24, No. 7, Oct. 7, 2004
on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of
faculty and staff members.
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consumer and environmental sciences
Carla E. Cáceres, professor
of animal biology, is among 57 young researchers named as recipients
of the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers,
the highest honor bestowed by the government on young professionals
at the outset of their independent research careers.
Cáceres received her award Sept. 9 in a White House ceremony.
She was among 12 women of the 20 honored researchers whose work is supported
by the National Science Foundation. Eight federal departments and agencies
sponsor the research of the winners.
Cáceres explores the interface of population, community and evolutionary
Margaret Rosso Grossman, professor
of agricultural and consumer economics, has been named the inaugural
holder of the Bock Chair in Agricultural Law, a position created to
induce and support research and outreach in the area of agro-environmental
law. Grossman assumed the position at the beginning of the fall semester.
The Bock Chair, a memorial to C. Allen Bock, a UI professor of agricultural
law, will initiate the Program for Agricultural Land, Air and Water
Law. That program will support research and outreach in the area of
agro-environmental law and workshops on current legal issues involving
agricultural land, air and water.
The WILL-TV documentary “Gold Star Mothers: Pilgrimage of Remembrance,”
produced by Alison Davis Wood, has
been nominated for three regional 2004 Emmy Awards by the National Academy
of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Chapter. The documentary,
which first was broadcast in May 2003 and on more than 200 public television
stations in 2004, told the story of the emotional journeys American
Gold Star Mothers took to Europe after World War I to see their sons’
Nominated for their work on “Gold Star Mothers” along with
Wood in the best documentary category were WILL-TV’s Tim
Hartin, the program’s director of photography; co-producer
John Graham, who works for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton
County; and Henry Szujewski, WILL-TV’s
executive producer. WILL-TV graphic designer Don
Chambers was nominated with Wood and Hartin in the art direction/design
category. Wood was nominated for writing.
The Mid-America Emmys will be presented Oct. 16 at the Hyatt Regency
Hotel in St. Louis.
S. Strano, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering,
has been chosen as one of the world’s Top 100 Young Innovators
by Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology magazine.
The list comprises people under 35 whose innovative work has had a profound
impact on today’s world.
Strano’s work has revolutionized carbon nanotube chemistry. He
developed a technique to chemically select and separate carbon nanotubes
based on their electronic structure.
Emad Tajkhorshid, a researcher at
the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, has won first
place in the Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored
by Science magazine and the National Science Foundation for his computer-generated
illustration of water molecules being transported through cell membranes.
The Challenge is designed to recognize exceptional work by scientists,
engineers and artists in the use of visual media to promote understanding
of research. The winning image, based on the research of Tajkhorshid,
group director Klaus Schulten and others, has been the subject of numerous
papers and articles since its publication in Science in 2002.
arts and sciences
Julian Palmore, professor of mathematics
and in the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security,
has been named the North American editor of the journal of Defense and
Security Analysis. He will assume that position in January 2005.
Mahir Saul, professor of anthropology,
has been invited to give this year’s Africanist Distinguished
Lecture in the American Anthropological Association’s 103rd Annual
Meeting Nov. 19 in San Francisco. The title of the lecture is “Islam
in the Polity and Culture of West Africa and Imperial Misinvention.”
The invitation to give this lecture comes with the Distinguished Africanist
Award given once a year by the Association for Africanist Anthropology.
Cindy Ingold, professor of library administration and head librarian
of the Women and Gender Resources Library, co-edited the recently published
reference book, “Women’s Studies: A Recommended Bibliography,
Third Edition.” This extensive resource provides annotations for
the best printed and Web-based information sources on women and gender
published from 1986 to 1999.