JOEL BERG, UW PROFESSOR of pediatric dentistry who is acknowledged as one of the world’s leading pediatric dentists, was named dean of the UW School of Dentistry. Berg joined the UW faculty in 2003 and holds the Lloyd and Kay Chapman Chair for Oral Health.
THE INTERIM DEAN of the UW School of Nursing is Pamela H. Mitchell, ’62, ’91, professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems. Mitchell, who has been at the UW since 1969, is the founding director of the UW’s Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education and Research. She replaces Marla Salmon.
KELLI TROSVIG, ’92, ’94, has been appointed vice president for UW information technology and chief information officer for the University. She played a key role in the opening of UW Medicine’s South Lake Union research campus.
THREE UW PROFESSORS are among 126 recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships given by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation: Munira Khalil, assistant professor of chemistry; Shwetak Patel, assistant professor in the departments of computer science & engineering and electrical engineering; and Bo Zhang, assistant professor of chemistry.
ODEGAARD UNDERGRADUATE LIBRARY will close in June for the summer so it can undergo renovation. In September, the upper floors of the library will re-open while the first floor remains closed for construction. This is the first signifi cant update of Odegaard in the 40 years since it was built.
FACILITIES SERVICES received $1 million for energy conservation from Seattle City Light. The UW is one of the utility’s largest single-use customers. The UW has received approximately $7.4 million from Seattle City Light for its efforts in the past 17 years.
DAVID STAHLK, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Also elected: UW affiliate professor Henrique Malvar and Peter Farrell, ’71. Malvar is chief scientist and managing director of Microsoft Research. Farrell founded San Diego-based ResMed Inc., which develops devices to treat sleep-breathing disorders such as sleep apnea.
THE UW HONORS PROGRAM recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Full College Honors is a four-year, advanced academic track and Departmental Honors enriches a specific field of study. Since its start, 8,000 students have graduated with an average of 2,500 applying annually and 250 invited to enroll.