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AHPCRC Bulletin: Summer 1997 - Volume 7 Number 3
AHPCRC NEWS BRIEFS
Anita Anderson (AHPCRC-UM)
FAMU Named College of the Year
FAMU was the first "College of the Year" selected by TIME/Princeton Review. The TIME/Princeton Review stated that its purpose was not to anoint some place the "best," but rather, "to identify a school that is trying out new ideas and, by making them work, advancing the cause of higher education in general."
TIME/The Princeton Review selected FAMU as the "College for the Year" because FAMU has been doing "what many thought was impossible: tripling the size of its graduating class while simultaneously boosting the quality of its student body." FAMU, the articles states, "has reached for excellence, recruiting better students and better teachers; raising the money to build labs, renovate dorms and install computer networks; doing the hard work necessary to win national recognition for its schools of business, engineering, pharmacy and health sciences."
The article adds, "The only traditionally black college to offer four Ph.D. programs, FAMU receives 350 federal research grants totaling $40 million annually. Last year FAMU College of Pharmacy-which has trained a quarter of all black pharmacists in America-joined the country's Top 10 pharmacy-research centers, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $3.2 million in NIH grants. For a historically black college, said Sidney McNairy, the NIH's director of research infrastructure, that was 'a meteoric rise.'" The article also mentioned that FAMU has been vying with Harvard for the distinction of enrolling the most National Achievement Scholars (FAMU won in 1992 and 1995; Harvard in 1993 and 1994). -Paul Muzio
Northwestern University Joins AHPCRC
AHPCRC Researcher Receives JSME Award
During his visit to Japan, Tezduyar gave six invited lectures at the University of Tokyo and the JSME Centennial Grand Congress, which included a general, plenary lecture of the JSME Computational Mechanics Division, immediately preceding the Award Ceremony.
AHPCRC Researchers Receive USACM AwardsTezduyar received the 1997 Computational Fluid Dynamics Award from the US Association of Computational Mechanics. The Computational Structural Mechanics Award was given to Belytschko, who, in addition to holding a chaired professorship at Northwestern University, is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and an AHPCRC faculty researcher.
The Awards were given at a ceremony on 7 August 1997 at the 4th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics held in San Francisco. This is the first time these awards were given, and they are "in recognition of outstanding and sustained contributions to the broad field [of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Computational Structural Mechanics]."
AHPCRC-UM Researcher Accepts Faculty Position at CAUShahrouz Aliabadi, a long-time member of the AHPCRC Simulations and Modeling research team, has accepted a tenure-track faculty position with the Department of Engineering at Clark Atlanta University (CAU). Aliabadi will also serve as CAU's Associate Director of High Performance Computing. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1994 under the advisorship of Tayfun Tezduyar. Aliabadi has been affiliated with the Center since 1991. Aliabadi plans to continue as a member of the AHPCRC Simulations and Modeling research team and to continue his involvement with the Center's summer undergraduate programs.
AHPCRC Program Officer Becomes ARL Fellow