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Jerry Blackstone, director of choirs and chair of the Conducting Department in the School of Music, has been named music director and conductor of the University Musical Society Choral Union. He was interim director in 2003-04.

Daryl Kipke, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and of electrical engineering and computer science, has been elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.


David Daniele, senior producer and director, Media Services, U-M-Dearborn, backed an award-winning group at the 2004 Detroit Music Awards April 23 at the State Theater. Detroit Women in R&B, for which Daniele sings and plays saxophone and keyboards, took first place in the Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording, Outstanding R&B Artist Group and Outstanding Live Performance categories. He was nominated for Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist and Outstanding Record Producer. Daniele also plays in The Sax Maniacs, which was nominated in a pair of categories.

Five School of Education faculty members received awards during the American Educational Research Association's annual meeting awards presentation April 14 in San Diego.

Professors David Cohen, Stephen Raudenbush and Deborah Ball were recipients of the Palmer O. Johnson Award for their article, "Resources, Instruction, and Research," published in Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Professor Ed Silver received the award for Outstanding Contributions Relating Research to Practice. Elizabeth Davis, assistant professor, received the Jan Hawkins Award for Early Career Contributions to Humanistic Research and Scholarship in Learning Technologies.

The Record welcomes submissions for Accolades, including photographs (must be at least 200 dpi). Publication is at the discretion of editor.

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