The University Record, September 14, 1992


Six receive state’s Distinguished Faculty Awards

Carl P. Simon, professor of mathematics and of economics, and Deborah J. Oakley, professor of nursing, received the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities’ Distinguished Faculty Awards.

Winners of the award from the U-M-Dearborn are Bruce R. Maxim, associate professor of computer and information science in the School of Engineering, and Arunajallam Nadasen, associate professor of physics in the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters.

From the U-M-Flint, Roy S. Hanashiro, assistant professor of history, and Kathleen H. Lavoie, associate professor and chair of biology, were honored for their outstanding scholarship, leadership and service.

NSF awards grant to Moerman

Daniel E. Moerman, U-M-Dearborn professor of anthropology, has been awarded a three-year grant in excess of $250,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant will fund a project titled “Food Plants of Native America,” designed to gather the collected wisdom of generations of Native Americans regarding plants as food sources. The list is expected to include more than 20,000 uses of 2,000 different species of plants.

Poster serves on state committee

John B. Poster, dean of the School of Education, U-M-Dearborn, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Standing Technical Advisory Council of the Michigan Board of Education.

The council was created in conjunction with State of Michigan Public Act 267 (1986), which required the Board of Education to implement teacher competency testing. The council advises the state board and its Teacher Examination Advisory Committee on the validity, reliability and other technical standards of the examinations that are used, as well as the administration of those exams.

Aldridge publishes new book on literary criticism

Classics and Contemporaries by John W. Aldridge, professor emeritus of English, has been published by the University of Missouri Press.

In this new selection of essays he turns his critical mind toward some of the major figures of modern literature—Edmund Wilson, Malcolm Cowley, Wright Morris, Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Saul Bellow, John Barth and Robert Penn Warren.

Halliday receives NSF grant

Alexander N. Halliday, professor of geological sciences, has been awarded a three-year $500,500 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study “Applications of Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry to Studies of Igneous and Hydrothermal Processes.”