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dash (—)
Abrupt change: Use dashes to denote an abrupt change in thought in a sentence or an emphatic pause. We will fly to Amsterdam in June – if KUMC gives me a huge raise.

Series within a phrase: When a phrase that otherwise would be set off by commas contains a series of words that must be separated by commas, use dashes to set off the full phrase: She listed the qualities – intelligence, humor, conservatism – that she liked.

Attribution: Use a dash before an author's or composer's name at the end of a quotation:
"Who steals my purse steals trash." –Shakespeare.

In datelines: KANSAS CITY – The University of Kansas Medical Center trains health care professionals.

Degrees
See academic degrees, certifications, honors

Departments and divisions
Departments are of the university (KU); at the medical center and in the school. Example: The Department of Dermatology in the School of Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Capitalize formal names of departments and divisions, but lowercase in informal references. Example: John Smith, M.D., is the director of the Division of Dermatology in the Department of Internal Medicine. (or) John Smith, M.D., is director of the dermatology division in the internal medicine department.

Last modified: Sep 30, 2014
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