Aslan Book

Blackwell UK has placed Reza Aslan’s book “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam,” on its list of the 100 most important books of the decade.

Aslan is an assistant professor of creative writing.

Gupta Named Fellow of ACM

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Rajiv Gupta has been recognized as a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a national educational and scientific computing society.

Gupta was one of 47 international members named fellows for 2009 by the association, according to its Dec. 1 announcement. They will be formally recognized at the ACM’s annual awards banquet next June.

Achieving the status of fellow denotes exceptional contributions in the computing field.

Gupta’s citation is “for contributions to program analysis and optimization and professional service to the computer science research community.”

Fellows were selected from the world’s leading universities, industries and research labs. They received this honor for contributing fundamental knowledge to the field and generating a broad range of innovations in industry, commerce, entertainment and education.