21, No. 15, March 7, 2002
A report on honors,
awards, offices and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff
consumer and environmental sciences
Todd Gleason, a media communications
specialist for ACES Information Technology Communication Services who
produces the "Illini Farm Report" for radio and television,
received the Illinois Corn Growers Associations Excellence in
Broadcast Media Award for telling the story of agriculture for 12 years.
"Todd is best known for his ability to put his listeners right
in the middle of a story. He engages the public in a way that makes
them appreciate how what goes on in agriculture affects them personally,"
said Ron Fitchhorn, the associations president. "The pride
he takes in his work is evident, whether he is capturing the human element
of a farm foreclosure or covering a visit by a head of state."
Chrisann Schiro-Geist, professor
of community health, was presented with the W.F. Faulkes Award for professional
or technical achievement in the field of rehabilitation at the National
Rehabilitation Associations annual training conference in November
in Biloxi, Miss. Schiro-Geist has spent 25 years promoting distance
education for rehabilitation professionals nationally and internationally,
and her efforts continue to enhance rehabilitation both in the United
States and elsewhere.
Two film documentaries by Jay Rosenstein,
professor of journalism, have been broadcast nationally. Rosenstein
wrote, produced, directed and edited "In Whose Honor?" and
"Erased." "In Whose Honor?" was licensed to be part
of a national series on First Peoples TV, which airs on the Worldlink
satellite channel. First Peoples TV, which will feature 26 award-winning
documentaries and dramas focusing on the lives of contemporary Native
and Aboriginal people and the issues they face, is to be broadcast at
9 p.m. each Thursday. "Erased" aired on the Independent Film
Gerald L. Riskowski, professor of
agricultural engineering, received the Henry Giese Structures and Environment
Award from the American Society of Agricultural Engineers for distinguished
achievement in advancing the knowledge and science of agricultural structures
and environment through teaching and research of post-frame foundation
design and animal ventilation systems. He has been a member of the society
for 25 years.
and applied arts
R.B. Graves, professor of theater,
received the Korean Literature Translation Award, along with his co-translator
Ah-jeong Kim, from the South Korean Ministry of Cultures Korean
Literature Translation Institute. The $10,000 award was given for their
book, "The Metacultural Theater of Oh Tae-sok: Five Plays
From the Korean Avant-Garde" (University of Hawaii Press, 1999).
The award cited both the fidelity to the "Koreanness" of the
dramas as well as their beauty and theatricality in English. A production
of one of the play translations was performed last year by the theater
department at the University of California at Los Angeles.
arts and sciences
Brenda Krause Eheart, a research
specialist in behavioral science and social policy at the Institute
of Government and Public Affairs, was among a group of people honored
as heroes by People magazine during a lunch in New York City in December.
Eheart, also a professor of womens studies, was the subject of
a feature article in the magazine during the fall as part of Peoples
"Heroes Among Us" series.
Eheart was instrumental in creating the Hope Meadows foster-care project
in Rantoul at the site of the former Chanute Air Force training base.
The project, which pairs foster children with retirees and grandparents,
won plaudits from President Bill Clinton and talk-show host Oprah Winfrey.
Hans Henrich Hock, professor of
linguistics, of the classics and of English as an international language
and director of the South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program,
was appointed to the Committee on Honorary Members of the Linguistic
Society of America for a three-year term beginning in January 2002.
library and information science
Boyd Rayward, professor of library
and information science, was elected a personal member of the Union
of International Associations in October. The union, located in Brussels,
is a non-profit clearinghouse for information on more than 40,000 international
organizations and constituencies. It has been a pioneer in the provision
of information on international organizations and their global challenge
since its foundation in 1910.
The unions 250 members are elected on the basis of their interest
and activity in international organizations. Raywards election
results from the reputation of his studies since the 1970s on the internationalization
of bibliography and documentation and on his work on Paul Otlet, one
of the co-founders of the union.
Peter Bahnson, professor of veterinary
pathobiology, was invited to give a lecture on Salmonella epidemiology
and control in pork at the fourth International Symposium on the Epidemiology
and Control of Salmonella and Other Foodborne Pathogens in Pork, in
Leipzig, Germany, in September.
Gordon Baker, professor of veterinary
clinical medicine, was invited to speak at the Swiss seventh Congress
of Equine Medicine and Surgery in Geneva in December.
Roberto Docampo, professor of veterinary
pathobiology, received a $5,000 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Visiting Professorship
in Microbiological Sciences Award to visit Lehman College, City University
of New York, in April.
He was invited to serve as a member of a Special Emphasis Panel of the
National Institutes of Health to review applications for the Tropical
Medicine Research Centers. He also was invited to serve as a peer review
panel member for the FY03 intramural Military Infectious Diseases Research