Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday January 21, 2003
Thursday ceremony to laud outstanding UA professors
President Pete Likins invites the University community to the fifth annual Arizona Board of Regents' professors and university distinguished professors induction ceremony, held on Thursday at Crowder Hall in the Music building of the fine arts complex at 4:15 p.m.
The University and Tucson communities are invited to recognize these outstanding professors.
The Regents professors to be honored are:
· Pierre Meystre, optical sciences
· Roy R. Parker, molecular and cellular biology
· Michael Schaller, history
· Leslie P. Tolbert, ARL division of neurobiology
· Michael A. Wells, biochemistry and molecular biophysics
The university distinguished professors to be honored are:
· Robert Butler, geosciences
· Harold Dixon, theatre arts
· Wanda Howell, nutritional sciences
Robert Robichaux, ecology and evolutionary biology
Outstanding senior awards nominations being accepted
Nominations are being requested for the Freeman, Robie, and Nugent senior awards presented at the May commencement ceremony. The awards will be presented to six outstanding graduating seniors, one man and one woman for each award.
The awards are for well-rounded students whose contributions through co-curricular and community activities and leadership are evident.
Award nominations must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 to Mike Remedi, outreach and development coordinator, Old Main, Room 203. Late nominations will not be considered.
UA encourages staff, faculty, students to conserve energy
Administrators would like to extend the University's summer energy-conservation effort to a year-round commitment.
President Peter Likins, Provost George Davis and senior vice president for business affairs Joel Valdez are asking all administrators, faculty, students and staff to be as creative as possible in finding ways to make a difference in the use of electricity, water and gas. During the past two years, the UA has complied with the governor's request to state employees to help conserve energy during the summer months. The move is in response to the university's current budget situation.
Master's student receives Centennial Graduate award
On Saturday, Dec. 21, Pete Littlehat received UA's Centennial Achievement Graduate Award for his outstanding achievements as a master's student in environmental engineering. The award testified to his dedication in balancing a high-tech career and traditional Navajo values.
The award includes a $500 cash prize from UA's division of campus life and the UA Graduate College, as well as an engraved plaque from UA's Alumni Association.
As a graduate student at UA, Littlehat has pursued cutting-edge research on endocrine-disrupting hormones in wastewater.
His work already has attracted attention within the discipline, and he recently presented a talk at a conference of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Pasadena, Calif.