The University Record, November 26, 1997


Academy honors Waas

Anthony M. Waas, associate professor of aerospace engineering, has received the American Academy of Mechanics Junior Award "for outstanding research accomplishments in the first decade of professional work." The award was presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Winter Annual Meeting.

Tai receives Hertz Medal

Chen-To Tai, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science, has received the 1998 Heinrich Hertz Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award recognizes Tai's "seminal contributions to the field of electromagnetism in general and wave propagation in general." Although retired for 12 years, Tai continues to work with colleagues in the College of Engineering and recently published a new edition of his book Dyadic Analysis.

Chesler, Cimprich, Schott receive NCI grants

Mark Chesler, professor of sociology, and Bernadine Cimprich, director of behavioral oncology, have received a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to examine the psychosocial quality of life and related service needs of cancer survivors.

Anne Schott, medical oncologist and lecturer in internal medicine, has received an NCI grant to study the evaluation, prevention and treatment of lymphedema due to breast cancer treatment.

The NCI Office of Cancer Survivorship has allocated $4 million over two years to fund 20 separate studies of people who have completed cancer treatment, are currently cancer-free and have survived cancer for at least five years.

Fisher's anatomy book published

Your Remarkable Anatomy: An Overview for Health Professionals, Students and the General Public, by Don Lowell Fisher, associate professor of anatomy and cell biology, has been published by Robbie Dean Press, Ann Arbor. Fisher "has a passion for explaining the human body," the publisher notes, "and any person who feels just some of his passion will find this work invaluable. His work conveys his knowledge with respect and humor."

School of Ed faculty awarded grants

Four faculty members at the School of Education have recently received grants from various organizations.

Art Coxford, professor of mathematics education, received a grant from the Western Michigan University/National Science Foundation for phase two of his Core Plus Mathematics Project.

Joseph Krajcik, associate professor of education; Phyllis Blumenfeld, professor of education; and Elliot Soloway, professor of education and of electrical engineering and computer science, received a grant from the National Science Foundation/Research Evaluation in Practice and Policy for their study of computational technologies in urban middle schools.

Samuel Meisels, professor of education and research scientist for the Center for Growth and Development, received a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation for his research on "Developing a Performance Assessment System for Infants, Toddlers and Their Families."

Carla O'Connor, assistant professor of education, received a grant from the Spencer Foundation for her study "Through the Fire: Exploring the Educational Resilience of Black Women of Low-Income and Working Class Origins."