achievements A report on honors, awards, appointments and other outstanding achievements of faculty and staff members. business James A. Gentry, professor emeritus of finance, will be teaching at the University of Viterbo, Italy, this fall as a Fulbright scholar. As part of his course on leveraged buyouts, he and his students plan to interact with Italian business leaders and investment bankers. communications Jay Rosenstein, professor of journalism, won the Documentary Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association in this year’s annual faculty film and video awards. The award is for Rosenstein’s newest documentary, "The Amasong Chorus: Singing Out," which will be broadcast on PBS during the next year. WILL-TV was a partner with Rosenstein on the project. fire service institute Lian Ruan, director of the Illinois Fire Service Institute Library, won the 2003 Diversity Leadership Development Award from the Special Libraries Association. The award recognizes individuals from multicultural backgrounds who display excellent leadership abilities in the profession and demonstrate a willingness to develop and strive for leadership opportunities within the association. government and public affairs Robert F. Rich, professor in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs and of law and of political science, has been awarded the Mercator Professorship at Humboldt University in Berlin. Rich will work with a German researcher on issues relating to community health, health policy and administration. He traveled to Germany in the fall and plans to return this spring as part of a program that brings together a U.S. and German scholar to work on a research project.
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