HONORS & Other Things

NEH Grants and Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded grants to 131 scholars and 27 universities, including three from Penn:

Warren G. Breckman, assistant professor of history, research on Foundations and Justice: Political Thought in Contemporary France.

Michael T. Ryan, director of Special Collections at Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, a project on The English Renaissance in Historical Context: Teaching Shakespeare with the World Wide Web.

Dr. Ake W. Sjoberg, professor emeritus of Assyrian and curator of the Museum's Tablet Collection, the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.

City Planning: AICP President's Award

Penn's Department of City and Regional Planning has received the first President's Award of the American Institute of Certified Planners based on an AICP panel's commendation after site visits to the several nominated schools.

Twenty-two students and 25 alumni of the program were in a Penn delegation with the department's chair, Dr. Anthony Tomazinis, at the April 7 gathering in Boston where some 4400 members of the AICP gave them a standing ovation. "For rallying its resources in the fact of extinction a few years ago, Penn's city planning department is a model for protection and advancement of the profession," said the organization's statement. "With this exemplary effort, the department has not only preserved its role as a distinguished planning institution, but renewed its quest to be a leader in redefining and advancing the field." The department's six standing faculty members are Professors Eugenie Birch, Gary Hack, John Keene, Seymour Mandelbaum, Stephen Putman, and Dr. Tomazinis.

Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 29, April 14, 1998