The University Record, December 7, 1998



Sparling honored by Governor

Peter Sparling, professor of dance and artistic director of the Peter Sparling Dance Company, was awarded the Governor’s Michigan Artist Award for his contribution to the arts and dance in his home state. Sparling also will give the commencement address at the School of Music Commencement Ceremonies at noon Dec. 20 in Britton Recital Hall, Moore Bldg.

Wu awarded Jack Youden Prize

C. F. Wu, the H. C. Carver Professor of Statistics and professor of industrial and operations engineering, is a co-winner of the Jack Youden Prize for a paper he wrote with D. Sun and Y. Chen, “Optimal Blocking Schemes in 2’n and 2’(n-p) Designs,” published in Technometrics. The Youden Prize is given by the American Statistical Association and the American Society for Quality for the best paper of the year in Technometrics, a journal covering statistical research for physical, chemical and engineering sciences.

Yu, Seetoo are on national policy council

The National Asian Women’s Health Organization (NAWHO) has appointed Mei-yu Yu, assistant research scientist, and Amy D. Seetoo, program assistant, School of Nursing, to its National Policy Council. NAWHO is a national advocacy organization working to promote and improve Asian women’s health.

Yu and Seetoo will conduct research with NAWHO, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute.

Yu started the Healthy Asian Americans Project in 1996, which includes the mammography use behavior study in breast cancer prevention among Chinese, Filipino and Korean American women in Washtenaw County. Seetoo oversees the Chinese American part of the study. A grant from the American Cancer Society, in conjunction with the University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, provides funding.

Jones honored at CERN symposium

Lawrence W. Jones, professor emeritus of physics, is being honored with a symposium today at CERN, home of the world’s largest particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland. The symposium was organized by Nobel laureate Samuel C. C. Ting, one of Jones’ former doctoral students.

Jones, who retired in May, continues to conduct research on the use of CERN’s L3 detector to study subatomic particles resulting from cosmic ray collisions in the Earth’s atmosphere. Jones has collaborated in the Midwest Universities Research Association (MURA), an accelerator design and development group that pioneered the concept of colliding beams and other innovations in modern accelerators.

Arpaci awarded Turkish medal

Vedat Arpaci, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, has received the

TUBITAK National Medal of Science, Turkey’s highest science award. Arpaci, author of three textbooks on heat transfer, is recognized for his scholarly contributions and industrial collaborations, and for the national and international leadership provided by his former students.

Hell is Scaglione Prize recipient

Julia Hell, associate professor of German studies, has received the Scaglione Prize for her book, Post-Fascist Fantasies: Psychoanalysis, History, and the Literature of East Germany (Duke Press, 1997). This year’s Scaglione Prize for studies in Germanic Languages and Literature was limited to books published in 1996 and 1997. A selection committee, appointed by the Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association, chose Hell’s book.

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