Kelly A. Tappenden, a professor of nutrition and gastrointestinal physiology, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
Tappenden is a recognized expert and leader in the field of clinical nutrition. She has served as contributing author for more than 120 original research publications, conference proceedings, and reports
focused on nutrition therapy support.
Finance professor Jeffrey R. Brown has been elected to the board of directors of the American Risk and Insurance Association.
The organization promotes academic research to support the nation’s insurance industry and to improve and expand classroom instruction in risk management and insurance. Founded in 1932, the association comprises academic experts and professionals who work in the insurance industry.
Brown is the William Karnes Professor of Finance in the College of Business and also serves as the director of its Center for Business and Public Policy.
A UI research paper stemming from the nation’s financial crisis earned the best paper award last month at the University of California at Davis Financial Management Conference.
The paper, “Corporate Debt Maturity and the Real Effects of the 2007 Credit Crisis,” was written by finance professors Heitor Almeida, Murillo Campello and Scott Weisbenner, and doctoral student Bruno Laranjeira.
The paper was written for a conference on the financial crisis sponsored by Yale University and the Review of Financial Studies, a top academic journal.
Almeida, Campello and Weisbenner are research associates with the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes better understanding of how the economy works.
Hua-Hua Chang and Jennifer C. Greene, both professors of educational psychology, were elected fellows of the American Educational Research Association for outstanding research accomplishments. The association inducted new fellows in May during its annual meeting.
Founded in 1916, the association aims to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.
Louise Fitzgerald, a professor emeritus of psychology, has been named the 2010 recipient of the Heritage Award from Division 35 (Psychology of Women) of the American Psychological Association. She is being recognized for distinguished lifetime research contributions to the psychology of women.
Ronald P. Toby, a UI professor of history and of East Asian languages and cultures, and Akira Iriye, recently a visiting professor of history at Illinois following his retirement from Harvard, presented lectures at a recent Library of Congress event marking the 150th anniversary of the “Samurai Mission,” the 1860 Japanese diplomatic mission to the U.S., which was the first official delegation from Japan to any Western government.
The UI representation on the program was only appropriate, according to Toby, because of a long history of UI links to Japan. Illinois “was among the very first U.S. universities to graduate a student from Japan, in 1873,” he said.
Jim Hahn, orientation services librarian at the Undergraduate Library, has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2010. The award is for his article, “On the Remediation of Wikipedia to the iPod,” published in the Reference Services Review journal. Award-winning papers are chosen following consultation among the journal’s editorial team, which includes eminent academics or managers. Hahn will receive a certificate and be honored at an upcoming conference.