The University Record, March 15, 1993


Albright named Composer of the Year

William Albright, professor of composition, has been named the 1993 Composer of the Year by the American Guild of Organists. Albright was lauded as an “outstanding musician who has distinguished himself as composer, performer, teacher and visionary, contributing in so many ways to the field of music in the United States and beyond.” As a result of the award, a concert devoted to his compositions for organ will be presented in New York.

Housing’s Williams on national board

Leroy A. Williams, director of the Housing Information Office, has been named to a three-year term on the board of trustees of the Association of College and University Housing Officers Research and Educational Foundation.

Gibson named editor in chief of The Gerontologist

Rose C. Gibson, professor of social work and faculty associate, Institute for Social Research, has been named to a four-year term as editor in chief of The Gerontologist. The 30-year-old journal, with a circulation of more than 10,000 in the United States and abroad, is the largest peer-reviewed multidisciplinary research journal on aging.

Eric Luskin honored by Institute of Real Estate Management

Eric D. Luskin, director of Family Housing, has been named Certified Property Manager Candidate of 1992 by Michigan Chapter No. 5 of the Institute of Real Estate Management.

Moch’s book published

Moving Europeans: Migration in Western Europe since 1650, by Leslie Page Moch, U-M-Flint associate professor of history, has been published by Indiana University Press.

Ulsoy is ASME Fellow

A. Galip Ulsoy, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, has been named a Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME).

Baxter on standards group

Gail P. Baxter, assistant professor of education, is a member of the Adolescence and Young Adulthood Science Advisory Committee, a subsection of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Her group is working on developing assessment systems for teacher certification.

Renick inducted into Hall of Fame

U-M-Dearborn Chancellor James C. Renick has been inducted into the Donald K. Anthony Achievement Hall of Fame at Central State University. Renick received his undergraduate degree from Central State in 1970.

Florida receives NEH Fellowship

Nancy K. Florida, assistant professor of Indonesian language and literature, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for University Teachers. She will undertake a critical study of text, texuality and history in the literature of 19th-century Java.

Margolis serves on medical board

Philip M. Margolis, professor of psychiatry, has been elected to a second term as chair of the Michigan State Board of Medicine. The board is the disciplinary body for nearly 27,000 licensed physicians in Michigan. He also recently received the Career Service Award, presented by the Mental Health Association in Michigan, recognizing his “long and distinguished service on behalf of mental health services in the state.”

Oakley on national advisory council

Deborah J. Oakley, professor of nursing, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research. The council advises the U.S. secretary of health and human services, the director of the National Institutes of Health and the director of the National Center for Nursing Research on programs and initiatives for developing nursing science to enhance nursing practice and health care.

Akcasu honored by Turkish group

A. Ziya Akcasu, professor of nuclear engineering, has received the Highest Science Award from the Turkish Science and Technology Research Council, for his “internationally recognized outstanding contributions in the fields of nuclear reactor theory, reactor dynamics, polymer physics and statistical mechanics.”

Knoll is Professional of the Year

Glenn F. Knoll, professor of nuclear engineering, has been named the 1993 Nuclear Professional of the Year by the American Nuclear Society Michigan Section. The citation notes that Knoll’s “technical, educational and professional accomplishments nationally, internationally and locally are exceptional. His career reflects a solid and consistent record of accomplishment.”

Weiss receives Young Investigator Award

Stephen J. Weiss, the E. Gifford and Love Barnett Upjohn Professor of Internal Medicine, has received the 1993 American Federation for Clinical Research Foundation Young Investigator Award. His research focuses on the role of proteolytic enzymes, which are used by tumor cells to invade healthy tissues.

Slemrod to share expertise with U.S. Ways and Means Committee

Joel B. Slemrod, professor of economics and public policy, will serve as a faculty expert at the annual retreat of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee. The retreat will focus on taxation, including an examination of the current tax situation, options, how taxes affect international competitiveness, corporate tax reform, and the possibility of a consumption tax.