A report of honors, awards, offices and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. Gary Althouse, professor of veterinary clinical medicine, recently passed the American College of Theriogenologists board examinations, making him a diplomate of the organization. Board-certified theriogenologists are considered specialists in the disciplines of veterinary obstetrics, genital diseases and animal reproduction in both large and small animals. Specialization requires a veterinary degree along with documented evidence of advanced competence in theriogenology. Qualified individuals have devoted at least five years to the field of theriogenology, including formal advanced training in a post-doctoral program and passing stringent qualifying examinations. Internationally, there are about 300 specialists who are board-certified in this discipline. German Gurfinkel, professor of civil engineering, had three award-winning structures featured in "Award-Winning Structures," a compendium of award-winning designs created between 1979 and 1994, published by the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois. Included were Gurfinkel's 750,000-bushel grain-storage tank in Homer, Ill.; a 12 1/2-foot diameter suspended bridge duct in Jackson, Tenn.; and a 15,000-metric-ton grain-storage tank in Za•re, West Africa. Randy Kornegay, assistant superintendent of building services in the Operation and Maintenance Division, received the Environmental Management Association's J. Lloyd Barron Member of the Year award. The award is presented for exceptional services to the advancement of the association and the environmental sanitation profession. Mark J. Kushner, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected to chair the Plasma Science and Technology Division of the American Vacuum Society for the 1996-1997 fiscal year. As a result, Kushner also will be a member of the division's executive committee for the 1995-1998 fiscal years. He also has been elected chair of the American Physical Society's Gaseous Electronics Conference for the 1996-1998 fiscal years. As a result, Kushner also will be a member of conference's executive committee for the 1995-1999 fiscal years. Christine Lockmon, director of development research at the UI Foundation, was elected to the board of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement. She will serve as the communications director. The association is an international private non-profit organization dedicated to promoting educational and professional opportunities in the field of fund-raising research. Harold Scott, professor emeritus of geology, has been selected to receive the 1995 Geology Alumni Achievement Award. The award honors a graduate of the department of geology who meets at least one of three criteria: a career of outstanding professional achievement, outstanding academic or research achievement, or outstanding service to the department of geology. Scott joined the geology faculty in 1937 and retired in 1967. He then served for six years as head of the geology department at Michigan State University. His research interests dealt with stratigraphy and a number of groups of microfossils. Scott is also noted for the discovery of conodont assemblages. He also served as a consultant to the petroleum industry and was involved in discovering major petroleum reserves in Libya. Phil Solter, assistant professor of veterinary pathobiology, recently became board certified as a clinical pathology specialist with the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Specialization requires a veterinary degree, followed by an additional four years of pathology training, and passing stringent national qualifying examinations. Veterinary clinical pathologists are concerned with the antemortem (i.e., living animals) diagnosis of disease and evaluating changes to the biochemical and cellular components of blood and other body fluids. Martha Williams, professor of information science, was a keynote speaker at the Third Annual Database Conference sponsored by the Database Promotion Center, South Korea. Williams' talk was titled "Costs, Pricing and Revenue: On-line Databases and the Internet."