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Week of April 1, 2013

Accolades


Cindy L. Fenske, lecturer IV in the School of Nursing, has been appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to the Michigan Board of Nursing. Fenske, a registered nurse, teaches in the school’s division of acute, critical and long-term care. The Board of Nursing establishes qualifications for nurse licensure, approves standards for nurse education programs and more.

Hashim M. Al-Hashimi, the J. Lawrence Oncley Collegiate Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics, has received a $550,000 Agilent Thought Leader Award from Agilent Technologies Inc. The gift is awarded to support his research into the development of robust, efficient and simple NMR methods for characterizing Hoogsteen base-pairs in duplex DNA and making these methods available to the nucleic acid community at large. 

David M. K. Knapp, a doctoral student in economics, and Stephanie M. Carpenter, a joint doctoral student in marketing and social psychology, have won the Society 2030 Graduate Student Competition. It awards projects that address and offer solutions to problems facing society in 2030. The Society 2030 Consortium brings together U-M researchers and corporate leaders to prepare for society’s changing demographic reality. Learn more at  society2030.isr.umich.edu/.

Emily Puckett Rodgers, special projects librarian for Operations, Research and Learning and Teaching at U-M Library, has been named a 2013 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal, the profession’s leading trade magazine. The award recognizes her commitment to democratic and open access to resources both within and beyond the university. Rodgers is featured in the March 15 issue of Library Journal.

Kevin Fu, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is one of two academics named to receive the Fed100 award for contributions to promoting change, progress and efficiency in the federal government. Fu was nominated for his policy work within a National Institute of Standards and Technology federal advisory committee to improve medical device security.

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