20, No. 7, Oct. 5, 2000
report of honors, awards, offices and other outstanding achievements
of faculty and staff members
The 2000-2001 UI Civil Service Employees and Dependents Scholarship
recipients were recognized at a reception in June. Three employees and
four dependents of employees were selected to receive the scholarships.
Employees receiving the award were Debbie Dietz, typing III clerk,
McKinley Health Center; Kimmy Farris, staff secretary, College
of Applied Life Studies; and Pamela Iverson, secretary IV, College
of Commerce and Business Administration.
Dependents receiving the scholarships were: Julia Dossett (daughter
of Claire Dolski, secretary IV, School of Art and Design); Kimberly
Frederick (daughter of Janet Wade Frederick, secretary IV, College
of Applied Life Studies); Nathan Newcomb (son of Paula Newcomb,
graphics II, University Press); Brian Weber (son of Thomas Weber,
electrician, Operation and Maintenance, and Aretta Weber, staff
secretary, School of Molecular and Cellular Biology).
Hassan Aref, professor and head of the department of theoretical
and applied mechanics, has been selected as the 2000 recipient of the
Otto Laporte Award from the American Physical Society (APS).
The award, which recognizes Aref for "pioneering contributions
to the study of chaotic motion in fluids, scientific computation, and
vortex dynamics, and most notably for the development of the concept
of chaotic advection," will be presented Nov. 20 at the APS Division
of Fluid Dynamics meeting in Washington, D.C.
Vernon L. Snoeyink, professor of environmental engineering, was
awarded the Warren A. Hall Medal by the Universities Council on Water
Resources at its annual meeting in August. The medal recognizes unusual
accomplishments and distinction of an individual in the water resources
field. It is presented annually to an educator devoted to the advancement
of knowledge in water resources through teaching, research, and/or public
James E. Peters, a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering
at the time of his death, became the first holder of the James W. Bayne
professorship in mechanical and industrial engineering at a posthumous
investiture ceremony in September. Peters was a distinguished researcher
in the field of combustion, with primary emphasis on the field of two-phase
flow phenomena, to which he made fundamental contributions to the basic
understanding of liquid spray behavior, air pollution control, and coal
Joanne and Alexander Rankin V established the Bayne professorship to
honor James W. Bayne, who served 50 years in the UI department of mechanical
and industrial engineering.
fine and applied arts
Jonathan Fineberg, professor of art, gave an invited talk at
a conference titled "The Art of the Story: Images and the Inner
World of the Child." Finebergs lecture, "Lost Innocence
Childhood and Contemporary Art," was presented by the Mary
and Leigh Block Museum of Art. The conference was held at the Northwestern
Ronald Hedlund, professor of music, was invited to be a guest
lecturer, panelist and solo artist at the 4th International Vocal Health
Symposium in Salzburg, Austria. In addition to his appearance as vocal
soloist at the symposiums gala concert, Hedlunds lecture
focused on rehabilitation techniques for singers recovering from abuse
Bea Nettles, professor of photography, received a Nexus Press
Artists Initiated Project grant from the Atlanta Contemporary
liberal arts and sciences
Gerald Browne, professor of classics and of linguistics, was
invited to give a paper titled "Marginalia Jernstedtiana"
at the plenary session on Coptic Linguistics at the Seventh International
Congress of Coptic Studies.
David G. Goodman, professor of East Asian languages and cultures,
recently had his book, "Jews in the Japanese Mind," appear
in an expanded paperback edition.
Laura Greene, professor of physics, was named to the Basic Energy Sciences
Advisory Committee by U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Bill Richardson.
The committee consists of representatives involved in energy-related
George D. Klein, professor emeritus of geology, recently received
the Laurence L. Sloss Award for Sedimentary Geology. The award was presented
by The Geological Society of America at its annual meeting last November.
Gene Robinson, a professor of entomology, has won an Innovation
Award in Functional Genomics from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF)
to fund research on the ritualized social activities of bees to associate
individual genes with particular behaviors. Robinson, who recently was
honored with a Certificate of Distinction from the Council of the International
Congresses of Entomology, hopes his BWF-funded study will link genes
with aspects of complex social behavior, then extend this knowledge
to better understand human behavior and dysfunctions, such as social
phobias. He also was invited as a plenary speaker at the annual International
Genome Sequencing and Analysis Conference of the Institute for Genomic
Nils Jacobsen, professor of history, received a National Endowment
for the Humanities fellowship for university teachers. The fellowship
will allow Jacobsen to write his book manuscript full time. Jacobsen
is addressing the trajectory of Peruvian nation state formation and
of the meaning of revolution in Latin American history.
library and information science
Aaron Trehub, director of the Illinois Researcher Information
Service (IRIS) and professor of library administration, recently visited
Humboldt University Library in Berlin as part of an ongoing exchange
program funded by the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs.
He delivered a paper titled, "My Library, oder Interaktive Dienstleistungen:
die Erfahrung einer akademischen Bibliothek" ("My Library,
or Interactive Services: One Academic Librarys Experience").
Leslie Troutman, music user services coordinator and professor
of library administration, was recently elected to a two-year term on
the board of directors for the Music Library Association.
Robert Wedgeworth, professor emeritus and former university librarian,
is this years recipient of the American Library Association (ALA)
International Relations Committees John Ames Humphry/OCLC/Forest
Press Award. The award, which is donated by OCLC/Forest Press, recognizes
an individual for significant contributions to international librarianship.
Sue Searings title was incorrect in our last issue. Searing
is the library and information science librarian and professor of library