The American Sociological Association held its awards ceremony on Aug.
7. Douglas Massey, Ph.D., Chair of the Sociology Department and the newly
elected president of the association, was chair of the awards committee
and served as the master of ceremonies. Awards went to:
- Randall Collins,
Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, who was awarded the American
Sociological Associations Distinguished Scholarly Publication
Award for the Sociology of the Philosophies; and
- Paula England,
Ph.D., a Professor of Sociology who joined the faculty
this fall and was awarded the American Sociological Associations
Jesse Bernard Award for distinguished career contributions to the
sociology of gender.
In addition, Herbert Gans (Gr57), who earned his Ph.D. in sociology
at Penn, received the Award for Public Understanding in Sociology.
Math, physics, bioethics
- Jerry L. Kazdan,
Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, was awarded the Lester
R. Ford Award at the Summer Mathfest in Providence, Rhode Island,
in August. The award was presented by the Mathematical Association
of America for an exemplary article in The American Mathematical
- Fay Ajzenberg-Selove,
Ph.D., Professor of Physics, was awarded the American Physical
Societys 1999 Nicholson Medal for Humanitarian Service. She
is one of two recipients of this award, which she received for mentoring
of young scientists, and for promoting international ties in science.
- Glenn McGee,
Ph.D., Associate Director of Education and Assistant Professor
of Bioethics in the Center for Bioethics in the Health System, was
appointed in August to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundations Clinical
Affairs Advisory Committee. During his one-year term, McGee will assist
the board on issues regarding stem cell research as well as with developing
ethical standards in other areas. McGee, who is also an assistant
professor of Molecular and Cell Engineering in the School of Medicine,
has expertise in the areas of genetics, stem cell research, reproductive
technology, end-of-life care and health policy.
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Originally published on September 16, 1999