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Archive for May, 2010

Mina Jahan Bissell ’63 and Nancy L. Craig ’73 Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Posted May 25, 2010
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Mina Jahan Bissell ’63 and Nancy L. Craig ’73 have been elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. Members of the academy are elected annually “in recognition of their distinguished achievements in original research; election is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer.” Bissell was the […]

Political Scientist Suna Kili Honored by Atatürk Society of America

Posted May 24, 2010

The Atatürk Society of America has bestowed its Republicanism Award on Suna Kili, A.B. ’48, M.A. ’49, Ph.D. ’53. Kili, a professor of political science and constitutional law at  Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, has published extensively on political theory, models of development, and modernization, especially in the context of the Turkish Revolution. She has lectured […]

Sharon Gerstel ’84 Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Posted May 24, 2010

Sharon Gerstel ’84, a professor of Byzantine art and archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, a grant made annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to “men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.” The prestigious […]

GSSWSR Alumna Gail Steketee’s Book on Compulsive Hoarding Draws Media Attention

Posted May 19, 2010
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The recently published Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, written by Gail Steketee, M.S.S. ’72 and Ph.D. ’87, and Smith College Professor Randy Frost, has been featured in Newsweek, The New York Times, Salon, Time, The Wall Street Journal,  and The Washington Post, and NPR’s Fresh Air, among other media outlets. Steketee is a professor […]

Publication Prize Honors GSAS Alumna, Former Dean Mary Maples Dunn

Posted May 11, 2010
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The William and Mary Quarterly has established a new prize to honor Mary Maples Dunn, M.A ’56, Ph.D. ’59. The Mary Maples Dunn Prize will honor the best article in early American women’s history by an untenured scholar published in the William and Mary Quarterly that uses gender as a primary analytical category. After earning […]

Sidney Callahan to Receive Honorary Degree

Posted May 11, 2010
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Sidney de Shazo Callahan ’55 will receive a doctor of humane letters degree from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., at the university’s commencement exercises on May 16. Callahan is an author, lecturer, professor and psychologist. In 2002-2003, she held the Paul J. McKeever Chair of Moral Theology, St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., and […]