Helena Schwartz has joined Columbia University Press as marketing director. She was formerly executive director of library and academic marketing at HarperCollins Publishers, and has held marketing positions at Basic Books, Pantheon/ Schocken Books and Oxford University Press.
The Association for Computing Machinery and the Computer Museum have chosen Joseph F. Traub, the Edwin Howard Armstrong Professor of Computer Science, as one of the 200 American visionaries who created the computer age. Cited among Traubs achievements was his pioneering research in what is now called information-based complexity. An exhibit honoring the visionaries traveled from the Computer Museum in Boston to the National Academy of Sciences in Washington. A book, with portraits of the honorees by Louis Fabian Bachrach, Wizards and Their Wonders: Portraits in Computing, was recently published.
Christian W. Schindler, assistant professor of microbiology and assistant professor of medicine, has received a Burroughs Wellcome Fund clinical scientist award in transitional research, one of ten awarded this year. He will receive $750,000 over the next five years to do research on the intervention of IL-5 signaling: a therapeutic paradigm for asthma.
Fifteen Columbians have been awarded USIA-funded Fulbright grants for the current academic year. The winners, with their fields and countries where they will study: Joon Ma, anthropology, France; Maya Naadkarni, anthropology, Hungary; Laura Auricchio, art history, France; Kai Gutschow, art history, Germany; Frederick A. Ilchman, art history, Italy; Priti Patel, education, South Africa; Mona Krook, international relations and studies, Finland; Sunil Agnani, languages and literature, Germany; Earl Tal, languages and literature, Taiwan; John Weinstein, languages and literature, Taiwan; Donna Lee, law, Philippines; Andrew Flibbert, political science, Egypt; Katherine Lebow, history, Poland; Daniel Cooper, sociology, Botswana, and Jeffrey Kidd, teaching English as a foreign language, South Korea.