Kansas University on Thursday announced the winners of four Higuchi/Endowment Association Research Achievement Awards. Each winner receives $10,000 for research.
The awards were announced Thursday at the annual faculty-staff convocation in Budig Hall.
¢ Michael Crawford, anthropology professor, will receive the Balfour S. Jeffrey Award for achievement in the humanities and social sciences.
¢ Craig Huneke, the Henry J. Bischoff professor of mathematics, will receive the Olin K. Petefish Award for achievement in the basic sciences.
¢ Gary Conrad, university distinguished professor of biology at Kansas State University, will receive the Dolph Simons Award for achievement in the biological sciences.
¢ James Shortridge, geography professor, will receive the Irvin E. Youngberg Award for research achievement in the applied sciences.
The Higuchi Awards were established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a KU distinguished professor of chemistry and pharmacy and chairman of pharmaceutical chemistry, and his wife, Aya. Higuchi stipulated that faculty members at all Kansas Board of Regents institutions be eligible.
The annual awards are named for former officers of the KU Endowment Association who were instrumental in bringing Higuchi to KU and who worked to further KU's overall research program.