditions in Japanese visual culture. Graham hopes to find connections between modern Japanese arts and older Japanese Buddhist arts.

The NEH grant finances 12 months of study, which Graham plans to spread over the next two years to maintain her half-time position at KU.

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