IN THIS ISSUE: ENGINEERING | GRAD COLLEGE | LAS | McKINLEY | SOCIAL WORK
Arthur R. Schmidt, a research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, recently was named a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Ning Wang, a professor of mechanical science and engineering, has been named a member of the Cell Structure Function Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Kevin Sightler, director of the Illinois Professional Science Master’s, a unit of the Graduate College, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of the National Professional Science Master’s Association. The association is a collaborative of professional science master’s degree programs nationwide that engages with businesses, industry, government and non-profit organizations to aid the development of PSM programs, and to provide resources for graduates. Funded in part from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Illinois PSM is a nationally recognized model in which students earn a master of science degree that combines rigorous study in science with applied business knowledge and skills. Three Illinois PSM programs are approved to begin in the fall: agricultural production, bioenergy, and food science and human nutrition.
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Mara R. Wade, professor and head of Germanic languages and literatures, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of Spektrum: Publications of the German Studies Association. The German Studies Association is the multi- and interdisciplinary association of scholars in German, Austrian and Swiss history, literature, culture studies, political science and economics.
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Dr. Marshall L Garrick, a McKinley Health Center psychiatrist, has been approved for fellow status in the American Psychiatric Association. The honor of fellow reflects dedication to the work of the organization and the psychiatric profession. New fellows will be honored at the convocation ceremony held at the association’s annual meeting in San Francisco in May.
Alicia Beck, coordinator of advancement in the School of Social Work, was recognized as an “emerging leader” by the Illinois chapter of the National Association of Social Work. Beck was one of six winners of the inaugural award and was honored during a brief ceremony held as part of NASW-IL’s networking event on Feb. 5 in Chicago. Winners were selected based upon recommendations of NASW-IL’s staff and board members.