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Achievements for May, 2001


These are the largest grants from each college for the period Feb. 1-April 30, 2001:

  • Anna Gudmundsdottir, College of Arts and Sciences, chemistry, from the National Science Foundation, for "Photolysis of Alkylazides in Solution and in Crystals," $143,000.
  • Francis Russell, DAAP, administration, from the American Architectural Foundation, for "Mayor's Institute on City Design," $44,418.
  • Kevin Jones and Francis Lentz, Education, Human Services, from Ohio Department of Education, for "Evaluation of the Ohio State Improvement Grant," $114,623.
  • Makram T. Suidan, Engineering, civil and environmental engineering, from Environmental Protection Agency, for "Development of EDC Quantitation Methods for Liquid and Sludge Streams Associated with Wastewater Treatment," $280,001.
  • David D'Alessio, Patrick Tso, Randy Seeley and Stephen Woods, Medicine, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, for "Gut-Brain Mechanisms in Dietary Obesity," $1,147,500.
  • Timothy Nolan, Raymond Walters, administration, from the Ohio Department of Education, for "Tech Prep FY01 Transition Grant," $12,600.


  • Karen Bankston, Nursing, has been named one of the YWCA Career Women of Achievement 2001. Cincinnati Magazine covered the story.


  • Evelyn Brod, Raymond Walters College, presented her Best of Ohio 2000 session, "Imagine! Innovative Internet Ideas," at the Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA) Annual Conference in Akron, Ohio in March, and at The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Indianapolis, Indiana in April.


  • Don Heinrich Tolzmann, German American studies and University Libraries, edited Amana: William Rufus Perkins' and Barthinius L. Wick's History of the Amana Society, or the Society of True Inspiration (Heritage Books Inc.) Tolzmann served as a consulting editor for and contributed articles for Cobblestone's May 2001 issue, which will be devoted to the history of German Americans in the United States.
  • Han-Kyo Kim, emeritus political science, translated and annotated Syngman Rhee's The Spirit of Independence: A Primer of Korean Modernization and Reform (University of Hawaii Press and the Institute for Modern Korean Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul). Rhee was the first president of the Republic of Korea, 1948-1960. This is the first English translation of the full text of Rhee's first book written in 1904.
  • MarĦa Paz Moreno, Romance languages and literatures, has published El culturalismo en la poesĦa de Juan Gil-Albert. The book, which has been published by the Instituto de Cultura Juan Gil-Albert in Spain, analyzes the cultural references (ranging from Plato or Aristotle to Michelangelo and Oscar Wilde) that Juan Gil-Albert integrated in his poetry.
  • Kyra Witmer, Nursing, published "Telecommuting and Research: the Right Mix for the 21st century" in the Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group Newsletter.
  • Donald W. Bleznick, emeritus Romance languages and literatures, translated from Spanish and Portuguese a series of essays in Identity in Dispersion: Selected Memoirs from Latin American Jews, published by the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
  • Bruce Mcclung, musicology, published the article "From Myth to Monograph: Weill Scholarship, Fifty Years After" in Yale School of Drama's journal Theater. The special issue, "100 Years of Kurt Weill," is dedicated to the centenary of the composer's birth.

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