Correction on Clark Professorship
Almanac was misinformed on the history of the Clark Professorship in Assyriology (see last week's front page story).
The inaugural Clark Professor, Dr. Herman Hilprecht, was followed by at least two others-Dr. Leon Legrain, and the late Dr. Samuel Noah Kramer-before Dr. Åke Sjoberg took the chair in 1968. This would make Dr. Erle Leichty the fifth, not the third, Clark Professor.
Both Almanac and the SAS External Affairs Office regret the error, and we are grateful to Carl Seaquist, G 2001, for his citation of Dr. Kramer's autobiography, In the World of Sumer, supplying information that was missing from an SAS database on the history of its named chairs that is still in progress.--Ed.
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 25, March 23, 1999