IN THIS ISSUE: Communications | LAS | FAA | Geological Survey | VetMed |
Jay Rosenstein, professor of journalism, was awarded a CINE Golden Eagle for his documentary “The Amasong Chorus: Singing Out.” The award is given to film and video works for overall excellence in writing, sound, editing, creativity and visuals as judged by at least two peer juries. The documentary is scheduled to be broadcast nationally on the PBS series “Independent Lens” on June 15.
liberal arts and sciences
Orville Vernon Burton, professor of history, has been awarded the 2003 Eugene Asher Distinguished Teaching Award for his work as an international scholar, mentor, teacher and innovator. The award, named for the late Eugene Asher, recognizes teachers of two-year, four-year, and graduate colleges and universities whose techniques have inspired and made lasting and substantial differences to the students of history.
Stan Changnon, climatologist for the Illinois Water Survey and professor in the departments of geography and of atmospheric sciences, was honored by the American Meteorological Society with a daylong session devoted to the presentation of his work during the society’s 84th annual meeting Jan. 11-15 in Seattle. Changnon spoke on the status of applied climatology. Nine scientists gave talks on his scientific achievements and different aspects of his work.
William S. Hammack, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been awarded the 2004 James T. Grady – James H. Stack Award for Interpreting Chemistry for the Public from the American Chemical Society. Recipients are honored for contributions of major significance to chemistry. He will be honored at an awards ceremony March 30 in Anaheim, Calif.
Jeffrey S. Moore, William and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry, will receive the 2004 LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching at a banquet in April. “Professor Moore is a tireless advocate of undergraduate eduation and has an outstanding teaching and service record,” said Gregory S. Girolami, head of chemistry.
fine and applied arts
Jonathan Fineberg, professor of art history, has been awarded the Dedalus Foundation’s 2004 Senior Fellowship, worth $30,000. The Dedalus Foundation’s fellowship encourages and supports the historical and critical studies of modern art by accomplished writers and scholars. Fineberg’s project is “When We Were Young: The Art of a Child” for which he will study material in European archives dating back to the 17th century in order to establish a historiography of children’s art.
state geological survey
Cheri Chenoweth, Ilham Demir, Scott Elrick, David Morse and Russ Jacobson, members of the Illinois State Geological Survey, were honored with the Outstanding Achievement by a Team Award on Dec. 5 for their evaluation of coal bed methane resources at five Illinois sites. The work involved drilling five wells and analyzing dozens of coal samples as part of a contract with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
Two other members of the survey, James Cokinos and Chris Manrique, also were honored Dec. 5 as outstanding new staff members, Cokinos for his work in designing and coordinating multiple databases and a mapping program interface as part of a project to improve oil recovery in the Illinois basin, and Manrique for outstanding contributions in clean coal research through computer programming, design and engineering work as part of the survey’s coal fines cleaning program.
Leanne Alworth, professor of veterinary clinical medicine, recently became a diplomate in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
John Angus, professor of veterinary clinical medicine, completed the examination and certification to become a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.
Roberto Docampo, professor of veterinary pathobiology, received the 2003 Medical Scholar Program Adviser of the Year Award from the UI Medical Scholars Program. The award recognizes those faculty mentors making exemplary contributions to the graduate and medical education of the program participants.
Wanda Haschek-Hock, professor of veterinary pathobiology, presented the keynote address, “Toxicologic Pathology in the 21st Century,” at the Australian Society of Veterinary Pathology Annual Meeting, in Menangle, New South Wales, last April. She also gave an invited presentation on toxicity in the respiratory system at the meeting.
In June she was honored for contributing to the membership growth of the Society of Toxicologic Pathology.
Rex Hess, professor of veterinary biosciences, was an invited speaker at the 28th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Andrology in Phoenix, last March. In April he was an invited speaker at the Institute of Biological Sciences, Federal University, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and the International Congress on Biology of Reproduction 2003, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.
Gary Iwamoto, professor of veterinary biosciences, was the adviser to kinesiology graduate students Brian Ragan and Amanda Nelson, who won the doctoral and master’s poster competitions, respectively, at the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in St. Louis in June. Only five entries for each category are selected from all poster submissions to be judged.
Steven Marks, professor of veterinary clinical medicine, was an invited speaker at the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society Meeting in September. Also in September Marks was an invited speaker at Purdue University’s veterinary fall conference. He has been appointed co-chair of the American Animal Hospital Association annual meeting planning committee, and chair of the credentials task force of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Susan L. Schantz, professor of veterinary biosciences, gave invited talks at the European Teratology Society meeting held in Elsinore, Denmark, in September and at the Dioxin 2003 International meeting held in Boston in August. She also was invited to serve on the National Academy of Sciences committee on perchlorate exposure.
Deoki Tripathy, professor of veterinary pathobiology, received the 2003 Phibro Animal Health Excellence in Poultry Research Award from the American Association of Avian Pathologists in recognition of sustained excellence in poultry research. He also served as one of the moderators at the combined meeting of the AAAP and the World Veterinary Poultry Association held in Denver during the American Veterinary Medical Association annual convention. In July he was an invited speaker on genetically modified vaccines at the third International Veterinary Vaccines Conference, held at the University of Guelph, Canada.
Fred Troutt, professor of veterinary clinical medicine, was appointed by the Executive Board of the American Veterinary Medical Association to serve on its newly established strategic planning committee.
Robert Twardock, professor emeritus of veterinary biosciences, is one of four editors of “Equine Scintigraphy,” a new textbook from the publishers of Equine Veterinary Journal, that is the first ever devoted entirely to this topic. It covers the basic science of radiopharmaceuticals and scintigraphy in the horse, including sections on how to conduct examinations and interpret images, an atlas of normal and abnormal patterns of uptake, and chapters devoted to thoroughbreds, standardbreds, etc.