The University Record, September 30, 1998


Burnham awarded Fulbright grant

Robyn J. Burnham, associate professor of biology and of geological sciences and associate curator of the Museum of Paleontology, has been awarded a Fulbright grant by the United States Information Agency and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Burnham will study ecological preferences and distribution of climbing plants in Amazonian Ecuador.

Burnham is one of approximately 2,000 U.S. grantees who will travel abroad in 1998-99 through the Fulbright Program. Established in 1946 under Congressional legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program is designed "to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."

CAUP books are award-winners

A series of books designed and published by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) is one of the winners of the 1998 American Institute of Architects (AIA) International Architecture Book Awards. The jury, chaired by AIA gold medalist Richard Meier, selected the Raoul Wallenberg Lecture Series and the Michigan Architecture Papers as winners of one of the Series Awards.

The jury cited the publications as being "of lasting value to students who have the opportunity to revisit or experience for the first time the views of outstanding architects and critics," adding that the books "are published in a manner that captures both the content and spirit of each participant." The jury selected the winners from more than 175 titles submitted by publishers from around the world.

The books are prepared and designed by faculty and students who work with distinguished visiting architects and critics. They include The Architecture of Community, Vincent Scully, 1996 Wallenberg Lecture; Traffic in Democracy, Michael Sorkin, 1997 Wallenberg Lecture; Rotobook, Michigan Architecture Papers One; Allies and Morrison, Michigan Architecture Papers Two; and The Work of TEN Arquitectos, Michigan Architecture Papers Three.

200 U-M physicians among nation's best

Nearly 200 Health System physicians representing 34 specialties are listed in The Best Doctors in America: 1999 Edition.

Woodward/White Inc. compiles the best doctors list every two years. Physicians are included on the list based on a survey of their peers. For the 1999 list, the company asked more than 30,000 doctors nationwide to rate the clinical abilities of physicians who work in their specialty.

The list of U-M physicians may be seen on the Web at

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