Kevin Gilmartin, director of the Major Events Office, directed a performance of Finding the Muse at New York Citys 15-Minute Play Festival. Gilmartin will represent the University at the competition along with Anthony Cantrell, doctoral student in the Department of Theatre and Drama.
Linda Gregerson, professor of English, will receive an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Academys literature prize honors both established and emerging writers of drama, fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Gregerson has written three books of poetry and two nonfiction books. Her poems have been published in such periodicals as The Atlantic Monthly, TriQuarterly, Poetry, Kenyon Review and Ploughshares.
Dana Muir, associate professor of business law, was named to the U.S. Department of Labors Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Plans. The council makes recommendations to the Department of Labor on current employee benefit issues.
Muir, who has worked in human resource management at Chrysler Corp. and practiced law for Dykema Gossett and Winston & Strawn in Chicago, has taught at the U-M Business School since 1993. Her research has focused on issues involving private-sector employee benefit plans.
Two nurse-leaders at the Health System have been appointed to top posts, in which they will spearhead continuing efforts to improve the quality of patient care and the environment for nursing staff at the Hospitals and Health Centers.
Margaret (Marge) Calarco and Shon Dwyer were endorsed by the Hospitals and Health Centers executive board to become the chief of nursing services and corporate director of quality improvement, respectively. Both have served in an interim capacity in those positions.
Calarco, who was chosen for the permanent position after a nationwide search, also will serve as associate hospital director for patient care services and continue in her roles as associate dean for clinical affairs and adjunct assistant professor at the School of Nursing.
Jeffrey Howard, administrative manager for Community Service Learning, was given the Life-time Achievement award at the Faculty and Staff Community Service Learning Award ceremony. This award is presented to one individual each year who has developed and inspired the work of community service and service learning.
Howard was recognized for his 25 years teaching, conducting research and publishing works on academic service-learning. He also is the founder and editor of the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning and co-editor of Academic Service-Learning: A Pedagogy of Action and Reflection. Howard has served on the National Advisory Council for Campus Compact and the National Review Board for the Scholarship of Engagement Project, and is a charter member of the Faculty Development Committee of Michigan Campus Compact.