College Spotlight - June 2016
With 24 departments in our college, there are always big things happening. Take a look at some of the highlights for June 2016:
Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
The Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics department welcomes Dr. Gregory Finnigan as its newest faculty member. Dr. Finnigan's focus at K-State will involve a number of advanced molecular and cellular techniques. Read more.
Division of Biology
A proposal by Dr. Zhilong Yang received significant funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Funding received will be applied to multiple sources, including the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence. Read more.
Communication Studies faculty and students attended the International Communication Association conference in Fukuoka, Japan. Read more.
Professors Steve Cassou and Amanda Gaulke presented papers at the 91st Western Economic Association Annual Conference in Portland Oregon. Read more.
Journalism & Mass Communications
The A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications is proud to announce that Zhang, Xiaochen "Angela"received the Top Faculty Paper Award at the International Communication Association conference. Read more.
Music, Theatre, and Dance
K-State's Director of Bands and Professor of Music, Frank Tracz, was honored to be inducted into the Conn-Selmer Institute Hall of Fame on June 14. Read more.
A new class of lasers developed by a team that included physics researchers at Kansas State University could help scientists measure distances to faraway targets, identify the presence of certain gases in the atmosphere and send images of the earth from space. Read more.
Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick, Professor of Psychological Sciences and Director of the Reward, Timing and Decision Laboratory, received a four-year $1.35M renewal of her NIMH R01 award to study interventions to mitigate impulsive choice in a rat pre-clinical model. Read more.
Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Associate Professor of Sociology, Alisa Garni, and a team of K-State graduates and students are studying how immigrant workers from Central America are influencing rural Kansas' society and economy. Read more.