Clark Honored for Biography

Walter A. Clark, chair of the Department of Music and director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music, has received the American Musicological Society's (AMS) Robert M. Stevenson Award for his recently published biography, "Enrique Granados: Poet of the Piano."

The award recognizes outstanding scholarship in Iberian music, which includes music composed, performed, created, collected, belonging to or descended from the musical cultures of Spain, Portugal, and Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of Latin American.

The prize is awarded annually to a book, monograph, edition or journal article by a member of the AMS. The publication must be written in English and must have been published during the preceding three calendar years.

The award consists of a monetary prize and a certificate. The winner is selected by a committee of three scholars appointed by the president of the society. The award was conferred at the annual business meeting and awards presentation of the society in November 2006 in Los Angeles.

Grad Student Honored for New Memory Device

Electrical Engineering Professor Jianlin Liu's graduate student Yan Zhu won the Best in Session Award at the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) student symposium held Oct. 9 and 10 in Cary, North Carolina.

Zhu received the award for her paper titled "Self-aligned Silicide/Si Hetero-Nanocrystal Floating Gate Nonvolatile Memory," which demonstrates a new type of memory device that can be used to replace flash memory.

The Microelectronics Advanced Research Corporation (MARCO) Center on Functional Engineered Nano Architectonics and the National Science Foundation supported Zhu's research.

The SRC Student Symposium is a student/industry networking event that features outstanding technical presentations by students, ample opportunities for discussing the research presented and interaction between students and industry participants.