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Ric Rosenkranz one of first participants in K-State's Australian Initiative

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ric Rosenkranz, associate professor of human nutrition, is one of six Kansas State University faculty selected to be the first inaugural participants in the Oz to Oz program, a new part of the university's Australia Initiative.

Richard Rosenkranz

Richard Rosenkranz

The Oz to Oz program supports short-term visits to Australia for K-State faculty to advance collaborative research activities. In return, 14 professional and senior Australian Fulbright scholars have been invited to visit one of the K-State campuses during the coming academic year.

Rosenkranz will receive up to $5,000 in travel awards.

He will work with Tony Okely, professor and director of the Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute at the University of Wollongong. They will collaborate on the development, execution and evaluation of after school programs that promote physical activity and healthful eating.

Other recipients are Sam Bell, assistant professor of political science; Huston Gibson, assistant professor of landscape architecture/regional & community planning; Alexander Mathews, professor of civil engineering; Matthew Sanderson, associate professor of sociology, anthropology and social work; and Dean Zollman, university distinguished professor of physics.

This article was posted on Thursday, July 24, 2014, and is filed under College News, Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.