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Kemper awards are handed out

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[Bryan Young][1], assistant professor of engineering, received this year's first Kemper award in a presentation during his 8 a.m. class today.Young is the first of 20 KU instructors who will receive the award, named after William T. Kemper, for this academic year. The award, which is accompanied by a check for $5,000, was handed out by [KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway][2], [Provost Richard Lariviere][3], [Endowment Association President Dale Seuferling][4] and [Mark Heider][5], president of Commerce Bank in Lawrence.Six more fellowships were to be handed out today, with the other 14 to be handed out by the end of next week. Check back here for more names as the awards are handed out.Other recipients include:¢ David Bergeron, professor of English. ¢ Lee Skinner, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese. ¢ Yan Bing Zhang, assistant professor of communication studies. ¢ Patricia Hawley, assistant professor of psychology. ¢ Mark Mort, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.[You can read more about the winners and their backgrounds in KU's press release.][6] [1]: http://ceae.engr.ku.edu/people/young.html [2]: http://www.chancellor.ku.edu/about/ [3]: http://www.provost.ku.edu/about/ [4]: http://www.kuendowment.org/about_us/senior_leadership.shtml [5]: http://www.commercebank.com/about/news/News/nr12152003Heider.html [6]: http://www.news.ku.edu/2007/august/16/kemper1.shtml

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