April 30, 2010
Dr. Brian P. Coppola
The Value of Teaching in Learning
Dr. Brian P. Coppola is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the department’s Associate Chair, and also serves at the Associate Director for the University of Michigan-Peking University Joint Institute, in Beijing, China.
Professor Coppola also co-directs the IDEA Institute (Instructional Development and Educational Assessment), a collaboration between the College of Literature, Science and the Arts and the School of Education. At the post-secondary level, IDEA activities broaden the scholarly development for all students (undergraduate to post-doctoral) who are interested in academic careers. These students have the opportunity to collaborate on teaching projects with the faculty members in the same way that they pursue their research projects. IDEA also targets precollege teaching and learning with the same challenge: how can teachers bring their own ideas forward by collaborating with university students and faculty members.
In 1994, Dr. Coppola received the 4th campus-wide "Golden Apple Award" for outstanding teaching, a recognition organized and administered solely by undergraduate students. In 2003, he received the Kendall-Hunt Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teacher Award from the Society for College Science Teachers. In 2009, he was selected as the CASE/Carnegie US Professor of the Year (for doctoral institutions).
April 30, 2010
Addell A. Anderson, Ph.D. and Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D
Academic Institutions and Civic Engagement: Where Do Libraries Fit?
Addell A. Anderson, Ph.D.
Since 2003, Dr. Addell Austin Anderson has served as Program Director for the Michigan AmeriCorps Partnership (MAP) of the University of Michigan’s Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning. Upon the opening of the U-M Detroit Center in 2005, Dr. Anderson’s office has been located at that site. A domestic version of the Peace Corps, MAP strives to address local human needs through direct service program and capacity building activities related to education, urban planning, social work, health, environmental issues and economic development. Students and community residents earn a stipend and educational award by working on meaningful projects in partnership with nonprofit organizations, primarily located in Detroit.
Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D.
Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., is associate provost for university outreach and engagement and university distinguished professor of psychology at Michigan State University. He is actively involved with the NASULGC Council on Engagement and Outreach, the Outreach Scholarship Conference, and the Higher Education Network for University Engagement. Fitzgerald is co-director of the Michigan Longitudinal Study of Family Risk for Alcoholism over the Life Course (now in its 22nd year), is a member of the steering committee of the American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Research Center, and is a member of a variety of interdisciplinary research teams focusing on evaluation of community-based prevention programs. His major areas of funded research include the study of infant and family development in community contexts, the impact of fathers on early child development, implementation of systemic models of organizational process and change, the etiology of alcoholism, the digital divide and youth access to technologies, and broad issues related to the scholarship of engagement. Since 1992, Fitzgerald has also served as the executive director of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. Fitzgerald holds a Ph.D. in experimental child psychology (1967) from the University of Denver.
May 1, 2010
Dr. Hermina G.B. Anghelescu
The I-Society: Challenges and Opportunities for Librarians in the E-World
Dr. Hermina G.B. Anghelescu holds an M.A. in Foreign Languages and Literatures (French and English) from the University of Bucharest (Romania), and an M.L.I.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked as a reference librarian at the National Library of Romania and currently she is an Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. During 2003-2005 she was the Secretary of the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) Library History Section (LHS) and from 2005 to 2009 she was the Section’s Chair. She will serve as the Convener of IFLA’s Library History Special Interest Group until 2011. Currently she is a member of IFLA’s Library Theory and Research Section Standing Committee.
Anghelescu is a member of the editorial board of several periodical publications, among which Library & Archival Security, Slavic & East European Information Resources, and Libraries & the Cultural Record. Her publications include two co-edited monographs published by the Library of Congress, Center of the Book: Books, Libraries, Reading & Publishing in the Cold War (2001) and Libraries & Culture: Historical Essays Honoring the Legacy of Donald G. Davis, Jr. (2006). She co-translated from French into English Suzanne Briet’s work Quest-ce que la documentation? / What Is Documentation? published by Scarecrow Press (2006). She has compiled back-of-the-book indexes, and she has published research articles, chapters, and dictionary and encyclopedia articles, as well as some fifty book reviews. Other works include the translation into Romanian and editing of six volumes of conference proceedings; and compilation and co-editing of Libraries & Culture: 25-Year Cumulative Index, 1966-1990 (1995). In addition, she has been a contributor to various national and international bibliographies such as the National Bibliography of Romania, the National Bibliography of the Republic of Moldova, and the Annual Bibliography of the History of the Printed Book and Libraries (ABHB), published by the Department of Special Collections of the Royal Library, The Hague, under the auspices of the Committee on Rare and Precious Documents of IFLA.
Currently Anghelescu serves as a consultant to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for projects involving providing free Internet access in public libraries in Romania and other Eastern European countries. In December 2004, the Presidency of Romania awarded Hermina Anghelescu with the Cultural Merit Order for the rank of Knight as an acknowledgement of her outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Romanian civilization and history abroad.