Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

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Nancy Sweitzer
Nancy Sweitzer
Susan Beck
Susan Beck
Dennis Lichtenberger
Dennis Lichtenberger
Lauri Macmillan Johnson
Lauri Macmillan Johnson
Anita Bell
Anita Bell

Congratulations to these recently honored employees and programs.

Nancy Sweitzer Named Editor-in-Chief of 'Circulation: Heart Failure' Journal

Dr. Nancy Sweitzer, professor of medicine, director of the Sarver Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiology in the College of Medicine – Tucson, was named the new editor-in-chief of the journal Circulation: Heart Failure, a monthly online journal that focuses on the best clinical and translational research in heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart transplant. The journal is one of 12 American Heart Association scientific journals and ranks 11 out of 139 cardiology journals. Her appointment became effective July 1.

Susan Beck Receives George P. Woollard Award

Susan Beck, professor of geosciences, received the George P. Woollard Award from the Geophysics Division of the Geological Society of America. She received the award in recognition of her contributions to geology through the application of the principles and techniques of geophysics. She will receive the award at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in October in Seattle. She also will be invited to give a talk at the meeting.

Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Named American Chemical Society Fellow

Dennis Lichtenberger, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a fellow of the American Chemical Society. He and the other 63 new fellows will be honored at the society's national meeting in Washington, D.C., in August. Lichtenberger was recognized for "pioneering the precise measurement of electron energies in complex molecules in the gas-phase and for uncovering the ways in which these energies determine chemical, catalytic, and physical behavior." He also was recognized for his contributions to the American Chemical Society through his service in Southern Arizona Local Section offices, his multiple roles in the Division of Inorganic Chemistry, his role as an organizer of numerous American Chemistry Society symposia and workshops, and his role as a counselor in the society. To find out more about Lichtenberger, visit the Chemistry and Biochemistry website.

Lauri Macmillan Johnson Selected as CELA Fellow

Lauri Macmillan Johnson, professor and director of the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning, has been selected as a fellow in the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. She was nominated for the position by Jan Cervelli, retired dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. Johnson previously served as a Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture board member. She also has presented research about landscape architecture at many CELA conferences, and was praised by her colleagues for her work on design theory in landscape architecture. She became a fellow in March.

CAPLA Receives Award for Collaboration and Excellence

The College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture has been recognized by the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences for its work on the Tucson Emerging 2030 District, a private-public nonprofit collaborative that is working to create building districts in Tucson that use less energy and water. CAPLA was presented with the President's Recognition Award for Educational and Environmental Collaboration and Excellence during the association's annual conference, which was held at the UA in June. CAPLA shared the award with GLHN, a Tucson-based engineering and architecture firm, and Pima Community College.

Greater Tucson Leadership Program Graduates Four UA Employees

Four UA employees have completed the yearlong Greater Tucson Leadership program, which focuses on developing leaders from across industries and backgrounds. The cohort of 39 leaders included Anita Bell, senior program coordinator with Tech Parks Arizona; Jenna Finfrock, alumni and donor affairs coordinator in the College of Humanities; Arezu Corella, assistant vice president for operations systems management in enrollment management and student affairs advancement, and associate dean of undergraduate admissions; and Linda Scheu, associate director for assessment in Residence Life. The goal of the program is to help participants step more strongly into leadership roles and become change agents in the community.


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