The University Record, July 1, 2002


Mirel receives Fulbright to Bulgaria

Education Prof. Jeffrey Mirel has received a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bulgaria.

He’ll spend six weeks teaching a graduate course on the intellectual history of civic education and will consult with faculty members on ways to improve the philosophy graduate program.

Mirel is one of the first grantees under the new Fulbright Senior Specialists short-term grants program. These two- to six-week grants are given to U.S. academics and professionals to support faculty and curricular development at academic institutions in 140 countries around the world.

Exhibit Museum collaboration honored

The Exhibit Museum of Natural History, along with seven library partners, is the recipient of the Kathleen Power Collaboration Award. The museum was honored for its winter family reading and science program that it coordinates with seven Washtenaw County libraries. The award recognizes innovative collaborations that facilitate family involvement in children’s learning.

Art Prof. named to national art gallery

Margaret Root, professor of classical and Near Eastern art and archaeology, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Board of Advisers of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art. Her appointment begins Sept. 1.

Virus Busters site recognized

The Virus Busters team was recently recognized on a weekly public affairs program in Los Altos, Calif. Radio host Terry Phillips said he often checks out virus rumors on the U-M site.

The Virus Busters site is recognized as a reputable source of computer virus and hoax information. Visit the Web site at

SoE receives CASE Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has given the School of Education two Circle of Excellence Awards. The Educational Studies Program received a silver medal in the category of “Individual Student Recruitment,” and another silver was awarded in “Visual Design in Print,” for Editorial Design–Medicine at Michigan.

With 3,000 members, CASE is the largest international, non-profit educational association serving professional organizations in alumni relations, communications and development.

Boehnke and Murphy named fellows

School of Public Health Prof. Michael Boehnke and Statistics Prof. Susan Murphy will be named fellows of the American Statistical Association.

Boehnke is being honored for his contributions to the theory and application of statistics in genetic research, and for teaching statistical genetics.

Murphy is being honored for her contributions to semi-parametric modeling and likelihood-based inference, and for promoting statistics in social sciences.

Ashford named management fellow

Business School Associate Dean Susan Ashford has been named a fellow of the Academy of Management. There are nearly 12,000 members of the Academy and only 175 fellows.

Priester named associate editor

Joseph Priester, assistant professor of marketing, will serve as an associate editor for the Journal of Consumer Research.

Sialm receives fellow in economics

Clemens Sialm, assistant professor of finance, was recently appointed Faculty Research Fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Public Economics Program.

Suslow joins Antitrust Law Journal

Valerie Suslow, associate professor of business economics and public policy, has been appointed to the editorial board of the Antitrust Law Journal.

Muir named to labor advisory council

Labor Secretary Elaine Chao has named Dana Muir, associate professor of business law, to the U.S. Department of Labor Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Plan. She is one of five new members named to the 15-person council.

Series wins excellence in editing award

The Association for Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) has given its “Excellence in Editing” award to Enoch Brater for his editing of the “Theater: Theory/Text/Performance” series for the U-M Press. In the past decade, ATHE says the series has profoundly affected the study and practice of theater.

N.Y. exhibit features Jacobsen’s work

The work of Carol Jacobsen, associate professor of art and design, is now on display in a New York City gallery. “Sentenced” is a video and photographic exhibition co-sponsored by Amnesty International USA. The display coincides with Amnesty’s current worldwide campaign against human rights abuses in U.S. women’s prisons.

GLRC wins Edward R. Murrow Award

The environmental news service of Michigan Public Media, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium (GLRC), has won the Edward R. Murrow award for “Best Use of Sound.” The award was given for the “Mallard Ducks on the Decline” report that aired last July. There were more than two thousand entries in the Murrow Awards, including international submissions. “Mallard Ducks on the Decline” competed against reports from NBC, ABC, CBS and NPR.

Czech President honors Law School Professor Emeritus

Eric Stein, professor emeritus of law, has received a First Degree Medal of Merit for his outstanding scientific achievements from Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel. Stein fled Czechoslovakia in 1939 during the rise of Nazism. He served as a consultant in his native country to develop a new federal Czecho-Slovak constitution and the present Czech constitution. He joined the U-M in 1956.