Jayhawks in the News | Dec. 16

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 in Alumni News and News

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Find out what fellow Jayhawks are up to in our biweekly edition of “In the News.” It’s like an online version of Class Notes. If you’ve seen Jayhawks in the news who should be featured, email us at share@kualumni.org.


Who’s in the news? Barbara Melbourne | The Quad-City Times

Barbara Melbourne, who earned a juris doctorate from the KU School of Law in 1988, has been named Palmer College of Chiropractic’s vice chancellor for institutional advancement. The college is located in Davenport, Iowa. Melbourne has more than 21 years of planned- and major-gift experience in higher education and social services.
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Alumni Spotlight: Winter 2016 | KU Center for Undergraduate Research

Ryan Limbocker, c’15, is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge. Read this Q&A with Limbocker to learn more about his undergraduate research experience at KU, hear his advice for current undergraduate students, and find out how he uses his research skills in his current occupation.
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Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship supports graduate students | KU News Service

Twelve doctoral students at the University of Kansas are conducting world-class research with support from to the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships. Established in 2013 by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, the funding provides a stipend of $25,000 per year and pays tuition and fees for up to five years.
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A word for David Stras | Powerline Blog

David Stras, c’95, l’99, g’99, was mentioned by this blog as a potential Supreme Court nominee. Stras currently serves as an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
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NPR Holiday Lefovers Presents: Puerto Rican Recipes | NPR.org

Vicky Diaz-Camacho, j’17, shares two of her favorite Puerto Rican holiday dishes with Scott Simon. Diaz-Camacho is an intern at NPR’s Arts Desk.
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A conversation with David Dillon, KU chancellor search committee chairman | LJWorld.com

David Dillon, 65 and the retired chairman and CEO of The Kroger Co., is chairman of the chancellor search committee tasked with vetting candidates to replace current Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, who has announced she’ll step down after this school year. Dillon earned a degree from the KU School of Business in 1973.
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Lydia I. Beebe joins Aemetis Board of Directors | Nasdaq.com

Aemetis, Inc., an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced the election of Lydia I. Beebe to the board of directors. Beebe, j’74, l’77, is currently Senior Counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, one of Silicon Valley’s leading law firms.
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New book reveals journey of hope, healing | Leavenworth Times

Author Jada D.L. Hodgson shares her journey of healing in a new book. Hodgson, l’95, is a certified lay minister in the United Methodist Church and an elder law attorney.
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Board of Regents Appoint KU Chancellor Search Committee | KansasRegents.org

The Board of Regents appointed 24 individuals to join Search Committee Chair, Dave Dillon, to assist and advise the Board in the selection of the next Chancellor of the University of Kansas. The search committee includes representation from KU students, alumni, endowment, faculty, administration, staff, athletics, and the wider Lawrence community.
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Have you heard news about a fellow Jayhawk, or maybe you have news of your own to share? Email us at share@kualumni.org, or fill out our Class Notes form to be included in a future issue of Kansas Alumni magazine. Read more about newsworthy Jayhawks.

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