UT Arlington's College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been named a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing.
The American Society of Human Genetics has named Charles R. Scriver, M.D., Alva Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics, and Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry (Associate), Biology (Honorary), and Human Genetics at McGill University; as the 2015 recipient of the annual Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. Dr. Scriver has dedicated his career as a clinician-scientist to discovering, training, treating, and educating the public about inherited metabolic and other genetic diseases.
Wolf B. Frommer, Director of Carnegie's Department of Plant Biology, has been elected as a member of the German Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, one of the world's oldest national academies.
This year's BMC Ecology Image Competition includes photos showing a Palestinian sunbird's careful maneuvers, endangered storks foraging in a garbage dump and a pregnant bat in mid-flight. The 32 images showcase a diverse range of interspecies relationships, from seemingly-unlikely symbiotic partnerships, to the perilous world of predation and carnivorous plants.
For contributions to groundbreaking technologies such as tactical cyber ranges and augmented-reality glasses, Lt. Cmdr. Tom McAndrew, a Reservist with the Office of Naval Research, this week received the Navy Reserve's 2014 Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year award, presented by the Reserve Officers Association in Washington, D.C.
Dedre Gentner, the Alice Gabrielle Twight Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and a professor in the School of Education and Social Policy, is the 16th recipient of the David E. Rumelhart Prize. Established only 14 years ago, the David E. Rumelhart Prize is considered to be the most important award in the cognitive science field.
The Miriam Hospital has again received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award and has for the first time achieved The Target: Stroke Honor Roll distinction for 2015. The Miriam, which treats over 300 stroke patients a year, received the awards for attaining targeted quality measures and ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate medical treatment based on nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently bestowed its annual 'Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award' on a community advisory group formed to raise awareness and solicit public input into the agency's proposed $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Passaic River.
The prize is awarded to Tadmor for his original, broad, and fundamental contributions to the applied and numerical analysis of nonlinear partial differential equations and their applications in areas such as fluid dynamics, image processing, and social dynamics.
Karniadakis is being recognized for his many outstanding contributions to applied mathematics in a broad range of areas, including computational fluid dynamics, spectral methods and stochastic modeling.