IN THIS ISSUE: ACES |Engineering | FAA&LAS | LAS | library
agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences
Achievements by ACES faculty and staff members, alumni and graduate students were honored April 25 at the annual Paul A. Funk Awards Recognition Banquet.
Winning the Paul A. Funk Award were Jeffrey O. Dawson, professor of natural resources and environmental sciences, and Darrel J. Kesler and Floyd K. McKeith, both professors of animal sciences.
George C. Fahey Jr., also a professor of animal sciences, received the Spitze Land-Grant Professorial Career Excellence Award.
Schuyler S. Korban, professor of molecular genetics in the department of natural resources and environmental sciences, received the Faculty Award for Global Impact.
Tom R. Carr, professor of animal sciences, and Hamish R. Gow, professor of agricultural and consumer economics, each received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Faculty Award for Excellence in Research went to Sharon M. Donovan, director of nutritional sciences in the department of food science and human nutrition, and Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas, professor of animal sciences. Receiving the Faculty Award for Excellence in Extension were Robert A. Aherin, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Angela R. Wiley, professor of human and community development.
The Karl E. Gardner Outstanding Undergraduate Adviser Award was presented to Prasanta K. Kalita, professor of agricultural and biological engineering. Paul N. Ellinger, professor of agricultural and consumer economics, received the John Clyde and Henrietta Downey Spitler Teaching Award.
The SoyFACE Global Change Research Team received the Team Award for Excellence. Its members include Elizabeth Ainsworth, professor of plant biology and an affiliate in the Institute for Genomic Biology, German Bollero, professor of biometry, Stephen P. Long, professor of crop sciences and professor in the Institute for Genomic Biology, Timothy A. Miles and Randall L. Nelson, professors of plant genetics, all of the department of crop sciences; Evan H. DeLucia, professor of plant biology, and Michelle M. Wander, professor of soil fertility, both of the department of natural resources and environmental sciences; Andrew D.B. Leakey, postdoctoral research associate, and Donald R. Ort, professor, both of the Institute for Genomic Biology; Carl Bernacchi, assistant professional scientist, of the Illinois State Water Survey; and Nick J. Engeseth, professor of food chemistry in the department of food science and human nutrition. Four awards were presented for Professional Staff Excellence. Jeri Marxman, Extension specialist in the department of human and community development, received the award for Sustained Excellence-Teaching and Outreach. Eric A. Adee, principal research specialist in agriculture of the department of crop sciences, received the award for Sustained Excellence-Research.
Jesse C. Thompson, assistant dean of college administration-academic programs, received the award for Sustained Excellence-Administrative/Management or Technical Contributions. James H. Baltz, computer assistant instructional specialist in the department of animal sciences, received the award for Innovation and Creativity.
The Staff Award for Excellence was presented to Carol L. Neilson, staff secretary for college administration-National Soybean Research Laboratory, and Kristine A. Ritter, secretary IV in the department of crop sciences. Diana L. Bidner, herder foreman in the department of animal sciences, received the Marcella M. Nance Staff Award. Martin M. Sachs, professor of crop sciences, received the Service Recognition Award.
Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics, will be inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. Holonyak is internationally recognized for major contributions to elemental and compound semiconductors, including semiconductor lasers and incoherent light emitters. The organization is the pre-eminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry. Holonyak will be inducted at the annual fall awards dinner.
Xinlei Wang, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, received the 2006 J. Kent Mitchell Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of his passion for teaching. The award was given at the department’s spring awards banquet April 9.
fine and applied arts & liberal arts and sciences
Four faculty members have been named Madden Fellows in Technology, Arts, and Culture for the 2006-07 academic year. The Madden Fellowship program will begin its inaugural year with these scholars researching the intersection of the humanities, arts, science and technology. The fellows will present their research as part of the Madden Speaker Series in fall 2007. The scholars and their research projects:
- Lillian Hoddeson, professor of history, “The Artist of Materials: Stanford Ovshinsky’s Radical Approach to Inventing Alternative Energy Technologies.”
- Maria Mastronardi, professor of speech communication, “My Brain is Exposing What My Genes are Expressing: A Critical Exploration of Biomedical Innovation and the New Human Subject.”
- Gabriel Solis, professor of musicology, “Digital Dreaming: Technology and the Preservation of Australian Aboriginal Traditional Culture.”
- John Toenjes, professor of dance, “Computer Interactive Dance Performance Investigation.”
liberal arts and sciences
Paul J. Hergenrother has received a Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for 2006. The award, administered by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, supports the teaching and research careers of young faculty members in the chemical sciences. Criteria for selection include an independent body of scholarship and a commitment to education that signals the promise of continuing outstanding contributions to both research and teaching.
Christopher Hamb, assistant engineering librarian, will receive the Digital Library Federation Forum Fellowship for Librarians New to the Profession. The fellowship supported Hamb attending the spring forum of the DLF last month.
An article by Karen Hogenboom, assistant government information librarian, was chosen as one of the Top 20 Library Instruction articles of 2005 by the ALA Library Instruction Round Table. “Going Beyond .gov: Using Government Information to Teach Evaluation of Sources” was a list compiled by a committee that carefully read an extensive list of articles published during 2005. An annotated citation to the article will be published in the June 2006 issue of LIRT News.