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11. HOSPITAL OPENS 28 ADDITIONAL BEDS
University Hospital recently activated 28 additional beds, bringing
the total now in service to 258, The newly opened beds, on the hospital's
fifth floor, include 14 for medical cases and an equal number for such
surgical sub-specialties as orthopedics, neurosurgery and urology.
It is expected that the hospital's maximum capacity of 485 beds will
be reached within the next 18 months.
12. PRESS PUBLISHES WORK OF MINNESOTA HISTORIAN
The University Press last month published a book by a University of
Minnesota historian, Prof. Robert F. Berkhofer, Jr. Titled "Salvation
and the Savage," the volume describes the pre-Civil War attempt of Pro-
testant missionaries to Christianize the American Indian.
13. MURRAY PRESIDENT HONORED BY UK GROUP
Dr. Ralph Woods, president of Murray State College, was honored on
March 23 by the University chapter of the agriculture honorary, Gamma
Sigma Delta. He was designated by the chapter as the year's outstanding
alumnus of the College of Agriculture.
At the same ceremony, members of the honorary society also presented
their agricultural service award for 1965 to Mr. J. K. Smith of Louisville,
general manager of the State Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives.
Receiving the chapter's outstanding student awards were Kenneth Ward,
Clinton, sophomore; Milton Kirkwood, Snyder, junior, and Michael 11. Chaplin,
14. BOTANY PROFESSOR RECEIVES RESEARCH GRANT
Dr. Herbert P. Riley, chairman of the Department of Botany, has been
named recipient of a $23,400 grant by the National Science Foundation. It
will finance a two-year investigation of plant genetics and cytology.
The research, Dr. Riley reports, will include a continuation of his
study of chromosomes in some genera of the lily family, and a study of
sterility in Haworthia and Gasteria, members of the lily family.