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Laurie F. Kramer, professor of applied family studies and the director of The Pampered Chef Family Resiliency Program, received a 2004 Excellence in Teaching Award from the USDA-National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, one of two given in the North Central Region. The award includes a $2,000 stipend to be used for the improvement of teaching. The Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Awards Program was authorized by Congress in 1990. Nominees come from a wide spectrum of departments in agriculture, natural resources, veterinary science, and human sciences. A selection committee of nationally recognized teachers and scholars chose eight regional and two national recipients of the teaching awards based on use of innovative teaching methodology, ability as classroom teachers, service to students and their profession, and scholarship. C. Peter Magrath, the president of the association, said of the winners, “Their records of exemplary teaching and university service, coupled with sound scholarship, provide a most timely example of how university faculty members can effectively serve both the educational and professional needs of their institutions and the broader society.” The awards were presented at the 117th annual meeting of the association in San Diego in November.
Kent B. Monroe, the John M. Jones Professor of Marketing in the department of business administration, has been named the 2005 AMA/Irwin/McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator. The annual award is the highest honor a marketing educator can receive. Recipients must be universally acknowledged as longstanding leaders in marketing education and must have made extensive contributions to marketing education and the marketing discipline in general. Monroe will receive the award at the American Marketing Association’s Winter Educators’ Conference in San Antonio in February. A pioneer in research on understanding how buyers perceive price information and form value judgments, he focuses his research on the information value of price to buyers. Monroe teaches courses and conducts research in pricing, marketing strategy, and marketing research. His executive training programs on pricing strategy and tactics have been delivered on six continents. The award, sponsored by the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Co., was first presented in 1985. The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing.
Bill Gaines, professor of journalism, was named to the 2004 Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame by the International Press Club of Chicago. The Pulitzer Prize-winning undercover reporter was recognized at an induction ceremony in June. Gaines also received the Stand Up Guy award from the Chicago Press Club for his efforts in the investigative report surrounding the identity of Deep Throat.
Paul S. Cooke, professor of veterinary biosciences, was invested as the holder of the new Field Chair in Reproductive Biology on Oct. 13. This is the first endowed chair at the UI College of Veterinary Medicine.
An international leader in research into the basic mechanisms of reproduction, Cooke examines such issues as the role played by steroid hormones in the development and function of male and female reproductive organs, the impact of toxins on reproduction, and estrogen regulation of adipose tissue. The endowed chair is part of an estate gift from Mrs. Thanis “Billie” Alexander Field, a 1929 graduate of the UI. Her bequest goes to further research at the university’s veterinary college and its medical college in Chicago. A lifelong cat lover with concerns about animal welfare, Field wanted to support research that could address the problem of companion animal overpopulation.
More than 75 employees of the UI College of Veterinary Medicine were honored for service excellence or length of service on Nov. 18.
The following faculty and staff members received a $1,000 cash prize and a framed certificate for the college-sponsored excellence awards in various categories:
- Paul Cooke, the holder of the Field Chair in Reproductive Biology and professor of veterinary biosciences, won the Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Helen Kruger All-Round Excellence Award signifying excellence in the college’s three-fold mission of teaching, research and service.
- Anne Barger, clinical assistant professor in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, was selected by third- and fourth-year veterinary students as the winner of the Teaching Excellence Award. Barger also received the $1,500 Outstanding Instructor Award from the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association during the program. In April, she received the Dr. Carl J. Norden Distinguished Instructor Award, which is given annually to an outstanding faculty member at each of the nation’s 28 veterinary colleges.
- Indrani Bagchi, professor and chair of the physiology section in the department of veterinary biosciences, won the Research Excellence Award.
- Larry Firkins, professor of veterinary pathobiology, received the Service Excellence Award for outstanding committee work, clinical service and continuing education.
- Chris Beuoy, director of communications, won the Terry and Judy Rathgeber Academic Professional Excellence Award • Gerald Bargren, research technologist in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, received the Dr. Robert and Lucy Graham Award for outstanding contributions by a staff employee.
- The Shirley A. Seets Staff Excellence Award went to Pat Gothard, administrative aide in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
Additional awards were presented during the program:
- Federico Zuckermann, professor of veterinary clinical immunology in the department of veterinary pathobiology, received the $1,000 Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence.
- Humphrey Yao, professor of veterinary biosciences, was the winner of the $500 Dr. Norman and Mrs. Helen Levine Award, which recognizes research productivity and excellence among young faculty members at the college.
In addition, several awards were presented to outstanding graduate students and research associates. Awards also were presented for retirement and years of service.