KU announces four Higuchi Awards
KU has announced four recipients of the 2004 Higuchi/Endowment Research
Achievement Awards. Each winner will receive a $10,000 award to further
The awards were announced Thursday, Sept. 9, at the annual Faculty/Staff
Convocation in Budig Hall. Chancellor Robert Hemenway will officially
present the awards to the winners in October.
The professors chosen to receive this year’s awards:
• Michael J. Soares, professor of pathology
and laboratory medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, will
receive the Dolph Simons Award in biomedical sciences.
• William Tuttle, professor of American
studies at KU, will receive the Balfour Jeffery Research Award in humanities
and social sciences.
• Akira Yamamoto, professor of anthropology
and linguistics at KU, will receive the Irvin Youngberg Research Award
in applied sciences.
• C. Lewis Cocke, professor of physics
at Kansas State University, will receive the Olin Petefish Award in basic
Besides announcing the Higuchi Award winners, James A. Roberts, vice provost
for research and president of the KU Center for Research, announced the
creation of a new award that will be presented annually to a non-tenure
track researcher from the Lawrence campus. The Higuchi Awards are given
only to tenure-track faculty.
The Higuchi Awards were established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, KU distinguished
professor of chemistry and pharmacy and chair of pharmaceutical chemistry,
and his wife, Aya.
Recipients may use their awards for research materials, summer salaries,
fellowship matching funds, research assistance or other research-related
Other convocation announcements
Budig Teaching Awards
• Joseph E. O’Brien, associate
professor of teaching and leadership
• H. Rud Turnbull, professor of
• Edward Canda, professor of social
welfare and courtesy professor of religious studies
• Dennis Dailey, professor of social
Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education
• Marsha Haufler, professor of Chinese