The University Record, November 12, 1996


Hinshaw appointed to health care policy advisory council
Ada Sue Hinshaw, dean of the School of Nursing, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, Research and Evaluation. The council, made up of 17 private sector health care experts and consumers and seven federal health officials, advises the secretary and the administrator of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research on enhancing the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of U.S. health care services.

Oakley, colleagues receive BC/BS Excellence in Research award
Deborah J. Oakley, professor of nursing, and her research colleagues have received the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation's Excellence in Research Award in the area of health policy. Oakley, who was the principal investigator, and her colleagues received the award for their study, "Processes of Care: Comparisons of Certified Nurse-Midwives and Obstetricians," published in the Sept./Oct. 1995 issues of the Journal of Nurse-Midwifery.

Working with Oakley on the study were Terri L. Murtland, certified nurse-midwife, clinical nurse specialist and adjunct lecturer in the School of Nursing; Robert H. Hayashi, the J. Robert Willson Collegiate Professor of Obstetrics; Frank H. Andersen, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University; Frances L Mayes, lecturer in nursing; Barbara Petersen, director of the Program in Nurse-Midwifery, Vanderbilt University; and Cheryl Rorie, graduate student, School of Nursing.

Kinder's book is published
Divided by Color: Racial Politics and Democratic Ideals
, a new book by political science professor Donald R. Kinder, has been published by the University of Chicago Press. Co-written with Lynn M. Sanders, assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago, the book analyzes the critical factors that shape people's opinions on race-related issues, uncovering the relative importance of self-interest, group identity and ideological principles, as well as racial animosity.

Abriola receives award from Women Geoscientists Foundation
Linda M. Abriola, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Association for Women Geoscientists Foundation. The award, which recognizes overall excellence in research, teaching, role modeling and mentoring, was presented Oct. 29 at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. Abriola was also selected the 1996 Distinguished Darcy Lecturer by the National Groundwater Association.

Morley honored by University of Northern Colorado
Joan Morley, professor of linguistics, was recently recognized by the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Morley, who earned a bachelor's degree from UNC, was presented with the school's Outstanding Educator Award during the homecoming banquet, Oct. 4. She was cited for her "worldwide impact" on teaching and learning English as a second language. Morley has served as president of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) International. The Morley Scholarship Fund, a University endowment in her name, supports scholarships and projects in the area of second language teaching and learning.

Kein publishes book on Creole songs
Sybil Kein, professor of English at U-M-Flint, has published a book of poetry, An American South. Celebrating the life and music of Creole slaves and free people of color, the book emphasizes the importance of the Creole as a cultural group. The focus of her book is the lives of the gens du couleur libre of 19th century Louisiana, particularly of the New Orleans area.