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Linda Chaudron, assistant professor of psychiatry, recently has been named the 2005 Marian I. Butterfield Early Career Psychiatrist by the Association of Women Psychiatrists. The award recognizes one psychiatrist a year who has excelled in an area of research and who shows promise for continuing contributions to academic psychiatry. Chaudron's research and clinical interests focus on women's mental health issues across the lifespan, specifically postpartum depression and suicide risk factors among women.

An exhibition of new objects added to the photography collection at George Eastman House includes two triptychs by Carl Chiarenza, University artist in residence and Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art History. Each of these triptychs, which are named Untitled Triptych 177/184/181, 1994 and Untitled Triptych 300/296/292, 1997, consists of three, 16-by-20 inch selenium-toned gelatin silver prints. Chiarenza, a native of Rochester, also gave the museum 10 additional prints at the time the triptychs were purchased. These works complement several of his photographs already owned by George Eastman House.

photograph of boys in street scene in Senegal
Yale University recently acquired several images taken by Lawrence Merrill, including this one of boys in Senegal.

Yale University has acquired images from two series of photographs by Lawrence Merrill, director of the Memorial Art Gallery's Creative Workshop. One group of 25 photos (see image at right) is from a World Bank research project aimed at documenting and improving the living standards of artisans in developing countries, while strengthening their indigenous cultures. The second acquisition is a smaller group of pictures from Merrill's ongoing body of work that features people in their built environment on New York City streets.

The National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) has awarded Cam Schauf, director of campus dining services, the Richard Lichtenfelt Award for outstanding service. NACUFS is a trade association for campus dining departments at institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and other countries. Schauf has been involved with NACUFS for 18 years and has served in many capacities, including facilitator at the Foodservice Management Institute and multiple regional and national interest sessions. He was the NACUFS national president in 2002.

Curt Smith, senior lecturer in the English department, recently published Voices of Summer: Ranking Baseball's 101 All-Time Best Announcers, the first book to rank some of the sport's top announcers. A commentator and sports historian, Smith is the author of other titles, including What Baseball Means to Me, Voices of the Game, and Storied Stadiums.

Research by Scott Thompson, a resident in the Department of Otolaryngology, on the way hormones affect hearing has been cited as the most important research by a young doctor in the field in 2005 by the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery. Thompson will receive the society's Resident Award in Basic Research at its annual meeting in Los Angeles in September.

David Williams, the William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics and director of the Center for Visual Science, has been selected to receive the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology's (ARVO) Friedenwald Award for his groundbreaking studies on human optics, human cone receptors, and color vision. Williams is being recognized for his recent work on the application of adaptive optics to image the retina. The honor, which is one of the most prestigious awards in the fields of vision science and ophthalmology, is given annually for outstanding research in the basic or clinical ophthalmology sciences. He will receive a plaque and will present a lecture at ARVO's 2006 meeting in Fort Lauderdale.

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