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Library and Information Science Professor Emeritus Elaine Svenonius is the recipient of the Ranganathan Award for Classification Research from the International Federation of Documentation/Classification Research Section. Svenonius was selected "for her long and distinguished contribution to the field of knowledge organization as demonstrated in her research." ... Law Professor Carole Goldberg has been awarded the Fredric P. Sutherland Award for public-interest work by a faculty member for her work on behalf of American Indian communities.... Two members of the Asian American Studies Center have been listed among the 100 most influential Asian Americans of the decade in A. Magazine: Don Nakanishi, professor of education and center director, in the field of education and Russell Leong, principal editor of the Amerasia Journal, in literature. UCLA alumni making the list were Angela Oh, Stewart Kwoh, Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano and Gary Okihiro.


The Pediatric Undergraduate Program, under the direction of Stuart Slavin, associate vice chair of education at the School of Medicine, has won the 1999 Ambulatory Pediatric Association's Teaching Award. UCLA was recognized for its outstanding and innovative pediatric educational  program for first- through fourth-year medical students.... Alison Bunting, associate university librarian for sciences and head of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, has been named to the National Library of Medicine  Board of Regents by Donna Shalala, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.... Chief of the Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation and director of the Dumont-UCLA Transplant Center Ronald W. Busuttil was inducted as the president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.... Law Professor Peter Arenella was awarded the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching, which recognizes his outstanding commitment to teaching at three California law schools.... Gary Small, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and  director of the UCLA Center on Aging, has received the Albert F. Parlow-David H. Solomon Chair on Aging, an endowed professorship.


Laura Andreson , who communicated the joy of working in ceramics to thousands of students for nearly 40 years, died Aug. 16 in Los Angeles at 96. An innovator who taught herself to make pots and then went on to become  the doyenne of ceramics in California, Andreson graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 1932 and began teaching as an instructor here in 1933. Only after earning a master's degree in painting from Columbia University and returning  to UCLA did she begin to explore and experiment with different clays, glazes and techniques, earning international recognition. The National Archives of American Art in the Smithsonian Institution documented her life and work, the  subject of many museum exhibitions. Andreson is survived by a nephew, John, and niece, Deborah.

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