A Grammy and four Fulbrights


square.gifGeorge Crumb, D.M.A., Annenberg Professor Emeritus of the Humanities, won a Grammy in February for Best Classical Contemporary Composition for his piece Star Child, on his 70th Birthday Album (Bridge Records). Crumb won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1968, and his piece was recorded under the baton of Thomas Conlin by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Warsaw Philharmonic Chorus with soloists including Joseph Alessi on trombone and Susan Narucki, soprano.

Fulbrights

This years crop of 700 Fulbright Award recipients includes four members of the Penn faculty. The Fulbright grants fund study and research abroad. The winners from Penn are:

square.gifDavid Espey, Ph.D., director, English writing program, who will do research in Japan;

square.gifKirsten Allegra Foot, research fellow and adjunct professor of public policy, who is going to Finland;

square.gifSharon Ash, associate director, linguistics lab, who will do research in Poland; and

square.gifJanet Marie Roberts, lecturer, University of Pennsylvania Museum, who is going to Uzbekistan.

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Originally published on March 22, 2001