May 7, 2018
Topic: Campus News
Sandra Gregerman, director emeritus of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, will receive the Council on Undergraduate Research's 2018 CUR Fellows Award. The biennial awards are presented to individuals who have developed internationally respected research programs involving undergraduate students. Each CUR fellow's institution also is awarded a Brian Andreen Student Research Fellowship that supports the awardee's undergraduate research colleagues at his or her institution.
Kristina Hakansson, professor of chemistry, LSA, and Brandon Ruotolo, associate professor of chemistry, LSA, are receiving an Agilent Thought Leader Award to help support their research on the structure and function of proteins and protein complexes via mass spectrometry. Ruotolo and Hakansson will collaborate with several biopharmaceutical industry scientists to help ensure their research targets challenges in protein characterization currently of high importance, and to provide opportunities for evaluation and optimization of new approaches.
Tung-Hui Hu, assistant professor of English language and literature, LSA, recently was awarded a Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. During his semester-long fellowship at the academy this fall, Hu will work on his project "Lethargy and the Art of Being Unfit," which investigates the ambivalence of being caught inside digital systems of surveillance and algorithmic control. The Berlin Prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers and artists from the United States who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields.
Eric Parish, who graduated in May with a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, is the 2018 recipient of the prestigious John von Neumann Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from Sandia National Laboratories. The fellowship offers Parish the opportunity to establish his own program at Sandia labs to conduct innovative research in computational mathematics and scientific computing on advanced computing architectures.
Lewis "Keith" Yohn, a dentist and retired School of Dentistry faculty member, recently was recognized with Jackson College's 2018 Dr. Ethelene Jones Crockett Distinguished Alumni Award. Yohn graduated from Jackson Junior College with an associate degree in science in 1953. He started his career at U-M in 1963, and his area of research was the human jaw, specifically the movement of the lower jaw during chewing.