The University Record, October 22, 1997
Lewis A. Morrissey, chief freedom of information officer and director of state outreach in the Office of University Relations, has been re-elected by the board of directors of the Michigan Advancement Council (MAC) to a second one-year term as president. MAC, which serves institutional advancement professionals at Michigan's 15 public universities, includes people working in development, alumni relations, public relations, government and community relations, and publications.
The National Association of Social Workers has awarded Rosemary Sarri, professor emeritus of social work and faculty associate at the Institute for Social Research, with the Presidential Award for Excellence in Social Work Research. Sarri's research focuses on gender studies; child, youth and family welfare; social policy and change; juvenile and criminal justice; community development; and international social work. She recently completed a research study on juvenile offenders in Michigan, and wrote forthcoming articles for Proceedings of Conference on Women for the Women's Research Institute in China, Integration of Social Work and Social Science, Social Work in Russia and Children in Youth Services Review.
Felix Pawlawski, who died in 1951, founded the Department of Aeronautical (now Aerospace) Engineering in 1914, the first such program in the United States. He is one of four new members inducted in the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame in Kalamazoo.
Born in Poland in 1876, Pawlawski graduated from the University of Paris in 1910 with a degree in aeronautical engineering. After founding the U-M department, he remained on the faculty for 33 years, and also organized and officiated at early aeronautical competitions held in Michigan.
Timothy L. Fort and Dana M. Muir, assistant professors of business law, have received awards from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Fort received the 1997 Outstanding Proceedings Paper for "Goldilocks and Virtue Ethics: Finding a Communitarianism That Fits Just Right." Muir received a 1997 Distinguished Proceedings Paper Award for his paper titled "Solving the Benefit Crisis of the Baby Boomers: An Interest Analysis Approach." The Academy of Legal Studies in Business is the international professional organization for business law and legal environment faculty.
Barry Rabe, associate professor of health management and policy, is the recipient of the 1997 School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award. The award, inaugurated in 1996, seeks nominees from the five departments in the School of Public Health.
Doreen Fussman, Buda Martonyi and Linda Williams have received 1997 Staff Awards for Excellence from the LS&A Dean's Office.
Fussman, coordinator of student services and development, Department of Chemistry, was recognized for the central role she played in keeping the department on track during the trying times of reorganization and various audits, media inquiries and faculty grievances.
Martonyi, health science research associate, Department of Psychology, was recognized for his creativity and work in building reliable and practical lab apparatuses that have saved the department hundreds of dollars.
Williams, secretary at the Center for Japanese Studies, was recognized for her hard work during key administrator and director turnover and her genuine concern for students and visitors.