The University Record, March 13, 2000

Applause

Peterson and associates receive research award

Marvin W. Peterson, professor of education and director, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, and graduate research assistants Catherine Augustine and Marne Einarson have received the Forum Best Paper award from the Association for Institutional Research for their study “Organizational Practices Enhancing the Influence of Student Assessment Information in Academic Decisions.”

The paper, which will be published in Research in Higher Education, is based on a national survey of higher education institutions. The first nationwide survey of student assessment, the study examines strategies for using assessment data for institutional improvement.

Wray-McAfee receives Susan B. Anthony Award

Sandra Wray-McAfee, lecturer in mathematics and statistics, U-M-Dearborn, received the 22nd annual Susan B. Anthony Award at a Feb. 28 ceremony. The award, presented by the Dearborn Commission for Women, is given every other year to a member of the campus community who has made a significant contribution to gender equity.

Wray-McAfee has served as a mentor to many young women pursuing mathematics and engineering. She directed the campus component of the Metropolitan Detroit Alliance for Minority Participation and participates in the Wade McCree Incentive Scholarship Program and the Mathematics/Science/Composition Institute, a King-Chavez-Parks program.

CIES announces Fulbright Scholars

Mark H. Nornes, assistant professor of film and video and of Asian languages and cultures, and Jordan I. Pollack, coordinator of academic programs, Office of International Programs, have received Fulbright grants.

Nornes’ grant is effective Sept. 1999–June 2000. He is conducting research on “The Object of Japanese Documentary: Ogawa Productions and the Postwar Struggles over Subjectivity” at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo.

Pollack used his grant, effective June–July 1999, to tour various institutions in Japan as part of the U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators Program.

The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is a non-profit organization that manages Fulbright senior scholar exchanges. Approximately 750 U.S. faculty and professionals received Fulbright grants to lecture or conduct research abroad in 1999–2000.

Griffith receives Book of the Year Award

John Griffith, the Andrew Pattullo Professor of Hospital Administration and professor of health management and policy, has received the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s Book of the Year Award for The Well Managed Healthcare Organization. The Society’s Publications Committee annually selects one author whose book merits national recognition.

Griffith will be honored at the Society’s Annual Awards Banquet in April.

COE bestows faculty awards

The College of Engineering (COE) gave the Stephen S. Attwood Award, the 1938E Award, the Teaching Excellence Awards, Research Excellence Awards, Service Excellence Awards, the Outstanding Research Scientist Achievement Awards and Outstanding Accomplishment Awards to faculty members at a Feb. 19 ceremony. A committee of engineering faculty members selected the award recipients, based on recommendations from their peers. Each recipient is given a certificate and a stipend.

The Stephen S. Attwood Award, which recognizes a career distinguished by service, leadership and exceptional professional achievement, was given to Glenn Knoll, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences. Knoll was honored for his pioneering work in radiation measurement techniques and detector development. The 1938E Award, for a junior faculty member who demonstrates outstanding teaching, counseling and scholarship abilities, was presented to Ann Marie Sastry, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics.

In the Teaching Excellence Award category, the recipients were Dionissios Assanis, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; James Holloway, associate professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences; and Timothy Killeen, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences and associate vice president, Office of the Vice President for Research.

The Research Excellence Award honorees were Nikolaos Katopodes, professor and associate chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; John Laird, professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Robert Smith, professor of industrial and operations engineering. Donald Gray, professor of civil and environmental engineering; Kang Shin, professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and Grétar Tryggvason, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, received Service Excellence Awards.

Dariusz Ceglarek, assistant research scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, and Jack East, research scientist, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, were given Outstanding Research Scientist Accomplishment Awards.

The following 14 faculty members were recognized for outstanding accomplishment by their individual departments: Kenneth Powell, associate professor of aerospace engineering; Roberta Johnson, associate research scientist, Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences; Douglas Noll, associate professor of biomedical engineering and of radiology; Mark Burns, associate professor of chemical engineering and of biomedical engineering; Avery Demond, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering;

Brian Gilchrist, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science and of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences; Toby Teorey, professor of industrial and operations engineering; Andrew Yagle, professor of electrical engineering and computer science;

Jianjun Shi, assistant professor of industrial and operations engineering; Steven Yalisove, associate professor of materials science and engineering; Shixin Hu, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; Noel Perkins, professor of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics; Nickolas Vlahopoulos, assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering; and Ronald Gilgenbach, professor of nuclear engineering and radiological sciences.