For a University of the World
Participants in the Academic Panel of President Mary Sue Coleman's Inauguration, March 27, 2003:
Michael D. Kennedy, moderator
Gary M. Olson
Michael Kennedy is vice provost for international affairs, director of the International Institute, and professor of sociology at the University of Michigan. He is a former director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies and Program in the Comparative Study of Social Transformations. Professor Kennedy's early scholarship focused on the political sociology of Poland, as represented in the book Professionals, Power and Solidarity in Poland (1991). Among other publications, he has been editor or co-editor of three volumes addressing East European and international affairs, including Envisioning Eastern Europe (1994), Intellectuals and the Articulation of the Nation (1999) and Globalizations and Social Movements (2000). His latest book is Cultural Formations of Postcommunism: Emancipation, Transition, Nation, and War (2002) His current scholarship focuses on the sociology of globalizing knowledge. Professor Kennedy has also received awards in recognition of his teaching, including the College of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award. In 1999, Poland's President Aleksander Kwasniewski presented Professor Kennedy with the Gold Cross of Merit to recognize the contributions he has made to scholarship and education about Poland.
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Gary M. Olson is Paul M. Fitts Collegiate Professor of Human Computer Interaction at the U-M, a professor and the associate dean for research in the School of Information, and a professor in the Department of Psychology.
He served on active duty as a lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps of the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1970-73, working as an experimental psychologist at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory in Groton, Connecticut. In 1973 he joined the faculty of Michigan State University as an assistant professor of psychology. He moved to the University of Michigan in 1975, where he has been since. During 1989-90 he was on sabbatical leave in Cambridge, England. Since 1993 he has been professor of psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing.
Olson has published numerous articles and chapters on topics in basic and applied cognitive science. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Education, Arthur Andersen & Co., Ameritech, Apple Computer, Steelcase, Inc., the Grant Foundation, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He has also directed several activities in cognitive science funded by the Sloan Foundation. He has served on the editorial boards of Psychological Review, Memory and Cognition; Development Psychology; Journal of Organizational Computing; Human-Computer Interaction, and Cognitive Science; as well as serving as an ad hoc reviewer for dozens of other journals. He has also served on grant review panels at the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. He is a member of the Governing Board of the Cognitive Science Society. He was co-chair of the overall technical program for CHI `91 and CSCW `96, and co-chair of DIS `95 and DIS `97, all conferences sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery.
His research interests are in the areas of applied cognitive science, particularly human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work. He has published more than 80 scientific papers, and edited three books. He has also done collaborative research with colleagues in China and Japan.
From 1985-94, Olson served as the director of the Cognitive Science and Machine Intelligence Laboratory (CSMIL), a joint venture of the School of Business Administration, the College of Engineering, and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. From 1994-97 he served as director of the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work, http://www.crew.umich.edu an interdisciplinary laboratory with faculty from five different schools and colleges. Olson was appointed interim dean of the School of Information on September 24, 1998 and served until December 31, 1999.
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C.K. Prahalad, the Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan Business School, in Ann Arbor, specializes in corporate strategy and the role and value added of top management in large, diversified, multinational corporations.
His books include Competing for the Future (1994) co-authored with Gary Hamel and printed in fourteen languages, which was named the Best Selling Business Book of the Year in 1994; and Multinational Mission: Balancing Local Demands and Global Vision (1987), co-authored with Yves Doz. He is also the author of numerous award-winning articles. Harvard Business Review awarded McKinsey Prizes for: "The End of Corporate Imperialism," co-authored with Kenneth Lieberthal (1998); "The Core Competence of the Corporation," co-authored with Gary Hamel (1990), and "Strategic Intent," also co-authored with Gary Hamel (1989). "Weak Signals vs. Strong Paradigms," published in the Journal of Marketing Research (1995), was awarded the 1997 ANBAR Electronic Citation of Excellence; "The Dominant Logic: A New Linkage Between Diversity and Performance" (1986), co-authored with Richard Bettis, was selected the Best Article published in the Strategic Management Journal for the period 1980-88; "The Role of Core Competencies in the Corporation" (1993) received the 1994 Maurice Holland Award as the Best Paper published in Research Technology Management in 1993; and "A Strategy for Growth: The Role of Core Competence in the Corporation" won the European Foundation for Management Award in 1993.
Professor Prahalad's recent publications include "Co-opting Customer Competence", with Venkatram Ramaswamy, Harvard Business Review, Jan/Feb 2000; "The New Meaning of Quality in the Information Age", with M.S. Krishnan, Harvard Business Review, Sept/Oct 1999, and "Bank of America Roundtable on Business Unit Efficiency Versus Leveraging Corporate Competencies", Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Summer 1999.
A globally-known figure, Professor Prahalad has consulted with the top management of many of the world s foremost companies. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of NCR Corporation.
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Professor Rosenberg is the Alfred G. Meyer Professor of History. A former Chair of History, Director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies, interim director of the International Institute, and current president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Professor Rosenberg is a distinguished scholar of Russian and comparative history.
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Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman, Ph.D., is an authority on Polynesian music and dance traditions (Hawai'i and Tahiti in particular) in the post-contact period. Born and raised in Honolulu, she holds Bachelor s degrees in Music Composition and Hawaiian Studies and a Master s degree in Ethnomusicology, and Master s and Ph.D. degrees in Historical Musicology from Harvard University. Her teaching interests combine ethnomusicology theory and methods while ranging over the world's music and dance traditions. Dr. Stillman is the author of Sacred Hula: The Historical Hula 'Ala'apapa, and more than twenty articles appearing in such publications as Ethnomusicology, Hawaiian Journal of History, Journal of American Folklore, and Music Library Association Notes. She has presented invited papers at annual meetings of the Society for Ethnomusicology, International Council for Traditional Music, American Musicological Society, Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania, and Pacific History Association. She has been a site visitor and panel juror for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Ford Foundation. Dr. Stillman also serves as Director of Asian/Pacific American Studies within the Program in American Culture, in the College of Literature, Sciences and Arts.
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