Award: Dr. Churchill
Stuart W. Churchill, the
Carl V.S. Patterson Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering,
has been named the recipient of the 2002 Founders Award by the National
Academy of Engineering.
Churchill is being recognized "for outstanding leadership in
research, education and professional service, and for continuing
contributions in combustion, heat transfer and fluid dynamics for
over half a century." Dr. Churchill's work has led to
improvements in nuclear safety, the safe handling of liquefied natural
gas, the space program and national defense.
years ago I had the privilege of having Stuart as an instructor
in a course," said Dr. Eduardo D. Glandt, SEAS dean . "It
was a highly stimulating experience and had a major influence in
my own teaching. Stuart's tree' of descendents is
extraordinary not only for the number of his doctoral students but
especially for their careers and accomplishments."
Churchill has been a member of the faculty since 1967, authored
six books and more than 280 journal publications, including seven
research papers published in the first half of 2002. He has received
Penn's Medal for Distinguished Achievement, among his many
Award: Dr. Strom
Brian L. Strom,
chair of biostatistics & epidemiology and the director of the
Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, has received
the 2003 Rawls-Palmer Progress in Medicine Award from the American
Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
award recognizes a clinical pharmacologist "for significant
contributions to drug investigation that bring the efforts of modern
drug research to the care of patients." The candidate must
be an investigator "who is actively engaged in high-quality
clinical pharmacological research and be capable of delivering an
engaging, lucid lecture with wide audience appeal on recent developments
in clinical pharmacology and therapeutics."
of Education: Dean Fuhrman
Dean Susan H. Fuhrman, has been elected to the National Academy
of Education. Membership in the academy is limited to 150 regular
members whose accomplishments in the field of education have been
Fuhrman came to Penn as dean in 1995. She is the founder and director
of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, a collaboration
of five universities. Dr. Fuhrman's research interests include
state policy design, accountability, deregulation and intergovernmental
National Academy of Education was founded in 1965 to promote scholarly
inquiry and discussion concerning the ends and means of education,
in all its forms, in the U.S. and abroad.
University City District Board of Directors
has been awarded the 2002 Downtown Achievement Award for Downtown
Leadership by the International Downtown Association.
UCD Board was cited since"its funding is 100% voluntary rather
than derived from mandatory taxes on commercial property. Because
of University City's concentration of tax- exempt entities,
the UCD was formed as a private non-profit but not as a taxing authority.
UCD staff nominated its Board for this award to recognize their
capital commitment as well as their personal perseverance in turning
a one-person operation in 1997 into the go-to' organization
in 2002 with 14 full-time staff, more than 70 contract staff, and
a $5.2 millon annual budget."
Ribbon Award: Rowan Center
University's Rena Rowan Breast Center in the Abramson Cancer
Center has been recognized by the CIGNA Corporation with the
Pink Ribbon Award. The award was given last Friday to honor and
recognize outstanding Philadelphia-region community groups for health.
Beverly Ginsburg, Associate Vice President Cancer Services
and Program Development, UPHS and Executive Director, the Abramson
Cancer Center of the University, accepted the award on behalf of
the Rena Rowan Breast Center.
of five 215-ft.-tall turbines
has received the Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence.
Now in its fifth year, the award recognizes the best of Pennsylvania's
businesses, municipalities and organizations for their efforts to
protect the environment. The University was chosen because it is
the largest purchaser of wind energy in the U.S. and by purchasing
five percent of its electrical needs from wind power in the next
three years, Penn is following through on a major effort to reduce
energy usage through conservation measures (Almanac October
30, 2001) . The estimated financial benefit is a $3.8 million
energy savings annually. The environmental benefits include the
offset of 11,990 tons of carbon dioxide, 56,200 pounds of nitrogen
oxides and 180,200 pounds of sulfur dioxide each year. It is the
equivalent to taking 2,756 cars off the road or planting 2.6 million
addition to the nine Fulbright Scholars (Almanac May
21) already announced, there are two more among the Class
Krigman, C'02; The Role of Nonprofit Organizations in Spanish
C'02; Teaching English as Foreign Language (France).
Scholarship: Jason Lewis
Lewis, C '03, has
received a Jack Kent Cook Scholarship, one of 40 winners nationwide.
The recipients are evaluated on academics, volunteerism, leadership,
critical thinking ability, potential to make a significant contribution
to field of study and/or society and appreciation for participation
in the arts and humanities. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation was established
with the funds left by Mr. Cooke at his death. Mr. Cooke himself
was a high-school dropout but built a media empire. One of the Foundation's
major goals is to identify extraordinary individuals and help them
pursue the kind of formal education that Mr. Cook never had.
In last week's issue, the chair Dr. Daniel Janzen holds was
incorrect. It should have read the Thomas G. and Louise E. DiMaura
Endowed Term Chair in Conservation Biology
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 7, October 8, 2002