UI president Michael J. Hogan was honored with the Norman and Laura Graebner Lifetime Achievement Award in June at the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations’ 2010 annual meeting.
The award is one of the most distinguished forms of recognition the society bestows upon diplomatic or international affairs scholars. Recipients must demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching and service to the international relations profession.
Hogan is an expert in American diplomacy and is a past president of the society. The Graebner Award was created by the former students of Norman Graebner, a professor of diplomatic history at Illinois and the University of Virginia, and his wife, Laura, to honor the couple’s dedication to students and scholastic achievement. The award is given biannually.
Hogan became the 18th president of the UI in July and also is the Harry E. Preble Chair in history.
Richard S. Gates, a professor of agricultural and biological engineering, recently was named a 2010 fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. He was one of 12 people inducted at a ceremony June 22 during the society’s annual international meeting in Pittsburgh.
Gates was honored as an accomplished and internationally respected researcher, teacher and extender of knowledge in bioenvironmental engineering. He is considered a leader in the development and adoption of environmental control systems for structures used for production of plants and livestock. His research has included controlled environment systems with an emphasis on biological and physiological responses and interactions between occupants and the environment, dietary manipulation in poultry and livestock for reduced aerial gases and building emissions, and livestock production models for real-time economic optimization.
To be considered for the grade of ASABE Fellow, an individual must demonstrate unusual professional distinction, with outstanding qualifications and experience in the field of agricultural engineering.
Kara Federmeier, a professor of psychology, was honored with a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar award in the Understanding Human Cognition program. The awards support research studying how neural systems are linked to and support cognitive functions and how cognitive systems are related to an organism’s observable behavior. Federmeier’s research will explore cognitive and neural mechanisms of meaning comprehension.
Dan Newman, a professor of psychology, was selected to receive the 2010 Early Career Achievement Award from the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management. The division has more than 2,000 members, who primarily work in academic departments of management, psychology and sociology.
The award is given to someone who has made distinguished contributions to research methods research, practice and/or education during his/her early career stage (defined as within seven years of receiving a Ph.D).
Additionally, one of Newman’s papers received the 2010 Robert McDonald Advancement of Organizational Research Methodology Award, also from the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management. This award is given for the best article on organizational research methods published between Jan. 1, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2008.
The article, co-written with R.R. Jacobs and D. Bartram: “Choosing the Best Method for Local Validity Estimation: Relative Accuracy of Meta-analysis vs. a Local Study vs. Bayes-analysis.
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, coordinator for information literacy services and associate professor at the UI, was inaugurated as president of the Association of College and Research Libraries on June 29. The ceremony took place during the annual conference of the American Library Association in Washington, D.C.
As president, Hinchliffe will oversee governance of the association, serve as a representative to other higher education organizations, and chair her President’s Program during the ALA 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Jack Collins, director of University Housing at the UI, received the 2010 Parthenon Award from the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International on June 27 at a recognition reception held at the association’s annual conference in Austin, Texas. Collins received the award based on his continued contributions to the collegiate housing profession.
The award is the association’s most prestigious, recognizing outstanding service, leadership and contributions to the field of student housing.
To be considered for this award, members must have contributed 10 years of service to the housing, residential life or affiliated profession and five years of service at the regional or international level of ACUHO-I.