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Appointments, promotions;
faculty and staff honors


August 22, 2003

Appointments and promotions

–The School of Science announced several promotions, which were effective July 1: Joann J. Otto, to associate dean for academic affairs; Christie L. Sahley, to associate dean for undergraduate education; Jonathan M. Harbor, to associate dean for research and graduate education; Alan H. Welch, to assistant dean for undergraduate students; Barbara S. Clark, to director of diversity (in addition to her current position as director of multicultural programs in science); Regina Todd Hicks, to associate director of diversity (in addition to her current position as director of multicultural programs in science); Beth A. Burnett, to director of counseling; and Allan A. Konopka, to interim head of the Department of Biological Sciences.


Faculty and staff honors

–Jean A. Chmielewski, professor of chemistry in the School of Science, is scheduled to receive the Arthur C. Cope Scholars Award at the American Chemical Society national meeting on Sept. 7-11 in New York City. Cope award recipients are recognized for contributions of major significance to the field of organic chemistry. Chmielewski's accomplishments include the novel integration of molecular-based switches with self-assembling peptides. These designs have impacted areas as diverse as peptide self-replication and cell-specific drug delivery. During the past few years, Chmielewski's group has synthesized a wide range of unique agents to modulate protein-protein interactions, which may lead to potent classes of anti-AIDS or anticancer therapeutic agents. [cb]

– Gavriel Salvendy, a professor of industrial engineering and chair professor and head of industrial engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, has recently received three major international honors from the International Ergonomics Association. During the Triennial IEA Congress on Aug. 24-27 in Seoul, South Korea, Salvendy received the following three awards:

• Distinguished International Educator Award for his work in structuring the discipline of ergonomics.

• President's Distinguished Award for his distinguished scientific and professional international leadership.

• The IEA's journal Ergonomics dedicated a double issue to Salvendy's work. [ev]


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