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Faculty members from dozens of disciplines across campus continue to secure national recognition for their accomplishments:

  • The Medical Center placed 133 physician faculty members on the national “Best Doctors” list.
  • Emanuele Berti (Physics) joined Tamar Goulet (Biology) and Nathan Hammer (Chemistry) as recipients of prestigious NSF CAREER awards.
  • Alex Cheng, dean of the School of Engineering, was elected president of the Engineering Mechanics Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • The National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review named Alice Clark, vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs, the 2010 winner of its top honor for extraordinary commitment to peer review, the Marcy Speer Outstanding CSR Reviewer award. 
  • Tom Franklin, assistant professor of fiction writing, won the LA Times Book Prize for “Best Mystery/Thriller” category for his book, “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.” The book also was nominated for a Barry Award, an Edgar Award, a Hammett Award, and a Southern Independent Booksellers Association Award.
  • Robert Cummings, director of the Center for Writing and Rhetoric, received the Modern Language Association’s Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize for his book, “Lazy Virtues: Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia.”
  • Charles Eagles, the William F. Winter Professor of History, received a second Lillian Smith Award for his book “The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss.”
  • Joe Files, professor of hematology-oncology, received the prestigious Master designation for career achievement from the American College of Physicians.
  • Dale Flesher, professor and Arthur Andersen Alumni Lecturer in the Patterson School of Accountancy, received the 2011 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
  • Edrie George-Royals, dean emeritus of the School of Nursing, was admitted to the Mississippi Nursing Association’s Hall of Fame.
  • Duane Haines, professor of anatomy and former chair, received the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glazer Teaching Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • Laura Harper, head of government information technical services and regional depository librarian at the J.D. Williams Library, received the 2011 Bernadine Abbott Hoduski Founders Award from the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association.
  • Arunachalam Rajendran, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, was presented ICCES’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his research in “Impact Behaviors of Advanced Materials and Structures.”
  • Sidney Rowland, assistant dean for support of undergraduate programs and associate professor of curriculum and instruction in the School of Education, was awarded the Mississippi Association of Educators’ Human and Civil Rights Outstanding Achievement Award.
  • Maribeth Stolzenburg, research associate professor of physics, and Tom Marshall, professor of physics, were featured in an article on lightning research in the March issue of Discover magazine.
  • Barbara Wells received the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists’ inaugural Career Achievement Award.
  • Ahmet Yukleyen, Croft assistant professor of anthropology, received a fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace.