Awards and Accolades
Congratulations to these recently honored University employees and organizations.
AZPM, Mark McLemore Nominated for 2015 Lumies
Arizona Public Media, which operates six public television channels and three radio stations from the UA campus, and one of its radio show hosts have been nominated in two categories for the 2015 Lumies Arts & Business Awards. The Lumies are organized by the Tucson Pima Arts Council with the goal of spotlighting people and organizations that have had a profound impact on the lives and communities in southern Arizona. Arizona Public Media, or AZPM, was nominated in the "Arts and Cultural Advocate" category. Mark McLemore, host of AZPM's weekly radio series "Arizona Spotlight," was nominated for the David Hoyt Johnson Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. All award winners will be announced during the Lumies gala event on Sept. 18 at the Tucson Museum of Art Plaza.
Four UA Professors Selected as American Geophysical Union Fellows
Four faculty members from the UA have been selected to join the 2015 Class of American Geophysical Union Fellows. Established in 1919, the AGU is an international nonprofit scientific association with more than 62,000 members. Fellows have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by committees. The AGU's newest fellows from the UA include: George E. Gehrels, professor in the UA Department of Geosciences; Jonathan T. Overpeck, professor in the UA Department of Geosciences and UA Department of Atmospheric Sciences and co-director of the UA Institute of the Environment; Jay Quade, professor in the UA Department of Geosciences; and Peter A. Troch, professor in the UA Department of Hydrology and Water Resources.
Chris Kopach Recognized as 'Industry Pacesetter' by APPA
Chris Kopach, assistant vice president of Facilities Management at the UA, has received the 2015 APPA Pacesetter Award in recognition of his contributions to the upcoming generation of education facilities professionals. Formerly known as the Association of Physical Plant Administrators, APPA promotes leadership in educational facilities. At the UA, Facilities Management's mission is to provide maintenance, operational services and utilities services to support employees and students. Kopach and other award recipients were recognized during the 2015 APPA Annual Conference in Chicago earlier this month.
Dr. Craig M. Palmer Receives Fulbright Award
Dr. Craig M. Palmer, professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the UA College of Medicine, has been selected by the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board to receive a Fulbright award to travel to Serbia. In January 2016, Palmer will travel to Serbia to spend several months at the Clinical Center of Vojvodino in Novi Sad, where he will provide training through lectures and on-site mentoring for practicing anesthesiologists and trainees. In addition, he will help establish and train a core group of faculty members who will work to sustain the training efforts, implement a patient database to accurately track progress, and develop a clinical research service on obstetric anesthesia care.
Four UA Faculty Members Become Geological Society of America Fellows
Four faculty members from the UA Department of Geosciences have become fellows of the Geological Society of America, bringing the total number of GSA fellows from the department to 23. GSA members are nominated by existing fellows in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences through publications, applied research, teaching, leadership and contribution to public awareness. The newly inducted GSA fellows from the UA Department of Geosciences include professors Susan L. Beck, Jon D. Pelletier, Jay Quade and Peter W. Reiners.
Serrine Lau Receives George H. Scott Memorial Award
Serrine Lau, director of the UA Center for Toxicology at the UA College of Pharmacy, received the George H. Scott Memorial Award from the Toxicology Forum at the group's 41st annual summer meeting, held July 12-16 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The award honors an individual in the field of toxicology who has demonstrated an outstanding role in developing and applying the science of toxicology. Lau is the 23rd person to receive the award and the first from the UA. She is also a professor of pharmacy and toxicology and director of the UA Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center.
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