Appointments, honors and activities
- Choice Reviews Online has named Randy Roberts' book "Joe Louis: Hard Times Man" an Outstanding Academic Book for 2011. Yale University Press published the book and Roberts is a distinguished professor of history. Choice: Current Review for Academic Libraries is a noted source for reviews of academic books, electronic media and Internet resources in higher education.
- The Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences awarded a paper by Lynne Taylor, an associate professor of industrial and physical pharmacy; Bernard van Eerdenbrugh, an adjunct assistant professor of industrial and physical pharmacy; and graduate student Jared Baird the 2012 Ebert Prize. The prize is awarded to the best paper in the journal containing original investigation of a medicinal substance. Their paper titled "A Classification System to Assess the Crystallization Tendency of Organic Molecules from Undercooled Melts" appeared in the September 2010 issue.
- Paul Shepson, a professor of chemistry, was honored as a fellow of the American Geophysical Union for "exceptional creativity in the study of the atmospheric chemistry of isoprene and of the role of snow and ice surfaces in the atmospheric chemistry of the Arctic." Jon Harbor, head of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, said only 1 in 1,000 members is elected to fellowship status each year. Shepson was recognized at the 2011 Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco.
- Marshall Porterfield, a professor of agricultural and biological engineering and biomedical engineering, was recently named to the College of Fellows for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, an organization that provides leadership and advocacy in medical and biological engineering for the advancement of society. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the country. A formal induction ceremony will be held during AIMBE's annual event on Feb. 20 in Washington, D.C.