Best book


Barbie Zelizer, Ph.D., Raymond Williams Term Chair and associate professor of communication, received the Best Book Award for “Remembering to Forget: Holocaust Memory Through the Camera’s Eye” (Chicago) from the International Communication Association in May.

Foreign study fellowships

Clarissa Surek-Clark, a graduate student in linguistics, has received a Fulbright Fellowship to study in South Africa. Of 16 Penn students awarded Fulbrights for study abroad this year, Surek-Clark is one of 12 accepting the award. (For other recipients, see Current, May 4 and May 18.) The 16th Fulbright was awarded to and declined by Sujata Gosalia (C/W’00), who will study in the United Kingdom as a Thouron Scholar.

D. S. Neil Van Leeuwen (C’00), a student in classical studies, has won a Lionel Pearson Fellowship to study for a master’s degree in classical languages and literature at Oxford University.

Top communicator

Joseph N. Cappella, Ph.D., professor of communications, took office as president of the 3,200-member International Communication Association June 1.

Originally published on August 31, 2000