Four Faculty Are Elected to Senior Scholar Society

At its spring meeting, the Administrative Committee of the Heyman Center for the Humanities elected four new scholar-teachers for membership in the Society of Senior Scholars for the term 1996 - 1997. Members of the Society are professors emeriti enlisted to teach, after normal retirement, in the basic courses of the College's core curriculum.

As announced by Wm. Theodore de Bary, director of the Center and the Senior Scholars program, the following new members have agreed to serve in this program:

*James Mirollo, Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature, who will teach Literature Humanities.

*Julian H. Franklin, professor of political science, who will teach in the Contemporary Civilizations course.

*Fritz Stern, University Professor, and

*Pei-yi Wu, professor of classical and Oriental languages, Queens College, who will teach in the Asian Humanities course.

Mirollo (B.A., CCNY; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia) has taught at Columbia since 1965 and has served on various committees throughout his career including chairing the Humanities A course.

Franklin (B.A., Queens College; M.A., Ph.D., Columbia) has been at Columbia since 1962. He has served as the director of graduate studies for political Theory and was the departmental representative for undergraduate programs in 1971-72 and 1986-87.

Stern (B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia) has had a long and distinguished career at Columbia, teaching in the history department. He served as the provost of the University from 1980-1983, and was named University Professor in 1992. He received the Great Teachers Award in 1978 and the Lionel Trilling Book Award in 1977.

Wu (B.A., Nanking University; M.A.[English], Boston University; M.A.[Mathematics], Columbia; Ph.D.[East Asian Languages and Cultures], Columbia, has been a visiting professor of Chinese at Columbia since 1962 and served as the coordinator of the Chinese Language Program at Columbia from 1963-66.

Other members of the Society of Senior Scholars who will teach in the core program in 1996-97 are Craig Brush, Mason Cooley, Pierre Cachia, Wm. Theodore deBary, Robert Goldsby, Wallace Gray, Mary Mothersill, Joel Newman, Conrad Schirokauer, Arthur Tiedemann, Bernard Wishy and Ehsan Yarshater.


Columbia University Record -- October 4, 1996 -- Vol. 22, No. 5