achievements A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members.
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agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences Carla E. Cáceres, professor of animal biology, is among 57 young researchers named as recipients of the 2003 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the government on young professionals at the outset of their independent research careers. Cáceres received her award Sept. 9 in a White House ceremony. She was among 12 women of the 20 honored researchers whose work is supported by the National Science Foundation. Eight federal departments and agencies sponsor the research of the winners. Cáceres explores the interface of population, community and evolutionary ecology. Margaret Rosso Grossman, professor of agricultural and consumer economics, has been named the inaugural holder of the Bock Chair in Agricultural Law, a position created to induce and support research and outreach in the area of agro-environmental law. Grossman assumed the position at the beginning of the fall semester. The Bock Chair, a memorial to C. Allen Bock, a UI professor of agricultural law, will initiate the Program for Agricultural Land, Air and Water Law. That program will support research and outreach in the area of agro-environmental law and workshops on current legal issues involving agricultural land, air and water. broadcasting The WILL-TV documentary “Gold Star Mothers: Pilgrimage of Remembrance,” produced by Alison Davis Wood, has been nominated for three regional 2004 Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Chapter. The documentary, which first was broadcast in May 2003 and on more than 200 public television stations in 2004, told the story of the emotional journeys American Gold Star Mothers took to Europe after World War I to see their sons’ graves. Nominated for their work on “Gold Star Mothers” along with Wood in the best documentary category were WILL-TV’s Tim Hartin, the program’s director of photography; co-producer John Graham, who works for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County; and Henry Szujewski, WILL-TV’s executive producer. WILL-TV graphic designer Don Chambers was nominated with Wood and Hartin in the art direction/design category. Wood was nominated for writing. The Mid-America Emmys will be presented Oct. 16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in St. Louis.
engineering Michael S. Strano, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been chosen as one of the world’s Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, the world’s oldest technology magazine. The list comprises people under 35 whose innovative work has had a profound impact on today’s world. Strano’s work has revolutionized carbon nanotube chemistry. He developed a technique to chemically select and separate carbon nanotubes based on their electronic structure. Emad Tajkhorshid, a researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, has won first place in the Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge sponsored by Science magazine and the National Science Foundation for his computer-generated illustration of water molecules being transported through cell membranes. The Challenge is designed to recognize exceptional work by scientists, engineers and artists in the use of visual media to promote understanding of research. The winning image, based on the research of Tajkhorshid, group director Klaus Schulten and others, has been the subject of numerous papers and articles since its publication in Science in 2002.
liberal arts and sciences Julian Palmore, professor of mathematics and in the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security, has been named the North American editor of the journal of Defense and Security Analysis. He will assume that position in January 2005. Mahir Saul, professor of anthropology, has been invited to give this year’s Africanist Distinguished Lecture in the American Anthropological Association’s 103rd Annual Meeting Nov. 19 in San Francisco. The title of the lecture is “Islam in the Polity and Culture of West Africa and Imperial Misinvention.” The invitation to give this lecture comes with the Distinguished Africanist Award given once a year by the Association for Africanist Anthropology. university library Cindy Ingold, professor of library administration and head librarian of the Women and Gender Resources Library, co-edited the recently published reference book, “Women’s Studies: A Recommended Bibliography, Third Edition.” This extensive resource provides annotations for the best printed and Web-based information sources on women and gender published from 1986 to 1999.
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