25, No. 10, Nov. 17, 2005
on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of
faculty and staff members.
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consumer and environmental sciences
Laurian J. Unnevehr, professor of agricultural
and consumer economics, is one of nine new appointees to the National
Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board,
which deals with USDA research.
A former president of the American Agricultural Economics Association,
Unnevehr will represent national organizations concerned with agricultural
research, education and extension. Her research has examined the impact
of food regulation on producer and consumer welfare, as well as consumer
demand for safety, quality and nutrition in food.
The board advises USDA and land-grant colleges and universities on top
national priorities and policies for food and agricultural research,
education, extension and economics.
Two UI physicists earned honors while competing in the Young Scholars
Competition during “Amazing Light: Visions of Discovery,”
an international symposium inspired by and honoring Charles Townes,
winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics. UI professor of physics Brian
Demarco took first place in the Quantum Physics category (winning
$20,000) with his presentation of “Quantum Simulations Using Ultra-cold
Atoms.” Paul Kwiat, Bardeen professor
of physics and electrical and computer engineering, took third in the
Innovative Technology category (winning $5,000) with his presentation,
“The Entanglement Revolution.” The symposium brought renowned
scholars and researchers to the University of California campus Oct.
6-8 to explore the current challenges physics and cosmology, the possibilities
for innovative technologies and questions at the boundaries of science.
UI was the only institution having two finalists.
and applied arts
Dianne Harris, professor of landscape architecture,
architecture and art history has been nominated to become the second
vice president of the Society of Architectural Historians. Her acceptance
will begin a six-year sequence that culminates in service as the president
of the society from 2010-12. The society is the leading international
not-for-profit organization that promotes the study and preservation
of the built environment. It has a membership of approximately 3,000
individuals, including professors of architectural and art history,
architects, design professionals, historic preservationists, museum
curators, students and others who share an interest in the subject.
Institutional members, of which there are an additional 900, include
other learned societies, libraries, art and historical museums, university
departments, preservation organizations and architectural offices around
Professor Jacqueline Ross was presented
with the Ed Wise Senior Scholar Award at the annual meeting of the American
Society of Comparative Law Oct. 29 in Hawaii. Ross received the award
based on her article, “Impediments to Transnational Cooperation
in Undercover Policing: A Comparative Study of the United States and
Italy,” which appeared in the American Journal of Comparative
Law in 2004. The prize is designated as one of the society’s “senior
scholar” awards and is given to the best society article on comparative
The College of Veterinary Medicine has
developed an interactive online operative planner for fracture management,
which allows veterinary students to develop their decision-making and
fracture-planning skills. The planner recently received the collaborative
teaching and research award from Macromedia’s 2005 Fall Higher
Education Innovation Gallery.
The planner is designed for students to utilize basic information on
fracture management delivered in a lecture format and work through the
concepts as they relate to real clinical cases. The students are able
to effectively and efficiently communicate their understanding of the
concepts of fracture management to the instructor. Excellent planning
eliminates many complications associated with fracture management, and
this application allows students to become proficient in fracture planning
before treating a patient.