The University Record, February 11, 1998


Chesler receives Lynton Award

Mark Chesler, professor of sociology and project director of the Center for Research on Social Organization, has received the American Association for Higher Education's Ernest A. Lynton Award for Faculty Professional Service. The award recognizes a faculty member who connects his or her expertise and scholarship to community outreach in sustained and innovative ways.

Gelehrter, Ginsburg and Collins release 2nd edition

Thomas D. Gelehrter, professor and chair of the Department of Human Genetics and professor of internal medicine; David Ginsburg, professor of internal medicine and of human genetics; and Francis S. Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health, have released the second edition of Principles of Medical Genetics (1998, Williams and Wilkins). The first edition was published in 1990.

Smith to receive Susan B. Anthony Award

Patricia Smith, associate professor of economics at U-M-Dearborn, will receive the Susan B. Anthony Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who "exemplifies the dedication, fortitude and involvement of Susan B. Anthony, who challenged inequities suffered by women and who led the nation to recognize human rights."

As chair of the Agenda for Women Committee, Smith developed a report that addressed and analyzed gender equity issues on campus. In addition, she serves as an executive board member of the Commission for Women at U-M-Dearborn, and was director of the Women's Studies Program in 1995-97.

McKeachie receives double honors

Wilbert J. McKeachie, emeritus professor of psychology and research scientist, recently received the Distinguished Psychologist Award recognizing outstanding contributions in advancing the profession and science of psychology from the Michigan Psychological Association, and a Lifetime Contributions Award from the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.

McKeachie's lifetime achievement awards reflect a professional career both within the University and on a national level.

He served as president of the American Psychological Association in 1976, and is the author of Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research and Theory for College and University Teaching, which is in its 10th edition and has been translated into several languages.

McKeachie said that the awards are a tribute to what he feels is the top psychology department in the nation. "It is a great personal honor to receive these awards," McKeachie said, "but I could not have accomplished what I have anywhere else. Michigan encourages a high level of work."

Gitelman's book examines Holocaust in USSR

Zvi Gitelman, the Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies, director of the Jean & Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, professor of political science and research scientist, Center for Russian & East European Studies, recently published Bitter Legacy: Confronting the Holocaust in the USSR.