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Vol.25, No. 02 Sept. 10, 1999


By Lauren Marshall

Linda Nelson, a development officer at Yale University for 13 years and most recently vice president for development at American University in Washington, D.C., has been named associate dean for development and alumni relations at Columbia Law School. "I am thrilled that Linda has joined the Columbia Law School, and we will benefit from her strong record of achievement in alumni relations and development," said Law Dean David W. Leebron. "We very much look forward to the leadership she will bring to Columbia, as the Law School builds on the results of its very successful capital campaign."

Anthony Marx, associate professor of Political Science, has been awarded the 1999 Ralph Bunche Prize of the American Political Science Association for his book Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of South Africa, the United States and Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Twelve students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences won Whiting Fellowships for 1999-2000 graduate study in the humanities. The recipients are: Julia Assante, Art History and Archaeology; Laura Auricchio, Art History and Archaeology; George T. Baker, Art History and Archaeology; Andrew Epstein, English and Comparative Literature; Jason Freitag, Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures; Gustav Heldt, East Asian Literatures and Cultures; Laura Lomas, English and Comparative Literature; Joshua Miller, English and Comparative Literature; Roger Rothman, Art History and Archaeology; Justin Smith, Philosophy; Shabnum Tejani, History; Henry S. Turner, English and Comparative Literature.

Olga Ragusa, Da Ponte Professor of Italian emeritus, was Honorary President for the 1999 Conference of the American Association for Italian Studies.

Karen Barkey, professor of Sociology, wrote an op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times about the lessons the modern Turkish government can learn from its predecessor, the Ottomans, in dealing with the rebels.