Margaret (Peggy) Grossman, professor of agricultural law, delivered a talk titled: "Farmers and the Environment Under the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union" as the 1996 lecture in the James S. and Dorothy F. Wershow Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture, sponsored by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Law, was presented March 26 at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Grossman was chosen to give the lecture based on her demonstrated leadership in the area of agricultural law. Fred Davidson, professor of English as an international language, recently had his book: "Principles of Statistical Data Handling" published by Sage Publications Inc. Davidson's work, which is aimed at "helping readers understand the principles of data handling so they can make better use of computer data in their research and studies," has been praised by collegues across the nation as an interesting, informal, and humorous approach to data analysis. Carl G. Lewis, professor of architecture, has been appointed by President Clinton to the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board). Lewis has worked as a visual information specialist for the Air Force Intelligence Agency and as an accessibility adviser for several national organizations. Ronald D. Smith, professor of veterinary pathology, recently spoke at a Pan American Health Organization-sponsored workshop on veterinary medicine in Mexico City. The workshop, "Teaching of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Public Health in Mexico," included researchers from several U.S. and Latin American colleges of medicine and veterinary medicine, as well as representatives of the Mexican livestock, feedstuff, and pharmaceutical industries. Smith described the programs offered by the UI College of Veterinary Medicine and later visited the National Animal Parisitology Center in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Ira W. Langston, associate director with the Office for Academic Policy Analysis, was honored by the Joint Commission on Accountability Reporting with an award for his professional contributions to the development of national reporting conventions. Langston served on the national commission periodically over the past year and aided in developing data definitions, calcualtion methods, data collection recommendations, and reporting formats for institutes of higher education. Three crop sciences faculty and staff members were recently honored for work in their respective fields. Ed Stoller, professor of plant physiology, received the Outstanding Research Award from the Weed Science Society for his contributions to applied and basic weed science research.Darin Eastburn, professor of plant pathology, was recently awarded a C-FAR grant for his project "Development and Production of Disease Resistant Horseradish Clones Through Sexual and Asexual Procedures." Nancy Pataky, plant pathology extension specialist, was honored with a Professional Staff Award for Excellence. Pataky was recognized for her work with the UI Plant Clinic during the past 19 years.