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Carl Berger, U-M professor and dean emeritus, School of Education, has been recognized by the Austin, Texas-based New Media Consortium's board of directors as a Fellow in recognition of his lifelong contributions to the use of new media and other technologies for the advancement of teaching, learning and creative expression. Berger is only the second recipient of this honor in the 14-year history of the organization.

David Smith, an academic adviser in the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, has won the 2006 Albert B. Corey Prize for the best book on Canadian-American relations or on the history of both countries. He co-authored "Permeable Border: The Great Lakes Basin as Transnational Region 1650-1990" (University of Pittsburgh Press and University of Calgary Press, 2005). The biennial Corey Prize is sponsored jointly by the American Historical Association and the Canadian Historical Association and is awarded in even-numbered years. The association is the leading professional organization for historians in the United States.

Christopher Monroe, professor in the Department of Physics, has been selected for inclusion in the fifth annual Scientific American 50, which honors individuals, teams, companies and other organizations whose accomplishments in research, business or policy-making during 2005-06 demonstrate outstanding technological leadership. He won for his research contribution to quantum computing.

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