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Faculty Honors and Awards 2011

Faculty members of the School of Arts and Sciences are leaders in their fields. 

This section documents the awards, research discoveries, and grant and fellowship activities of SAS faculty.

(Faculty: Have any good news to share? Please email your news to Kara Donaldson for inclusion in our next report.)

Alidou, Ousseina (AMESALL) has been appointed to the elected position of Chair of the Association of African Studies Programs (AASP) for 2010-2011. AASP is an organization of deans, chairs and directors who head African Studies Programs in the USA. This is a position of considerable distinction within the wider African Studies Community.

Alidou, Ousseina (AMESALL) was the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award of the Africa-America Institute, a US-based organization dedicated to the promotion of capacity building in Africa through higher education and training. The award was presented to Alidou on December 10, 2010 at the Institute’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Awards Gala in New York City in recognition of her scholarly accomplishments and her work in helping “to shape the material and intellectual lives and perspectives of young people – especially women – from all walks of life, across the United States, in African countries, and in other parts of the world.”

Andrei, Eva (Physics and Astronomy) has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nation’s pre-eminent learned society and research institution.

Asefa, Tewodros (Teddy) (Chemistry and Chemical Biology) has been identified as an American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellow for 2010.

Banks, Thomas (Physics and Astronomy) has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nation’s pre-eminent learned society and research institution.

Batson, Philip E. (Physics and Astronomy) has been elected Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America, “For his pioneering contributions to the development of spatially resolved electron energy loss spectroscopy and his successful use of this technique to solve important and difficult problems in materials,” August 8, 2011. 

Bianchini, Ricardo (Computer Science) received the best paper award of the First International Green Computing Conference, August 2010.

Birkenholtz, Trevor (Geography)received a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) & Department for International Development (DFID) grant for “Safeguarding Local Equity as Global Values of Ecosystem Services Rise.”

Bishop, Karen (Spanish and Portuguese) was awarded the Harvard University Certificate in Teaching Excellence from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard in October 2010.

Bordo, Michael D.  (Economics) was awarded a Hoover National Fellowship and will spend the 2011-2012 academic year at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Borocz, Jozsef (Sociology) received a Competitive Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study and the Institute for the History of East-Central Europe at the University of Leipzig, Germany, April 2011.

Bravo, Jorge (Political Science) has been awarded a fellowship as a Visiting Associate Research Scholar at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University for spring 2012.

Brooks, Ethel (Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies) has been awarded a Fulbright University of the Arts London Distinguished Chair Award for 2011-2012. Brooks will be at TrAIN, the University of the Arts Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, which is a forum for historical, theoretical and practice-based research in architecture, art, communication, craft and design.  During her time in London, she will be carrying out research on her project “Visual Practices, Cultural Production and the Right to the City: Romani Gypsies as Cosmopolitan Others.”  Part of the award supports Brooks’ delivery of a lecture series in conjunction with the Tate Gallery, London.

Brooks, Ethel (Sociology) received the “Outstanding Book Award” from the Society for the Study of Social Problems’ Global Division. Her book is entitled, Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work (June 2010).

Brzustowicz, Linda (Genetics) received an award sponsored by the March of Dimes.  The award is titled, “Understanding the Genetics Architecture of Schizophrenia Susceptibility.” 

Brzustowicz, Linda (Genetics) was selected to receive the 2010 Innovators Award from the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame for her invention “Compositions and Methods for the Diagnosis of Autism.” 

Busia, Abena PA (English) has been named one of the 50 Inspiring African Feminists. 

Carr, Deborah (Sociology) was elected as Member-at-Large to the council of the American Sociological Association, June 2010.

Cerulo, Karen A.  (Sociology) was elected to the Publications Committee of the American Sociological Association, June 2010.

Chapman, Gretchen B.  (Psychology) has received an NIH/NIA grant, “Using the Default Effect to Promote Healthy Behavior,” 2010-2013.

Chatterjee, Monalisa (Geography)was a Research Consultant, United Nations Development Program.

Cheong, Sang-Wook (Physics and Astronomy) was awarded the 2010 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials. The quote for the McGroddy Prize, awarded to Cheong and two others, reads “For groundbreaking contributions in theory and experiment that have advanced the understanding and utility of multiferroic oxides.”

Cornell, Drucilla (Political Science) is a visiting professor at Birkbeck College in London and the University of Pretoria in South Africa. From 2003 to the present, she has organized and remains co-director of the uBuntu project in South Africa. The National Research Foundation in South Africa continues to found her work in South Africa, including the conference she organized on “The Future of the uBuntu Project” at the University of Pretoria, August 20, 2010. 

Davis, Eric (Political Science) received the following grants: “The Formation of Sectarian Identities in Ethnically Divided Societies: Implications for Political Unity and Stability in Iraq, with Special Reference to Iraqi Youth,” United States Institute of Peace Grant 177-06F, completion date, October 31, 2010.  “The Formation of Sectarian Identities in Ethnically Divided Societies: Implications for Political Unity and Stability in Iraq,”  The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII) grant, completion date, September 30, 2010. 

Delbourgo, James (History) has won fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton for fall 2011 and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin for fall 2013.

DeVun, Leah (History) has received an external faculty fellowship from the Stanford Humanities Center at Stanford University for 2011-2012.

Doty, Mark (English) received an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and also won the very first Theodore H. Holmes and Bernice Holmes National Poetry Prize.

Elias, Maurice (Psychology) has received the inaugural Joseph E. Zins Distinguished Scholar Award for action research in social and emotional learning.

Elias, Maurice (Psychology) is the PI and has received a 2 year grant funded by the NoVo Foundation for Social-Emotional Learning and Academic Success. This project is designed to examine the relationship of what teachers say about students on school report card indicators of social-emotional, personal, and character development and students' academic grades and test scores, toward the goal of identifying key social-emotional competencies essential for academic success.

Eliassi-Rad, Tina (Computer Science) was the recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Outstanding Mentor Award, February 2010.

Eliassi-Rad, Tina (Computer Science) was the recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Directorate Gold Award for research on detection of cyber attacks, August 2010.

Eliassi-Rad, Tina (Computer Science)is the PI on two grants “Cyber Situational Awareness through Host and Network Analysis,” 2010-2011 through the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and “Capturing Node-level Behavioral Structure (a.k.a. Roles) in Static and Dynamic Networks,” 2010-2011 through the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

Eliassi-Rad, Tina (Computer Science)is the Co-PI on two grants “Robustness Analysis and Anomaly Detection of Interdependent Physical and Social Networks,” 2010-2013 through the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and  “Network Pattern Recognition Project,” 2010-2011 through the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Etkina, Eugenia (Physics and Astronomy) and Gabi Kotliar, and Charles Glashausser (emeritus) were named as outstanding referees by Physical Review and Physical Review Letters, recognizing their work in maintaining the high standards of our most prestigious journals.

Gang, Ira N.  (Economics) was named a Fellow of OEI (Osteuropa-Institut), Regensburg, Germany 2011.

Gang, Ira N. (Economics)has been named for 2011 a Visiting Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester, England.

Gordon, Ann (History), Director of the Stanton and Anthony Papers, has been awarded a grant of $200,000 from the NEH to prepare volume 6 of The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony for publication, bringing the final volume of the series to fruition.

Greenblatt, Martha (Chemistry and Chemical Biology)received an award from the NSF to continue her groundbreaking work in solid state chemistry of low dimensional materials.

Gunderson, Sam (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) received a Busch Grant award, July 1, 2010.

Haberl, Charles (AMESALL) contributed to a proposal to encode the Mandaic script, the script of two languages which are the subject of his research, in the Unicode Standard.  This proposal was ultimately successful, and Mandaic was included in the latest version of Unicode (version 6.0.0), which was released in October 2011.

Haberl, Charles G. (AMESALL) (in association with Butler University Associate Professor of Religion James McGrath) has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Scholarly Editions grant for a project to translate the Mandaean Book of John from Mandaic into English. 

Halkiadakis, Eva (Physics and Astronomy) has received an LPC Fellowship from the LHC Physics Center at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab for May 2011-May 2012.

Harris, Jack W.  (Anthropology) appeared with undergraduate students in the National Geographic Television Special: Next of Kin, shown in the U.S.A., Europe, and Africa.

Haugerud, Angelique (Anthropology) was elected to the Executive Board of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology (a unit of the American Anthropological Association), for a two-year term, beginning fall 2010.

Heuman, Milton (Political Science) is the 2011 recipient of the Teaching and Mentoring Award from the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association. The Teaching and Mentoring Award recognizes innovative teaching and instructional methods in law and courts and is given annually to an outstanding scholar and teacher. It is widely regarded in the section as one of the most important awards given, conferring honor on a colleague who has demonstrated commitment and excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students about law and courts.

Jackson, Greg (English) has been awarded an ACLS Frederick Burkhardt-Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship designed to further ambitious long-term research projects.

Jeffers, James (Geography)served as representative to the AAG Hazard Specialties.

Jha, Saurabh (Physics and Astronomy) won the 2010-2011 Bart J. Bok prize from the Harvard Department of Astronomy. It is awarded annually to a Harvard Astrophysics Ph.D. recipient 35 or younger for outstanding research.

Kalantari, Bahman (Computer Science) was invited to serve as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Seventh Annual International Symposium on Voronoi Diagrams in Science and Engineering, Quebec City Canada, June 2010.

Kalodimos, Charalampos (Babis) (Chemistry and Chemical Biology) has won the 2011 Bárány Award for Young Investigators.  Babis received the award for his work using NMR spectroscopy, combined with other biophysical methodologies, to determine the mechanisms underlying the functionality of large protein machineries.

Kelemen, Daniel (Political Science) has been named a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Politics by the European Commission in Brussels, named after one of the founders of the European Union.  The Jean Monnet Chair program supports teaching positions in the field of European integration studies worldwide. Dan was one of only four recipients of a prestigious Jean Monnet chair in the United States this year. Along with the title of “Jean Monnet Chair,” he has received a three-year grant to support a guest lecture series and a number of conferences focusing on European integration at Rutgers’ Center for European Studies.

Kernan, Ryan (English) has been granted a Fellowship at the prestigious Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Ryan will be at the Schomburg for the 2011-2012 academic year working on “Black Translation: An Internationalist Portrait of Langston Hughes and the Rise of Black Radicalism.”

Kiledjian, Megerditch (Cell Biology and Neuroscience) received New Funding:  1. Repligen Corporation “Modulation of Gene Expression by Quinazoline Compounds,” PI:  Kiledjian 2010 – 2011.   2.   NIH  GM090059 “Structure and function of 5'-3' exoribonucleases” PI. Liang Tong;   co-PI: Megerditch Kiledjian; co-PI:  James Manley 2011 – 2015.

Killingsworth, Mark (Economics) was appointed in March 2011 to the National Research Council's Panel on Measuring and Collecting Pay Information from U.S. Employers by Gender, Race, and National Origin.

Koller, Noemie (Physics and Astronomy) has been awarded the American Physical Society’s 2010 Nicholson Medal for Human Outreach. The citation reads “For unselfish commitment to advocating the freedom of scientists around the world and for leadership in fostering equal opportunities for women in science.”

Kowler, Eileen (Psychology) and Elizabeth B. Torres (Psychology) are Co-PI's on a NJ Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism grant, “Perceptual Motor Anticipation in Autism Spectrum Disorder.” The PI is Maggie Shiffrar, Rutgers Newark, Psychology (2010-2012).

Kulikowski, Casimir (Computer Science) was appointed to lead the Taskforce for writing an International History of Medical Informatics for IMIA in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the organization in 2017.

Kulikowski, Casimir (Computer Science) received an award on “Visual Clinical Problem Threading for Case Summarization” under the NIH-NLM Program Computational Thinking to Support Clinicians and Biomedical Scientists, September 2010.

Lee, Jeehiun Katherine (Chemistry and Chemical Biology)received an award from the NSF for her work on the reactivity and stability of biomolecules using mass spectrometric and computational methods.

Leech, Beth L.  (Political Science) has won the Leon D. Epstein Outstanding Book Award from the Political Organizations and Parties section of the American Political Science Association for her book Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why (Chicago, 2009).

Leventhal, Howard (Psychology) Board of Governors Professor of Health Sciences, received the 2011 Society of Behavioral Medicine Award for Distinguished Research Mentor.

Livingston, Julie (History) was awarded an exceptional Cultural Horizons Honorable Mention for her article, “Suicide, Risk, and Investment in the Heart of the African Miracle,” by the Society for Cultural Anthropology, 2010.  The Cultural Horizons Prize is awarded yearly for the best article appearing in the journal, Cultural Anthropology.

Magaña, Rocío (Anthropology)received the 2011 Kurt M. Landgraf Outstanding Dissertation Award from the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.

Magaña, Rocío (Anthropology) was awarded a fellowship as Visiting Scholar with the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID), University of Michigan (2010-2011).

Marian, Amélie (Computer Science) has been selected to receive the Google Research Award for the proposal:  “PERSEUS: Structuring and Searching the Content of Health-Related Web Posts,” with Noémie Elhadad, Columbia University, June 2010.

Marter, Joan (Art History) was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus on Art.  The award was presented at a ceremony and gala hosted by the College Art Association, New York, February 11, 2011.

McGuire, Terry (Genetics) course entitled Evolutionary Medicine (447: 356) was selected as a 2010 Model Course by SENCER.

McGuire, Terry (Genetics)was chosen to participate in the Reinvention Center Assessment Network Project on November 12, 2010.  The Reinvention Center is a national center focusing on undergraduate education at research universities. This is an NSF-Funded Project.  Terry will participate in sessions on “writing to learn” which are the first phase of a larger project on the role of writing in strengthening and assessing student learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Miller, Lisa L.  (Criminal Justice and Political Science) has been selected for a Visiting Fellowship at All Soul’s College at the University of Oxford for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. She will also be a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Criminology at Oxford.

Montelione, Gaetano (Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) was awarded the Jerome and Lorraine Aresty Chair in Cancer Biology.

Moore, Greg (Physics and Astronomy) has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nation’s pre-eminent learned society and research institution.

Murphy, Andrew (Political Science) has been awarded an NEH Fellowship and Overseas Fellowship to Churchill College at the University of Cambridge for the academic year 2011 – 2012.

Murphy, Andrew (Political Science)was one of fourteen scholars selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar “Descartes, Galileo, Hobbes: Philosophy and Science, Politics and Religion during the Scientific Revolution,” held at Princeton University during July and August 2010.

Muthukrishnan, S. (Computer Science) became an ACM Fellow.  (December 2010)

Nickels, Bryce (Genetics) received an award sponsored by the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of General Medical Sciences.  The award is titled, “In Vivo Studies of Abortive Initiation.”

Puglisi, Catherine (Art History) has been named a fellow at the Bogliasco Foundation in Genoa, Italy, November-December 2011.

Rabe, Karin (Physics and Astronomy) has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the nation’s pre-eminent learned society and research institution.

Redlawsk, David (Political Science) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation Political Science Program for his project “Collaborative Research: Multi-Investigator Multi-Site Experiments and Infrastructure Development.” Redlawsk is working with Richard Lau, also of Rutgers Political Science, on this two year project.

Redlawsk, David (Political Science) has been awarded a grant to carry out a Chicago Broadband Study for 2011-2013 through the Partnership for a Connected Illinois.

Regulska, Joanna (Women’s and Gender Studies) was selected as a 2010-2011 Presidential Fellow of the Association of the International Education Administrators. She also received a 2010-2011 International Non-residential Academic Fellowship, Soros Foundation.

Rudel, Thomas K.  (Sociology)received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s “Coupled Natural and Human Systems, Biocomplexity and the Environment Program” for his project entitled “Spontaneous Silvopastoral Landscapes: Origins, Extent, and Ecological Significance in the Ecuadorian Amazon.” The grant will run through August 2013.

Rudman, Laurie A.  (Psychology) received the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Award (with Julie E. Phelan, graduate student in Psychology), presented annually by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues for the best theoretical paper of the year in stereotypes, prejudice, or discrimination.

Sahota, Amrik (Genetics) was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (NACB) (May 2011).  NACB is the professional body for board-certified clinical laboratory scientists.  There are about 600 fellows worldwide with the vast majority in the US.

Sanchez, Diana T.  (Psychology) has received an NSFEAGER award, The Psychosocial Process Model of Minority Categorization for Perceiver, (2010-2012).

Schnetzerk, Steven (Physics and Astronomy) has been elected a member of the American Physical Society.

Schwartz, Marcy (Spanish and Portuguese) was a Visiting Lecturer, faculty exchange, at the Université de Paris-VIII, spring 2010.

Scott, Debby (Geography) was the investigator with RU Chemistry’s NSF IGERT solar energy research programs in Africa, and recipient of RU Grad School & Center for African Studies summer language-study grant and a pre-dissertation travel grant.

Sheehan, Tanya (Art History) has been named a fellow at the Du Bois Institute at Harvard University for spring semester 2012.  

Shockley, Evie (English) has been awarded a Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence and a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence as one of the university’s most distinguished young faculty members. She also received the SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education.

Siegel, Michael & Wacker, Peter (Geography) were awarded the NJ Studies Academic Alliance Author’s Award (Sept 2010) for their book, Mapping New Jersey.

Siegel, Michael (Geography) received a 2010 Award of Recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission for making the maps in numerous publications, including the “Encyclopedia of New Jersey” and the state atlas, “Mapping New Jersey: An Evolving Landscape,” and for making historical New Jersey maps more accessible by putting them online.. This award is presented to "individuals who have helped to preserve New Jersey history, and who have increased public awareness of and appreciation for that history.”

Silver, Peter (History) has been awarded the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship for 2011-2012 by the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience. The fellowship, which is co-administered with the John Carter Brown Library and based at Brown University, is specially designed both to help scholars finish book projects and to encourage work on the Americas as a whole

Sinkoff, Nancy (History and Jewish Studies) has been awarded a fellowship at the Frankel Institute for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan for the 2011-2012 academic year and will be in residence for the spring 2012. The Institute’s working theme next year is “Jews and Political Life.”

Sprachman, Paul (AMESALL) was invited to London by the BBC to be a key panelist on the hour-long discussion program Pargar (Compass) of the Persian Service of the British Broadcasting System (near Langham Palace) which was devoted to Persian irony and satire. 

Springer, Kristen (Sociology) was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the American Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology Section (June 2010).

Stone, Matthew (Computer Science) received an award from the NSF for exploratory work on a new project in dialogue system design, “Collaborative Reference in Open Domains.”

Stone, Matthew (Computer Science PI) and Kowler, Eileen (Psychology co-PI) received a 3 year REU Site grant (Research Experience for Undergraduates) from NSF in the area of Perceptual Science and Perceptual Technologies.  REU’s provide funds for summer research for undergraduates.  This program is being run in conjunction with the Perceptual Science IGERT (Eileen Kowler, PI), which is supporting graduate students to act as mentors for the summer interns. This REU site brings eight undergraduate students to Rutgers each summer for a ten-week research internship in the area of perceptual science and technology.  This research area centers on the challenges and opportunities of building novel computational models that systems may use to understand their environment and act intelligently in it.  The area affords a range of research methods, including designing algorithms, building systems, gathering and analyzing data, and understanding intelligence in its human context.  Research projects cover topics such as: computational approaches to the perception and recognition of objects, faces, scenes, depth and motion; perceptual categorization and perceptual decisions; data mining and statistical analysis of perceptual input; search, attention, and visuo-motor learning; visual experiences in human-computer interaction; and computational depiction and design.

Swanson, Norman R. (Economics) is a visiting scholar at the Bank of Canada May 2011. The purpose of the visit is to advise bank staff on “best practices” for research in areas related to policy analysis and prediction; to deliver lectures including one entitled: “Introduction to Forecasting and Forecast Evaluation”; and to carry out research with Bank staff.

Szemeredi, Endre (Computer Science) was honored at a ceremony at Charles University in Prague as honorable doctor of mathematics and physics, June 2010, and was honored at a conference for his 70th birthday, organized by the Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.  It was a completely impressive, star-studded affair with more than 300 attendees and was actually the biggest math conference ever held in Hungary, August 2010.

The Department of Religion was awarded a grant by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities to support their series of forums on Religion and Violence during the spring 2011 semester. In connection with this grant, James T. Johnson and James W. Jones were interviewed by WFDU (89.1 FM) on March 4, 2011 for the April 6 evening forum on Religion and Violence:  The American Scene, arranged by the New Jersey Council on the Humanities.  The interview will air on the NJCH program, Humanities Connection on WFDU on March 27.  Listen to their interview on the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Website.

Thuno, Erik (Art History) was awarded a fellowship at the Danish Academy in Rome for fall 2011.

Tischfield, Jay (Genetics) received an award sponsored by the Simons Foundation.  The award it titled, “Simons- SVIP project (Simons Variants in Individuals Project) Simons Simplex Complex Collection Cell & DNA Repository.”  

Tischfield, Jay (Genetics) received an award sponsored by the Tourette Syndrome Association of New Jersey, Inc.  The award is titled, “The Tourette Syndrome Sharing DNA and Cell Resource.”

Triner, Gail (History) has been selected for a Fulbright award and fellowship to Brazil from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Council for International Education for spring 2012.

Vicario, David S.  (Psychology) received an ARRA supplement to NIH (National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders) grant, “Auditory Processing & Memory for Complex Signals.” This grant is specifically for support assistance of a Career Staff Scientist, Mimi L. Phan, Assistant Research Professor.

Wacker, Peter (Geography Emeritus) was the Numismatist of the Year for 2010, Garden State Numismatic Association.

Walker, Janet A.  (Asian Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature), served as invited Guest Researcher at the Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies of the Free University--Berlin from May 16 to July 9, 2010. While in residence there she prepared and gave four presentations on aspects of her current research on modern Japanese literature and postcolonial literature and theory.

Walkowitz, Rebecca (English) was awarded the National Humanities Center, Hurford Family Fellowship, 2010-2011.

Wasserman, Emma J. (Religion) was awarded a fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for the academic year 2011-12.  Wasserman was chosen from over 800 applicants and will join a select group of 50 fellows.

Weigert, Laura (Art History) has been awarded an NEH fellowship as a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow at the National Gallery of Art’s Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington D.C. for the academic year 2011-2012.

White, Eugene N. (Economics) is the DIMeco Visiting Professor at the Paris School of Economics Spring 2011. To promote research in critical fields, the Government of the Ile de France has created visiting chaired professorships under its Domaine d'Intérêt Majeur program.  The purpose is to promote research and graduate studies.  Professor White will give several seminars, including a talk at the “Crises financieres et crises immobilieres quelles relations?” conference at the Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre, and will also conduct research at the Banque de France.

White, Helene R.  (Sociology) was awarded a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Senior Presenter Travel Award to attend the International Society of Biomedical Research on Alcoholism (May 2010).

White, Helene R. (Sociology)(with Patricia Simon and Eun-Young Mun) and Chioun Lee (Sociology graduate student) were awarded the “Early Prevention Career Network Award” for the poster they presented at the Society of Prevention Research annual meeting in Denver. The prize is awarded to the top three posters at the conference. The research project was entitled “Racial Differences in Trajectories of Alcohol, Marijuana, and Hard Drug Use among a High-Risk Urban Sample” (June 2010).

Wright, Rebecca (Computer Science) received grants from the National Science Foundation for her projects “Accountability and Identifiability” (2010-2013) and “Distributed Computing with Adaptive Heuristics” (2011-2014).  She also received grants from the National Science Foundation as co-principal investigator on “Efficient Privacy Methods Using Linear Programming” and “The Value of Computational Thinking Across Grade Levels.”

Xun, Liu (History) has been awarded a Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation research grant for $36,000 over a two-year period, beginning fall 2011. 

Zamolodchikov, Alexander (Physics and Astronomy) has been awarded the American Physical Society’s 2011 Lars Onsager Prize.  The citation reads “For outstanding contributions to theoretical physics, and especially for the remarkable ideas that they introduced concerning conformal field theory and soluble models of statistical mechanics in two dimensions.”




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