The University Record, September 24, 1997


Chaffers to serve on MLK memorial design committee

James Chaffers, professor of architecture, will take part in the group responsible for the planning, design and construction of the forthcoming Martin Luther King Memorial. The memorial is to be established in Washington, D.C. by the Alpha Pi Alpha Fraternity to recognize King's contributions to positive social change in America and throughout the world. Chaffers will serve on the design committee and be responsible for the evalution of sites and the critique of designs submitted for consideration.

Senate confirms Griffiths' appointment to NCLIS

The Senate recently confirmed President Clinton's nomination of Jose-Marie Griffiths to the United States National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS). She is executive director and chief information officer of the Information Technology Division.

NCLIS, established in 1970, is a permanent, independent agency of the federal government composed of 16 members, serving five-year terms. The commission advises the president and Congress on national and international library and information services policies and plans.

Bishop receives Jerome Strong Civil Liberties award

Ronald Bishop, professor emeritus of internal medicine, has been awarded the Jerome Strong Civil Liberties Award by the Washtenaw County branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Bishop was recognized for his work and commitment to civil rights and liberties. He has been a long-term board member of the local ACLU branch and served as its secretary, and has been a member of the state ACLU Development Community.

Dentistry faculty honored by NDA

The National Dental Association (NDA) has honored three School of Dentistry faculty members for their contributions to dental education and research.

Marilyn W. Woolfolk, associate professor of dentistry and director of student affairs, received a 1997 NDA Recognition Award for her "commitment to the goals and ideals of the NDA and her valuable contributions to the women's oral health research agenda."

Michael E. Razzoog, associate professor of dentistry, and Emerson Robinson, professor of dentistry, were honored with the NDA Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award in Research. The two were cited for "their demonstrated excellence in professional development and a willingness to support and help others in their quest for knowledge and advancement." The award recognizes their efforts in organizing the 1991 conference, "Black Dentistry in the 21st Century," which resulted in a publication of the same name.

Carson named Fellow of ACR

Paul Carson, professor of radiology, has been named a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. Selected for his outstanding contributions to the field of radiology, Carson was named as one of 139 new Fellows by the College's Board of Chancellors. Fellowships are awarded to members for significant research in radiology or outstanding service as a teacher of radiology, service to organized medicine and an outstanding reputation among colleagues and the local community as a result of long-term superior service.