Leonard Bjeldanes, professor of nutritional sciences, and Sally K. Fairfax, professor and associate dean of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, received awards for distinguished teaching at a Sept. 11 reception sponsored by the College of Natural Resources.
In naming Bjeldanes, the college cited, among other things, his ability to guide students, yet allow them to pursue their interests independently. He served as graduate coordinator from 1990 to 1995 and has been instrumental in placing students in research positions.
Fairfax received the award in recognition of many accomplishments, including her skill as a creative and energetic speaker who motivates students. She has introduced American Cultures courses into the college's curriculum and has linked natural science courses with development and community involvement.
President Clinton recently announced his intention to nominate to the Council of Economic Advisers economics professor Jeffrey Frankel.
Frankel is a specialist in international economics, finance and macroeconomics. He has served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Board and at the International Monetary Fund. Currently he is a chief economist at the council. The three-member council advises the president on economic policy.