IN THIS ISSUE: ACES | ALLERTON | LAS | LAW | LIBRARY | MEDICINE
agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences
Steven Huber, professor of crop sciences, and Don Ort, professor of plant physiology and of crop sciences, were named Inaugural Fellows of the American Society of Plant Biologists. The award was granted in recognition of distinguished and long-term contributions to plant biology and service to the society.
The Robert Allerton Estate in Monticello was listed as a historical district in the National Register of Historic Places on July 18 by the National Park Service.
The presentation of Allerton’s National Register Certificate will take place Sept. 13 at Allerton Retreat Center. For more information, visit www.Illinois-History.gov/PS/historicplaces.htm.
liberal arts and sciences
Edward M. Bruner, professor of anthropology, has released a Japanese version of his book, “Culture on Tour: Ethnographies of Travel,” published in 2005 by the University of Chicago Press. The translation was done by Hideki Endo, a Japanese anthropologist interested in tourism, with the help of his associates.
UI law professor Thomas G. Ulen will receive an honorary doctoral degree Oct. 5 from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, honoring his longtime work in law and economics.
Ulen is the director of the College of Law’s program on law and economics and is a co-author of one of the leading textbooks on the subject. He also is an author and lecturer on topics ranging from cartels and competition to tort liability and environmental policy. He holds a Swanlund Chair, one of the highest endowed titles on the Urbana campus, and recently served as a visiting professor at the University of Bielefeld in Germany and as the foreign chair in international and comparative law at the University of Ghent in Belgium.
Two UI librarians have been elected to the governing board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.
Barbara J. Ford, director and Distinguished Professor of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and Steve Witt, associate director of the Center for Global Studies, will serve two-year terms on the governing board. This is the second term for Ford who was directly elected by the IFLA membership.
The federation is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. Founded in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1927, IFLA now has 1,700 member institutions in 150 countries. The 21-member governing board is responsible for the managerial and professional direction of the federation.
Mary Kathleen Carney Buetow, head of the UI department of pediatrics, will receive the Distinguished Alumna Award from College of Notre Dame of Maryland on Sept. 22 at the Honors Convocation on the college’s Baltimore campus.
Buetow is valued for her medical expertise and her groundbreaking work in the area of assessing child abuse. Her concern for children has led her to become an international spokeswoman on issues of child abuse and neglect.