The University Record, April 10, 2000


Rothenberg’s With These Hands’ released in paperback

A revised paperback edition of With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today by Daniel Rothenberg, assistant professor of anthropology and postdoctoral scholar, Michigan Society of Fellows, was recently released. The book describes the farm labor system as a complex social and economic structure, emphasizing the ways in which all Americans are bound to the struggles and contributions of our nation’s farmworkers.

Copies of the book were recently given to members of Congress when Rothenberg discussed his research March 15 on Capitol Hill.

LeCuyer, Brown receive MAGB Awards

Annette W. LeCuyer, associate professor of architecture, and Richard B. Brown, associate chair and professor of electrical engineering and computer science, have been selected as the Ann Arbor campus’ Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities (MAGB) Award recipients. The MAGB Awards are given annually to two faculty members from each of the 15 public university campuses in the state.

Award recipients are recognized for teaching, research and/or public service during their tenure at their respective institutions. MAGB is composed of the governing boards of the state’s public universities.

Kieffer receives Lacey Academic Leadership Award

Edith C. Kieffer, assistant professor of health behavior and health education, has received the 2000 Loretta P. Lacey Academic Leadership Award from the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH).

Lorraine Klerman, chair of the ATMCH nominating committee, noted Kieffer’s unique path through medical sociology to mental and child health, and related a colleague’s letter of support at the March 5 ceremony honoring Kieffer.

The Lacey Award is given to a mid-career ATMCH member who is becoming a leader in maternal and child health education, research, policy development and/or advocacy.

Boggs, Ramsey honored by Social Work

The School of Social Work has announced the recipients of its fall 1999 and winter 2000 Staff Recognition Awards. Michele Boggs, recorder, has been a member of the School’s registrar’s office staff for three years. In presenting Boggs with the fall 1999 award, the School cited her “dedicated efforts in assisting students

. . . with patience and concern.” Boggs, responsible for the degree audits of more than 600 graduate students, also was commended for her “incredible” organizational skills that are critical to her work.

Barbara Ramsey, research secretary, received the winter 2000 Staff Recognition Award March 23 for her ability to handle a variety of difficult tasks with professionalism and flexibility. Ramsey also was described as an asset to the Poverty Research Center’s team because of her initiative and leadership skills.