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Bowen McBeath, graduate student instructor in the LSA Political Science Department who received his joint doctoral degree in social work and political science earlier this year, has been awarded the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Outstanding Social Work Dissertation Award for his dissertation "Shifting Principles in a Sacred Market: Nonprofit Service Provision to Foster Children and Families in a Performance-Based, Managed Care Contracting Environment." The award presentation is scheduled for the Presidential Plenary and Awards session at the 2007 SSWR Annual Conference Jan. 12 in San Francisco.

Jessy Grizzle, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has been selected for inclusion in the fifth annual Scientific American 50, which honors individuals, teams, companies and other organizations whose accomplishments in research, business or policymaking during 2005-06 demonstrate outstanding technological leadership.

Lawrence Seiford, professor of industrial and operations engineering and chair, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, has been selected as a fellow of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The award is reserved for individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional accomplishments and experience in operations research and the management sciences. Seiford was formally recognized at the institute's national meeting Nov. 6 in Pittsburgh.

Mircea Mustata, associate professor of mathematics, has received a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, which seeks to recognize and support outstanding young scientists early in their careers. Mustata is one of 20 recipients for 2006.


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