The University Record, November 13, 2000


Beaver edits film compendium

Frank Beaver, professor of film and video studies and of communication studies, was editor-in-chief of 100 Years of American Film, a comprehensive resource guide and critical volume focusing on movies, directors, actors, film genres, and filming, producing and directing. The book includes biographies, movie synopses, quotations from well-known films, photographs, film facts, lists of award-winners, and such reference aids as a glossary of film terms. It also provides historical and cultural analysis of the films and the periods in which they were made.

Lithgow-Bertelloni receives Packard Fellowship

Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni, assistant professor of geological sciences, has received a David and Lucille Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering. The fellowship program encourages promising young university faculty to pursue their research with few funding restrictions and limited paperwork requirements. Lithgow-Bertelloni’s research focuses on the processes within the Earth’s interior and their relationship to surface geology and landscape, as well as how surface features interact with the atmosphere.

The Packard Foundation annually invites 50 university presidents to nominate two young professors from their institutions. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of scientists, who recommend 24 fellows to receive grants of $625,000 over five years.

Social Work honors staff members

Terri Torkko, associate editor, and Mike Duvendeck, coordinator, Audio-Visual Programs, are the spring/summer and fall recipients of the School of Social Work’s Staff Recognition Award.

Torkko was cited for her leadership, organizational skills and ability to analyze situations, and make clear and quick decisions. She also was applauded for her wit and pleasant personality.

Duvendack, who has been with the University for 19 years, was honored for his vast knowledge of multi-media equipment, his ability to handle a variety of difficult tasks in the world of modern technology and his professionalism.

Davis, Gregerman, Jones receive grant

Cinda-Sue Davis, director, Women in Science and Engineering Program; Sandra Gregerman, director, Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program; and Wayne Jones, associate dean for undergraduate education, College of Engineering, have received a $520,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for their three-year study, “Information Technology Pathways: Identifying Barriers for Women and Students of Color.” Davis, Gregerman and Jones plan to complete their research using surveys and studies of alumni, students and faculty.

Jackson to chair 2001 IDEA jury

Shaun Jackson, associate professor of art, will chair the upcoming 2001 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) jury. The IDEA program is a competition for design professionals sponsored by Business Week magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America.

A designer, inventor, educator and entrepreneur, Jackson founded his first company, Eclipse, in the early 1970s. He sold Eclipse in the late 1980s and founded his current design consultancy, Shaun Jackson Design Inc. Jackson holds more than 30 patents and his designs have won numerous national and international design awards, including the IDEA.