An invited essay by Adam Brooke Davis, professor of English and interim director of interdisciplinary studies, appears in “Approaches to Teaching Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and the Shorter Poems,” ed. Tison Pugh and Angela Jane Weisl, published by the Modern Language Association (N.Y., 2006). “Diverse Folk Diversely They Seyde” explores the problems of teaching Chaucer to non-specialists.

Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, gave a talk titled “Religion: Accident or Design?” at the International Conference on the Evolution of Religion in Hawaii, Jan. 3-8.

John Ishiyama, professor of political science and director of the McNair Program, had his article “Nominations and Party Development in Ethiopia: The Opposition and the 2005 Parliamentary Election” accepted for publication in African and Asian Studies.

Jack Magruder, president emeritus and professor emeritus of chemistry, has been appointed to the advisory committee for the Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation was created in January 2000 as part of a negotiated agreement between Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Insurance and the Missouri Attorney General. Today, it is the largest health care foundation in the state with assets of $1.29 billion. It is among the largest of its kind in the country.

Judy Mullins, controller, continues to serve on the Audit Committee of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO). CACUBO is a nonprofit association representing chief business officers at more than 700 institutions throughout the North Central region of the United States.

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