Oct. 26, 1995
Vol. 15, No. 4

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    Abbie Griffin, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Business, has received the Frank M. Bass Dissertation Paper Award for 1995 for her paper "The Voice of the Customer." The paper presents techniques for using qualitative and quantitative market-research data for product development. The award is presented by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) College on Marketing.

    Riccardo Levi-Setti, Professor in Physics and Director of the Enrico Fermi Institute, and Kamal Soni, Research Scientist in EFI, will receive the 1995 Jacquet-Lucas Award for Excellence in Metallography. The award, given by the International Metallographic Society for their work titled "Chemical Imaging of Al-Li Alloy Welds," will be presented at a banquet this month.

    Robert Sampson, Professor in Sociology, has been awarded the 1995 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Council of the American Sociological Association's Crime, Law & Deviance Section. The award was presented to Sampson and co-author John Laub for the book Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points Through Life (1993). This is the third prize Sampson has received for the book. He previously was awarded the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences' Outstanding Book Award and the American Society of Criminology's Michael J. Hindelang Award.

    Katherine Fischer Taylor, Assistant Professor in Art, has received the Spiro Kostof Book Award for Architecture and Urbanism. The award was presented by the Society of Architectural Historians for her book In the Theater of Criminal Justice: The Palais de Justice in Second Empire Paris (1993).

    Three 1994 Ph.D. graduates in Political Science are among 11 scholars nationwide to receive dissertation awards from the American Political Science Association. Walter Mattli received the Helen Dwight Reid Award for The Logic of Regional Integration: Europe and Beyond; David Pizza received the William A. Anderson Award for Cooperation and Structure in Party Politics: The Development of Urban Party Organizations in the United States, 1896-1930; and Guy Stuart was given the best dissertation award by the Urban Politics Section for The Social Construction of Risk in Mortgage Lending.