25, No. 20, May 4, 2006
on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of
faculty and staff members.
|Engineering | FAA&LAS
| LAS | library |
consumer and environmental sciences
ACES faculty and staff members, alumni and graduate students were
honored April 25 at the annual Paul A. Funk Awards Recognition Banquet.
Winning the Paul A. Funk Award were Jeffrey O. Dawson, professor of
natural resources and environmental sciences, and Darrel J.
Kesler and Floyd K. McKeith, both professors of animal sciences. George
C. Fahey Jr., also a professor of animal sciences, received the Spitze
Land-Grant Professorial Career Excellence Award.
Schuyler S. Korban, professor of molecular genetics in the department
of natural resources and environmental sciences, received the Faculty
Award for Global Impact.
Tom R. Carr, professor of animal sciences, and Hamish
R. Gow, professor
of agricultural and consumer economics, each received the Faculty
Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Faculty Award for
Excellence in Research went to Sharon M. Donovan, director of nutritional sciences
in the department of food science and human nutrition, and Sandra
L. Rodriguez-Zas, professor of animal sciences.
Receiving the Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension were Robert
A. Aherin, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and
Angela R. Wiley, professor of human and community development.
The Karl E. Gardner Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser Award was presented
to Prasanta K. Kalita, professor of agricultural and biological engineering.
Paul N. Ellinger, professor of agricultural and consumer economics,
received the John Clyde and Henrietta Downey Spitler Teaching Award.
The SoyFACE Global Change Research Team received the Team Award for
Excellence. Its members include Elizabeth Ainsworth, professor of plant
biology and an affiliate in the Institute for Genomic Biology, German
Bollero, professor of biometry, Stephen P.
Long, professor of crop
sciences and professor in the Institute for Genomic Biology, Timothy
A. Miles and Randall L. Nelson, professors of plant genetics, all of
the department of crop sciences; Evan H. DeLucia, professor of plant
biology, and Michelle M. Wander, professor of soil fertility, both
of the department of natural resources and environmental sciences;
Andrew D.B. Leakey, postdoctoral research associate, and Donald
R. Ort, professor, both of the Institute for Genomic Biology; Carl
Bernacchi, assistant professional scientist, of the Illinois State Water Survey;
and Nick J. Engeseth, professor of food chemistry in the department
of food science and human nutrition.
Four awards were presented for Professional Staff Excellence. Jeri
Marxman, Extension specialist in the department of human and community
development, received the award for Sustained Excellence-Teaching and
Outreach. Eric A. Adee, principal research specialist in agriculture
of the department of crop sciences, received the award for Sustained
Excellence-Research. Jesse C. Thompson, assistant dean of college administration-academic
programs, received the award for Sustained Excellence-Administrative/Management
or Technical Contributions. James H. Baltz, computer assistant instructional
specialist in the department of animal sciences, received the award
for Innovation and Creativity.
The Staff Award for Excellence was presented to Carol L. Neilson, staff
secretary for college administration-National Soybean Research Laboratory,
and Kristine A. Ritter, secretary IV in the department of crop sciences.
Diana L. Bidner, herder foreman in the department of animal sciences,
received the Marcella M. Nance Staff Award.
Martin M. Sachs, professor of crop sciences, received the Service Recognition
Nick Holonyak Jr., a
John Bardeen Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering and
Physics, will be inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall
of Fame. Holonyak is internationally recognized for major contributions
to elemental and compound semiconductors, including semiconductor
lasers and incoherent light emitters. The organization
is the pre-eminent trade association promoting growth in the
consumer technology industry. Holonyak will be inducted at the
annual fall awards dinner.
Xinlei Wang, professor
of agricultural and biological engineering, received the
2006 J. Kent Mitchell Teaching Excellence Award in recognition
of his passion for teaching. The award was given at the department’s
spring awards banquet April 9.
and applied arts &liberal arts and sciences
Four faculty members have been named Madden Fellows in Technology,
Arts, and Culture for the 2006-07 academic year. The Madden Fellowship
program will begin its inaugural year with these scholars researching
the intersection of the humanities, arts, science and technology. The
fellows will present their research as part of the Madden Speaker Series
in fall 2007.
The scholars and their research projects:
Hoddeson, professor of history, “The Artist
of Materials: Stanford Ovshinsky’s Radical Approach to Inventing
Alternative Energy Technologies.”
Mastronardi, professor of speech communication, “My
Brain is Exposing What My Genes are Expressing: A Critical Exploration
of Biomedical Innovation and the New Human Subject.”
Solis, professor of musicology, “Digital Dreaming: Technology
and the Preservation of Australian Aboriginal Traditional Culture.”
Toenjes, professor of dance, “Computer Interactive Dance
liberal arts and sciences
Paul J. Hergenrother has received a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar
Award for 2006. The award, administered by the Camille and Henry
Dreyfus Foundation, supports the teaching and research careers of
young faculty members in the chemical sciences. Criteria for selection
include an independent body of scholarship and a commitment to education
that signals the promise of continuing outstanding contributions
to both research and teaching.
Christopher Hamb, assistant engineering librarian, will receive the
Digital Library Federation Forum Fellowship for Librarians New to
the Profession. The fellowship supported Hamb attending the spring
forum of the DLF last month.
An article by Karen Hogenboom, assistant government information librarian,
was chosen as one of the Top 20 Library Instruction articles of 2005
by the ALA Library Instruction Round Table. “Going Beyond .gov:
Using Government Information to Teach Evaluation of Sources” was
a list compiled by a committee that carefully read an extensive list
of articles published during 2005. An annotated citation to the article
will be published in the June 2006 issue of LIRT News.