Six Fulbright Awards

Six Penn faculty members received Fulbright Grants for the 1995-96 academic year. The winners and their destinations:

--Dr. Sharon Ash, Linguistics Laboratory, lectures at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland this year.

--Dr. Frances Riemer, Center for Urban Ethnography, does research at the University of Botswana in Gaborone under the African Regional Research Program.

--Dr. Christa Spreizer, Germanic Languages and Literatures, participates in the Fulbright German Studies Seminar held in various institutions in Germany.

--Dr. Felicia McMahon, folklore and folklife, lectures at the Technical University in Chemnitz, Germany.

--Dr. Teresa Labov, sociology, lectures and researches at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

--Professor Edward Rock, Law School, lectures at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

From ACM: For Lifelong Contributions

The Association for Computing Machinery presented its 1995 SIGCOMM Award to Dr. David Farber, the Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Telecommunications Systems, last month at its Annual Technical Conference. Honored for his lifelong contributions to data networking (or more informally, as one of the fathers of the Internet), Dr. Farber co-founded one of its original components, the CSNET national research network. He was cited for his work on ring networks; his proposal to create MEMNET, one of the first shared memory networks; and his current work as a Principal Investigator on the AURORA gigabit testbed, a high-speed data-communication link.

Three Across the Disciplines

Three Penn faculty members--two of them from health schools--will be honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at its International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition November 12-17 in San Francisco. Dr. Flaura Winston, assistant professor of pediatrics, Dr. Lawrence Thibault, professor of bioengineering, and Dr. Edward Macarak, associate professor of cell biology in the School of Dental Medicine, will receive the Melville Medal for their paper "An Analysis of the Time-Dependent Changes in Intracellular Calcium Concentration in Endothelial Cells in Culture Induced by Mechanical Stimulation."

High in the Rankings. . .

In this year's U.S. News & World Report survey, Penn rose to 11th (up one from last year's 12th spot but continuing a climb from its low of 20th in 1989.) The "America's Best Colleges" issue went on sale September 11. The Wharton School tied (with Berkeley) for 1st place in a new category U.S. News added to rank two of the "most popular" majors--business and engineering.

. . . and Higher Yet

Without a survey, The New York Times Magazine of August 27 pronounced Penn Vet's New Bolton Center "the world's premier equine hospital," and in a subtitle to its story on Cam Fella's surgery, said,

When a world-class stud needs a tuneup, there's only one body shop for the job.

-- K.C.G.