Competition honors grad student
a student in the applied physics Ph.D. program, recently was honored as
one of six winners in the Collegiate Inventors Competition. Anker’s
invention, a “Magnetically Modulated Optical Nanoprobe,” is
a new approach to conducting more sensitive and accurate chemical and biological
measurements. The competition, sponsored by the National Inventors Hall
of Fame, is designed to identify the most advanced technology research in
all fields of science. Anker received a $20,000 cash award and $10,000 for
his advisor, Raoul Kopelman, professor of chemistry.
Education prof. given career award
School of Education Prof. Marvin Peterson
received the Howard R. Bowen Distinguished Career Award in higher education
at the annual meeting of The Association for the Study of Higher Education.
The award is presented to an individual whose professional life has been
devoted in substantial part to the study of higher education and whose
career has significantly advanced the field through extraordinary scholarship,
leadership and service.
Armelagos recognized by MNA
The Michigan Nurses Association’s Cabinet on Economic and General
Welfare recently presented John Armelagos,
a clinical nurse and vice-chair of the U-M Professional Nurses Council,
with an achievement award. The award recognizes registered nurses for
dedication and persistence in promoting a work environment sensitive to
nurses’ issues and concerns.
ELNEC honors Goode
a clinical nurse in the U-M Health System, was among 12 nursing school
faculty members from across the country to receive the End-of-Life Nursing
Education Consortium’s first Award of Excellence. Goode received
the award for her collaboration with the Pastoral Care Services Department
to help facilitate a program for nurses, and for her work to coordinate
an interdisciplinary hospital task force group to develop a pilot research
project for palliative care.
Warner receives health award
Kenneth Warner, professor of health management
and policy and the Avedis Donabedian Distinguished University Professor
of Public Health, has been awarded the 2002 Richard and Barbara Hansen
Leadership Award and Distinguished Lectureship by the University of Iowa
College of Public Health. The award honors individuals who have made sustained
contributions in the health field, and recognizes exemplary leadership,
integrity and ethical standards and an enduring commitment to improving
health care nationally and internationally.
Former U-M prof. wins poetry prize
a former professor in the Department of English Language & Literature
for 19 years, will be awarded the 2002 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National
Prize for Poetry Dec. 5 by the Library of Congress. The award, which recognizes
the most distinguished book of poetry written by an American, was given
to Fulton for her 2001 book, “Felt.” Fulton currently is a
professor of English at Cornell University.
Dance prof. performs in Costa Rica
assistant professor in the Department of Dance, was invited by the Costa
Rican/North American Cultural Center to perform at the annual “Thanksgiving”
performances for the U.S. ambassador and U.S. embassy personnel; the president
and ambassador of Costa Rica; and other Costa Rican government officials
and invited guests. Torijano performed a new solo to live music of Latin
American hit vocalist Arnoldo Castillo.