Jayhawks in the News | Dec. 14

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawks in the News

Find out what University of Kansas alumni are up to in our weekly edition of “Jayhawks 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.


Alumni Spotlight: Winter 2018 | Center for Undergraduate Research

Andrew Olive, c’07, an assistant professor at KU, reflects on his time as a student doing undergraduate research. Olive gives advice and insight for current students who might be wondering how to make the most of their time in undergrad and how to best prepare for the future.
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Harry Parker Honored as the Inaugural Ronald A. Willis Visiting Scholar/Artist Recipient | KU Department of Theatre & Dance

Harry Parker, g’83 PhD’92, chair of Texas Christian University’s Department of Theatre, is the inaugural Ronald A. Willis Scholar/Artist as named by the University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance. This position, made possible by the Ronald A. Willis Visiting Scholar/Artist Fund, brings master teachers to the university to contribute to the growth of students and the artistry of KU’s theatre production program.
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Justice after genocide | KU Law Blog

At least 800,000 people were killed in 100 days during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Deborah Wilkinson, l’82, helped bring some of the perpetrators of that violence to justice. As senior appeals counsel at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in Tanzania, Wilkinson and a team of fellow prosecutors spent 5 years litigating the appeals of six high-level Rwandan political and military officials charged with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. All six were found guilty in 2011.
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IDan Monnat Named to Missouri & Kansas Top 10 and Top 100 Super Lawyers List; Sal Intagliata and Matt Gorney Also Recognized | Monnat & Spurrier

The 2018 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers list has honored three Monnat & Spurrier, Chartered attorneys: Dan Monnat, Sal Intagliata, c’92 l’95, and Matt Gorney, l’13 g’13. Sal Intagliata has practiced law more than 20 years, including 19 years in private practice and 4 years as Sedgwick County Assistant District Attorney prosecuting crimes in the Gangs/Violent Crimes Division. His practice focuses on criminal, white-collar criminal, and DUI offenses, as well as appeals in federal, state and municipal courts throughout Kansas. Matt Gorney joined Monnat & Spurrier as an associate in 2016. Formerly a professional journalist, Gorney graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2013 where he earned certificates in both Advocacy Skills and Media, Law and Technology.
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My Dark Vanessa: Why this Lolita for the #MeToo era is the season’s biggest-selling debut | Entertainment Weekly

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins, has just acquired Kate Russell’s novel “My Dark Vanessa.” The publisher made the deal for an eye-popping seven-figures in a competitive situation, making it the highest-selling debut of the season.  Russell, PhD’18,teaches creative writing and composition in the University of Kansas English department.
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Shared interests in ‘Klik’ exhibition | The Hutchinson News

Klik is an all-ceramic art show featuring artwork by Antonio Martinez, Emily Chamberlain, Joseph Rincones, and Garet Reynek. Martinez, g’18, was born and raised in Hutchinson, where he was first introduced to clay in high school. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Wichita State University and later the University of Kansas, receiving his Master of Fine Arts. He currently teaches at the Lawrence Arts Center in Lawrence.
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‘BlacKkKlansman,’ co-written by KU prof, nominated for 4 Golden Globes | Lawrence Journal-World

“BlacKkKlansman,” a film co-written by a University of Kansas film professor, was recently nominated for four Golden Globes Awards, including best motion picture drama. Kevin Willmott, a director, screenwriter and KU professor, co-wrote the screenplay with Spike Lee. Lee was nominated for best director, and John David Washington was nominated for best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama. Adam Driver was nominated for best supporting actor.
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