Jeremiah Turcotte, professor emeritus of general surgery and president of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), met with President Bush April 23.
Turcotte joined Bush, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson and Olympic/Paralympic athletes on the South Lawn of the White House for a ceremony marking National Organ Donor Awareness Week.
The event was held to draw attention to the shortage of transplantable organs in this country and the importance of donation.
For more information about donor awareness and UNOS, visit the Web at www.unos.org.
Rick Lempert, director of the U-M Life Sciences, Values and Society Program (LSVSP) has accepted a position as division director for the Social and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation, effective June 5. Lempert will retain his responsibility as director of LSVSP, returning regularly to campus to meet with the group and organize its activities. LSVSP is a national center for discussion and research on the ethical and social impact of the life sciences. It brings together individuals from across the campus community and beyond.
The Compulsive Lyres, a U-M student A Cappella vocal ensemble, earned first place at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) competition in New York City. This afforded the group the opportunity to sing on the NBC show Today April 29.
The ensemble is a mixed chorus of sixteen U-M students, who manage themselves as an independent student organization.
For more information about The Compulsive Lyres, visit the Web at www.umich.edu/~lyres.
George J. Siedel, professor of business administration, was selected by the Fulbright Scholar Program as a distinguished chair in the humanities and social sciences.
Carolina Lithgow-Bertilloni, assistant professor of geology, was awarded the David and Lucille Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering.
Magdeline Lampert, professor of education, won the Exemplary Research in Teaching and Teacher Education award for her book Teaching Problems and Problems of Teaching at the American Educational Research Association conference.
Michael Gowing, administrative associate, University Musical Society (UMS), will receive the UMS Distinguished Service Award May 11. The award is in recognition of Gowings 31 years of loyalty, service and dedication to the organization.
Tom Kinnear, professor of business administration, will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Queens University this spring. Claude Martin, professor of business administration, was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Advertising. Bill Lanen, associate professor of business administration, was recently elected as the incoming president of the Management Accounting section of the American Accounting Association.
Thomas N. Gladwin, professor of natural resources and environment and of business administration, was named to the Boards of Directors of the Sustainable Energy Institute in Washington, D.C. and the Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.
Gladwin was elected chairperson of the Universitys environmental faculty steering committee and appointed faculty director of the U.S. Senior Executive Seminar of HRH The Prince of Waless Business and the Environment Programme run at Wingspread in collaboration with the Johnson Foundation.
The Nichols Arboretum will receive the Preservation Project of the Year Award at 7 p.m. May 13 in Council Chambers, second floor City Hall. The award is presented by the City of Ann Arbor Historic District Commission in recognition of moving and rehabilitating the James D. Reader, Jr. Urban Environmental Education Center.
Three U-M professors have been elected to join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nations preeminent learned society and research institution.
They are Bernard William Agranoff, professor of biological chemistry and of psychiatry and senior research scientist in mental health, Rebecca J. Scott, professor of history, and Sheldon H. Danziger, professor of social work and of public policy.
Caroline R. Richardson, lecturer in family medicine, received the Gender Equity Award from the American Medical Womens Association for her Domestic Violence Sequence.