The University Record, March 12, 2001


4 receive Fulbright scholar grants

Four faculty members have been awarded 2000–2001 Fulbright scholar grants by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to lecture or conduct research abroad.

Jeffrey G. Heath, professor of linguistics and of Near Eastern studies, will research Songhay languages of West Africa at the Ahmed Baba Center, Timbuktu, Mali; the University of Niger, Niamey, Niger; and the University of Benin, Cotonou, Benin.

Eran Pichersky, professor of biology, will lecture and conduct research on an interdisciplinary approach to the biology of natural plant defenses at the Max-Planck Institute, Jena, Germany.

Nicholas J. Rine, clinical professor of law, will lecture on curriculum development in law at the Cambodian Community Legal Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Thomas G. Robins, associate professor of occupational medicine, will lecture and conduct research on occupational and environmental health at the University of Natal-Durban, Durban, South Africa, and the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

Whitesell receives Pollack Award

Patricia S. Whitesell, director and curator of the U-M Detroit Observatory, has received the 2001 Herbert C. Pollack Award of the Dudley Observatory. The award’s $3,000 honorarium will support her research project, “Franz Brunnow’s Year of Leadership at the Dudley Observatory, 1859–1860.” Brunnow was the first director of the Detroit Observatory, serving in 1854–63. The Dudley Observatory established the Pollack Award to provide encouragement and support for an innovative project in the history of astronomy or astrophysics.

Cogburn elected to section committee of International Studies Association

Derrick L. Cogburn, assistant professor of information studies and of Afroamerican and African studies, has been elected to the executive committee of the International Communications Section of the International Studies Association, the largest professional association of international affairs scholars in the world.

Nursing group honors Hinshaw

Ada Sue Hinshaw, dean of the School of Nursing, has received the first Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Midwest Nursing Research Society (MNRS). She was recognized for her contributions to the nursing profession and for her research. The MNRS supports and encourages nursing research in the Midwest.

Miller receives Gold Medal Award

Josef Miller, the Lynn and Ruth Townsend Professor of Communication Disorders and professor of otorhinolaryngology, has received the Gold Medal Honor Award from the Propser Meniere Society. Miller was cited for his contributions to the basic science of inner ear disorders, including neutrophic factors, auditory hair cell protection and delivery of gene therapy to the inner ear. He directs the cochlear signals and tissue engineering laboratory at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute.

Goldman appointed to state panel

Edward Goldman, assistant general counsel at the Health System, has been appointed to the State Certificate of Need Commission, a five-member panel appointed by the governor to develop and approve review standards for health care service applications. The commission is working on such issues as neonatal intensive care services and surgical services.