November 6, 2000
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has
honored Ira Pohl, professor of computer
science, with selection as an ACM Fellow. Pohl will be inducted as an ACM Fellow
in an awards ceremony on March 11, 2001, at the ACM1 Conference in San Jose.
Shelley Stamp, associate professor of film and digital media and author of the new book Movie-Struck Girls: Women and Motion Picture Culture After the Nickelodeon, has received additional praise for her book, which appears on Choice magazine's list of Outstanding Academic Titles this year. The magazine, which reviews significant current books and electronic media of interest to those in higher education, is a publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries.
This year's Outstanding Academic Titles list includes slightly more than 600 books and electronic resources chosen by the Choice editorial staff from among approximately 6,700 titles reviewed during the year 2000. Books that are included on the list are recognized for their excellence in scholarship and presentation, the significance of their contributions to the field, and for their value as important treatment of a specific subject.
Tandy Beal, lecturer in theater arts, has been awarded a fellowship in dance from the Silicon Valley Arts Council. This season she was also awarded a fellowship in choreography from the California Arts Council as well as a grant from Bay Area Theater. She was the closing speaker for the California Dance Educators' Association this October.
Beal's choreography and directing were seen this season at the Yerba Buena Center
for the Arts, Dean Lesher Performing Arts Center (Walnut Creek), and in Texas at
the Houston Aerial Theater. Her award-winning children's production, Listening
to the Earth, will be produced at Kingsbury Theater at the University of Utah
this winter. Excerpts from her alternative Nutcracker will be produced in
Walnut Creek this season.