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Lorraine Gutierrez, professor of social work and professor of psychology, has been selected by the American Psychological Association as this year's recipient of the Contributions to Interventions and/or Assessment for Communities of Color in Clinical Psychology Award. It recognizes individuals who have contributed to the development and advancement of research or practice to communities of color or who have effectively applied existing treatment modalities with these populations.


Two School of Dentistry faculty members have been selected for the American Dental Education Leadership Institute program, which is designed to develop the nation's most promising dental faculty into future leaders in dental education. Dr. Robert Eber, a clinical professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology, and Dr. Woosung Sohn, an assistant professor in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences & Endodontics, have been chosen to join 21 dental educators in the program. Fellows pursue a project addressing a key issue in dental education, among other activities.


Scott Kurashige, associate professor in the Department of History, Program in American Culture and Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program, has received the 2008 Albert J. Beveridge Award from the American Historical Association (AHA) for his book, "The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles" (Princeton University Press, 2008). The award is given annually for the best book in English on the history of the United States, Latin America or Canada from 1492 to the present. Kurashige is a visiting scholar this year at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.


Lutgarde Raskin, professor of civil and environmental engineering, College of Engineering, has been elected a fellow to the American Academy of Microbiology. Called a leading researcher in the field of environmental biotechnology, Raskin uses biomolecular tools coupled with engineering principles and computational models to interrogate the microbial communities in complex biological systems and has opened the door for the environmental engineering profession to use these tools to solve problems.


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