IN THIS ISSUE: ACES | CITES | Continuing Education | Engineering | LAS |
agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences
George C. Fahey Jr. has been named the UI’s first Kraft Foods Human Nutrition Endowed Professor. The endowed chair is part of a recent permanent endowment from Kraft Foods North America to the Division of Nutritional Sciences in the UI College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The goal of Fahey’s research program has been to define the role of fiber and other fermentable carbohydrates on gastrointestinal tract physiology and health.
Two communication projects produced by Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services received recognition from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services for excellence in the development of useful and attractive publications. The CITES Security Web Site received an Overall Award in the category of “Electronic How-to Guides” and the entry, “(CITES) Your IT Connection: A Campaign to Introduce Incoming Students to IT Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Spring Through Summer 2006,” was awarded second place in “General Service Campaign Materials.”
Lynn Smith, graphic designer for the marketing department at the UI Office of Continuing Education, received a Continuing Education Support Specialist Award from the University Continuing Education Association for her excellent contribution to the field of continuing education.
The UCEA Mid-America Region Celebration of Excellence program recognized Smith’s contributions in helping create and improve the Web site and brand identity for Continuing Education and its divisions, which are now clearly identifiable as divisions of OCE rather than separate units. In addition, Smith designed improved interpretive signs and displays at Allerton Park that provide educational information and enhance visitors’ experiences.
Harry Hilton has been appointed the 2007 Charles E. Schmidt Distinguished Visiting Professor at Florida Atlantic University. He will remain at the UI, give occasional seminars at FAU and be available for graduate student consultations. Hilton and Y.K. Lin, Eminent Scholar and dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at FAU, will undertake cooperative research projects and are preparing a joint grant proposal to the National Science Foundation. Hilton is professor emeritus of aerospace engineering and senior academic lead for Structural/Solid Mechanics at the Technology Research, Education and Commercialization Center at UI’s National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
liberal arts and sciences
Peggy Miller, professor of psychology, was awarded a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship, a highly competitive program that provides yearlong residencies to award-winning writers, artists, scientists and other scholars. Miller was selected as one of 13 women and 37 men out of more than 700 applicants. Her project is titled “Cultivating Children’s Self-Esteem: Discourse and Practices of Self-Enhancement.”