HONORS & Other
Award: Dr. Beck
Aaron Beck, professor emeritus of psychology in the School
of Medicine, and president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive
Therapy and Research, has been chosen the 2004 Grawemeyer
Award for Psychology winner. Dr. Beck is considered the founder
of cognitive therapy, a system of psychotherapy he developed
in the 1960s. The method, helps people with emotional disorders
modify their thought processes to improve their mood. This
is the fourth time the Award has been given for outstanding
ideas in the field of psychology.
Taylor Award: Dr. Hoffman
Daniel Hoffman, the Felix E. Schelling Professor of English
Emeritus, has received the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern
American Poetry. He is the 17th poet to be awarded this honor
by The Sewanee Review, America's oldest literary quarterly,
published by the University of the South. Dr. Hoffman is
a former Poet Laureate of the United States.
Award: Dr. Cohen
Walter Cohen, emeritus professor of periodontics, in
the School of Dental Medicine, has received the Dr. Irving
E. Gruber Award from the Greater New York Dental Association
for "Excellence in the Advancement of Dental Education." Dr.
Cohen is Chancellor-Emeritus of Drexel University College
of Medicine. In 1990, Ambassador Walter Annenberg endowed
the D. Walter Cohen Professorship and chair in Periodontics
at the School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Cohen joined the Penn
faculty in 1951 and stepped down in 1983 after being dean
of the School of Dental Medicine for 11 years. He went on
to become the Chancellor of the Medical College of Pennsylvania
in 1993 and became Chancellor-Emeritus of Drexel University
College of Medicine in 1998.
Member of ADA: Dr. Shils
B. Shils, the George W. Taylor Emeritus Professor of
Entrepreneurial Studies, has been inducted as an Honorary
Member of the ADA at the 132nd Annual Meeting of the
American Dental Association. Dr. Shils has represented the
dental industry as a consultant and attorney in joint professional
relationship matters for many years. Dr. Shils is currently
an Overseer of the School of Dental Medicine.
Clinician Award: Dr. Amsterdam
Amsterdam (C'43, D'45) professor emeritus of periodontology
and periodontal prosthesis and the Norman Vine Professor
of Restorative Dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine,
has received the Master Clinician Award from the American
Academy of Periodontology. He was also named a Major Contributor
to Dentistry by the International College of Dentists in
their video series at the Museum of Dental History in Baltimore,
and was named the Laureate 2000 for the William Thomas Green
Morton National Award for the Advancement of General Dentistry
by the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry.
for Psychiatry Residents
Privette and Dr. Jared Ellman, residents in the
School of Medicine, are the first two recipients of the Philadelphia
Psychoanalytic Foundation (PPF) Award from the PPF. The award
is given to the psychiatry resident who demonstrates the
most proficiency in psychodynamic psychiatry. PPF is a not-for-profit
organization that supports the psychoanalytic education,
practice, and research efforts of the Psychoanalytic Center
New Fulbright Scholars
B. Davidson, professor and Interim Director, Center for
Bioinformatics; Semantic Mediation of Biomedical Data;
French National Institute for Research in Computer Science
and Control, Rocquencourt, France.
Ott, postdoctoral researcher, American Civilization;
Junior Lecturer: American Cultural and Environmental History
From the Grand Canyon to the Plastic Pink Flamingo; University
of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany.
Felice Paley, visiting scholar, Urban Studies Program; The
Multiple Meanings of Democracy: Indigenous Movements and
Development Agencies in Ecuador; Simon Bolivar University,
Vardi, research associate professor, department of neuroscience; Cloning
the Glutamate-Modulated Cation Channel in ON Bipolar Cells;
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
New Journal: Bioethics
Journal of Bioethics has been selected as the Best New
Journal by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. The American
Journal of Bioethics is based in the medical ethics department
at the School of Medicine and is published by MIT Press.
It was chosen from more than 200 entries for its technological
and scholarly innovation. It is the first journal ever reviewed,
according to CELJ reviewers, which involves "a level of interdisciplinary
interaction in the production of a paper and online journal." The
journal was also cited for its strong policy on conflict
of interest. The American Journal of Bioethics is
the first journal edited at Penn to win this award and may
be found online at www.bioethics.net.
Award: Mary McGrory
Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, administered
by The Annenberg Public Policy Center, has been awarded to Mary
McGrory, columnist for the Washington Post. The
award is endowed by the Ira A. Lipman Family. Mr. Lipman is
a member of the Board of Overseers for the Wharton School and
founder and chairman of Guardsmark LLC. "Mary McGrory is a
hero and inspiration to generations of journalists. I am very
pleased that she will receive the award named for my hero,
John Chancellor," said Mr. Lipman.
Award: UNIX Creators
Harold Pender Award, the highest honor bestowed by Penn's
School of Engineering and Applied Science was awarded to Dennis
Ritchie and Ken Thompson, co-creators of the UNIX
operating system and the C programming language. Both men were
working at Bell Labs in 1969 when they invented the UNIX system.
The Pender Award was initiated in 1972 to be presented to an
engineer who has made significant contributions to society.
It is named for Harold Pender, the founding dean of the Moore
School of Electrical Engineering.
Web Site: UTV13
the web site of UTV13 has won Best Student Media Web
Site from the Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc. They presented
their National Student Production Awards for 2003 earlier this
fall. The judging panel was made up of numerous professionals
from around the country.