HONORS & Other Things

Teaching Awards: Law School's Seth Kreimer...

The 1997 recipient of the Law School's Harvey Levin Award is Professor Seth Kreimer, an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who is "acknowledged for his achievements in the fields of constitutional law, constitutional litigation, and health care." He has written on the constitutional rights to reproductive freedom, privacy, free expression and interstate travel, and has served as co-counsel in constitutional litigation involving police abuse, free speech, disability rights and reproductive freedom.

The Harvey Levin Award for Excellence in Teaching was established by the Philadelphia law firm of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis to be awarded annually to a faculty member in recognition of teaching excellence. The recipient is selected by majority vote of students earning the J.D. in the year the award is made.

...GSE's Marvin Lazerson

Dr. Marvin Lazerson, Carruth Family Professor of Education, is the 1997 recipient of the Graduate School of Education's Excellence in Teaching Award. The former dean of GSE, who also served as Interim Provost of the University in 1993-94, is currently working on issues in mentoring under a grant from the Spencer Foundation's Mentor Network Program.

GSE's Student Affairs Committee solicits nominations from students for this annual award to recognize one who is" intellectually challenging; presents materials in a clear, well organized manner at the appropriate intellectual level; exhibits an interest in, and enthusiasm for, both the course material and the students; stimulates the interests of the students; uses innovative teaching methods; and has a strong commitment to learning."

Williams Award: Dr. Kurz

Missing from last week's story on the Association of Women Faculty and Administrators' 1997 awards was Dr. Demie Kurz, a co-recipient of the Leonore Rowe Williams Award for distinguished service. Dr. Kurz is co-director of the Women's Studies Program.

Honorary Degree: Dr. Selove

Dr. Fay Ajzenberg-Selove, professor of physics, was awarded an honorary degree last week by Michigan State University for her "prodigious contribution to nuclear spectroscopy" and for bringing "historic changes in the academic environment for all succeeding female physicists." She also delivered the graduation address to those earning advanced degrees.

Dr. Faust's Mothers of Invention

The Society of American Historians has awarded its prestigious Francis Parkman Prize to Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, the Annenberg Professor of History, for her Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (University of North Carolina Press1997). The Parkman Prize is given annually for the best book in the field of U.S. history. Mothers of Invention also won the 1997 Avery O. Craven Award given by the Organization of American Historians, which recognizes the most original book dealing with the Civil War era, excluding books of purely military history.

Lippincott Award: Dr. Hochstrasser

Dr. Robin M. Hochstrasser, the Donner Professor of Science, will receive the Optical Society of America's Ellis R. Lippincott Award for 1997 in recognition of seminal contributions in ultrafast infrared and visible laser techniques and their application to study of condensed phase dynamics, including molecular energy transfer, structural change, and chemical reactions.

Dreyfus Award: Dr. Therien

Dr. Michael J. Therien, associate professor of chemistry, is one of the nation's 16 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 1997. His award provides departmental funds for undergraduate education as well as support for his own work in the biomimetic chemistry of light harvesting, energy migration, and electron transfer.

More Emeritus Faculty

Almanac's April 29 list of faculty members moving to emeritus status this year was incomplete. Additional members include (a) one who attended the ceremony but was inadvertently omitted from the list sent for publication; and (b) others whose service was recognized in absentia. The 1997 roster should have included the following:

Arts and Sciences
George H. Crumb, Annenberg Professor Emeritus of the Humanities
Alfred J. Rieber, Professor Emeritus of History
James D. Muhly, Professor Emeritus of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Robert S.O. Harding, Associate Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

Arthur K. Asbury, Professor Emeritus of Neurology
Maria Delivoria-Papadopoulos, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Mary Glick, Research Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics
Roger H. Kennett, Associatie Profesor Emeritus of Human Genetics
Andrew Nemeth, Professor Emeritus of Cell and Developmental Biology

To Head the IEEE: Dr. Bordogna

Dr. Joseph Bordogna, the former SEAS dean who is now acting deputy director and chief operating officer of the National Science Foundation, is the new president-elect of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., the world's largest technical professional society, with more than 310,000 members in some 150 countries. Dr. Bordogna, who continues on the SEAS faculty as the Albert Fitler Moore Professor, is an IEEE Fellow active for more than 40 years in the organization.


Volume 43 Number 33
May 6, 1997

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