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Three faculty members at Columbia University and Barnard College - a film maker, poet and sculptor - have received Guggenheim Fellowships for 1996, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced.
Lucie Brock-Broido, a poet and associate professor of writing, and John Kessler, a sculptor and assistant professor of visual arts, both faculty members in the School of the Arts, and Jennifer Montgomery, a film maker and adjunct professor of women's studies at Barnard College, are among 158 artists, scholars and scientists who received the prestigious fellowships. They were selected from 2,791 applicants.
Professor Brock-Broido, formerly the director of the Creative Writing Program at Harvard University, is the author of Hunger (1988) and a recipient of the Grolier Poetry Prize. Professor Kessler has had solo exhibitions in New York, Paris, Chicago and Houston and has been a Whitney Museum fellow. His work is the subject of a 1994 book, John Kessler's Asia. Ms. Montgomery's first feature film, Art for Teachers of Children, an autobiographical drama about boarding school, received critical praise last year. She is currently working on an adaptation of J.K. Huysman's Against Nature.
Guggenheim Fellows are chosen for outstanding achievement in the arts, humanities and sciences. This year's winners will share $4.5 million in awards.