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03 March 2004

Two elected to National Academy of Engineering
Two campus scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, bringing to 87 the number of academy members from the Berkeley faculty.

The two new members are Arup Chakraborty, the Warren and Katherine Schlinger Distinguished Professor and chair of chemical engineering, and Richard Newton, professor of electrical engineering and computer science and dean of the College of Engineering. They were among 76 new members and 11 foreign associates announced recently by the academy. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,174 and the number of foreign associates to 172.

Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.

Lowell Bergman
Adjunct Professor of Journalism Lowell Bergman and colleagues have received a George Polk Award in the labor-reporting category. They were honored for “Dangerous Business,” a PBS Frontline documentary on worker safety at McWane Inc. Frontline collaborated with The New York Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Company on the program. Bergman, who served as served as a writer and correspondent on the film, also won a DuPont-Columbia Award for the piece, as noted previously in the Berkeleyan.

Richard Buxbaum
Law School Professor Richard Buxbaum is winner of the campus’s 2004 Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award. The Berkeley Journal of International Law presents the award annually to an international legal scholar or practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution in the field. Buxbaum was named for his role in helping to establish the campus’s Center for German and European Studies and its Center for Western European Studies, as well as for his service as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law. Buxbaum also served as dean of international and area studies from 1993 to 1999.

Andy Furco
The John Glenn Institute for Public Service & Public Policy at Ohio State University has named Andy Furco as its first John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning. A faculty member in Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, Furco directs the Service-Learning Research and Development Center.

The scholars program is a nationwide competition, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, recognizing individuals from any discipline whose work helps to advance the understanding or adoption of service-learning in K-12 classrooms. Each scholar is selected on the basis of an essay focusing on a designated issue related to service-learning — a learning modality that combines community service with academic instruction.

Over the past 12 years, Furco has studied and developed service-learning programs in K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and teacher-education programs. His winning paper addresses the need for comprehensive methodologies to evaluate the impact of service-learning on students. The Glenn Institute plans to disseminate work of its John Glenn Scholars in a concise form for use by teachers, policymakers, and others.