PUBLICATIONS Inside Illinois Vol. 22, No. 5, Sept. 5, 2002
achievements A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.
agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences
James K. Drackley, professor of animal sciences, received the 2002 American Feed Industry Association Award. The award was presented in July during the American Dairy Science Association annual meeting. Drackley received the award for his research excellence and international prominence in two areas of dairy nutrition: lipid metabolism in dairy cows and nutritional requirements of dairy calves for growth and health.
Schuyler S. Korban, professor of plant genetics in the department of natural resources and environmental sciences, received the 2002 American Society for Horticultural Science Outstanding Researcher award. This award is given annually to a scientist with a distinguished record of research that has made a significant contribution to scientific knowledge, basic or applied, in any area of horticultural science. Korbans expertise is in molecular biology and plant biotechnology.
Korban also was elected a fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Science in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of horticulture as well as his leadership in horticultural science and industry and his participation in the affairs and activities of the society.
liberal arts and sciences
Jay Bass, professor of geology and of materials science and engineering, was named the first president of the Consortium for Materials Properties Research in Earth Sciences. Recently funded by the National Science Foundation, COMPRES is a nationwide consortium of earth science departments that promotes the development of advanced experimental facilities for earth science research and education in the use of those facilities.
The department of chemistry is celebrating what it is calling a "chemical grand slam" of major awards won by Illinois faculty members in each of the Urbana campuss four areas of chemistry: biochemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science. "This honor is unprecedented nationally," said Tom Rauchfuss, director of chemical sciences.
Scott E. Denmark, Fuson Professor of Chemistry, won the American Chemical Society Award for Creative Work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry.
John Gerlt, professor and head of biochemistry and professor of chemistry, received the 2003 Repligen Corporation Award in Chemistry of Biological Processes given by the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the understanding of the chemistry of biological processes with particular emphasis on structure, function and mechanism.
Ralph G. Nuzzo, Lycan Professor of Chemistry and professor of materials science and engineering, received the American Chemical Societys Arthur W. Adamson Award for Distinguished Service to the Advancement of Surface Chemistry.
Charles (Chip) F. Zukoski, vice chancellor for research and Lycan Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, won the Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. The award recognizes an individuals outstanding accomplishments in fundamental or applied chemical engineering research within the past 10 years.
Andrea Lynn, a staff writer in the News Bureau at Illinois, has been named a winner of a Midland Authors Award for her book, "Shadow Lovers: The Last Affairs of H.G. Wells" (Westview Press).
The Society of Midland Authors is one of the oldest, most prestigious literary societies in the country. It was founded in 1915 to "create a sense of place and kindle the flame of literary expression among authors, poets, and playwrights residing in the American Heartland." Members of the society have included Gwendolyn Brooks, Edna Ferber, Ring Lardner and Carl Sandburg.
Lynn also has agreed to serve on the editorial board of "The Undying Fire," the journal of the H.G. Wells Society of the Americas. The society is beginning its second year.
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