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Kudos for Tulane Faculty

August 17, 2006

Fran Simon

It's summertime and the living is easy, but Tulane University faculty members have been busy. Here is an update about faculty across the university.

PAUL BARRON, professor of law, was named vice president for information technology and chief information officer, a role he has filled on an interim basis since Hurricane Katrina.

Two Tulane Cancer Center physicians were named recipients of the American Cancer Society Spirit Award: JOAN CHENG, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of gynecologic oncology, and HANA SAFAH, associate professor of medicine and director of the bone marrow transplant program.

, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology, was appointed vice dean for research at the Tulane University School of Medicine.

MARC CZAPLA, research assistant professor of medicine, was named director of emergency preparedness for the university. Czapla has responsibility for providing leadership and direction in all areas of emergency preparedness and response universitywide.

REED KROLOFF, professor and dean of architecture, was one of four national experts to advise on the design of the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, located on 100 acres of woodlands and wetlands adjacent to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

ANA M. LOPEZ, associate professor of communication and director of the Cuban Studies Institute, was appointed senior associate provost.

DEBORAH McGRADY, associate professor of French, is the interim director of the Tulane Honors Program. McGrady specializes in medieval literature and culture. Her most recent book, Controlling Readers: Guillaume de Machaut and His Late Medieval Audience (Toronto University Press, 2006) will be published this fall. McGrady has served as head of the undergraduate French language program, director of Tulane Summer in Paris and co-director of the medieval and early modern studies program.

LARRY PONOROFF, the Mitchell Franklin Professor of Private and Commercial Law, was reappointed as dean of the Tulane Law School for an additional five-year term.

ALAN SILVER, academic director of the casino resort studies program in the School of Continuing Studies, was appointed a judge by the American Gaming Association for the sixth annual Gaming Voice Awards, recognizing excellence in financial and corporate gaming communications.

A book by MICHELE WHITE, assistant professor of communication, was published in June, entitled The Body and the Screen: Theories of Internet Spectatorship (MIT Press, 2006).

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