The University Record, April 24, 2000


Allen-Meares is SSWR president-elect

Paula Allen-Meares, dean of the School of Social Work, is the president-elect of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR).

Founded in 1994, SSWR works collaboratively with groups that are committed to improving the support for research among social workers.

The society’s mission includes advocating for increased research funding and research training programs, promoting advances in the knowledge base of the social work profession, and encouraging the betterment of human welfare through research and research publications.

Three faculty receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Linda Gregerson, associate professor of English and poet; Mary Sponberg Pedley, adjuct assistant curator of maps, William L. Clements Library; and John Stembridge, professor of mathematics, have received Guggenheim Fellowships.

Gregerson’s award will support her writing. Pedley’s fellowship will fund research on printed maps and popular taste in 18th-century France and England. Stembridge is studying combinatorial aspects of root systems and Weyl characters.

Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. Decisions are based on recommendations from expert advisers and are approved by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The year 2000 fellowship winners include 182 artists, scholars and scientists chosen from more than 2,900 applicants for awards totaling $6,345,000.

Engineering faculty receive IEEE awards

Twelve faculty members in the College of Engineering have received the Millennium Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a global association of engineers, scientists and allied professionals whose technical interests are rooted in electrical and computer science and related disciplines. The award recognizes IEEE members who have enriched the organization by “outstanding achievements and contributions.”

Nine of the recipients are faculty members in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. They include Stephen W. Director, the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering and professor; George I. Haddad, the Robert J. Hiller Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Alfred O. Hero III, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and of biomedical engineering; Linda P.B. Katehi, associate dean for academic affairs and professor; Valdis V. Liepa, research scientist; Prof. Yale N. Patt; Prof. Emeritus Thomas B.A. Senior; Gregory H. Wakefield, associate professor and assistant professor of otorhinoglarynology; and Fawwaz T. Ulaby, vice president for research and professor.

Other recipients are N. Harris McClamroch, professor of aerospace engineering and of electrical engineering and computer science; Glenn F. Knoll, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences; and Chelsea C. White III, interim chair and professor of industrial and operations engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science.