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Awards & Honors

Arpita Upadhyaya, Assistant Professor, was among the list of 2008 Sloan Research Fellowship Award Winners in Physics. These awards are intended to enhance the careers of the very best young faculty members in science. A total of 118 fellowships are awarded annually.
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Ted Jacobson, Professor, has been awarded the University of Maryland's Distinguished Scholar Teacher Award. This honor is given to only a few UMD faculty a year. Dr. Jacobson was recognized for his prominence as a researcher and his exceptional skill and utter devotion as an instructor.
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Jordan Goodman, Professor, will be the 2008 recipient of the College of Computer Mathematical and Physical Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. Professor Goodman came to this university as a student in 1969. He has since become a renowned researcher, Distinguished Scholar-Teacher and experienced administrator.
The Ninth Annual Alumni Association Awards Gala will be held on April 12 at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. For additional information, visit:

George Gloeckler, Professor Emeritus, will be in Paris this month to be named a Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. On the same trip, he will visit the Max Planck Institute in Dresden to give a lecture.
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In January 2008 the following professors were recognized by the American Physical Society as one of the inaugural group of Outstanding Referrees:

Dieter Brill
John Cooper
Sankar Das Sarma
J. Robert Dorfman
Theodore Einstein
Raymond Elton
Michael Fisher
Hans Griem
Stephen Wallace

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In the News

Joe Redish, Professor, and Tom Bing, Alumnus, wrote a paper that was mentioned in the January issue of The New Scientist.
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This same paper was the subject of a blog entry at Wolfman Research. To view the blog, visit:

Bob Park, Professor, appeared on CN8's, the Comcast Cable Television Network, It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle on January 29, 2008. Additionally, Professor Park was interviewed by Newsweek on January 18th. The article discussed how scientists talk about UFO sightings and the history of how mankind has tried to explian the unexplainable.
To view the article, visit: http://www.newsweek.com/id/96014

Richard Berg, Professor, participated in the Washinton Examiner's 3-minute interview. To view the article, visit:

A Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, MRSEC, image appeared on the December 2007 cover of NNI strategic report. To view the cover, visit: www.nano.gov/html/about/strategicplan.html

Robert Perry '85, is the 2008 winner of the Ohio State University (OSU) Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award. He was surprised by President Gordon Gee while teaching his undergraduate statistical physics class on Friday, February 29, 2008.


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