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KU Faces to Know 2006

CLAS dean among new leaders planning changes at KU
August 12, 2006
Joseph Steinmetz calls himself a frustrated musician.
New law dean plans collaborative vision for school
August 12, 2006
Gail Agrawal may be the first female dean of Kansas University’s School of Law, but that’s not a big point to her.
Linguistics professor receives grant
August 12, 2006
Clifton Pye, associate professor of linguistics at Kansas University, has received a $314,999 grant from the National Science Foundation for his research titled “Documenting Mayan Language Acquisition.”
Safety, affordability on student body president’s agenda
National Merit Scholar takes over student government for 2006-2007 school year
August 12, 2006
Jason Boots wants to give back to Kansas University.
Lecturer joins teaching hall of fame
August 12, 2006
A lecturer for Kansas University’s journalism school was inducted this spring into the Kansas Scholastic Journalism Hall of Fame.
Doctoral fellowship winners announced
August 12, 2006
Ten Kansas University doctoral students have received the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship.
New social welfare dean pleased to carry on traditions
August 12, 2006
Kansas University’s School of Social Welfare already is one of the nation’s top programs.
New dance instructor hopes to bring global perspective to classroom
August 12, 2006
“I’m a flamenco expert,” said Michelle Heffner Hayes, Kansas University’s new associate professor of dance.
Interim housing director overseeing transitions
August 12, 2006
The long walkway into the Kansas University Department of Student Housing this summer stood covered by thick wood - keeping pedestrians safe from the construction clanging overhead.
Maturity, insight land student Kansan’s top job
Spring editor continues newspaper career
August 12, 2006
It’s not uncommon for students to visit sandy beaches during their summer break.
Arizona to honor deceased KU alumnus
August 12, 2006
The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals have announced plans to name the press box at the new Cardinals Stadium in memory of Kansas University graduate Steve Schoenfeld, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in October 2000 in Tempe, Ariz.
KU professor compiles economic insights
August 12, 2006
They curse. They dish on their colleagues. They give the inside scoop.
KU researcher’s work on kidneys published
August 12, 2006
A Kansas University researcher’s findings, published in May in The New England Journal of Medicine, hold promise for the treatment of polycystic kidney disease.
Libraries dean recruited for position at KU
August 12, 2006
You could say Lorraine Haricombe didn’t choose Kansas University; KU eventually chose her.
New provost tailoring plans for year
August 12, 2006
Richard Lariviere, a Sanskrit scholar and dean of liberal arts at the University of Texas at Austin, is Kansas University’s new provost and executive vice chancellor.
Letter-winner tapped as basketball analyst
New sportscasters replace KU legend Max Falkenstien
August 12, 2006
Chris Piper, a four-year letter-winner who played forward on Kansas University’s 1988 national-championship basketball team, will replace Max Falkenstien as analyst on Jayhawk radio broadcasts next season.
Reporter moving to broadcast booth
New sportscasters replace KU legend Max Falkenstien
August 12, 2006
David Lawrence swears his daily routine won’t change.
Associate vice provost receives promotion
August 12, 2006
Kansas University has promoted Mary Lee Hummert, associate vice provost for research, to the post of vice provost for faculty support.
Associate vice provost positions filled
August 12, 2006
Kansas University has appointed two associate vice provosts for student success: Lori Reesor and Frank DeSalvo.
Band director hopes to boost membership
August 12, 2006
Kansas University’s marching band is growing, and officials hope that will continue with the arrival of David Clemmer, new director of athletic bands and assistant band director.