The University Record, February 22, 1999



Lusk joins grant review committee

Sally Lusk, professor of nursing, has been named to the Nursing Research Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review. The committee, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, reviews grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health.

Lusk’s current research focuses on the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss, noise effects on cardiovascular and stress-related diseases, and preventing noise-induced hearing loss in construction workers.

Committee members are chosen by the quality and accomplishments of their research, publication in scientific journals, and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors. Lusk’s term runs through June 30, 2002.

Wren’s ‘Tracts’ published by Soo

Lydia Soo, assistant professor of architecture, has published Wren’s ‘Tracts’ on Architecture and Other Writings, Cambridge University Press.

Soo is teaching renaissance architecture and history of building technology with Mary McAuliffe, the 1998 Oberdick Fellow at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Barvinok and Jamin receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Alexandre Barvinok, associate professor of mathematics, and Sugih Jamin, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, received Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

The PECASE awards are one of the highest honors bestowed by the government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Barvinok and Jamin will receive five-year research grants to further their study in support of critical government missions. The federal agencies involved are the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, and Veterans’ Affairs; the Environmental Protection Agency; the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and the National Science Foundation.

Alcock’s teaching honored by archeological institute

Susan Alcock, associate professor of classical archaeology and classics, has received the Archaeological Institute of America’s Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award.

Alcock teaches thematic courses such as “Food in the Ancient World: Subsistence and Symbol” and “Death in the Ancient World.” After a single term teaching her revised “Introduction to Field Archaeology,” enrollment in the course increased by a factor of five to 200 students.

Alcock has received the Class of ’23 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Michigan Association of Governing Boards award for a distinguished faculty member and the Henry Russel Award.

Shure House honored

The Shure House, designed by architect Betsy Williams, received a premier award in the design competition organized by Metropolitan Homes and the project was published in the magazine’s January issue.

Williams, an adjunct assistant professor, is teaching an undergraduate architecture studio at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning this term.