and Achievements of Faculty and Staff
Environmental Sciences professor George Hornberger won the 1999 Excellence
in Geophysical Education Award of the American Geophysical Union.
The award was established in 1996 to acknowledge a sustained commitment
to excellence in geophysical education by anindividual or group.
Zongli Lin of Electrical Engineering received an Office of
Naval Research Young Investigator Award of $100,000 for each of
three years. Only 21 faculty members in fields as diverse as Chemistry,
Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ocean Engineering
and Psychology received the award from more than 200 applicants.
This program is designed to recognize young scientists and engineers
who show exceptional promise for outstanding research and teaching
Engineering professor William A. Wulf, along with his students
Dee Weikle and Sally McKee, won the Best Paper Award
at the Sixth International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation
of Computer and Telecommunications Systems in Montreal for their
paper, Caches as Filters: A New Approach to Memory Hierarchy Analysis.
Paul Gold, Commonwealth Professor of Psychology, was appointed
by Gov. Jim Gilmore to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Education professor Robert McNergney has been appointed the
1999-2000 chair of the Technology Committee of the American Association
of Colleges for Teacher Education. In addition, he has been appointed
to an advisory board affiliated with the North Central Regional
Educational Laboratory in Oak Bridge, Ill. The board will assist
NCREL in integrating technology in programs at teacher-education
colleges. n Alon Confino, associate professor of History, was awarded
the Humboldt Fellowship to conduct research in Germany, and is spending
the 1999-2000 academic year in Berlin.
Professor David Perrin was awarded the National Athletic
Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation's William
G. Clancy Jr. Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research.
Mary E. Ropka, associate professor of research in the Department
of Health Evaluation Sciences and associate professor of Nursing,
is the co-author of a book recently named one of the best books
of 1998 by The Nurse Practitioner journal. The book is HIV Nursing
and Symptom Management by Ropka and A.B. Williams.
Julie Novak, the Theresa A. Thomas Professor of Nursing,
was recognized at the 20th Annual Conference of the National Association
of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners for "Outstanding
Dedication and Service."
Instructor in Nursing Audrey E. Snyder has been named president
of the 1999 Emergency Nurses Association Virginia State Council.
W. Thompson, the J. Wilson Newman Professor of Government and
Foreign Affairs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, received
a Special Edward Weintal Prize Award for 1999 from the Institute
for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
of Community Relations Dolly Prenzel, who formerly headed
the University's Purchasing Department, was recognized by the Virginia
Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals
at their annual meeting in April for her founding of VASCUPP and
leadership in decentralization.
Richard Guy Wilson, professor and chair of Architectural
History delivered the commencement address at Salve Regina University,
in Newport, R.I., in May. He also received an honorary fine arts
Weiss, professor and director of Sport and Exercise Psychology
in the Curry School of Education, was recognized as one of the top
four alumni from the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State
University over the past 100 years. She spoke at the Kinesiology
Centennial Scholarly Symposium in May. The symposium and banquet
preceded the conference, "Youth Sports in the 21st Century."
The Japanese government has awarded The Order of the Sacred Treasure,
Gold and Silver Star to the late Edward W. Hook Jr., for
his outstanding contributions to the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical
Science Program. The award, bestowed posthumously, was presented
by the Japanese ambassador to the U.S. to Hookıs wife, Jessie, at
the Japanese embassy in Washington in early June.