Husband/wife faculty team honored by UNM library
Beth Bailey met David Farber in graduate school in Chicago when they were each working on a dissertation. Since then, their life has been about collaboration: a 19-year marriage, a son, three books and two faculty appointments at UNM. She is the acting chair of American Studies, while he is a History Department professor.
Their literary collaboration was celebrated in February with a lecture and awards ceremony as part of the General Library’s Faculty Acknowledgement Award. The library honors faculty members throughout the year as part of an ongoing recognition program for faculty who publish.
Bailey and Farber are again doing individual research. In her case it is the culture and ideology of military recruitment, while he is looking at responses to the United States post 9/11.
Engineering deans honor Senator Pete Domenici
Joseph Cecchi, dean of the UNM School of Engineering, and Judy Jones, UNM vice president for Advancement, were in attendance as Sen. Pete Domenici recently received the Engineering Dean’s Council of the American Society for Engineering Education appreciation award. Domenici was honored for his contributions to national engineering and science policy, research, and education. The award was presented at a Capitol Hill reception.
The Engineering Dean’s Council of the American Society for Engineering Education is the leadership organization of the more than 300 deans of engineering in the United States.
WSCA honors Frandsen
Communication and Journalism Department Professor Ken Frandsen, Ph.D., received the 2004 Distinguished Service Award from the Western States Communication Association (WSCA) at the 75th annual convention held in Albuquerque in February.
Established in 1979, the award is the association’s highest honor recognizing those who make significant contributions to WSCA and the communication discipline.
Frandsen’s 24-year commitment to the group includes serving three times as local host for the convention, including the 2004 event, which attracted more than 600 attendees and was the largest regional communication scholars event in the nation.
WSCA past presidents and longtime members supported his nomination.
UNM-LA faculty honored by Hispanic Round Table
Three UNM-LA instructors, Arsenio, Kathy and Theresa Cordova were recently honored by the New Mexico Hispanic Round Table (HRT). The Cordovas were honored as the first family to receive the HRT “Walking the Talk” Award for education advocacy. Theresa is the daughter of Arsenio and Kathy. The family lives in Taos, and Kathy also teaches at UNM’s Taos Education Center.
Moore to be inducted into MLK Collegium of Scholars
Jenny Moore, associate dean of Academic Affairs and professor of law, will be inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr., Collegium of Scholars of Morehouse College April 1, as part of the Assembly of the International Association of Educators for World Peace.
Moore has worked with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.
Truman honored for service
Randy Truman, professor of Mechanical Engineering, received the 2003 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Sustained Service Award, one of 20 AIAA awardees across the country and the world.
Truman’s citation reads: “For many years as mentor to and advocate for students, and for his dedicated service...”