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      UNK Professor Named Woman Physicist of the Month

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      Dr. Liubov Kreminska, an assistantprofessor of physics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, has been namedthe Woman Physicist of the Month by the American Physical Society's Committeeon the Status of Women in Physics.

      "Dr. Kreminska is an outstanding individual who has done, and isdoing, outstanding work in research, service and teaching," said Deanna Ratnikova,American Physical Society's women and education programs administrator. "Sheserves as an example for women science students and has been instrumental inbringing outstanding women in science to speak to students at UNK.

      "The CSWP Woman Physicist of the Month award recognizes femalephysicists who have hada positive impact on other individuals' lives andcareers," Ratnikova said.

      Asa result of her willingness to involve students inher research, Dr. Kreminska has received the College of Natural and SocialSciences Research Mentoring award. Her students have gone on to receive NASAFellowships, undergraduate fellowship awards and have participated in ResearchExperiences for Undergraduates. She has alsocollaborated with physicists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and facultyfrom the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at UNK. She has served on several committees and has been a judge for the NebraskaJunior Academy of Sciences, Central Region.

      The Committee on the Statusof Women in Physics was founded in 1972 to address the encouragement andcareer development of women physicists. The committee consists of ninevolunteer members appointed by the president of the APS. Throughout its 37-yearhistory, CSWP has been an active sponsor of studies, programs and publicationsto foster women in physics.

      Courtesy- University of Nebraska at Kearney

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