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Applause — March 10, 2009

James Roberson“Live from Los Angeles,” a CD and DVD by James Roberson, adjunct assistant professor of ethnomusicology, was nominated for five Stellar Gospel Music Award awards and won with singer Beverly Crawford as Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year. The Stellar awards are the gospel music industry’s top prize. “Live from Los Angeles” features “He’s Done Enough,” which was Crawford’s #1 hit single on Billboard magazine’s gospel list for 65 weeks. 

Borgman, ChristineInformation Studies Professor Christine L. Borgman is this year’s recipient of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award. The award is given annually to an individual for distinguished service to the profession of information science.

Li CaiEducation Assistant Professor Li Cai won the American Educational Research Association Division D Award for Outstanding Quantitative Dissertation. Cai also won the 2009 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the National Council on Measurement in Education.


Anne GillilandInformation Studies Professor Anne Gilliland, with Kelvin White of the University of Oklahoma’s School of Library and Information Studies, won the Best Paper Award for “Promoting Reflexivity and Inclusivity in Archival Education, Research and Practice” at the 2009 iConference at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.


Timothy TaylorEthnomusicology Professor Timothy Taylor was awarded the Jaap Kunst Prize by the Society for Ethnomusicology for his article, “The Commodification of Music at the Dawn of the Era of ‘Mechanical Music,’” which was published in the journal Ethnomusicology” last year.


Kris GutierrezEducation Professor Kris D. Gutirrez has been elected president-elect of the American Educational Research Association. Her term as president starts at the conclusion of the 2010 Annual Meeting, after one year of service as president-elect.


Beverly P. Lynch Information Studies Professor Beverly P. Lynch is this year’s recipient of the American Library Association Joseph W. Lippincott Award. The award, founded in 1938, is given annually to an individual for distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.



Grey Byant  and  Martie HaseltonResearch by Greg Bryant and Martie Haselton of the Department of Communications Studies was named by Time magazine as one of the top 50 medical stories of 2008. Their studies on vocal cues of ovulation in women received extensive media coverage.


Cun-Yu WangNoted cancer scientist Cun-Yu Wang has been named the Dr. No-Hee Park Endowed Chair in Dentistry. Wang is a professor at the School of Dentistry, where he chairs the division of oral biology and medicine and focuses his research on oral cancer. The chair, which was established by a gift from the Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation announced earlier this year, is meant to support advances in biomedical and dental science.
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