Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 21, 1996 Form

For The Record:

Once each month, Cheers recognizes achievement of consequence among faculty, staff and students, as well as some promotions and new hires.

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Honors, awards
and appointments

Arts and Sciences

Avrom Fleishman, professor of English, has received an award for his article, "Changing the Subject: Origins and Outcomes in English," from the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. The award carries a $500 prize, to be presented at the SAMLA convention in November.

Doris Yaffe Shiffman, a lecturer in the Language Teaching Center, has been elected president of Baltimore Area Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages for 1996-97.

Centers and affiliates

WJHU Radio won a "Ralph Award" from the Radio Research Consortium for increasing its weekday, midday radio audience. Over a three-year period, WJHU's midday average quarter hour share, a measurement used by the Arbitron ratings company to evaluate relative size of listening audience, rose from .4 to 1.4.

Central Administration

Cheryl-Lee Howard, assistant dean for research administration for the Homewood campus, has been elected treasurer of the National Council of University Research Administrators. She will serve a two-year term beginning in November.

Homewood Academic Computing student publications manager Debbie Brown and her staff have won an achievement award for the on-line version of the HAC periodical Checkbits. The award was part of an international competition sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery.

Continuing Studies

A team of graduate business students from the Johns Hopkins School of Continuing Studies Division of Business and Management won second place in the fifth annual National Black MBA Association Student Case Competition. Students Freder-ick Hines, Debora Plunkett, Montressa Washington Robinson and Sabrina Warren will each receive a $2,000 scholarship as part of the awards. This is the third year Hopkins students have taken part in the competition, and the third year they have won an award.


Charles ReVelle, professor of geography and environmental engineering, received a lifetime achievement award from the Section on Location Analysis of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. ReVelle was cited for his "147 papers in journals, books and proceedings [that] have motivated the follow-on work of numerous location analysts."


Tracie Bunton, associate professor of comparative medicine and associate professor of pathology, has been elected councillor of the Society of Toxicologic Pathologists.

Janice Clements, professor of comparative medicine and neurology with a joint appointment in Molecular Biology and Genetics, received a Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award in support of her research on the basic mechanisms of lentiviral infections in nonhuman primates.

Leigh Ann Curl, assistant director of sports medicine, has been appointed team doctor for the USA Women's basketball select team.

Changing places,
new faces

Wadih Atiyah has been named director of the accounting program of the Division of Business and Management in the School of Continuing Studies.

Julie Ellsworth Cox has been appointed director of major gifts and special projects at the Bayview Medical Center.

Richard Grossi has been appointed to the newly created position of chief financial officer for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Rochelle Ingram has been named associate director and coordinator for administration and supervision in the Division of Education of the School of Continuing Studies.

Donna Larson has been named major gifts officer at the School of Nursing.

Kathleen Waters Sander has been appointed development director for the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine.

Jerome Schnydman has been promoted from director of alumni relations to executive director, development and alumni relations.

Robert Skinner has been appointed director of corporate relations for the university.

Alison Stilwell Traub has been appointed director of development for the Department of Urology at the School of Medicine.

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