The University Record, March 4, 2002


Morton received service award

Harrison Morton, professor emeritus of natural resources and environment, received the Distinguished Service Award of the Michigan Forestry and Parks Association (MFPA). Morton was cited for his long and continuing work with the MFPA, in establishing guidelines for placing values on trees in cases of insurance and litigation.

Ward receives lifetime honor

Peter A. Ward, chair of the department of Pathology and professor of pathology, was named a National Associate of the National Academies, one of the largest and most prestigious professional scientific organizations in the United States. Ward was recognized because of his “extraordinary dedication and service.” The National Research Council, Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering are known collectively as the National Academies.

Bookstein named honorary professor

Fred L. Bookstein, senior distinguished research scientist in the Institute of Gerontology and adjunct professor of LS&A honors and of first year seminars, was named Honorar-professor (Honorary Professor) at the Institute of Anthropology in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the University of Vienna. Bookstein, an international authority in biomathematics and morpho-metrics, has been involved for several years in developing biomathematics at the University of Vienna, Austria.

Bergeron wins Susan B. Anthony Award

Suzanne Bergeron, U-M–Dearborn assistant professor of women’s studies and social sciences, and associate director of the Women’s Studies Program, was chosen by the U-M–Dearborn Commission for Women as the winner of the Susan B. Anthony award. Bergeron’s research interests focus on the status of women in the global economy and on the problem of the “invisibility of women” in economic theory.

Schriber receives achievement award

Thomas J. Schriber, professor of business administration, received the Lifetime Professional Achievement Award from the College on Simulation at the Institute for Management Science and Operations Research (INFORMS). This is the highest honor given by the INFORMS-College on Simulation. Schriber is the author of a simulation textbook that saw widespread use nationally and internationally, going through 41 English-language printings in its lifetime.

Fulbright awards presented to Geriatrics, Nursing faculty

Neil Alexander, associate professor of internal medicine and of geriatric medicine, and director of the Mobility Research Center, has received a 2001–02 Fulbright Research Award. Alexander, whose focus is assessing and improving mobility in older adults, will serve as a visiting professor at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

Ann Whall, professor of nursing, associate director of the Geriatrics Center and faculty associate of the Institute of Gerontology, received a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award. Whall will work at the University of Ulster, Belfast, North Ireland, to address problem behavior in dementia. Whall also will help develop a network for doctoral education in nursing between the School of Nursing and the University of Ulster.