The University Record, May 10 , 1999


Pintrich article cited

An article by Paul R. Pintrich, professor of education, and Barbara K. Hofer of Middlebury College, “The Development of Epistemological Theories: Beliefs about Knowledge and Knowing Their Relation to Learning,” has been recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) as an outstanding review of research article published in an AERA-sponsored publication, Educational Researcher. Pintrich is chair of the Combined Program in Education and Psychology and associate dean for research, School of Education. His research focuses on the development of motivation and self-regulated learning in adolescence, and how classroom context shapes the trajectory of motivation and self-regulation development.

ISI recognizes Wu

C.F. Jeff Wu, the H.C. Carver professor of statistics and of industrial and operations engineering, recently received the highest honor given to statisticians outside India, delivery of the 7th P.C. Mahalanobis Lectures, named for the founder of the Indian Statistical Institute (Calcutta, Delhi, Bangalore).

Cohen receives research award

David K. Cohen, the John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Education and professor of public policy, received the Distinguished Contributions to Educational Research Award at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. The award honors “a meritorious contributor to educational research and seeks to publicize, motivate, encourage and suggest models for educational research at its best for a pattern of contributions, rather than for a single piece of work.” Cohen’s career spans four decades and includes numerous publications and contributions to educational research. He and colleagues currently are studying efforts to improve instruction in high-poverty schools in a range of policy environments.

Foyle honored with staff recognition award

Kathleen (Kitty) Foyle, program coordinator, School of Social Work, has received the School’s Winter Staff Recognition Award. Faculty nominating Foyle cited her professional accomplishments and helpful, friendly personality. Foyle has organized, coordinated and implemented the Multicultural Social Work Education Task Force.

USCSS honors Lindeman

Joyce Lindeman, associate professor and associate director for curriculum and instruction in kinesiology, was honored by the United States Collegiate Synchronized Swimming (USCSS) organization for her contributions to collegiate synchronized swimming. The award is the first of its kind given by USCSS.

Watkins awarded a Fulbright Fellowship

Bruce Watkins, associate professor of and associate director for research in kinesiology, has received a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to teach and conduct research in Malaysia for the 1999—2000 academic year. Watkins is analyzing telecommunication policy development and change in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Balperio receives $35,000 award

John A. Balperio, house officer of medicine administration, has received a $35,000 Glaxo- Wellcome Allergy and Pulmonary Fellowship Award for his project, “The Role of Rantes in Acute Lung Allograft Rejection.”

The Allergy and Pulmonary Fellowship Awards program is designed to provide funding for new researchers in their pursuit of knowledge that will further enhance respiratory care.