The University Record, July 6 , 1999


Detroit City Council honors Jones

Cloyzelle K. Jones, professor of education, U-M-Dearborn, received a Testimonial Resolution from the Detroit City Council. The testimonial states that Jones “has spent more than 40 years helping to teach and guide students” and salutes Jones as a “thinker, planner, educator and leader for his contributions to students, higher education and society.”

Michael White receives Frederick Douglass Award

Michael White, financial aid officer, received the Frederick Douglass award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs. The annual award is given to an outstanding African American man who is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of Black women.

White received the award for his work as guest speaker at the organization’s workshops on financial aid and scholarships for the past six years.

Lusk receives dual honors

Sally Lusk, professor of nursing, was selected by the National Institutes of Health as a scientist representative on the National Coordinating Committee for the National Institute of Deafness and other Communication Disorders National Initiative on Preventing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.

Lusk also was selected as the Senior Scholar of the American Academy of Nursing/Agency for Health Care Policy Research (AHCPR). Lusk will work with the primary care and intervention effectiveness branches of AHCPR. Lusk’s goals include increasing the emphasis on occupational health and safety issues within primary care, and involving AHCPR in the National Initiative to Prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.

Harary receives honorary degrees

Frank Harary, professor emeritus of mathematics and faculty associate emeritus, Research Center for Group Dynamics, has been awarded a doctor of science in mathematics degree, honoris causa, by the University of Louisville. Harary received the degree for his role as “the father of modern graph theory.” He has more than 700 professional publications.

He also received an honorary doctor of economics and social sciences degree from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, where he was named an honorary professor of applied informatics.

Lydic selected as Sleep Research Society president

Ralph Lydic, the Bert La Du Professor of Anesthesiology, professor of physiology and associate chair of anesthesia research, has been elected president of the U.S. Sleep Research Society (SRS).

Lydic’s research focuses on sleep and breathing from the level of transmembrane cell signaling to integrative aspects of respiratory and arousal state control. He previously was the SRS publications chairman and co-editor of Sleep Research.

SRS aims to promote understanding of sleep processes and disorders through research, the training of practitioners of research, and the dissemination of their research results to the scientific and medical communities, as well as the general public.