HONORS & Other
Anderson: Westerfield Award
Bernard E. Anderson, Whitney Young
Term Professor, and Practice Professor
of Management, has been award the
2002-2003 Samuel Z. Westerfield Award
from the National Economic Association.
The award was presented at the Allied
Social Science Association (ASSA)
meeting earlier this month. The Westerfield
Award--named for the distinguished
economist and former Ambassador to
Liberia, Samuel Z. Westerfield, and
established in 1973--acknowledges
outstanding scholarly achievements
and public service by an African American
Bonnell: Purdy Award
Dawn Bonnell, the Trustee Professor
of Materials Science, and director
of the Center for Science and Engineering
of Nanoscale Systems, has been awarded
the Ross Coffin Purdy Award from the
American Ceramic Society. Dr. Bonnell
received the award for her pioneering
work on scanning impedance microscopy.
Collins: Fleck Prize
Randall Collins, professor of
sociology, has been awarded the Ludwik
Fleck Prize for his book, The Sociology
of Philosophies: A Global Theory of
Intellectual Change. Awarded annually
by the Society for Social Studies
of Science, the Fleck Prize was created
in 1992 to honor the best book in
the area of science and technology
studies. Dr. Collins came to Penn
in 1997 from the University of California,
Riverside. He is the author of 13
books and 100 articles.
Gleitman: Two Awards
Lila R. Gleitman, professor of
psychology, has recently received
two awards. She received the John
McGovern Award for the Behavioral
and Social Sciences Area for 2003
from the American Association for
Advancement of Science (AAAS). She
also received the American Psychological
Association's (APA) Distinguished
Scientific Contribution Award for
significant impact on the science
of psychology, both in research and
in training of graduate students.
Joshi: Honorary Doctorate
Aravind K. Joshi, Henry Salvatori
Professor of Computer and Cognitive
Science, has been awarded an Honorary
Doctorate from the University of Paris
7 for his contributions to
computational linguistics and for
the development of collaborative projects
with the University of Paris 7.
Barnes: President of ASA
Sandra Barnes, professor of anthropology,
has been elected president of the
African Studies Association (ASA).
She began a three-year term in December
as vice president, will become president
in December 2003 and will serve as
past president in 2004.
Joullie: ACS Director
Madeleine M. Joullie, the Class
of 1970 Professor of Chemistry, has
been elected to the board of directors
as a director of District III for
the American Chemical Society. Dr.
Joullie, an ACS member since 1948,
has served on a wide variety of society
committees at the local and national
levels for more than 30 years. In
addition to her long teaching career,
she has won numerous honors, including
being named "one of the 76 smartest
people in Philadelphia" in 2001
by Philadelphia Magazine.
Macones: Advisory Committee
George Macones, associate professor
and director of Maternal Fetal Medicine
in the department of obstetrics and
gynecology, has been appointed to
serve on the Advisory Committee for
Reproductive Health Drugs of the FDA.
The committee is charged with the
evaluation of data on efficacy and
safety of human drugs for obstetrics,
gynecology, and related specialties.
Dr. Macones was appointed for his
expertise in pharmacopepidemiology
and obstetrics. His term ends in 2005.
Fulbright Specialists Grants
Frank Furstenberg, and Dr.
Harry Rozmiarek have received
Fulbright Senior Specialists Grants.
Dr. Furstenberg, professor of sociology,
participated in a conference and lectured
at the Instituto de Economía
Rozmiarek, professor of laboratory
and animal medicine, will conduct
research on laboratory animal medicine
training, veterinary research and
animal welfare assurance at the University
of Cambridge, in the United Kingdom.
Fulbright Senior Specialists Program
offers two to six-week grants to U.S.
academics and professionals to support
curricular and faculty development
and institutional planning at institutions
in 140 countries around the world.
Poggi: NEH Fellowship
Christine Poggi, associate professor
of the history of art, has received
a research fellowship from the National
Endowment for the Humanities for her
work, Modernity as Trauma: The
Cultural Politics of Italian Futurism.
She was one of 167 fellows chosen
by the NEH.
to Governor's Transition Teams
Penn people have been named to Governor-elect
Ed Rendell's transition teams.
Robert P. Inman, the Miller-Sherrerd
Professor of Finance at the Wharton
School, has been named to the
Budget Crisis Task Force.
Allen M. Kelly, Dean of the
School of Veterinary Medicine,
has been named to the Agriculture
Ramos, chief of staff to
President Rodin, has been named
to the Education Transition Team.
Cohen: Honorary Faculty Member
D. Walter Cohen, emeritus professor
of periodontics in the School of Dental
Medicine, was elected an Honorary
Faculty Member of the Hebrew University
of Jerusalem. This is the second time
in the history of the Faculty of Dental
Medicine of Hebrew University that
this honor has been bestowed.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 17, January 14, 2003