The University Record, January 28, 1998


Stanton recognized for editorial term

Domna C. Stanton, professor of romance languages and of women's studies, has been recognized by the Council of Learned Journals for her term as editor of the Publication of the Modern Language Association (PMLA), which she completed on July 1. Stanton received the award at the annual convention of the MLA, where she also received a citation from the president of the association for her work as editor of the association's journal.

The PMLA, which started in 1883, has the widest circulation of all journals for literary scholars, and has been documented to have the most citations in any given year. Stanton was the journal's first female editor.

Shroeder receives CLAH honorable mention

Michael J. Schroeder, assistant professor of history at the U-M-Flint, has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Conference on Latin American History (CLAH) Prize competition for "Horse Thieves to Rebels to Dogs: Political Gang Violence and the State in the Western Segovias, Nicaragua, in the Time of Sandino, 1926-1934." The article appeared in the May 1996 issue of the Journal of Latin American Studies, and was funded in part by a faculty fellowship from the U-M-Flint Office of Research.

The Conference on Latin American History is an affiliate of the American Historical Association, and is the largest professional organization for historians of Latin America in the United States. The CLAH Prize is awarded annually for the best English-language article on Latin American history published in a journal other than the Hispanic American Historical Review.

Six faculty awarded Fulbright Scholar grants

Six faculty members have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for the 1996-97 academic year. Sponsored and funded by the United States Information Agency, the Fulbright Program awards scholars funds for international educational exchange.

Awardees are:

  • Richard L. Allen, associate professor of communication studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana;
  • Ron A. Astor, assistant professor social work and of education, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel;
  • Gail S. Eisen, consultant and lecturer, Departments of Psychology and Gerontology, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt;
  • John W. Halloran, professor of materials science and engineering, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom;
  • David A. Lam, professor of economics and director, Population Studies Center, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa;
  • David G. Nicholls, research fellow, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, Cheik Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal.

    New book examines health care reform

    Max A. Heirich, associate professor of sociology and associate research scientist, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, and Marilynn Rosenthal, professor of sociology and director of the Program in Health Policy Studies at U-M-Dearborn, are the co-editors of Health Policy: Understanding Our Choices from National Reform to Market Force, recently published by Westview Press.

    The book is a collection of essays by more than 40 experts and professionals with varying opinions on health care reform. It discusses the nature of reform, the political process and the choices that are available. The papers in the collection are based on presentations given at the U-M Forum on Health Policy from 1994 to 1996.