Berry, associate director of Facility Planning and campus
landscape architect at UNM, has been named fellow of the American
Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
as fellow by the ASLA is a distinction awarded to a very, select
few in the United States. Not only is this an honor for Gil
personally, but also an honor for the institution. His award
as fellow recognizes his long and distinguished career in landscape
architecture and his status in the profession, says Roger
Lujan, director of Facility Planning.
been a registered landscape architect since 1986 and has served
ASLA in several capacities including state president.
Science Ph.D. candidates Jeff Drope and Christina
Schatzman have recently been awarded highly-competitive
dissertation fellowships from the National Science Foundation.
Both students are advised by Professor Wendy Hansen. Eric Jepsen,
also a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, has recently been
awarded Fulbright and Social Science Research Council dissertation
fellowships, in addition to an NSF fellowship awarded last year.
Professor Jill Morford, Department of Linguistics, has
been awarded a grant by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship
Board. She will be lecturing and carrying out cross-linguistic
research on two signed languages, American Sign Language and
German Sign Language.
will be affiliated with the Center for Cultural Research Media
and Cultural Communication at the University of Cologne
in Germany from Jan. to Nov. 2003. The goal of the research
is to investigate whether the perception of sign components,
such as handshapes and body locations, is influenced by a signers
knowledge of a specific signed language.
Richardson, associate professor of Community and Regional
Planning in the UNM School of Architecture and Planning, recently
returned from Hong Kong and China where he was working on the
Changdi Urban and Environmental Design Charrette. A charrette
is the intensive design process over a limited period of time.
was one of more than 90 participants from China, Europe and
North America to work on the design and redevelopment of a commercial
and residential area adjacent to the old city center of Guangzhou.
the charrette, Richardson moderated a symposium where they discussed
community involvement and strategies for urban revitalization.
He is presently working with colleagues at the Chinese University
of Hong Kong on the final report to the Gunagzhou City Planning
Bureau and Municipal Government.