L. Bybee, UNM Regents Professor and chair of Linguistics,
has been chosen the next vice president/president elect of the
Linguistic Society of America (LSA), the national professional
serve as vice president of the 6,000-member organization in
2003 and as president in 2004.
consider it a great honor to be counted among the very distinguished
scholars who have served as president of the Linguistics Society
of America, a largely honorary position. I will preside over
the business meeting and the executive committee meetings and
deliver the Presidential Address at the annual meeting,
not the first person from UNM to hold the position. The late
Professor Stanley Newman of the Anthropology Department served
a Ph.D. in linguistics from UCLA in 1973 and was faculty at
the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1973-89.
Now Regents Professor in the Department of Linguistics
at UNM, she served as department chair from 1999-02 and
Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1992-93.
been awarded fellowships from the Social Science Research Council,
the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Netherlands Institute
for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences and the Guggenheim
she has served on the program committee, executive committee
and was director of the 1995 LSA Linguistic Institute.
Gonzalez of UNM Continuing Education has been awarded the
¡Caliente Award! for spring of 2002. Gonzalez is the first
recipient of the award, which will be given three times a year
by UNM Continuing Educations Staff Appreciation Committee
in recognition of outstanding service.
has been UNM Continuing Educations Building Technician
for 17 years. Kathy Meadows, committee chair says, We
appreciate Mikes positive attitude, exceptional service
and commitment to the division.
for the ¡Caliente! Award are received from staff, students,
faculty and customers of UNM Continuing Education. The recipient
gets a plaque, eight hours of paid administrative leave and
a designated parking space. Recipients are eligible to receive
the Numero Uno Award given in December.
Cynthia Robinson, assistant professor of Art History
and faculty member of the UNM Institute for Medieval Studies,
was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities
(NEH) summer stipend.
university is allowed only a junior and senior nominee making
the awards highly competitive.
project is, The 14th-century Mudejar Convent of
Tordesillas (Spain): A Reinterpretation of Clarisan Spirituality.
Tordesillas was first a palace, built in Muslim style architecture,
before royal patrons donated it to the Clarisan order in 1363.
will carry out her research in May and June, working in archives
in Madrid, Valladolid and Palencia, in an effort to trace the
lives and identities of some of the earliest Clarisan nuns who
professed at Tordesillas, among whom were two of Pedro el Cruels
Cheryl Willman, CEO and director of the UNM Cancer Research
& Treatment Center, has been appointed by the National Institutes
of Health to serve as the Chairperson of the Hematology Study
Section. The appointment begins on July 1, 2002 and ends on
June 30, 2004.
are selected on the basis of demonstrated competence and achievement
in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities,
achievements and honors. Willman, who is a professor of pathology
at the UNM School of Medicine, is an internationally recognized
leukemia researcher. Labs at the CRTC receive samples from one-half
of all children and one-third of all adults in the United States
who are affected by leukemia.
Study Section reviews applications for studies involving the
basic blood system with a focus on blood formation and destruction.
The chairperson contributes significantly to biomedical research
physicians from the UNM Health Sciences Center are listed in
the April 2002 Ladies Home Journal article The best
doctors for women coast to coast. Harriet Smith,
M.D., a gynecological oncologist, and John Saiki, M.D.,
a medical oncologist, both work at the UNM Cancer Research &
article lists the top specialists for women in three womens
health fields: obstetrics/gynecology, gynecological oncology
and breast cancer specialists.