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 years 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 Associations 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.