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KU librarian has interview in Utah

Terry Rombeck

Rick Clement, the KU librarian who is a finalist to be dean of libraries at Utah State University, had his on-campus visit and interview Tuesday._"I come from a different kind of background," Clement said at the open forum. "I come out of the world of rare manuscripts and archives. It's ...

Lawrence homeless family inspires country song

Terry Rombeck

¢ "Lawrence" is the title of a track on the new album by counry band Cross Canadian Ragweed. The band's guitarist, Grady Cross, explains the song in the [Herald-Zeitung][1] of New Braunfels, Texas:![][2]_"Cody (Canada, the band's lead singer) wrote that after we saw a homeless family sitting on a corner ...

KU librarian finalist for Utah post

Terry Rombeck

¢ Rick Clement, head of special collections at Kansas University's Spencer Research Library, is one of three finalists to become dean of libraries at Utah State University, the [Utah Statesman][1].The other two finalists are Anne Langley of Duke University and Gregg Sapp of the State University of New York at ...

Columnist's take on KU T-shirt debate

Terry Rombeck

¢ A columnist for the [San Antonio Express-News][1] offers his take on the legal copyright battle between KU and the Joe-College.com T-shirt company:_Two of the biggest sellers have "Our coach can eat your coach" and "Our coach beat anorexia!" slogans in reference to Jayhawks coach Mark Mangino's husky build. Those ...

KU faculty member examining same-sex partner benefits

Terry Rombeck

¢ Lori Messinger, an associate professor of social welfare at Kansas University, says ongoing policy discussions on same-sex-partner benefits at the University of Kentucky and University of Michigan could have effects on other campuses.Messinger, who is quoted in this week's [Chronicle of Higher Education][1] is conducting a study on campus ...

Lawrence native's risque photos creating a stir

Terry Rombeck

¢ A Lawrence native, Jennifer Braff, who was runner-up on the reality dating show "Age of Love," is creating a stir with nude photos of her that are circulating on the Internet, according to [BuddyTV.com][1]._Although Braff's naked pictures were taken long before her mainstream TV debut on Age of Love, ...

Curator to face charges of forging KU degree

Terry Rombeck

¢ Shin Jeong-ah, the South Korean art curatory accused of forging two degrees from Kansas University, will soon be charged with the forgeries, according to the [Korea Herald][1]._Authorities have been questioning Shin since she arrived in Seoul Sunday afternoon after two-month period of hiding in the United States. Shin, 35, ...

Don't text and drive

Terry Rombeck

¢ Erik Nelson, a KU student who is studying the impacts of text-messaging while driving, tells the [Sacramento Bee][1] that texting creates a type of tunnel-vision.California has passed legislation prohibiting use of electronic devices while driving for drivers who are 16 and 17._"You have two visual stimuli at the same ...

Lawrence native new CEO of pro soccer team

Terry Rombeck

Shawn Hunter, a Lawrence native and KU graduate, has been named new president and CEO of Chivas USA, a Major League Soccer team in Los Angeles. He previously has worked in the front office of the Phoenix Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League, as well as with ...

Lawrence residents join debate over hair-dyeing

Terry Rombeck

¢ Lawrence resident Alice Lieberman and her twin sister are featured prominently this week in a story in [Time][1] magazine. The story is about the decision women must make over whether or not to dye their gray hair._Identical twins Mary and Alice Lieberman have been zygotically close all their 55 ...

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