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Celia Applegate, associate professor of history, and Lynn Gordon, associate professor of history and associate professor at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, are participating in an exchange program with Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, as part of collaborations made possible through the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies. Applegate and Gordon will be lecturing through June in the Department of American Studies at Jagiellonian on aspects of women's history in the United States.

Two chemists at the University have been awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation research fellowships. Kara Bren and Patrick Holland, both assistant professors of chemistry, are two of 117 award recipients who will receive $40,000 toward their research programs over the next two years. Bren is working to understand proteins that have metal ions bound to them, known as metalloproteins, and Holland is an expert in the fixation of nitrogen, the process of turning nitrogen into biologically useful hydrogen and ammonia.

Down Beat, one of the country's most respected jazz magazines, has selected pianist Harold Danko, chair of the Eastman School of Music's jazz and contemporary media department, as one of only three recipients of its 12th annual Down Beat Achievement Awards for Jazz Education. The magazine also honored several Eastman students this year as recipients of its annual student awards, including two student groups--the Dave Guidice Quartet and the Robert-Koenigsberg Sextet.

Jonathan Friedberg, associate director of clinical research for the Lymphoma Program at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, received one of two prestigious Lymphoma Research Foundation career development grants to study new treatments for lymphoma, the most common blood cancer and the third most common cancer of childhood. The $225,000, three-year grant is part of the foundation's commitment to advance research and care of lymphoma.

Marcy Kraus, senior associate director of academic support, received the Distinguished Service Award from the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling on June 5 at an annual conference in Buffalo. Kraus received the award for her contributions to the association that include serving as chair of the professional development committee, a member of several conference planning committees, vice president for committees, and vice president for professional development and planning.

Burton Nadler, Career Center director at the University, has authored a new book on crafting resumes. The updated second edition of The Everything Resume Book includes more than 100 sample resumes, reviews and critiques of resumes, and advice on preparation and motivation during the job search.

Philip Ponella, director of Information Technology Services/Academic Technology, and Susan Gibbons, director of Digital Library Initiatives for River Campus Libraries, have been accepted to participate in the Frye Institute in June. Some 40 participants from higher education, including faculty members, librarians, technology professionals, and senior administrators, are selected each year to take part in the intensive two-week program held at Emory University in Atlanta.

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