Awards and Recognition

Block Named American Chemical Society Fellow

Chemistry professor Eric Block was selected as a member of the 2014 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Recipients are selected based upon documented excellence and leadership in science, the profession and education, and volunteer service in the ACS community. Block was chosen for his contributions to organosulfur and food chemistry. His ACS volunteer service includes 20 years as editorial board member of the ACS Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, chair of international symposia, chair of ACS Award selection committees, and promoter of chemistry to the public.

A former chair of the Department of Chemistry, Block was one of the first endowed professors in UAlbany’s history. He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Galembo Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Department of Art and Art History professor Phyllis Galembo, whose photographs convey the transformative power of ritual dress in Africa and the Americas, was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for 2014. Galembo was among 178 scholars, artists, and scientists honored from a pool of almost 3,000 applicants.

In 2013, Galembo’s work was exhibited in Il Palazzo Enciclopedico at la Biennale di Venezia.

She has also exhibited at the International Center for Photography and the Smithsonian Institution. Her work has been collected by the Library of Congres and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others.

Lizotte Named American Society of Criminology Fellow

School of Criminal Justice Dean Alan Lizotte was named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) in fall 2014.

Lizotte is one of the nation’s leading experts on gun use and violence, criminology, and juvenile delinquency. He is a founding member and co-principal investigator of the Rochester Youth Development Study (RYDS), where his work on several studies has garnered more than $25 million in grants over the past two decades.

He is also the former executive director of the Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center at UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice. He has been a member of the Center’s board
continuously since 1986.