KUDOS

Davis to be commencement speaker at Grand Valley
Cinda-Sue Davis, program manager for the Center for the Education of Women and director of the Women in Science and Engineering Program, will be the winter commencement speaker at Grand Valley State University.

Clarke and Weiss receive grants
Michael F. Clarke and Stephen J. Weiss have been awarded grants totaling $300,000 by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; a national organization dedicated to finding the cure for breast cancer.

Clarke, associate professor of internal medicine, is studying a genetically engineered cold virus that has been made uniformly lethal to breast cancer cells but does not harm normal blood cells.

Weiss, the E. Gifford and Love Barnett Upjohn Professor of Internal Medicine and Oncology, will study the molecular mechanisms that underlie the breast tumor cells' ability to spread.

Rabe receives J.E. Hodgetts Award
Barry G. Rabe, associate professor of health management and policy, has received the J.E. Hodgetts Award from the Institute of Public Administration in Canada. Rabe and his collaborators were honored for making the outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of Canadian public administration during 1994 through their comparative analyses of waste facility siting in Canada and the United States. The authors are the first Americans to receive this award.