The University Record, July 22, 2002


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 Plans. 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

Great Lakes Radio Consortium (GLRC), the environmental news service of Michigan Public Media, has won the Edward R. Murrow award for “Best Use of Sound.” The award was given for the report “Mallard Ducks on the Decline” 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.

Clements curators recognized

Jan Longone, curator of American culinary history, has been appointed associate editor of the “Encyclopedia of Food in America,” soon to be published by the Oxford University Press. She also has been invited to join the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts.

Mary Sponberg Pedley, adjunct assistant curator, recently traveled to Ascona, Switzerland, to present a paper at the international colloquium on “Print Culture in Europe.”

Brian Leigh Dunnigan, curator, has won awards from Print A-Z and the Association of American University Presses in the scholarly illustrated category for “Frontier Metropolis,” which he co-wrote with Mike Savitski.

Woolfolk honored by ELAM

Marilyn Woolfolk, assistant dean of academic affairs in the School of Dentistry, was selected to participate in the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women, a year-long fellowship program.

ELAM focuses on issues critical to academic health management. Woolfolk was one of 45 women from U.S. and Canadian medical and dental schools selected to participate.

Bandarian receives career award

Vahe Bandarian, a research fellow in the biophysics research division, was named a 2002 Burroughs Wellcome Fund recipient. The award will provide $500,000 over five years to bridge postdoctoral training and early years of faculty service for Bandarian.

Bandarian’s research focused on biosynthesis of deazapurine secondary metabolites.

Li given position in leadership program

Lydia Li, assistant professor of social work, will receive $100,000 over the next two years from the Hartford Foundation to participate in a faculty leadership development program.

Working with the Lansing Department of Community Health, Li will educate social workers about geriatrics.

Bates named to federal commission

Percy Bates, professor of education, has been selected as a member of the Secretary of Education Commission on Opportunity in Athletics. After collecting information, analyzing issues and obtaining public input, the commission will recommend whether federal enforcement standards should be revised to improve the effectiveness of Title IX.

Drach new president of ISAR

John Drach, professor of biologic and materials science, and of pharmacy, is the new president of the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR). ISAR is the only professional society dedicated to antiviral research, disseminating the results of that research and supporting collaboration among peers. Drach was inducted during this year’s meeting in Prague, the Czech Republic.

Godwin honored by academy

William Godwin, professor emeritus of the dentistry, was honored with a plaque from the International Academy for Sports Dentistry citing his dedication to sports dentistry and service to mankind. Godwin was a founding member of the Academy.

Sampselle recognized by NAFC

Carolyn Sampselle, professor of nursing, of obstetrics and gynecology, and of women’s studies, was recognized as the 2002 Continence Care Champion by the National Association for Continence (NAFC). The award honors Sampselle’s contributions in the field of incontinence. NAFC is the world’s largest advocacy group dedicated exclusively to incontinence.