A CASE Sweep: One article in The Pennsylvania Gazette 's December issue won three of the nine medals given in this year's Council for the Advancement and Support of Education "best articles" competition. Gold was given for the article, by David Bradley, while James Yang's visuals took silver for illustration and bronze for design. The jury was "particularly impressed with the frank, compelling tone of the piece, and the risk the writer took..." as Bradley reexamined some responses to the "N-word"his own and society's in the aftermath of the O.J. Simpson trial.
Honorary Degrees for Professor Guinier, Mrs. Catherwood
Calling the Law School's Professor Lani Guinier "a champion of equal opportunities for minorities and women," Swarthmore College will award her the honorary Doctor of Laws degree at its Commencement June 3. She is cited for her efforts to increase voting participation, her work on the voting rights act, and her commitment to democracy.
Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science awarded Penn Trustee Susan Catherwood an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at its May 19 Commencement, recognizing her sense of civic responsibility and her daily work for the benefit of "charitable, cultural and educational institutions, and the individuals you serve."
Dual Honors to Dr. Barr
Dr. Frederic Barr, assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, won two prestigious awards this year for his work in molecular diagnosis: the Benjamin Castleman Award and the Arthur Purdy Stout Annual Prize. He is the first faculty member at Penn to receive both of these honors in the same year.
National Academy: Dr. Kadison
Dr. Richard Kadison, Kuemmerle Professor of Mathematics at SAS, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kadison is one of the chief creators of modern functional analysis, an arm of mathematics that has seen profound applications to physics and other fields.
American Philosophical Society
Dr. Jeremy Sabloff, the Charles K. Williams II Director of the University Museum and a 1964 graduate of the College, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society along with two holders of the honorary degree from Penn, Dr. Ralph Landau (H '93), a trustee and noted innovator in engineering, and the anthropologist Dr. Phillip V. Tobias (H '94).
Three to the HERS Institute
Three Penn women have been chosen by the Univeristy for the 1996 Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration sponsored by Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resources (HERS) Mid-Atlantic: Dr.Carol Bennett-Speight, director of Penn's Faculty/Staff Assistance Program, and two associate professors of pediatrics: Dr. Karin McGowan, who is also director of the microbiology laboratory at CHOP, and Dr. Virginia Stallings, chief of the nutrition section there.
History of Art: Named Travel Funds
The School of Arts and Sciences' History of Art Department is honoring two retiring professors by creating the John McCoubrey & Malcolm Campbell Student Travel Funds. The endowed fund will support summer research travel for undergraduate students and dissertation topic exploration for graduate students.
For more than 30 years, Malcolm and John have brought the art and artists of the world to life for their students, while simultaneously bringing life to our department. We hope that the creation of this fundand the opportunities it will afford our students in the years to comecan convey to Malcolm and John our appreciation for all they have done for us.
Alumni and friends are invited to join the History of Art Department in honoring these two distinguished teachers by making a gift to the fund at: John McCoubrey & Malcolm Campbell Student Travel Funds, History of Art Department, The University of Pennsylvania, Jaffe Building, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6208. Please make checks payable to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania. For further information, please call (215) 898-8375.
Michael W. Meister,
Professor and Chair, History of Art
A Manny Doxer Send-Off: June 14
Provost Stanley Chodorow invites the University community to a reception in honor of Manuel Doxer, who will retire in June, 1996 after 34 years of service to the University community. For the past 17 years, "Manny" has been in the position of Executive Director of Administrative Affairs for the Provost's Office. The reception will be held Friday, June 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall of the Faculty Club. For information: Marie Gallagher, 898-1856.
Chemical Heritage: June 7
In conjunction with the 25th anniversary of Penn's Department of History and Sociology of Science, and its own move to the Philadelphia Historic District, the Chemical Heritage Foundationwhich houses the Beckman Center for the History of Chemistry and Othmer Library of Chemical Historywill host a dinner June 7. For information: Laurel Adelman, 925-2222.
To Minnesota: Dr. Patton
Dr. Peter C. Patton, whose retirement from the vice provostship for Information Systems and Computing was announced in Almanac February 6, has become chief technologist at Lawson Software in Minneapolis. The firm builds Internet-compliant client/server financial management information systems and is actively exploring parallel processing, Dr. Patton's research speciality. Dr. Patton can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volume 42 Number 33
May 21/28, 1996
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