HONORS & Other Things
|| The Helen O. Dickens Center for Women's Health is the new name
of the PennMed's Ob/Gyn Family Planning Clinic. The name honors the distinguished
emeritus professor (left) and the 50 years she "dedicated to
healing, helping and guiding women of all ages." |
Former President Sheldon Hackney was the Commencement Speaker
and recipient of an honorary degree at the University of Alabama on May
15. Dr. Hackney was chosen for the honorary degree as a prize-winning historian,
as Penn's president of twelve years, and as chair of the National Endowment
for the Humanities from 1993-1997 when he returned to Penn as professor
Dr. Janet A. Deatrick of the School of Nursing was given the University
of Illinois Alumni Association's 1999 Achievement Award during Commencement
exercises there on May 9. Dr. Deatrick, who took her Ph.D. at Illinois in
1982, was honored for her "exceptional contributions to pediatric nursing
as an educator, researcher and ethicist." Dr. Deatrick is associate
professor and chair of the Division of Nursing of Children, graduate program
director in the Pediatric Acute/Chronic Care Nurse Practitioner Program,
and co-director of the International Center for Research on Women, Children
Athenaeum: Dr. Silverman
The Literary Award of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia has been awarded
to Dr. David P. Silverman, curator of the Egyptian Section of the
Museum, for two 1997 books, Ancient Egypt and Searching for Ancient
Egypt, he edited, organized and contributed essays to.
Six to the American Academy
Six members of the faculty have been elected to the Academy of Arts and
Sciences, the 219-year-old society that was founded by John Adams and is
particularly known for the publication of the journal Daedalus.
The six new fellows are:
- Dr. Clay M. Armstrong, professor of physiology/Med;
- Dr. Dorothy Cheney, professor of biology;
- Dr. Lila Gleitman, Steven and Marcia Roth Professor of Psychology
and co-director of the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science;
- Dr. Paul D. Guyer, Murray Professor in the Humanities and chair
- Dr. Elihu Katz, professor of communication, director, Annenberg
School for Communication Scholars Program; and
- Dr. Jeremy Sabloff, professor of anthropology and the Williams
Director of the University Museum.
Honors to Penn Economists
One of the two Distinguished Fellows elected this year by the American
Economic Association is Dr. David Cass, the Paul F. and E. Warren
Shafer Miller Professor of Economics. Last year both winners of the title--the
most prestigious of U.S. honors in the field--were from Penn: Dr. Alan
Heston, professor of economics and South Asia regional studies, and
Dr. Robert Summers, professor emeritus of economics.
On the list of the 17 Abe Fellows elected this years is Dr. Albert
Ando, professor of economics and finance, who will study the Japanese
recession of the 1990s and its lessons for advanced industrial countries.
The Abe Fellowship Program is administered by the Social Science Research
Council with the American Council of Learned Societies, and is financed
by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
GSAC Award to Dr. Joullié
This year GSAC (the Graduate Student Associations Council) created a
Distinguished Achievement Award to honor nationally recognized academics
at Penn, and chose as its first honoree Dr. Madeleine M. Joullié,
Class of 1970 Professor of Chemistry and a winner of the Lindback Award
for Distinguished Teaching. Recipient of numerous other awards for her scientific
achievements and service to the profession, she was cited by GSAC both for
adding to the reputation of the University and her field and for her "deep
and abiding interest in the training, development, and careers of both undergraduate
and graduate students."
The 1999 Emeriti
On June 30, another 28 members of the faculty will take emeritus professor
status in the University. President Judith Rodin gave a reception this month
to mark the occasion for:
- Justin Aronfreed, Psychology
- Sidney Bludman, Physics
- Kenneth C. Bovee, Clinical Studies
- Thomas Connolly, Music
- David DeLaura, English
- Ralph T. Geer, Anesthesia
- Kenneth D. George, Education
- Richard A. Gibboney, Education
- Peter J. Hand, Anatomy
- Ruth McCorkle, Nursing
- Donald F. Morrison, Statistics
- Vivianne T. Nachmias, Cell & Developmental Biology
- Thomas Naff, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
- Margit M.K. Nass, Radiation Oncology
- John L. Neigh, Anesthesia
- Richard P. Paul, Computer & Information Science
- Charles R. Perry, Management
- Sheldon Rovin, Dental Care Systems
- Joseph Rykwert, Architecture
- Donald L. Schotland, Neurology
- Cecilia Segawa Seigle, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
- Donald Smith, Political Science
- Yoshitaka Suyama, Biology
- Bernard Wailes, Anthropology
- Herbert W. Wallace, Surgery
- Annemarie Weber, Biochemistry & Biophysics
- Iraj Zandi, Systems Engineering
- Un-Jin Paik Zimmerman, Physiology
Angell Medal to Mrs. Senior
Sara Senior, chair of the University Museum's Board of Overseers,
received this month the Angell Medal, an award created during the Museum's
Centennial year of 1986-87 to honor "distinguished service to the Museum
by a Museaum supporter." (It is named for Marian Angell Godfrey Boyer,
one of the founding members of the Women's Committee.) Mrs. Senior, who
has been an Overseer since 1983 and steps down in June from the chairmanship,
has "given unstintingly of her time and talents," said Dr. Jeremy
Sabloff, the Museum's Williams Director. "Time and time again we have
appreciated her forthright and committed attention to the Museum's interests.
I am delighted to be able to publicly recognize and thank her for her outstanding
Medal for Mrs. Fisher
The Dean's Medal of the Graduate School of Fine Arts was presented by
Dean Gary Hack to Anne Fisher (above, middle) of the GSFA
Board of Overseers, at a special ceremony earlier this year. Carlos Zapata,
the architect for the Sundance Cinema Arts House in Philadelphia, delivered
the inaugural Anne Fisher Lecture at the ceremony. Mrs. Fisher and her husband,
Jerome, have supported a number significant Penn initiatives, including
the restoration of the Fisher Fine Arts Library.
ICA Award: Mrs. Tuttleman
The Institute of Contemporary Art gave its inaugural Lifetime Achievemnt
Award for Philanthropy in the Arts to Edna S. Tuttleman, former chairperson
of the ICA. Mrs. Tuttleman was cited for her strong leadership and generous
support of the ICA during its expansionary years in the early 1990s. The
award was presented at ICA's benefit May 1.
U.S. Thouron Fellows
In the British-American exchange program founded in 1960 by Sir John
and Lady Thouron, five students from Penn will take up advanced degree studies
in U.K. institutions next year:
- Joel I. Herzig of Anthropology in the College, will take up
development studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London
or Oxford University.
- Eugene J. Huang, also of SEAS/Wharton, will pursue philosophy,
politics and economics at Oxford.
- Brent I. Neiman, of SEAS/Wharton, will study mathematical modeling
and numerical analysis at Oxford.
- Bernadette J. Spina of Psychology in the College will study
medical ethics at Oxford or King's College.
- Roshini S. Thayaparan of Chemistry and Urban Studies in the
College will study social policy and planning at London School of Economics.
| Above: Four of the five Thouron Scholars, left to right, are Eugene
Huang, Brent Neiman, Roshini Thayaparan, and Bernadette Spina. Joel Herzig
is not shown.|
| HERS 1999: This year Penn will be represented
by three participants at the Summer Institute for Higher Education: Dr.
Linda Brown, professor of nursing; Dr. Naty Lopez, assistant
dean of international relations in the Dental School; and Patricia Renfro,
the associate director of library public services. They will join women
from throughout the country attending the month-long program that starts
on June 27 on the Bryn Mawr campus. This is the 24th year of Penn's participation
in the program co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resources
Honors to Undergraduates
"Overall, I think Penn undergraduate students did well this year,"
said Linda Wiedmann of Benjamin Franklin Scholars/General Honors as she
noted that in addition to Truman and USA Today awards published earlier,
undergraduates came up with other prestigious national honors including:
Two Morris King Udall Awards: Cynthia Liebman of the College
and Clifford Haugen of Managment & Technology won these $5000
awards supporting students with "excellent academic records"
and commitment to fields related to the envirnoment.
A Goldwater Award: Adrian Shieh, SEAS '00, received this
$7500 award based on academic merit in math, science or engineering.
A Beinecke Brothers Memorial Scholarship: George H. (Chip)
Blaustein of English and history, is one of 20 U.S. juniors who will
receive $15,000 a year for two years of graduate study in any school and
Two Bell Atlantic Awards: These awards of $4500 each to an incoming
junior and an incoming senior who "demonstrate an understanding of
the social, political and economic aspects of global telecommunications"
go respectively to Dan Fleder, College/SEAS, and Josh Kohn
of Management & Technology Program.
A Mellon Fellowship: Dina Westenholz of the College declined
a Fulbright to accept the Woodrow Wilson Foundation's Andrew Mellon for
a year's study in Iceland. Fellow students who also won the Fulbright
Student Fulbright Awards
Eight undergraduates who will take up their Fulbright Awards next year,
their fields and their destinations are:
- Maria Feliciano, history of art, Mexico
- Charles Golden, archaeology, Guatemala
- Emily Gray, history, Germany
- Michael Hesson, anthropology, Mexico
- Jiny Kim, health care, Korea
- Thomas J. Morton, art/architectural history,Tunisia
- Timothy Stotz, painting/printmaking, Spain
- Matthew Witkovsky, history of art, Czech Republic
Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 33, May 18/25, 1999
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