Campus News - June 4, 2001
Vito Capobianco, director of security at UNM Hospital, was recently
appointed to the national advisory board for the Center for Healthcare Environmental
Management. Capobianco has a masters degree in organizational management
and is a certified protection specialist.
The College of Nursing received the Regional Educational Technology
Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing.
The college was selected for its outstanding instructional or informational
use of a computer for student learning. The college has offered Internet courses
since 1998. Plans are underway to expand web offerings. The faculty deserve
to be recognized for their early efforts at providing web-based education to
nurses throughout New Mexico and for their on-going commitment to excellence
in education, said School of Medicine faculty Roberta Rehm, who accepted
the award at a conference this spring.
Terry K. Crowe, director of the Occupational Therapy Program in the
School of Medicine recently received two awards at the American Occupational
Therapy Annual Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA.
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation awarded her the Leadership Service
Commendation in recognition and appreciation of her contributions to the profession.
Boston Universitys Sargent College of Health and Rehabilation Sciences
awarded her the 2001 Alumni Award for her ongoing efforts internationally addressing
the needs of underserved populations in ways that respect and draw on the resources
of various cultures.
Jonson Gallery was recently awarded a Conservation Assessment Program
Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Two independent assessors
will visit the gallery this summer to outline various conservation needs such
as collection and storage facilities and architectural preservation.
Ingber, professor and chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department, has
been elected as a fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
This is the highest honor given by the governing body of ASME, which consists
of more than 130,000 members. Only two percent of its members are elected as
Criteria for this engineering achievement include: Industrial leadership, project
management, engineering product application, design, research and development,
educational leadership, teaching publications and consulting.
Dr. Ingber exceeded all levels and has made major contributions at UNM
in the areas of educational leadership, research and development, technical
publications and providing consulting services to industrial firms and governmental
agencies, said Cecilia G. Aragon, department administrator for the Mechanical
The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women recently announced that Marianna King of UNM-Taos is a recipient of a 16th Annual Governors Award to Outstanding Women. King was honored for her work creating programs to help prevent violence against women and children.
Skinner-Jones, adjunct professor in Women Studies and the Department of
Communication and Journalism, is the recipient of the first annual UNM Adjunct
Teacher of the Year Award for 2001.
Skinner-Jones has been a university and college teacher for 20 years. She lectures
internationally on the creative process and the documentary form. She has a
masters degree in photography and visual communication from the San Francisco
Institute and masters in art education with an emphasis in art therapy
This award is the first of its kind in the United States, says
Bryan Konefsky, selection committee chair, noting that adjunct instructors are
growing in numbers and represent about 50 percent of college/university faculty
in the United States.
The award will be given annually.
Timothy J. Ross, civil engineering professor and regents lecturer
has been named to the Fulbright International Education Exchange Program for
Ross is one of only eight American senior scholars receiving Fulbright grants
for study in Canada. He will engage in a collaborative effort with the University
of Calgary in their work supporting the Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR), the
countrys official railroad.
My work in the area of system safety and reliability will be extended to assist the Canadian Pacific Railroad in their total risk management program, Ross said.
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