Accolades, June 2017

Accolades News for Researchers

June 30, 2017

Awards, Honors and Recognitions

Les Carlson, marketing, received the Fellow Award from the American Academy of Advertising, the organization’s most prestigious honor to recognize a lifetime of achievement in advancing scholarship, education and service to the discipline.

Joseph Francisco, chemistry and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was named an honorary professor of Beijing University for Chemical Technology, the institution’s highest honor.

Doug Golick, entomology, received the 2017 Innovative Teaching Award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities.

Chancellor Ronnie Green will be honored with the Morrison Award at the American Society of Animal Science’s annual meeting July 9. The award is the association’s highest honor, recognizing research with direct and international importance to livestock production. Four additional Nebraska faculty and staff will receive ASAS awards:

  • Archie Clutter, dean of the Agricultural Research Division, will receive the Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics.
  • Andrea Cupp, animal science, will receive the Animal Physiology and Endocrinology Award.
  • Rick Funston, animal science, will receive the Animal Management Award.
  • Lisa Karr, animal science, will receive the Corbin Companion Animal Biology Award.

Mark Griep, chemistry, received the 2017 Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach from the American Chemical Society for his efforts in improving public recognition for the contributions of chemistry.

Alexei Gruverman, physics and astronomy, received the 2017 Ferroelectrics Recognition Award for his fundamental and applied studies of nanoscale physical phenomena using scanning probe microscopy. The annual award is given by the Ferroelectrics Standing Committee of the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society.

Dane Kiambi, journalism and mass communications, was selected as a 2017 Plank Fellow by The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations. He will undertake research projects, training sessions and presentations with a host organization, General Motors, to bridge the gap between academia and practice.

Kathy Krone, communication studies, received the Fredric M. Jablin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Organizational Communication from the International Communication Association.

Pat McBride, associate dean of enrollment management and director of New Student Enrollment, received the Kansas Monk Award from Benedictine College. The honor recognizes alums who have distinguished themselves in a professional field.

Matt Spangler, animal science, received the Beef Improvement Federation’s Continuing Service Award in honor of his major contributions to the organization.

Jay Storz, biological sciences, was named an honorary professor by Aarhus University of Science and Technology in Aarhus, Denmark.

Mark Svoboda, natural resources and director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, and Mike Hayes, natural resources, contributed to a recently released European Union report on disaster risk management, called “Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: Knowing Better and Losing Less.”

Three Department of Agronomy and Horticulture faculty members received awards from the Agricultural Tri-Societies:

  • Tom Clemente received the Crop Science Research Award from the Crop Science Society of America.
  • Roger Elmore was named a Fellow of the CSSA, the organization’s highest recognition, and received the Agronomic Education and Extension Award from the American Society of Agronomy.
  • Martha Mamo received the Soil Science Education and Extension Award from the Soil Science Society of America.

Professional Involvement

Dipra Jha, nutrition and health sciences, served as professor in residence at the Oberoi Center of Learning and Development in New Delhi, India, where she delivered workshops for luxury hospitality professionals.

Publishing Awards

Kaci Nash, libraries, and William G. Thomas III, history, received the John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in Civil War History in 2016. Robert Shepard of the University of Iowa co-authored the article.

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