The 2001 recipient of the Transportation Research Board 's Roy W. Crum Award is Joseph M. Sussman , the J.R. East Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He was honored for his research on railroads, intelligent transportation systems and other large integrated systems. The award, named for a former executive director of the board, recognizes achievement in transportation research. Sussman has served as associate dean of engineering for educational programs from 1977-79, head of the Department of Civil Engineering from 1980-85 (the name change to Civil and Environmental Engineering happened in 1992) and director of the Center for Transportation Studies from 1986-91.
Professor Harriet Ritvo, the Arthur J. Conner Professor and head of the history faculty, has been awarded a senior fellowship at the National Humanities Center for 2002-03. She will be working on a book titled "The Dawn of Green: Manchester, Thirlmere, and the Victorian Environment." Her previous books include "The Platypus and the Mermaid, and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination" and "The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age."
Michael Fitzgerald, general manager of Endicott House, was named general manager of the year in the small-property category (under 100 guest rooms) by the Massachusetts Lodging Association . He has been in his post at Endicott House, MIT's conference and special events center in Dedham, for five years.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 30, 2002.