December 11, 2017
Topic: Campus News
President Mark Schlissel received an inaugural Moving Forward Award Dec. 9 from the Detroit Historical Society. Schlissel joined Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community School District, in receiving the honor, presented as part of the society's Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward project, which recognizes individuals who are helping to transform Detroit communities in meaningful ways. "A key goal of the Detroit 67 project is to bring diverse voices and communities together around the effects of the historic crisis of 1967, to find our place in the present and inspire the future," said Bob Bury, executive director and CEO of the Detroit Historical Society. "Drs. Vitti and Schlissel are leading in ways that can create a future where we can realize our full potential as a community."
Elaine Hanke, director of Conference and Event Services, has been selected as a subject matter expert for the creation of the Association of College Unions International course "Large Scale Event Management." She will be part of a four-member team contributing to the curriculum creation of this new online course for the ACUI community. The course will launch in January.
Craig L. Wilkins, lecturer IV in architecture and urban planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, recently was awarded the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award for the Design Mind category. Wilkins is an architect, academic and author recognized as one of the country's leading scholars on African Americans in architecture. Established in 2000 as a project of the White House Millennium Council, the annual National Design Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world.
Kerri Pratt, Seyhan N. Ege Assistant Professor of Chemistry, LSA, is the recipient of the 2018 James J. Morgan Environmental Science & Technology Early Career Award. The award, named after the first editor-in-chief of Environmental Science & Technology, recognizes the contributions of early career researchers who have led the field in new directions through creative, new ideas consistent with Morgan's early contributions in environmental chemistry.
Four School of Social Work professors have been selected as fellows of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. They will be inducted into the academy in January at the 2018 Society for Social Work and Research annual conference in Washington, DC. The inductees are Linda Chatters, Paula Allen-Meares Collegiate Professor of Social Work; Jorge Delva, Kristine A. Siefert Collegiate Professor of Social Work; Robert Taylor, Harold R. Johnson Professor of Social Work and Sheila Feld Collegiate Professor of Social Work; and Richard Tolman, Sheldon D. Rose Collegiate Professor of Social Work.