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Robert McChesney, professor in the institute
for communications research, received the Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau
Alpha Research Award for his book, "Rich Media, Poor Democracy"
(The New Press, 2000). The book was recognized as the best research-based
book on journalism and mass communication.
M. Christopher Brown II, professor of educational
organization and leadership, received a Leadership and Service award
from the College of Education Alumni Society at Pennsylvania State University.
Brown was recognized for his leadership roles in higher and his research
on issues such as desegregation, and race and power in higher education
research and policy.
John C. Chato, professor emeritus of mechanical
and industrial engineering, received the Dedicated Service Award from
the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Chato was noted for "dedicated
voluntary service to the society marked by outstanding performance,
demonstrated effective leadership, prolonged and committed service,
devotion, enthusiasm and faithfulness."
Harry Hilton, professor emeritus of aeronautical
and astronautical engineering, was re-appointed to his fourth and final
year as the Charles E. Schmidt Distinguished Visiting Professor at Florida
fine and applied arts
Tom Caneva, director of bands and professor
of music, served as a judge for the 57th annual University of Colorado
Band Day Festival.
Jason Finkelman, visiting production manager
in the department of dance, received a Bessie Award for his trio, "Straylight."
Sara Hook, professor of dance, was invited
to perform her duet, "Critical Mass," with dancer David Parker,
at the Dance Now Downtown Arts Festival at Cooper Union.
Linda Lehovec, professor of dance, was
invited to perform in a festival in Victoria, British Columbia and another
Billy Morrow Jackson, professor emeritus of art and design, had
his work displayed in an exhibit at Gallery 33 in Springfield.
liberal arts and sciences
David Gin, professor of chemistry, was
named a 2000 Eli Lilly Grantee recipient. The award recognized Gins
contributions in organic chemistry.
Achsah Guibbory, professor of English,
has won a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for next
year. The name of her project is "Imagined Identitites: The Uses
of Judaism in 17th century." The project explores the 17th century
preoccupation with defining English Christian identity and experience
in relation to Jewish history and Judaism. Tracing the emergence of
a strong yet deeply ambivalent identification of England with Israel,
"Imagined Identities" will explore the cultural significance
of this phenomenon and suggest its relevance for understanding Christian-Jewish
relations in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Donald Wuebbles, head and professor of
atmospheric sciences, was one of six recipients of the 2000 Advocate
for Science Award from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.
Marianna Tax Choldin, professor of library
and information science, has been selected as the sixth recipient of
the Library Quarterly award for excellence in refereeing. The selection
criteria for this award are promptness, depth of analysis, and constructive
criticism. Choldin was selected from more than 100 peer referees who
read manuscripts in 2000.
A publication co-authored by Alfred Kagan,
African studies bibliographer and professor of library administration,
was selected as the 2000 Conover-Porter Award finalist for outstanding
achievement in Africana bibliography and reference works. "Reference
Guide to Africa: A Bibliography of Sources," written by Kagan and
Yvette Scheven, professor emeritus of library science, provides a unique
bibliography of the most important resources for African study. The
guide draws primarily from the African collection at Illinois, which
is one of the best in the world.
Paula Kaufman, university librarian and
professor of library administration, has been appointed to the Research
Libraries Advisory Committee of the worlds largest library consortium
the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The University Library
is one of more than 8,650 libraries that share cataloging and library
resources to benefit 33,000 libraries in 67 countries. Kaufman also
was elected vice president/president-elect of the Association of Research
Libraries. Kaufman will serve on the ARL executive committee with the
current president and past-president prior to taking office as president
in October 2001.
William J. Maher, university archivist
and professor of library administration, delivered the keynote address
at the annual seminar of the Section of University and Research Institution
Archives of the International Council on Archives in September. Maher
presented his paper, "The Future of College and University Archives:
Preservation of Mission by Adaptation to Rapid Technological and Institutional
Change," which explored the future role of the archivist and issues
concerning the increased use of electronic records for storing historically
Karen Schmidt, university librarian for
collections and professor of library administration, has been selected
as the winner of the 2001 Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award by
the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. The
award recognizes her outstanding contributions to professional associations,
the education of acquisitions professionals, and the advancement of
the profession as well as her exceptional contribution to research literature
in acquisitions and collection management. In addition to the prestige
and national recognition it brings, the award includes $1,500 donated
by the Harrassowitz Co.
Lynn Wiley, coordinator of the Information
Resource and Retrieval Center and professor of library administration,
has been named the recipient of the Virginia Boucher-Online Computer
Library Center Distinguished Illinois Librarian Award for 2001. The
award recognizes and honors a librarian for outstanding professional
achievement, leadership, and contributions to interlibrary loan and
document delivery through publication of significant professional literature,
participation in professional associations, and/or innovative approaches
to practice in individual libraries. It is accompanied by a cash award
and a citation from the Management and Operation of User Services Section
of the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American
Joyce Wright, undergraduate librarian and
professor of library administration, has been selected to receive the
Certificate of Achievement from the Library Administration and Management
Association of the American Library Association. The award was established
to honor an individual LAMA member for outstanding contributions to
the associations goals. Wright was cited for her leadership abilities
in committee work.
Gary Althouse, professor of veterinary
clinical medicine, gave invited lectures at last years annual
meeting of the American Association of Swine Practitioners in Indianapolis
and at the First Midwest Boar Stud Conference in West Lafayette, Ind.
In July he presented at the 14th International Congress on Animal Reproduction
in Stockholm, and he spoke at the 16th International Pig Veterinary
Society meeting in Melbourne, in September.
Althouse serves on the Swine Export Group Committee of the National
Pork Producers Council and is the liaison from the Society for Theriogenology
to the AVMA Legislative Advisory Committee.
Peter Bahnson, professor of veterinary
clinical medicine and Continuing Education/Public Service-Extension,
was an invited speaker on the topic of Salmonella diagnostics at the
National Pork Producers Council Pork Quality and Safety Summit, in Des
Moines, Iowa. At the International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology
and Economics, he presented research on Salmonella cultures of pigs
at a commercial slaughter plant.
Bahnson served on the NPPC Pork Safety Committee and the NPPS Salmonella
Roberto Docampo, professor of veterinary
pathobiology, was selected as Burroughs Wellcome Fund Visiting Professor
in the Microbiological Sciences for the 2000-2001 academic year. This
program, administered by the American Society for Microbiology, is designed
to stimulate interest in the microbiological sciences and to encourage
careers in this field. He will spend up to five days at Lehman College,
City University of New York, interacting with students, and faculty
and staff members and will deliver a BWF lecture.
Docampo also gave an invited talk at an international meeting on anti-protozoal
chemotherapy in Bruges, Belgium, in May.
Susan L. Schantz, professor of veterinary
biosciences, in May chaired a session on Human Health Effects of Great
Lakes Contaminants at the International Association for Great Lakes
Research annual meeting in Cornwall, Ontario. She also gave an invited
address there on the effects of eating fish from Lake Michigan.
In June she gave an invited address at the annual meeting of the Behavioral
Toxicology Society in Palm Beach, Fla. In September she was invited
to speak on human PCB studies at the 18th International Neurotoxi-cology
Conference in Colorado Springs.
Federico Zuckermann, professor of veterinary pathobiology, was
invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on the immunity to
PRRS virus at a pre-conference session of the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference
in Minneapolis, in August.
He and Peter Bahnson, professor of veterinary clinical medicine, were
asked to participate in the Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex Summit,
which was organized by the National Pork Producers Council and took
place in Des Moines, Iowa, in July.