The University Record, February 18, 2002

Awards honor commitment to women

(Photo by Marcia Ledford, U-M Photo Services)
Noemi Mirkin (left) and Lisa Tedesco received the Sarah Goddard Power Award at a ceremony Feb. 12. The award honors individuals who have demonstrated scholarship, leadership and support of women.

Mirkin, assistant research scientist in the Biophysics Research Division, says, “Our lives are like kaleidoscopes—each day, each circumstance, a turn of the kaleidoscope, a new image, a new pattern. All those colored pieces like treasured crystals making up the image. Each piece is important. I see many of my crystals in the room today.”

Tedesco, vice president and secretary of the University, and professor of dentistry, spoke of the University’s climate, saying, “Michigan is an extraordinary place and we are in many areas ahead of our peers. Patience with transformations, comfort with difference, tolerance for ambiguity and seeing the creativity that comes from complexity are valuable dispositions for Michigan’s future.”