The University Record, January 28, 1998
By Wono Lee
News and Information Services
Two faculty members--Susan E. Alcock and Trevor D. Wooley--will receive the Henry Russel Award.
The annual award is given to young faculty members for scholarly achievement and promise. It will be presented March 10, followed by the annual Henry Russel Lecture given by a senior member of the faculty. This year's lecturer is David E. Kuhl, professor of internal medicine and of radiology.
Alcock joined the U-M in 1992 as assistant professor of classical archaeology and classics and was promoted to associate professor in 1996. Her research interests fall under three major headings: the methodology and interpretation of regional survey data; the archaeology of imperialism and ethnic identity; and the archaeology of ritual and sacred space.
Wooley was named assistant professor of mathematics in 1991 and was promoted to associate professor in 1995. His research has largely been in the area of diophantine analysis, the study of the solution in integers of polynomial equations with integer coefficients. His methods go under the name of analytic number theory, in contrast to algebraic number theory.
Both the Henry Russel Award and the Henry Russel Lectureship were established in 1925 with a bequest from Henry Russel of Detroit, who received three degrees from U-M.