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Newsmakers

  • Roy Berns , Richard S. Hunter Professor in Color Science, Appearance and Technology at the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, received the Journal Award from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology. The award recognizes an outstanding contribution in the area of basic science, published in the Journal of Imaging Science and Technology during the preceding year. Berns and Koichi Iino were honored for their scientific papers, "Building Color Management Modules Using Linear Optimization I and II." Iino was visiting scientist at RIT's Munsell Color Science Laboratory from 1994 to 1996.
  • Hamad Ghazle , director, diagnostic medical sonography, has been elected site-visit team chair of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. He also has been elected western upstate New York representative for the National Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and president of the Rochester Ultrasound Society. In May he presented a lecture, "New Advances in Ultrasound," to the society.
  • Vinnie Gupta , professor, mechanical engineering, won the 1999 Section Outstanding Educator Award of the St. Lawrence Section of the American Society for Engineering Education. The award ceremony was held in Montreal, Quebec, on April 16.
  • Sophia Maggelakis , associate professor, mathematics and statistics, is co-author of "A Mathematical Model of Retinal Neovascularization," published in the January issue of the journal, Mathematical and Computer Modeling.
  • Noboru Ohta , Xerox Visiting Professor in Digital Color Imaging Systems at the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, received the Order of Merit Award from the Society of Photographic Science and Technology of Japan. He was honored for his contributions to imaging science, particularly in the area of color reproduction. The award was presented at the annual meeting of the society in May in Tokyo.
  • Jeff Pelz , assistant professor, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, received the Raymond C. Bowman Award from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology. The award recognizes a person who has been instrumental in helping individuals pursue a career in the technical scientific aspects of imaging science.
  • Lee Quinby , Caroline Werner Gannett Professor, College of Liberal Arts, has had a new book, Millennial Seduction: A Skeptic Confronts Apocalyptic Culture, published by Cornell University Press.
  • Raghuveer Rao and Sohail Dianat , electrical engineering professors, organized and chaired the first SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering) Conference on Digital Wireless Communication in Orlando, Fla., on April 5, 1999. They also presented the paper, "Blind adaptive source separation for CDMA."
  • Diane Spang , director, K-12 partnerships, was selected to attend the conference, Improving and Assessing the Impact of Programs to Encourage High School Girls to Pursue Science, Engineering and Mathematics,sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Aug. 5-7 at Santa Clara University.
  • Mary Sullivan , professor, language and literature, has had her new book, The Friendship of Florence Nightingale and Mary Clare Moore, published by University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • John Violanti , associate professor, criminal justice, has had his new book, Police Trauma: Psychological Aftermath of Civilian Combat, published by Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd. He is co-editor of the book.
  • Julie White , coordinator of the Women's Center, won the Miguel Garcia-Tunon Memorial Award in Human Dignity at the 1999 annual meeting of the American College Health Association in Philadelphia on July 2. The award is presented to individuals whose work, life, writing, research and way of living have promoted the cause of human dignity and nurtured the appreciation of human differences.

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