Rebecca West, Professor in Romance Languages & Literatures and the Committee on Cinema & Media Studies, recently received the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Publication Award for a Manuscript in Italian Studies from the Modern Language Association.
West was one of 20 scholars honored for distinguished work in the modern languages; the award was bestowed on her for the book Gianni Celati: The Craft of Everyday Storytelling (University of Toronto Press).
West and other honorees received their awards Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the MLAs annual convention in Chicago.
The University mens and womens soccer teams each received a National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Adidas Team Academic Award.
The award, which has been presented annually since 1995, was presented to teams whose players posted a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 during the previous academic year.
The womens squad, coached by Amy Reifert, Assistant Professor in Physical Education & Athletics, earned a Team Academic Award for the third consecutive year, while the mens team, coached by John OConnor, Assistant Professor in Physical Education & Athletics, was recognized for the second straight season.
In 1999, Chicagos womens team posted an overall record of 14-3-4, won the University Athletic Association title and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship for the fourth straight season. Chicagos mens squad finished 9-7-2 overall and matched its best-ever UAA record with a 5-1-1 mark, which was good for second place.