Keith Achepohl, professor of art and art history
and director of the Summer in Venice Program, was appointed to the
Elizabeth M. Stanley Professorship in the Arts. Achepohl is the
first person to be named to the endowed professorship.
Faith Adiele, a student in both the Writers Workshop
and Nonfiction Writing Program, won the Creative Writing Foundations
Millennium Essay. The award recognizes the writer who demonstrated
the highest level of nonfiction writing in the year 2000.
John P. Albright, professor of orthopaedics at University
of Iowa Health Care, received the prestigious George D. Rovere Award
for Education from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
For programs in career assistance and student membership, the University
of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) received national recognition
from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
In CASEs 2000 Circle of Excellence Awards Program in Alumni
Relations, the UIAA won a gold medal for its student organization,
IOWA S.T.A.T. (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow). IOWA S.T.A.T. is
one of the campuss largest student organizations, with more
than 3,000 members.
In a special ceremony at the White House, Nancy C. Andreasen,
Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine,
received the Presidents National Medal of Science from President
Bill Clinton. Since its establishment, the National Medal of Science
has been awarded to 374 distinguished scientists and engineers whose
careers spanned decades of research and development. Andreasen also
was awarded the Lieber Prize for Outstanding Research in Schizophrenia,
an award funded by the Essel Foundation, which recognizes a research
scientist who has made distinguished contributions to research into
the causes, prevention, and treatment of schizophrenia.
Three University of Iowa College of Medicine faculty members were
inducted into the Association of American Physicians: Nancy Andreasen,
Richard Sontheimer, and Larry Tobacman.
David Asprey, associate professor and director of the Physician
Assistant (PA) Program, was named president of the Association of
Physician Assistant Programs. Asprey also was named PA of the Year
for 2000 by the Iowa Physician Assistant Society.
Joel D. Barkan, professor of political science in the College
of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded a residential fellowship
from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington,
Sandra Barkan, assistant dean in the Graduate College, was
appointed to a three-year term as treasurer of the African Studies
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the Connie Belin and
Jacqueline N. Blank International Center for Gifted Education and
Talent Development a nearly $1.6 million grant to develop and
deliver Advanced Placement (AP) courses over the Internet and the
Iowa Communications Network. The Technology Innovation Challenge/AP
Online Pilot Project Grant is designed to increase student participation
in AP courses and exams in high schools.
Susan Birrell, professor of health, leisure, and sport studies,
received the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award for a book
she coedited, Reading Sport: Critical Essays on Power and Representation.
Business professors Joyce Berg and Forrest Nelson
were awarded the 2000 University of Iowa Presidents Award
for Technology Innovation, which recognizes the most creative use
of technology in teaching in the past year. They won the award for
their development of web-based computer software used to conduct
electronic markets and the back office needed to support them. Runner-up
was Steve Beck, a computer consultant in the Image Analysis
Venise Berry, associate professor of journalism and mass
communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, won an
Honor Book Award from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association
(BCALA) for her novel All of Me.
Amitava Bhattacharjee, professor of physics and astronomy
in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, won a three-year, $2.1
million grant from the U.S. Department of Energys Office of
Science to establish a center for studying a natural phenomenon
known as "magnetic reconnection."
In recognition for leading the womens basketball team to
a Big Ten Championship, head coach Lisa Bluder was named
2001 Big Ten Coach of the Year. In addition, she was honored as
the College Coach of the Year by the Womens Basketball News
Service and WBCA District 6 Coach of the Year.
Three associate professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
were recognized as Deans Scholars, an award that honors mid-career
faculty members who excel in both teaching and scholarship or creative
work. The 2000-02 Deans Scholars are Maria Paola Bonacina
(computer science), James Enloe (anthropology), and Roberta
Marvin (music). Deans Scholar awards are made possible
through the UI Alumni Associations endowment of the Deans
Chair in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Joseph A. Buckwalter, professor and head of orthopaedic
surgery, was named president of the American Orthopaedic Association.
He also became a member of the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons
of Edinburgh, one of the oldest surgical organizations in the world.
The Gaetano Conte Academy awarded the G. Conte Prize for Basic
Research to Kevin Campbell, Roy J. Carver Chair of Physiology
and Biophysics, and professor of neurology. Campbell, who is also
a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and UI Foundation
Distinguished Professor, was honored for his work toward understanding
the function of dystrophin in skeletal muscle. His work uncovered
the molecular basis for disease development of muscular dystrophy.
John S. Casko, professor and head of orthodontics in the
College of Dentistry, was appointed to the B. F. and Helen E. Dewel
Chair in Clinical Orthodontics. This endowed chair, the first to
be created in the College of Dentistry, was established by a bequest
to the UI Foundation from the late B. F. Dewel.
Micheline Chalhoub-Deville, associate professor of foreign
language and ESL education in the College of Education, was the
first recipient of the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Outstanding Young Scholar Award.
Nicholas Colangelo, director of the Belin-Blank International
Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, was inducted
into the Iowa Academy of Education. Colangelo, the Myron & Jacqueline
Blank Professor of Gifted Education in the College of Education,
was selected for his "scholarly contributions to the field
President Mary Sue Coleman was named a fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences. Coleman was one of 185 scholars and
luminaries elected this year by the academy in recognition of their
unique contributions to the nation and the world. In addition, Coleman
was appointed to the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate
Athletics, a group that in the 1990s published a series of reports
that led to the restructuring of the National Collegiate Athletic
The American Accounting Association selected Daniel W. Collins,
Henry B. Tippie Research Chair in Accounting, as recipient of its
2001 Outstanding Educator Award.
Frank Conroy, director of the Writers Workshop, was
appointed an F. Wendell Miller Professor. Miller professorships
have been designated in several departments. In the Writers
Workshop, they provide opportunities to honor faculty members who
have helped maintain the status of the workshop as the worlds
preeminent creative writing program.
Natalie Dawson earned a place on the 2001 United States
National Field Hockey Team and competed in Jamaica for the Americas
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) named Kevin Dellsperger,
associate dean in the College of Medicine, as ACC College Governor
Kimberly Ephgrave, professor of surgery, was appointed to
two leadership positions in national organizations within her field.
Ephgrave was named president of the Association of Women Surgeons
and elected to a three-year term as secretary of the Association
of VA Surgeons.
G. Edgar Folk Jr., professor emeritus of physiology and
biophysics in the College of Medicine, received the 2001 Ray G.
Daggs Award from the American Physiological Society (APS). The award
is presented annually to a physiologist judged to have provided
distinguished service to the science of physiology and to the APS.
C. Tom Foster, associate professor of geoscience, was elected
a fellow of the Geological Society of America.
Edmund A. Franken Jr., University of Iowa Health Care radiologist,
received the most prestigious award given by his peers at the meeting
of the Association of University Radiologists, the Gold Medal Award.
Sonya J. Franklin, assistant professor of chemistry in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, received the National Science
Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award.
Gerry Funk, associate professor of otolaryngology, received
the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology.
Bruce J. Gantz, professor and head of otolaryngologyhead
and neck surgery, was elected to membership in the Institute of
Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Gantz, the Brian F.
McCabe Distinguished Chair, is internationally recognized for his
work on the use of cochlear implants to restore hearing to profoundly
deaf children and adults.
Tracey Griesbaum, head coach of womens field hockey,
was named the U.S. Field Hockey National Coach of the Year.
Hancher Auditorium received the 2000 Award for Adventurous
Programming, presented by Chamber Music American and the American
Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.
Caroline Harwood, professor of microbiology in the College
of Medicine, was elected to fellowship in the American Academy of
Donald D. Heistad, professor of internal medicine, was selected
as the recipient of the Eugene M. Landis Award of the Microcirculatory
Robert V. Hogg, professor emeritus of statistics and actuarial
science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was awarded
the second annual Noether Award by the American Statistical Association.
The award is given to a distinguished senior researcher/teacher
in nonparametric statistics.
Forrest M. Holly Jr., professor of civil and environmental
engineering and researcher at IIHRHydroscience and Engineering,
was awarded the 11th Harold J. Shoemaker Award by the International
Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research for his article
in the Journal of Hydraulic Research.
R. Edward Howell, CEO and director of University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics, received a distinguished service membership
award from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and
the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems. Only 82 people
currently hold distinguished service memberships in the AAMC.
Diane Huber, associate professor of nursing, was the recipient
of a 2000 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing
for her textbook, Leadership and Nursing Care Management.
Lewis E. January, professor emeritus in the Department of
Internal Medicine, received the Laureate Award from the Iowa Chapter
of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal
Medicine for his lifetime achievements in the field of medicine.
Benjamin Kaplan, associate professor of history, won a $65,000
fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. The award,
the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship, is given to recently
tenured faculty to support "long-term, unusually ambitious
projects in the humanities and related social sciences."
John Kimmich-Javier, associate professor of journalism and
mass communication in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
won a first-place award for a sports action photo in the magazine
division of the National Press Photographers Association Pictures
of the Year Competition. Kimmich has won first-place awards in this
category in three of the last four years.
Nicole Kirkwood, a global studies and economics major from
Dubuque, Iowa, participated in the U.N. Climate Change Conference
as a student delegate through sponsorship by the environmental group
Greenpeace. In addition, she was named one of Glamour magazines
Top Ten Women of the Year. Kirkwood, a Presidential Scholar, has
received more than 12 university, state, and national awards.
Joel Kline, associate professor of internal medicine, received
the Central Society for Clinical Research Outstanding Investigator
Award for his presentation titled, "Therapy of Established
Eosinophilic Airway Inflammation Using CpG Oligodeoxynucleotides:
A Cure for Asthma?"
John Knutson, professor of psychology in the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, won a $2.64 million grant from the National
Institute of Mental Health for a five-year study of parent-child
interactions and childrens social development.
The National Academy of Education selected Cynthia Lewis,
assistant professor in the College of Education who teaches graduate
and undergraduate courses in the Language, Literacy, and Culture
Program, to be a 2000-2001 Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.
Debora Liddell, associate professor in the College of Educations
Division of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Student Development,
received the Iowa Student Personnel Associations Distinguished
Steven J. Luck, associate professor of psychology in the
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, won the Troland Research Award
from the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his "pathbreaking
behavioral, psychophysical, and physiological studies of attention
and visual memory."
Manuscripts librarian Bob McCown received the Petersen/Harlan
Award, given to a single recipient each year by the State Historical
Society of Iowa for lifetime achievement in the preservation of
Randy McDonough, associate professor (clinical) in the College
of Pharmacy, received the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from
the Iowa Pharmacy Association for his contributions in improving
The State Health Registry of Iowa, based in the College of Public
Health, recently earned two honors from the North American Association
of Central Cancer Registries. Kathleen M. McKeen, director,
received the Calum S. Muir Memorial Award. Charles Lynch,
professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health and medical
director of the State Health Registry of Iowa, earned a Gold Standard
award in recognition of its quality, completeness, and timeliness
Robert L. Merlino, professor of physics and astronomy in
the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, was selected as one of
the Distinguished Lecturers for the Division of Plasma Physics of
the American Physical Society.
Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing
Program, was selected as the 2001 recipient of the Annual Literary
Award of the Writers Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Merrill
traveled to the Bosnian capital several times during the three-and-a-half-year
siege of the city. His experiences in the former Yugoslavia were
chronicled in Only the Nails Remain: Scenes from the Balkan Wars,
which has received extensive critical praise.
Sophomore Brandon Miller, of Ankeny, Iowa, was a finalist
in the ThinkQuest Internet Challenge held at CERN, the European
Laboratory for Particle Physics, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Two professors won awards from the National Communication Association:
Robert P. Newman, adjunct professor of communication studies,
was one of three people named Distinguished Scholars for a career
of outstanding scholarship. John Durham Peters, associate
professor of communication studies, received the James A. Winans-Herbert
A. Wichelns Memorial Award for his book Speaking into the Air: A
History of the Idea of Communication.
Arthur J. Nowak, professor emeritus of pediatric dentistry
and pediatrics, received the Distinguished Service Award from the
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the highest honor bestowed
by the organization. The award has been given only six times in
its 54-year history.
A. Jacob Odgaard, professor of civil and environmental engineering
and research engineer at IIHRHydroscience and Engineering,
was awarded the American Society of Civil Engineers 2001 Hydraulic
The Iowa Music Educators Association named two professors Accomplished
Music Teachers. Kenneth Phillips, a professor in the College
of Educations curriculum and instruction division, and Myron
Welch, professor of music, were honored for their teaching skills
and efforts to advance music education.
Jimmy Pinkham, professor of pediatric dentistry, received
the American Society of Dentistrys Children Great Award, in
recognition of exceptional contributions to childrens oral
Paul Pomrehn, professor of community and behavioral health
in the College of Public Health, was elected chair of the Governors
Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Commission.
After a year of intensive planning and growth, the College of
Public Health was designated as the 29th accredited school of
public health in the United States. The college is the only accredited
institution offering public health training in Iowa.
Jane Schildroth, director of Career Development, was appointed
by Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to serve a two-year term on the Iowa Workforce
Shoshannah L. Roth of Iowa City, a junior chemistry/psychology
major, and Karsten L. Temme of Casper, Wyo., a junior biomedical
engineering major, were named Goldwater Scholars for the 2001-2002
Two University of Iowa debaters won the 55th annual National Debate
Tournament sponsored by the American Forensic Association. Senior
Andrew Ryan won the Top Speaker award and with senior Andrew
Peterson captured the national championship. This is the first
time UI debaters have won the national debate team championship.
Senior Conrad Schmidt, of Lone Rock, Iowa, was named College
Photographer of the Year in the annual Iowa Press Photographers
Association College Competition.
Susan K. Schultz, associate professor of psychiatry, received
the Klerman Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia
Two College of Nursing faculty were inducted as fellows of the
American Academy of Nursing. Assistant Professor Janet K. Specht
is known nationally for her research in urinary incontinence and
dementia, especially in persons who live in long-term care facilities.
Specht also is a cofounder and partner in Liberty Country Living
in North Liberty, Iowa, an innovative community supported living
facility for people with Alzheimers disease. Associate Professor
Janet K. Williams is a genetics nurse specialist, pediatric
nurse practitioner, and genetic counselor.
For the second consecutive year, The University of Iowa campus
chapter of the Society of Profess-ional Journalists (SPJ)
has won the National Outstanding Campus Chapter Award. The UI chapter
is the first ever to win the award two years in a row, each time
beating 11 other university SPJ chapters to win the national recognition.
Bernard Sorofman, associate professor of clinical and administrative
pharmacy, was installed as president of the Academy of Pharmaceutical
Research and Science. Sorofman also became a member of the American
Pharmaceutical Associations Board of Trustees.
Ronald G. Strauss, professor of pathology and pediatrics,
was presented with the Presidential Award from the American Society
H. S. Udaykumar, assistant professor of mechanical engineering,
received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National
Himie Voxman, emeritus professor of music, received a Lifetime
Achievement Award from the International Clarinet Association, honoring
his "outstanding research, teaching, publication, and service
to the world of clarinet."
Thomas A. Weingeist, head and professor of ophthalmology
and visual sciences, was elected president of the Board of Trustees
of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
An Iowa City woman who is a grateful patient at the University
of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics made a generous gift to the UI Foundation
for the Holden Cancer Center. The $1 million endowment gift from
Louise White and her late husband, Willard "Woody"
White, will generate funds to be used to benefit leukemia and
breast cancer research.
UI Provost Jon Whitmore was elected chair of the Council
on Academic Affairs of the National Association of State Universities
and Land-Grant Colleges.
Robert Yager, professor of science education who has chaired
more than 350 theses and dissertations in his 45 years with the
University, was named the 2001 recipient of the national Association
for the Education of Teachers of Sciences Outstanding Mentor