Appointments, honors and activities

October 14, 2011
• Appointments and promotions:
      - Sammie Morris has returned to Purdue University Libraries as associate professor of library science and head of the Division of Archives and Special Collections and University Archivist. Morris had previously worked in the Libraries before taking a position with Florida State University. Her main areas of research are archives and manuscripts, digital preservation, digitization, leadership, management of special collections, primary source instruction, rare books, and university archives.

• Faculty and staff honors:
      - Arden L. Bement Jr., director of Purdue's Global Policy Research Institute, the David A. Ross Distinguished Professor of Nuclear Engineering, and former National Science Foundation director, will serve as co-chair of a commission of experts from industry and academia to recommend an initial research and policy agenda for Digital Promise. Digital Promise is a new national center created by Congress with bipartisan support to advance technologies to transform teaching and learning. More information about the appointment and commission is available at
      - Scott McLuckey, the John A. Leighty Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, has been named 2012 recipient of the American Chemical Society Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the development or application of mass spectrometry.
      - R. Graham Cooks, the Henry Bohn Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will be the plenary speaker for the 2010 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, or Pittcon. His lecture titled "Ambient Ionization and Mini Mass Spectrometers: In situ MS for Everyone" will be part of the opening sessions on March 11 in Orlando, Fla.
      - Harold Amstutz, a professor emeritus of veterinary clinical sciences, was one of two inaugural inductees to the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame. Amstutz held several leadership positions during his career, including president of the World Association for Buiatrics and the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. He also served as chair of the organizing committee and president of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He also served the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in several capacities, including 23 years as executive vice president. While at Purdue, he was head of the Department of Veterinary Clinics. He also was an instructor and chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.