Kimberly Smith Receives Teaching and Research Award
The Arkansas Alumni Association honored faculty members with Distinguished
Faculty Achievement awards for their accomplishments in teaching, research and public
service. SICB treasurer-elect Kimberly Smith, a professor in the Fulbright College of Arts
and Sciences, received the Teaching and Research Award. Smith has been on the biological
sciences faculty as a community ecologist since 1981 and has been involved in revamping
the biology and ecology programs. He has served as chairman of the biological sciences
curriculum committee for three years.
David Wake Inducted to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Former ASZ president David Wake was recently inducted as a Fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass. The American Academy of
Arts and Sciences is an honorary society founded in 1780 by John Adams. The academy
recognizes achievement in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities and
conducts a varied program of projects and studies responsive to the needs and problems of
society. Wake is currently the director of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at the
University of California, Berkeley.
Marvalee Wake Appointed Chancellor's Professor
Marvalee Wake has been appointed a Chancellor's Professor of Integrative Biology at the
University of California, Berkeley. Chancellor's Professor is an endowed professorship
awarded in recognition of distinguished achievements of the highest level of teaching.
With her appointment, she received a stipend that she will use for research in integrative
biology, particularly for support of graduate student research that is at the interface of
morphology development, function and evolution.