University of Rochester


Faculty Honors

Robert Boeckman Jr., the Marshall D. Gates Jr. Professor of Chemistry, was selected to receive a 2006 Arthur S. Cope Scholar Award, considered one of the top honors in organic chemistry, from the American Chemical Society.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest federation of scientists, inducted three Rochester faculty members as fellows in 2006. They are Richard Eisenberg, the Tracy H. Harris Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Fred Sherman, professor of biochemistry at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, and David Williams, the William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics, director of the Center for Visual Science, and professor of brain and cognitive sciences.

Stanley Engerman, the John H. Munro Professor of Economics and professor of history, has been appointed one of 19 W. E. B. Du Bois Institute Fellows at Harvard University. He also received the Award of Distinguished Fellow from the American Economic Association.

Sheldon Fields, assistant professor of nursing, has been elected a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academy of Practice in Nursing.

William Scott Green, dean of the College and the Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Judaic Studies in the Department of Religion and Classics, has been named to a national, multidisciplinary panel on entrepreneurship education in colleges and universities by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Patricia Herminghouse, the Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor Emerita of German Studies, and Elias Mandala, professor of history, were each awarded Fulbright grants for 2005–06. Herminghouse participated in several academic sessions in Germany; Mandala will teach and conduct research in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Cyril Meyerowitz ’97M (Mas), director of the Eastman Dental Center and professor and chair of the Department of Dentistry, has been named to the Commission for Change and Innovation in Dental Education by the American Dental Education Association.

Rene Millon, professor emeritus of anthropology, was a corecipient of the American Anthropological Association’s Alfred Vincent Kidder Award for his contributions to Mesoamerican archaeology.

Harry Reis, professor of psychology, has been named president-elect of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, the largest organization dedicated to the science of social-personality psychology.

Pierre Tariot, professor of psychiatry, medicine, and neurology at the Medical Center, received the Turken Award, presented each year by the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UCLA to a leading national researcher.

James Undercofler, dean of the Eastman School, has been selected as a recipient of the 2005 Mayor’s Renaissance Award by former Rochester Mayor William A. Johnson Jr. for his contributions to the arts in Rochester.