Pamela Smock has been named associate director of the Institute for Social Research (ISR). An associate professor of sociology and a senior research scientist at the ISR Population Studies Center, Smock is an expert on gender, social inequalities and changing family trends in the United States. Smock, co-author of numerous journal articles and presentations, joined the University in 1994.
Jacqueline Vansant, associate professor of German at the U-MDearborn, has received a Fulbright grant to lecture in the German and history departments, offer a film series and collaborate with the University of Salzburg in Austria. At the University of Salzburg, Vansant will teach courses that examine constructions of individual and national identities in relation to individual, collective and cultural memory in Austria after 1945.
Fullbright recipients are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and the demonstration of unusual leadership potential in their fields.
Ronald Holmes, clinical professor in pediatrics-gastroenterology, and Kerry Schwarz, chief CT technician, have been awarded 2002 C.S. Mott Childrens Hospital Service Awards. Holmes, who has worked to develop the Liver Transplant Program and place it in the National Pediatric Liver Transplant Database, was given the award for Excellence in Patient Care, Education and Research. Schwarz, who has worked at Mott Hospital for 17 years, was given the award for Excellence in Putting Patients and Families First.
Wendy Powell, senior human resources administrator, Employee Relations and Compensation Office, has received the CUPA-HR Midwest Region Award for Excellence in Human Resource Administration. The award, sponsored by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, is presented for strong leadership or direction in the field of human resources.
Powell was selected for her leadership in obtaining and administering a competitive grant, which was awarded to the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and AFSCME Council 25 to develop a joint supervisor and union leadership training program aimed at improving labor/management relations. In addition, she is being recognized for assuming responsibility for the Special Speaker Series, an effort to bring nationally recognized experts in the field of management to campus, and as a member of the Campus Crisis Team and Campus Watch Committee.
Barry Bearak, former Michigan Journalism Fellow, has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting. Bearak, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, was recognized for his coverage of daily life in war-torn Afghanistan. Bearak was a U-M fellow in 198081 studying international affairs. At the time, he worked for the Miami Herald.