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 VOL. 23, NO. 19APRIL 3, 1998 


  • The University Trustees, at their recent meeting, approved the appointment of the following to named professorships: Volker Berghahn to Seth Low Professor of History; Alan Brinkley to Allan Nevins Professor of American Economic History; Isser Woloch to Moore Collegiate Professor of History; Jack L. Snyder to Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations; Jacob K. Thomas to Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Finance; David Da-Wei Yao to Thomas Alva Edison Professor; Jeffrey N. Gordon to Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law; Gerald L. Neuman to Herbert Wechsler Professor of Federal Jurisprudence; Donald O. Quest to J. Lawrence Pool Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery; John M. Oldham to Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, and Timothy A. Pedley to Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Neurology.

  • Robert Somerville, professor of religion and history, has been elected a Corresponding Fellow of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften) in Munich.

  • Short story writer Charlotte Bacon, who received her M.F.A. from the School of the Arts in 1994, has been named this year’s winner of the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, for her book A Private State. The collection of stories is a revised version of her M.F.A. thesis. The $7,500 award is given annually for a distinguished first book of fiction. Bacon is to receive the award Apr. 5 in the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. She is now teaching at U.N.H.

  • Jennifer Dohrn, director of the midwifery program at the School of Nursing, was honored recently at a luncheon at the P&S Faculty Club for her exceptional contributions to health care. She is director of the Morris Heights Health/Childbearing Center in the Bronx and has been elected to the governing council of the American Public Health Association’s Maternal Child Health Section. She received the Pfizer/APNSCAN award, supported by U.S. Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Inc., and APNSCAN magazine.

  • William F. Baker, president and chief executive officer of Thirteen/WNET, will be honored by the Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta Pi in Grace Dodge Hall at Teachers College on Fri., Apr. 3, at 7:00 P.M. Baker will speak about his recent book, Down the Tube: An Inside Account of the Failure of American Television. Tickets are $15 and $20 each. For more information, call 254-2316.