Scott Award: Dr. Janzen
Daniel H. Janzen, Thomas E. and Louise G. DiMaura Endowed
Term Chair in Professor in Conservation Biology, has received
the John Scott Award from the City Trusts of Philadelphia.
Dr. Janzen won the award for his contributions to conservation
biology based on the quantitative formulation of the consequences
of seed predation to animals and plants resulting in better
interface between society and tropical wildland biodiversity.
The award is given to "the most deserving men and women
whose inventions have contributed in some outstanding way
to the comfort, welfare and happiness of mankind." Previous
winners of the John Scott Award include Madame Curie, Thomas
Edison, Jonas Salk, and the Wright brothers.
Achievement Award: Dr. Patrick
Ruth Patrick, adjunct professor of biology, and the
Francis Boyer Chair of Limnology at the Academy of Natural
Sciences, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from
the National Council for Science and the Environment. She
was recognized for a "lifetime of distinguished and innovative
leadership in science and service to society." Dr. Patrick's
career spans over seven decades, during which she has been
a pioneer in the field of interdisciplinary environmental
study. She was the first person to use biodiversity as
a measure of ecosystem health--a method that is now used
to assess a wide variety of ecosystems. In 1970, she was
the 12th woman to be elected to the National Academy of
Sciences and she was awarded the National Medal of Science
by President Bill Clinton in 1996.
Book Honors: Dr. Katz
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, edited by Dr.
Solomon Katz, professor of anthropology and director
of the Krogman Growth Center, has received four major book
honors; The American Library Association awarded Dr. Katz
the Dartmouth Medal, the association's highest honor for
a reference resource, calling it "centrally important to
libraries and to the pursuit of learning." The other awards
the book won are: ALA's Reference and Users Services Association's
list of Outstanding Reference Sources for 2003; Selected
in January as one of only three "Booklist" Editor's Choice
References Sources and named an Outstanding Academic Title
in Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Libraries,
a publication of the ALA's Association of College and research
Libraries. The book is the source material for the beginning
of a new field of food studies that integrates what we
know about food and nutrition together in both biological
and cultural contexts.
Book Awards: Dr. DeJean
Joan DeJean, the Trustee Professor of French, has
won the Modern Language Association of America's Aldo
Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Literary
Studies for the recently published book, The Reinvention
of Obscenity: Sex, Lies, and Tabloids in Early Modern
The award is given for an outstanding book in its field.
Another one of her books, Against Marriage: The
Correspondence of the Grande Mademoiselle, received
the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women's award
for the best translation/teaching
edition published in 2002. In it she translated the
letters of Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orléans, Duchesse de
The Duchesse was a first cousin of Louis XIV and her
letters condemn the prevailing system of marriage in
were traded by their families for money, social advantage,
or military alliance.