In the past year, many faculty members were honored for outstanding work in their fields. Several are noted below; for a complete list, visit www.rochester.edu/president/memos/2007/honors_ announcement.pdf.
Richard Niemi, Don Alonzo Watson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester, was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for his work on voting behavior and civic education.
John Jaenike, professor and chair of the Department of Biology; Henry Kautz, professor in the Department of Computer Science; Michael Tanenhaus, professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences; and Lynne Maquat, the Dean's Endowed Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, were named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nicholas Bigelow, Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Physics, professor of optics, and senior scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics; and Lukas Novotny, professor of optics and physics, professor of biomedical engineering, and scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, were named fellows of the Optical Society of America.
Sally Norton, assistant professor of nursing; Kathy Rideout, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Nursing; and Daryl Sharp, director of the Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program; were named distinguished practitioners by the National Academy of Practice in Nursing. Pat Witzel, chief nursing officer at Strong Memorial Hospital, was named a member of the organization.
Ching Tang, Doris Johns Cherry Professor of Chemical Engineering and professor of engineering, chemistry, and physics, was awarded the 2007 Daniel E. Noble Award by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Ania Mejewska, assistant professor of neurobiology and anatomy, was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Carmala Garzione, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, was awarded the Donath Award by the Geological Society of America.