Staff News — In Memoriam, staff awards, IT leader and new AMG board
In Memoriam: Noted film preservationist Nancy Mysel
Film preservationist Nancy Mysel
died June 17 in her Los Angeles home after an eight-year battle with metastic breast cancer. She was 45. Mysel, who becan her career at the UCLA Film & Television Archive in 2000, was recognized as a leading specialist in the restoration and challenges of black and white cinematography of film noir. She supervised the restoration of significant noir rediscoveries, including "The Prowler
" (1951, Joseph Losey) and "Cry Danger
" (1951, Robert Parrish).
“Nancy’s passing was not entirely unexpected, but that hasn’t made it any less devastating to those who knew and loved her. Nancy was a skilled and versatile preservationist and her loss has been, and will continue to be, profoundly felt by many on both a personal and professional level,” said Jan-Christopher Horak, Director, UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Outstanding staff win 2012 Chancellor's Awards
Nancy Purtill and Alice Yokota have received 2012 Chancellor’s Excellence in Service Awards from Staff Assembly. Purtill, academic services manager in Life Sciences South Administration, and Yokota, senior administrative analyst in the Early Childhood Partial Hospitalization Program at UCLA’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, were selected from a field of 12 outstanding staff nominees campuswide. The annual award, which includes a $2,000 award, recognizes staff members "who demonstrate a commitment to university values through significant contributions and achievements which consistently exceed the established requirements of the individual's appointed job." Purtill and Yokota received their awards on June 20 during a reception at the Faculty Center.
Also honored were 15 staff members who received Staff Assembly Scholarships for classes, conferences and career enhancement pursuits.
Dr. Michael Gitlin
, chief of the Department of Outpatient Psychiatry, received the Faculty-Staff Partnership Award in recognition of his contributions to creating a culture of collaboration and collegiality.
Lab School’s Sharon Sutton recognized for advancing technology as a teaching tool
, coordinator of technology and outreach for the UCLA Lab School, was recognized with the Making IT Happen Award presented by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and California’s Computer-Using Educators (CUE). She received the award in March at the statewide CUE conference. She and other winners from across the nation will be honored during ISTE’s national conference, being held June 24-27 in San Diego.
Sutton has been instrumental in ensuring that the Lab School, which serves as an elementary education demonstration school of best practices as part of the Graduate School of Education & Information Science, models the most effective uses of technology as a critical aspect of its teaching mission. She spearheaded the development, in 2000, of the Lab School’s Creating a Critical Thinking Curriculum Institute, which has become an annual professional development conference for teachers that focuses on integrating technology, project-based learning and information literacy.
She has also played a significant role in both CUE Los Angeles and ISTE for many years. Among her contributions, she helped CUE establish a local Tech Fair for teachers and served as a virtual mentor through ISTE for teachers across the country for Hewlett Packard’s Technology for Teaching program. Sutton was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2003. She has also worked with the North Central Regional Educational Lab to provide professional development for the Department of Defense schools.
Administrative Management Group elects new 2012-13 board
The UCLA Administrative Management Group (AMG)
has elected its new 2012-13 board of directors. Starting a two-year term on July 1 are:
Roberta Rey, vice chair for programs & special projects
Mark Leong, vice chair for communications
Alix Von Bosen, secretary/historian
Elissa Lappenga, member-at-large
Paris McDonald, member-at-large
Anna Friedhof Rodrigues, member-at-large
Jennifer Sakai, member-at-large
Stephanie Fisher, vice chair/chair-elect
They join continuing AMG board members Mark Ramseyer, chair; Sonya Gavin, immediate past chair; Ivonne Nelson, treasurer; Louisa Ovanesian, vice chair of events; and John Cramer, vice chair of information technology.