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Current Issue:  June 3, 2002
Volume 37, Number 21

Notables

Judith Espinosa, director of the ATR Institute (ATRI), recently testified at a hearing of the U. S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. ATRI is a transportation research organization at UNM.

Espinosa testified as a member of the board of directors of the Surface Transportation Policy Project (STPP) during the hearing titled “Transportation Planning and Smart Growth.”

Espinosa addressed issues such as the appropriate linkage between transportation planning, land use planning, economic development planning and growth management. In addition, she discussed how the transportation planning program can most effectively advance economic growth and sustainable development.

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Professor of Philosophy Fred Gillette Sturm was recently elected president of the Society of Philosophers in America (SOPHIA).

SOPHIA represents a group of philosophers throughout the United States who are committed to encouraging a pluralistic approach to the teaching of philosophy in colleges and universities, fostering dialogue between philosophers of the European, East and South Asian philosophical traditions, and assisting third and fourth world intellectuals in making their philosophic thought available to a world-wide audience.

Sturm was named a “member in perpetuity” of the Brasilian Academy of Philosophy. He is an honorary member of the Institute of Brasilian Philosophy, and currently serves as president of the Society of Iberian and Latin American Thought.

He is also an honorary professor on the faculty of the Shaanxi Teachers University (Xi’an, PRC) and a member of the International Sinological Research Committee of the University of Chinese Culture in Taiwan.

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Howard Waitzkin, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the School of Medicine's Department of Family and Community Medicine, has received a 2002 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation award.

Waitzkin is one of 184 artists, scholars and scientists selected nationally from more than 2,800 applicants for the awards. He is honored for his study of Economic Globalization and Public Health.
The one-year fellowship starts in July.

Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment.