Lui Sha, a professor of computer science, has been named a recipient of the 2016 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal, which is given for exceptional achievement in systems engineering and systems science. The award is given “for technical leadership and contributions to fundamental theory, practice and standardization for engineering real-time systems.” The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the largest professional association in the world for innovation and technological excellence. Sha will be honored at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony in June.
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Kenneth M. Cuno, a professor of history, won the 2015 Albert Hourani Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association for his book “Modernizing Marriage: Family, Ideology, and Law in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Egypt,” which explores the evolution of marriage and marital relations, shedding new light on the social and cultural history of Egypt. The award was created in 1991 to recognize outstanding published works in Middle East studies. The award was named for Hourani to recognize his long and distinguished career as teacher and mentor.
William H. Mischo, the head of the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, will be the inaugural holder of the Berthold Family Professorship in Information Access and Discovery. He was selected because of his interest, expertise and academic abilities in creating, directing and maintaining accessible and searchable digital data platforms for end users.
“We're very proud of Bill. Throughout his remarkable career, his research and practice have advanced the work of the profession and have distinguished him,” said John Wilkin, the university librarian and dean of libraries. “He embodies the Jeffersonian ideal, sharing his efforts generously in ways that advance the work of his colleagues without diminishing his own research agenda.”
A gift from U. of I. alumnus and longtime library supporter Carol A. Berthold established the professorship.
News Bureau photographer L. Brian Stauffer was honored by the University Photographers’ Association of America for his photo of canine brain surgery at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
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L. Brian Stauffer, a photographer for the News Bureau, was honored by the University Photographers’ Association of America. His photo of canine brain surgery at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine received second place in the science and research category in the association’s monthly image competition for October. The association is an international organization of college and university photographers concerned with the application and practice of photography as it relates to the higher education setting.