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Image 5 of Kentucky Alumnus, 1990, no. 3

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y , ation comes from the Annual Giving ] { Three Deans In ¤ R°w Fund. Herring joins seven other UK j , professors who are receiving the salary . Three colleges begin the 1990 aca- supplement. 1 · demic year with different men in the “It’s quite an honor,” Herring said, i i dean’s office. The College ofEducation "I’m in very distinguished cornpany.” ‘ has john Harris III; Engineering, The other current Alumni Profes- Thomas W. Lester, and Library and sors are Dibakar Bhattacharyya, chemi— I Information Systems, Thornasj. Wald- cal engineering; john Bryans, veteri- j hart. nary science; Guy Davenport, English; l Harris, former professor and dean Vincent DiMartino, music;joseph Kuc, ofthe college ofeducation at Cleveland plant pathology; William Markesbery, State University, is the first person of Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and " African-Arnerican heritage to serve as jacqueline Noonan, Pediatrics. _ dean ofa UK college. He will also be a I Herring has been a UK history member ofthe facultyin the College of j professor since 1969. His specialty is . Education department of administra- U.S. foreign relations, but “the more I r I tion and supervision. learned about Vietnam, the more curi- __ ; T Harris, earned his Ph.D. in educa- ous I became,” he said, “and the only _,., _ ' 3,4~`~— § IlOl13l 2lClIHllllSU"3[iOIl and supervision way to satisfy that curiosity was [0 rg- . AI T 8 -, r in 1972 at the University of Michigan. search it." ’ ‘ _ i S Lester came to UK from Louisiana The result was a book entitled ' L. i State University where he was a profes- Americas Longest War: The United States y ’~ _ V l sor and chairman of the mechanical j and Vietnam, 1950-1975. 1 engineering department. He said in- A The New York Times called the book " y dustry outreach and research expan— ' “the IDOSI balanced overview of the ; `\ _ y l sion are two of his highest priorities. A war,” and recommended it as the best 1 _ / j Lester earned a Ph.D. in mechani- 1 general book in the field. Another re- i _ ;é, _ cal engineeringin 1974 at Purdue Uni- { view hailed it as “an impressive and \ versity. i enduring contribution." IBM and UK dent and faculty Waldhart has been serving as acting Herring’s reputation as an expert j 3::;:;::;:;:,:5: ::|'I:I:n':_;:?:::;f § clean of the College of Library and In- has earned him frequent invitations to ,,|,;,|, ,,,,|,|,,| ug ers .|,, will 5,,9;,, i formation Science since july 1988. He f lecture around the country. j to upgrade its collaborative has been a member of the UK faculty y Recently, he also served as a con- j :I°::T;:"g=:: '° :;:°::::°:;;:j“° ’¥ since 1970, serving as both a librarian 1 sultant on “Vietnarn: a Television His- muh. 6°°_|®_ ngfgd ug as ¤ and a professor. tory,” the 10-part documentary series Ulhlfzzlgrersilies :'¤;¤•¤¤?’l¢¢;"Y ' Waldhart received a bachelor’s that was co-produced by WGBH rn y ::d°I$ uf ;:g°:;::r,? i degreern zoologyandamaster sdegreeg { Boston, the French Second Channel 1 c,,.,,,“' M;,|,;9,,,' 2.,,,,, up .4,;;- l in library science at the University of i and Central IndependentTelevision of Slanfordz Penn l¤?¤¤| ¤v•¤w¤¤ hr i Wisconsin. He received a Ph.D. from j Great Britain. i :::':;c’:;T';°:‘;°’° :::::5:::s y Indiana University in 1973. Herring, the 1988 Distinguished Q $4_9 m;";,,, gm ',,,.,,,,,,,| .,,4 re. Professor in UK’s College of Arts and UNM IBM ¤|$¤ in- $°¤¤'¢'¤•*‘* *•"'d· It {Ti I ii [I 5 1 Scieucessaiditiswspeeiallysatisryiiiy ::‘“*°’ ‘I°:®'°'“V ""*"°· vlellnuln speclullsi to teachwhathe knowstootlrers,andhe ,;;:3:: ,,Q,',,,|,,., T Kn if 7 WM if says he feels rewarded when students l and I0 laser print- I George C. Herring, a UKlrist0ry profes- follow his lead by researching the war i :I::°:’I::::°;?:N_ . sor whose recent book on Vietnam was j Ou their Own T praised by The New York Times as “the Two of his former Ph.D. students, ; IUOSI bk1lii¤€€d nvenricw 0fih€ WH!`»”h3$ in fact, also soon will have books pub- 4 been named a UK Alumni P¤‘0f`¢sS<>r. lished: Mitchell Hall *77, new at Cemral _ The h0n0¤`car‘¤‘i¢sa3$5,000 =mi¤n¤€f`¤raSl0ng religious opposition to the Vietnam HS H€FFi¤g F€mHl¤$ Hi UK- l War and Clarence Wyatt ‘84, now at M0¤€YfOF the PT0§i`?1m $P0¤$0¤`€d Centre College, has written about by ih€ UK National Alumni ASSOC? l A1T1€I`lC21llj()lll`Il2lllS[SIll Vietnam. Full [990 Kvrmrrk) Alurrrnrrs 3