Amy Porter, associate professor of music (flute), was awarded the Alphonse Leduc Prize for outstanding musicianship in the recent Paris/Ville dAvray International Flute Competition. In addition, judges decided to split the competitions three major cash awards between Porter and the other finalist.
The following six faculty have received Sloan Research Fellowships: Sugih Jamin and Steven K. Reinhardt, both assistant professors of electrical engineering and computer science; Brian Conrad, assistant professor of mathematics; Christopher M. Skinner, associate professor of mathematics; Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni, assistant professor of geological sciences; and Jens-Christian Meiners, visiting assistant professor of physics and visiting assistant research scientist, Biophysics Research Division.
The Sloan Fellowships support young researchers. Under the program, grants of $40,000 for a two-year period are administered by each Fellows institution. Fellows are free to pursue whatever areas of research interest them and to use fellowship funds in a variety of ways to further research aims.
Pasquale Pat Alessi, police sergeant, Department of Safety, recently received a professional hero award from the Washtenaw County Chapter of the American Red Cross for using cardiopulmonary resuscitation to help save an Internal Revenue Service auditors life in January 2000 while patrolling the Wolverine Tower. The awards honor those who go a step beyond in the performance of their jobs.
David Burkam, adjunct assistant professor and senior research associate, School of Education, has received the 2001 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Residential College Awards Committee. Burkam was cited for bridging the gap between mathematics, the social sciences and the humanities, and for setting up interdisciplinary courses that combine these fields.
Billy J. Evans, professor of chemistry, has been appointed chair of the Advisory Committee for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation. His tenure begins in September.
Roger Goddard, assistant professor of education, is this years runner-up for the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division A Dissertation Award. Goddards dissertation is titled Effects of Collective Teacher Efficacy on Student Achievement in Urban Public Elementary Schools.
Margaret Hedstrom, associate professor of information and an expert in archives and records management, has been appointed to a two-year term on the National Digital Strategy Advisory Board. The board will make recommendations to the Library of Congress for implementing the National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program. Congress has appropriated up to $100 million to the Library of Congress to carry out the project over several years.