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Competition honors grad student
Jeffrey Anker, 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
Maureen 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
Alice Fulton, 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
Sandra Torijano, 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.


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