Renowned sociologist Maureen T. Hallinan, White Professor of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected to receive the University’s 2003 Research Achievement Award. She will be honored and presented with a plaque May 20 (Tuesday) at the president’s faculty dinner.p. Sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Research, the award was established in 2001 to recognize a faculty member who has made significant contributions to scholarship in his or her discipline and to the research and graduate education goals of the University. The award includes $10,000 in discretionary research funding for the recipient. The deans of each of the University’s colleges nominated outstanding research faculty members and a committee chaired by Jeffrey C. Kantor, vice president for graduate studies and research, reviewed the nominations and made the selection.p.