The University Record, April 1, 1997


Fine to receive honorary degrees
Sidney Fine, the Andrew Dickson White Professor of History, will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from DePauw University in May. Also in May, he will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Briggs will direct NIH research program
Josephine P. Briggs, professor of internal medicine and of physiology and associate chair for research and faculty affairs in the Department of Internal Medicine, has been named to head the Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health. Briggs will oversee the nearly $200 million research grants and contracts portfolio for kidney, urologic and hematologic diseases.

Genne's book on British ballet published
Beth Genne's book, The Making of a Choreographer: Ninette de Valois and Bar Aux Folies-Bergere, was published in October by the Society of Dance History Scholars as part of its series, Studies in Dance History. The book traces the choreographic career of Dame Ninette de Valois, founder of Britain's Royal Ballet, from 1925 through 1934 when she created Bar aux Folies-Bergere, the ballet inspired by the renowned Manet painting. Genne, assistant professor of dance and adjunct lecturer in history of art, was a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellow and is completing a book on dance in the film musicals of Vincente Minnelli and the team of Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen.

Ledwon-Robinson receives MSHA award
Elaine Ledwon-Robinson, speech and language pathologist and director of the Speech-Language Pathology Department, University Hospitals, has received the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (MSHA) Honors of the Association award for 1997. Ledwon-Robinson received the award, the organization's highest, for her contribution to the field of communication disorders over the past 20 years.

Holland receives dental research award
Rex Holland, professor of cariology, restorative sciences and endodontics, is the 1997 recipient of the Pulp Biology Research Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). The award "recognizes, encourages and stimulates outsta nding research contributions in the field of pulp biology." Holland received the award on March 19 during the IADR’s 75th General Session.

Machen will be honored by Southern Illinois University
Bernard J. Machen, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, has been selected to receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University. The degree will be conferred at the school’s commencement ceremony in June.