Three faculty named AAAS Fellows
Three faculty members recently were awarded the distinction of
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. The
faculty members were elevated to fellow by their peers due to their efforts
to advance science or foster applications that are deemed scientifically
or socially distinguished.
U-M’s three AAAS Fellows for 2002 are:
J. David Allan, professor in the School of Natural Resources
and Environment, for fundamental studies on the ecology of freshwater
ecosystems and for the application of ecological knowledge to freshwater
Philip A. Meyers, professor of geological sciences and
research scientist in the Center for Great Lakes and Aquatic Sciences,
for distinguished contributions to organic geochemistry, including novel
applications in paleolimnology, paleoceanography, environmental geochemistry
and biogeochemical cycling.
Milford H. Wolpoff, professor in the Department of Anthropology
and research scientist in the Museum of Anthropology, for his contributions
to human origins research, for efforts to present science to the public
and for exposing the essentialism underlying racism and ethnic content.
Education faculty net project awards
Several School of Education faculty recently received awards for their
Anne Gere, chair of the Joint Program in English and
Education, received a $1,140,375 award from the U.S. Department of Education
for her project, “Teacher Quality: Recruitment and Retention.”
Joanne Carlisle, professor in the School of Education
and research scientist in the Institute for Human Adjustment, received
a $1,016,048 award from the Michigan Department of Education/U.S. Department
of Education for the project, “Evaluation and Technical Assistance
for Michigan’s ‘Reading First’ Program.”
Chris Quintana, National Physical Science Consortium
Fellow and assistant research scientist; Elliot Soloway,
professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Joe
Krajcik, a professor in the School of Education, have been awarded
$473,798 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the project, “A
Digital IdeaKeeper for K-12: National Science, Mathematics, Engineering
and Technology Education Digital Library Scaffolded Portal Services for
Information Analysis and Synthesis.”
Heather Hill, assistant research scientist, received
$249,751 from the NSF/Math and Science Partnership for the project, “Design,
Validation and Dissemination of Measures of Content Knowledge for Teaching
Law professor joins international court
Law School Affiliated Overseas Prof. Bruno Simma has
been elected as a judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the
judicial arm of the United Nations (U.N.). The court hears cases submitted
by states and provides advisory opinions on legal questions referred to
it by international organizations and agencies. Judges are elected for
nine-year terms by the U.N. General Assembly and the Security Council.
The court can include only one judge of any nationality, and ICJ judges
act as independent magistrates. Simma was nominated to the ICJ by the
Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations.
His relationship with the U-M Law School began in the mid-1980s. He has
been a visiting professor, tenured professor and affiliated overseas professor,
specializing in international law.
“All of us at Michigan are proud to see a member of our faculty
receive such an extraordinary honor and undertake such a solemn responsibility,”
says Dean Jeffrey Lehman.