Matthew Sherrill, pictured at his Kansas University lab, had his studies interrupted by a 2006 motorcycle accident. His parents returned from an African mission trip to care for their son.
Matthew Sherrill received his doctorate in organic chemistry in May. His studies were interrupted in 2006 after a motorcycle accident. He’s now working in Germany.
Lawrence residents Mark and Regina Sherrill are pictured outside Malott Hall at Kansas University. In 2006 the couple’s son, Matthew, sustained injuries from a motorcycle accident that called for the partial amputation of his left foot. After hearing the news, the Sherrills quit 10 years of missionary work in Tanzania to help their son get his life back in order and eventually earn his doctorate in organic chemistry from KU.
People wait on a bridge inside and on the sidewalk outside an Apple store Friday to purchase the new Apple iPhone 3G S in San Francisco. For new customers signing a two-year contract with AT&T, the 3G S costs $199 or $299 depending on the memory capacity. Compared with the 3G, it has a faster processor and an upgraded camera.
Holding posters of the late Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Khomeini and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, worshippers chant slogans during Friday prayers at the Tehran University campus in Tehran, Iran.
In this Aug. 12, 2008, file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. walks down Kailua Beach in Kailua, Hawaii, with his daughters Malia, 10, left, and Sasha, 7, during their vacation in Hawaii. President Obama spoke Friday at the White House about being a father, imploring dads everywhere to be involved in the lives of their own children.
In this Dec. 21, 2008, file photo, travelers queue up at a ticketing counter at Denver International Airport. United Airlines has recently started charging passengers an extra $5 if you pay a $15 baggage charge at the airport instead of online.
Ebenezer Otu-Nyarko, a doctoral student in the Animal Sciences Department at University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn., is studying chicken vocalizations. The object of the research is to figure out from their language when the birds are distressed, so caretakers can make them more comfortable, leading to better egg production.
Andrew Williams poses without his shirt behind his backpack Thursday at a park near his home in Warren, Pa. Williams plans to participate Sunday in Naked Hiking Day, an annual event celebrated on the first day of summer by a relatively few enthusiasts.
Emergency response crews move an injured person into a helicopter ambulance around 10:15 p.m. Friday at the Lecompton interchange of the Kansas Turnpike. The driver of a semi-trailer truck was injured when the rig overturned in the westbound lane of I-70 near the interchange.
From left, Samantha Green, 9, Lawrence, Colin Hermreck, 8, Topeka, and Jack Rummel, 8, Lawrence, uncover buried dinosaur bones in a sand pit at KU’s Natural History Museum on Monday. The children were participating in a day camp at the museum called Dinosaur Detectives, one of the museum’s many camps offered this summer.