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September 24, 2014

Notables

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has named Daniel Weix, assistant professor of chemistry, as one of 14 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2014. The award is given to faculty members in the chemical sciences who are within the first five years of their academic careers, have created an independent body of outstanding scholarship, and demonstrated a commitment to education.

Mary Carey, associate professor of nursing, and Daryl Sharp, professor of clinical nursing and director of care management for Accountable Health Partners, were selected to be inducted as fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Marc Brown, professor of dermatology and of oncology at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, was elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Robert Boyd, professor of optics and of physics and a pioneer in the field of nonlinear optical physics, was awarded an honorary doctor of science degree by the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. The degree recognizes Boyd’s “considerable contributions” in the field of optical physics.

Martin Lynch, associate professor of counseling and human development at the Warner School, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Russia. Lynch’s award will take him to Kazan Federal University for the 2014–15 academic year to teach in the Department of Psychology.

Emily Wylam, associate head coach for men’s and women’s swimming at Case Western Reserve University, has been named head coach of the women’s swimming and diving team at Rochester.

Jane Possee, associate director of athletics and recreation and retired longtime coach at Rochester and Syracuse University, was honored with the Jean Giambrone Service Award from the Rochester Press-Radio Club. The award honors those who have made an exemplary lifetime commitment to local women’s sports.

The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries honored Lucretia McClure, former director of the Edward G. Miner Library, with the Robert F. Metzdorf Award for her contributions and meritorious service to the libraries. Solomon Blaylock, library assistant in Rush Rhees Library, received the River Campus Libraries Staff Award for his innovative contributions to strategic initiatives.

Julia Sollenberger, associate professor of public health sciences and associate vice president and director of Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, has been awarded two honors by the Medical Library Association. She received the Ida and George Eliot Prize and the Professional Recognition Award for Leadership. Both awards recognize Sollenberger’s published work related to study on “The Evolving Role and Value of Libraries and Librarians in Health Care.”

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