The University Record, October 28, 1998



Three receive D’Arms Awards

Created in honor of John H. D’Arms, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School (1985–95), the John H. D’Arms Faculty Awards annually “honor scholars of exceptional depth and breadth who generously share their intellectual richesse with their students and accord them a tremendous level of support during graduate programs and beyond. D’Arms Awards also benefit graduate students by awarding one or more students in the graduate program of each faculty recipient an award for summer research travel in the humanities.”

This year’s recipients are Frances Aparico, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of Spanish and of American culture; Ruth Behar, professor of anthropology and of women’s studies; and Stephen Sumida, associate professor of English and of American culture.


Graduate student instructors honored

Twenty students received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award in September. Award recipients “demonstrate exceptional ability and creativity in teaching, and an ability to interact effectively as counselors, advisers and mentors for students outside the classroom.”

Recipients are Joseph Bailey, Germanic languages and literatures; Christopher Baraloto, biology; Jason Barrett, history; M. Mani Chacko, finance; Denise DeGarmo, political science; Robert Feyen, industrial and operations engineering; Elise Frasier, English; Troy Gordon, English; Amaney Jamal, political science; Daniel Kashian, natural resources and environment; Bryant Marks, psychology; Katherine Masur, American culture; Leah Meeuwenberg, chemistry; Christopher O’Neal, biology; Bonnie Robinson, natural resources and environment; Samuel Ruhmkorff, philosophy; Jessica Silbey, law and comparative literature; David Stephenson, mathematics; Sabrina Watson Tyuse, sociology; and Connie Wolfe, psychology.


Hosford receives ASM Award

William F. Hosford Jr., professor of materials and metallurgical engineering, has received the Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award. Established in memory of White, an outstanding teacher and former president of the American Society of Metals (ASM), the award recognizes unusually long and devoted service in teaching, as well as significant accomplishments in materials science and engineering.


Whitesell’s book published

A Creation of His Own: Tappan’s Detroit Observatory, by Patricia S. Whitesell, director and curator of the Detroit Observatory, is available from the University of Michigan Press and local bookstores. A Creation of His Own, published by Bentley Historical Library, delves into the Observatory’s early biographical, architectural and scientific history. The book provides previously unpublished information and more than 100 photographs and illustrations of the physical legacy of the University’s first president, Henry Philip Tappan.


Levine among top 10

Steven Levine, professor of industrial health and director, WHO Collaborating Center, was named one of the top 10 most influential industrial hygenists by Occupational Hazards magazine in a poll of his peers.

Levine is quoted in Occupational Hazards as saying, “The tighter the regulations, the more it costs business.” Levine says companies need to go “beyond compliance” and embrace a “new paradigm where business systems encompassing unified environmental, safety and health result in better protection and higher profits.”


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