For the Record: Cheers
Cheers is a monthly listing of honors and
awards received by faculty, staff and students plus recent
appointments and promotions. Contributions must be
submitted in writing and be accompanied by a phone
Burt Barnow, principal research scientist in
the Institute for Policy Studies, was appointed to the Data
Quality Task Force of the National Association of Schools
of Public Affairs and Administration, which considers the
data the organization would like to gather to help inform
member schools and the public. He also was appointed to the
American Jewish Committee's Task Force on National
Sandee Newman, professor and director of the
Institute for Policy Studies, was appointed to a National
Academy of Sciences committee to evaluate the research
function and agenda of HUD.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Adnan A. Hyder, assistant professor in the
Department of International Health and the Center for
Injury Research and Policy, has received a 2006 Institute
of Road Traffic Education & Prince Michael International
Road Safety Award for his contributions to global road
safety. The award, which recognizes Hyder for his
leadership in research, publication and professional
service in the field of road safety, was presented Jan. 12
at the Road Safety Education for Developing Countries
international conference in New Delhi.
Judah Adashi, Preparatory faculty, was recently
awarded a commission from Concert Artists Guild and the BMI
Foundation's Carlos Surinach Fund. The commissioned work,
for bassoon and piano, will be composed for Concert Artists
Guild bassoon virtuoso Peter Kolkay, who will premiere it
at the Lawrence University Artist Series in Appleton, Wis.,
in April 2007.
Shirley Givens, violin faculty, was honored by
the U.S. Department of Education with the 2006 Presidential
Scholar Teacher Recognition Award. It was presented to her
by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings at the Kennedy
Center in Washington, D.C.
Michael Hersch, composition faculty, premiered
his two-hour piano work The Vanishing Pavilions in the fall
in Philadelphia. David Patrick Stearns of The Philadelphia
Inquirer said Hersch took his place among the likes of Kurt
Weill and Dimitri Shostakovich for presenting a new work
inspired by troubled times. In a preview article, Stearns
described the performance as "history in the making."
Paul Mathews, music theory faculty, edited the
book Orchestration: An Anthology of Writings, which was
just released by Routledge. Also, his composition A
Reliquary for St. Barbara was one of the works performed by
Peabody alumna Claudia Friedlander at the opening of Art
Salon 173 in New York.
Alan Stepansky, cello faculty, will appear this
month as principal cellist in an "all-star" orchestra made
up of members of the New York Philharmonic, Boston
Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony,
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and others in a performance of
the Verdi Requiem in Carnegie Hall.
Collage, a CD by the Peabody Wind Ensemble that
honors the 150th anniversary of the Peabody Institute, will
be released by Naxos in the spring. The ensemble is
conducted by Harlan Parker, coordinator of music education
and of information technology.
School of Medicine
Lee McCabe, associate professor of psychiatry
and director of the Office of Behavioral Health Care, has
been elected president of the Academic Behavioral Health
Consortium, a national network of faculty whose mission is
to advance best practices in clinical, educational and care
management programs related to mental health. McCabe, who
has a joint appointment at the Bloomberg School of Public
Health, previously served as vice president of ABHC and as
chair of its Clinical Best Practices Committee.
School of Nursing
Elizabeth Jordan, assistant professor and
coordinator of the Birth Companions course in the
Baccalaureate Program, has been elected to the 2007 board
of directors of the Association of Women's Health,
Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
Jennifer Wenzel, an assistant professor in the
Baccalaureate Program, has been elected to the Southern
Nursing Research Society Governing Board for the 2007-2009
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