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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has acknowledged the success of the Children of Divorce Intervention Program (CODIP) of Children's Institute, a not-for-profit organization based in Rochester, with a national Program Excellence Award. CODIP founder JoAnne Pedro-Carroll, clinical associate professor in the Department of Clinical and Social Psychology and director of program development at Children's Institute, accepted the award earlier this year in Washington, D.C.

A monograph by Carl Chiarenza, artist-in-residence and Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History, has been published by Nazraeli Press. The collages included in The Peace Warriors of Two Thousand and Three, Chiarenza says, came out of his sense of impotence and frustration at world events. "Chance," he says, "structured these images as much as chance structured our world. But chance itself is structured by human beings."

Esther Conwell, professor emerita of chemistry and physics, has won the 2005 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Senior Scientist Mentor Award, designed to help emeritus faculty advise and mentor undergraduate students. Her research, exploring how electric fields affect the movement of electrons in semiconductors, earned her an uncommon dual membership in the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, two of the highest honors a scientist or engineer can receive. Conwell is the only member of the University to hold this distinction.

Classroom Music for Little Mozarts, a three-part curriculum for children coauthored by Acting Dean of Academic Affairs and Eisenhart Professor of Music Education Donna Brink Fox, has earned a Parents' Choice Award. The prestigious seal of approval comes from the Parents' Choice Foundation, the nation's oldest not-for-profit evaluator of children's books, videos, toys, music, computer software, television programs, and magazines.

Susan Gibbons, assistant dean for public services and collection development at River Campus Libraries, has been chosen for a "Mover & Shaker" award by Library Journal, the oldest and best-known national library publication. Gibbons was credited for her work developing the University's institutional repository and for contributing to the University's early involvement as a leader in using DSpace technology to capture, store, index, and distribute scholarly work.

Bruce Jacobs, dean of graduate studies, has been elected to serve on the 2005 Associated Graduate Studies Executive Committee.

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