Hua-Hua Chang, a professor of psychology and of educational psychology, has been elected president of the Psychometric Society for 2011-12. The society is an international nonprofit professional organization devoted to the advancement of quantitative measurement practices in psychology, education and the social sciences.
Ronald M. Romm, a professor of trumpet, has been honored by the International Trumpet Guild with its highest honor, the ITG Honorary Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the art of trumpet playing through performance, teaching, publishing, research and/or composition. Romm will be honored at the organization’s next conference in May 2012. The guild is dedicated to promoting communication among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching and literature associated with the trumpet.
Harry C. Triandis, a professor emeritus of psychology, has won a Career Contribution Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. The award honors a scholar who has made major theoretical and/or empirical contributions to social psychology and/or personality psychology or to bridging these areas. Recipients are recognized for distinguished scholarly contributions across long and productive careers. Triandis will receive the award at the society’s annual meeting in January in San Diego. The society is the largest organization of social and personality psychologists in the world.
Alicia Beck, an assistant dean for advancement in the School of Social Work, will receive the Central Illinois Business magazine’s Forty Under 40 award. Beck was selected based on her achievements, leadership ability, expertise in her field and community involvement. Beck and other award recipients will be featured in the October issue of the magazine and honored at a luncheon.
Paula Kaufman, the Juanita J. and Robert E. Simpson Dean of Libraries and university librarian, has been selected as the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year for 2011 by the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries. Kaufman will receive the award at the Illinois Library Association awards luncheon during the association’s annual conference in Rosemont, Ill. The award is sponsored by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois and includes a $500 award.
Kaufman’s nominators cited “her extraordinary leadership in Illinois, her vision and strategic thinking for the future of libraries, and the generosity with which she shares her inspirations” as among the reasons that she should receive the award.