21, No. 10, Nov. 15, 2001
Loren R. Taylor, president and chief
executive officer of the UI Alumni Association, was elected to the Board
of Directors of the Council of Alumni Association Executives at its
July 30 meeting in Delavan, Wis. The Council of Alumni Association Executives
is a national organization of 75 chief executive officers of alumni
associations supporting major institutions of higher education. The
group advocates and sustains the value of alumni association self-governance
by providing its executives with information and support to enhance
alumni administration, higher education and professional development.
and business administration
Anil Bera, professor of economics,
has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Quantitative
Economics. The appointment lasts five years. Bera also recently co-edited
a volume on Rao's Score Test, which was published as a special issue
of the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, August 2001.
Michael J. Shaw, professor of business administration and
Beckman Institute professor, was appointed the Leonard C. and Mary Lou
Hoeft Endowed Chair in Commerce and Business Administration. He accepted
the position during an Oct. 23 ceremony at the Krannert Art Museum and
Kinkead Pavilion. The chair was established by Leonard C. Hoeft, an
alumnus, and his wife, Mary Lou.
Steven Helle, professor of journalism
and of advertising, was presented the 2001 James C. Craven Freedom of
the Press Award by the Illinois Press Association on Sept. 29 during
the statewide newspaper organization's 136th annual convention in Springfield.
The award, established in 1993 to honor Judge Craven for his dedication
to the preservation and protection of the First Amendment rights and
the press freedoms of all Illinois citizens, is presented to individuals
who have demonstrated a commitment to the principles of a free and open
press through their work as a newspaper employee, as a citizen advocate
or as a public official dedicated to the principles of a free press.
Darrell F. Socie, professor of mechanical
engineering, has been elected a 2001 Fellow of the Society of Advanced
Materials and Processes "for outstanding and sustained contributions
to the understanding and control of fatigue and failure of engineering
materials and systems." The society established fellowships in
1969 to provide recognition of members for distinguished contributions
in the field of materials science and engineering and to develop a broadly
based forum for technical and professional leaders to serve as advisers
to the society.
Andrew Webb, professor of electrical
and computer engineering, received the Wolfgang Paul Award from the
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Nov. 5 during a ceremony in Berlin.
The award is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and
Research and was established by Wolfgang Paul, who won the Nobel Prize
in physics in 1989. This award enables a foreign researcher to set up
a laboratory in Germany and exchange research personnel and ideas between
universities in Germany and universities abroad. Webb will receive $1.8
million dollars during the next three years to set up a magnetic resonance
imaging research program at the University of Wurzburg, home of some
of the most advanced research magnets in the world.
Robert H. Dodds Jr., professor of
civil and environmental engineering, was invested as the first holder
of the M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Chair in Civil Engineering at an Oct. 2 ceremony.
Yeh, chairman of the Hsin Chong Group of Companies in Hong Kong, received
his B.S. in civil engineering from the UI in 1953.
James Pfander, professor of law,
was honored at an investiture ceremony Oct. 19 with a professorship
named for Prentice H. Marshall. Marshall was a former United States
District Judge, College of Law faculty member and alumnus.
arts and sciences
Daniel Bush, professor of plant
biology, assumed the office of president-elect of the American Society
of Plant Biologists on Oct. 1. He was elected by a vote of his peers
within the society. He will become president Oct. 1, 2002. The organization
is a non-profit science society with a membership of nearly 6,000 scientists
from the United States and nearly 50 other nations. Its members are
scientists from academia, government and industry. The organization
is dedicated to advancing research, education and outreach in the plant
Richard I. Gumport, professor and
associate head of biochemistry, has been elected a Fellow by the American
Association for the Advancement of Science Council. He is being honored
for "distinguished contributions to the understanding of nucleic
enzymology and to the teaching of biochemistry."
Benita Katzenellenbogen, Center
for Advanced Study professor, a Swanlund Endowed Chair, professor of
molecular and integrative physiology and of cell and structural biology,
received a grant worth $220,000 to research breast cancer. The board
of directors of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation awarded her the
grant. It is distributing $8.5 million worth of grants this year to
breast cancer research programs across the country.
Gene E. Robinson, professor of entomology
and director of the neuroscience program, was elected president of the
North American Section of the International Union for the Study of Social
Cheryl Crowley Schraeder, professor
of nursing and adjunct faculty member of the College of Medicine, received
the 2001 Illinois Wesleyan University Distinguished Alumna Award for
Excellence in Nursing. Schraeder, who earned her bachelor's of science
in nursing from IWU in 1968 and taught there from 1973 to 1977, received
the honor during Wesleyan's Homecoming weekend in October.
Ilene Harned, director of the Alcohol
and Other Drug Office, submitted an abstract of a practice model that
is being cited in "Promising Practices: Campus Alcohol Strategies
2001 Sourcebook." The practice model was developed by UI's Policy
and Oversight Steering Committee on Alcohol Use, Abuse, and Educational
Tom Seals, director of the Counseling
Center and clinical counselor, presented a summary description of the
Alcohol and Other Drug Office's "Mandatory and Voluntary Referral
Process" at an American College Personnel Association Meeting as
part of a panel. The program was selected as one of 10 "Innovative
Programs in College Counseling Centers" for 1999-2000.
Gordon Baker, professor of veterinary
clinical medicine, presented two research and two clinical papers as
an invited speaker at a meeting of the French Equine Veterinary Association
Val Beasley, veterinary biosciences,
gave a keynote address at Tufts University and lectured in a conversation
medicine course last spring. He also lectured recently at the University
Kimberlee B. Beckmen, research scientist
in veterinary biosciences, was invited to attend an expert workshop
of the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program in Seattle. She presented
research on the potential effects of PCB and DDT exposure on immune
function in free-ranging northern fur seal pups in Alaska. The results
of her study were to be included in an international AMAP assessment
Peter D. Constable, professor of
veterinary clinical medicine, served on the USDA Animal Health and Well-Being
grant review panel in Washington, D.C., in May.
Roberto Docampo, professor of veterinary
pathobiology, served as chairman of a Special Emphasis Panel of the
National Institutes of Health to review proposals concerning tropical
medicine research centers. He also served as a peer review panel member
for the Fiscal Year 02 Intramural Military Infectious Diseases Research
Program proposal review. He also gave an invited presentation and participated
in a roundtable on pyrophosphatases at the Second International Meeting
on Inorganic Pyrophosphatases held in Seville, Spain, in May.
David Gross, head of veterinary
biosciences, was elected a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the
American Physiological Society.
Wanda Haschek-Hock, professor of
veterinary pathobiology, was inducted as the president of the Comparative
and Veterinary Specialty of Toxicology at the Society of Toxicology
Annual Meeting in San Francisco in March.
Patricia Heine, professor of veterinary
biosciences, was invited to discuss the state of the science and research
needs concerning the pathophysiology of obesity-associated diseases
at a joint meeting of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and
the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
in Bethesda, Md., in May. She spoke on the effects of sex steroids on
Rex Hess, professor of veterinary
biosciences, gave an invited lecture titled "Estrogen and Male
Reproductive Function" at a symposium of the Society of Gynecologic
Investigation in Toronto, on March 16.
Lois Hoyer, professor of veterinary
pathobiology, accepted a three-year term as a regular member of the
Bacteriology and Mycology Study Section (2), Center for Scientific Review,
National Institutes of Health.
Barbara Kitchell, professor of veterinary
clinical medicine, gave the keynote address at the annual meeting of
the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology in Norfolk, Va., and
spoke to the Interior Veterinary Medical Association in Fairbanks, Alaska.
professor of veterinary pathobiology, was elected a fellow of theAmerican
Academy of Microbiology.
Federico Zuckermann, professor of veterinary pathobiology,
co-chaired the American Association of Veterinary Immunologists/American
College of Veterinary Medicine annual symposium on viral immunology