Faculty awards

Seven faculty were recently recognized.

Elizabeth Cudney, PhD EMgt’06, an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, was named a Fellow in the American Society for Engineering Management.

Suzanna Long, Hist’84, Phys’84, MS EMgt’04, PhD EMgt’07, an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering, was named president-elect of the Society for Engineering and Management Systems.

Mohammad Tayeb Ghasr, an assistant research professor in electrical and computer engineering, was named Young Engineer of the Year by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.

Bright Light City: Las Vegas in Popular Culture, by Larry Gragg, Curators’ Teaching Professor of history and political science, was one of two finalists for the Spur Award for Best Western Nonfiction Contemporary.

Patrick Huber, a professor of history, received a Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award for an essay titled “Black Hillbillies: African American Musicians on Old-Time Records, 1924–1932,” which appeared in Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music.

Kamal H. Khayat, the Vernon and Maralee Jones Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, earned the G.H. Tattersall Award at the 2014 ECO-CRETE International Symposium on Sustainability held in Reykjavik, Iceland.

John J. Myers, a professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering, was named a Fellow of The Masonry Society.

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