The University Record, April 17, 2000


Schwenk elected to National DMDA

Thomas Schwenk, professor and chair, Department of Family Medicine, and professor of medical education, was recently elected to the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association (National DMDA) Board of Directors. National DMDA is the nation’s largest patient-run, illness-specific organization, with more than 300 chapters and support groups. The organization is guided by an administrative board of directors and a 65-member Scientific Advisory Board composed of researchers and clinicians in the field of mood disorders.

Assistant hockey coach Pearson honored by ACHA

Mel Pearson, assistant ice hockey coach, has received the 2000 Terry Flanagan Award from the American Hockey Coaches Association (ACHA). The award recognizes an assistant coach’s career achievements.

Pearson, who has been with the hockey team for 12 seasons, assists with the day-to-day coaching of the team, performs many of the team’s administrative duties and participates in recruiting.

MAGB honors Dearborn’s Wayman, Chen

U-M-Dearborn’s Frank Wayman, professor of political science, and Yubao Chen, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, were among 30 faculty members statewide honored March 28 by the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities (MAGB).

Wayman’s research focuses on the relation of money to political influence and the political, cultural and racial attitudes that shape party alignment and voter choice in American presidential campaigns. He received Dearborn’s Distinguished Research Award in 1999 and earned the Pi Sigma Alpha Prize of the Midwest Political Science Association in 1989 for “Buying Time,” his study of interest groups’ ability to mobilize support and defeat opponents in Congress.

Chen, receipient of Dearborn’s Distinguished Faculty Research Award in 1999 and the Outstanding Achievement in Grantsmanship Over One Million Dollars Award in 1996, studies quality and reliability engineering, intelligent decision-making systems and manufacturing systems planning, control and management.

Linn appointed to national math council

Eleanor Linn, senior associate director, Programs for Educational Opportunity, has been appointed to a three-year term on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Committee for a Comprehensive Mathematics Education of Every Child. As a committee member, Linn will help NCTM promote and implement “Principles and Standards for School Mathematics” in all classrooms in the United States and Canada.