Roger Gould, Associate Professor in Sociology, and John Kelly, Associate Professor in Anthropology, have each received 2000-01 fellowships from the George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation.
Administered by Brown University, the fellowships will provide $20,000 to each of 11 recipients in the fields of anthropology, philosophy and sociology.
Gould and Kelly were selected from among 167 scholars who were nominated by administrative officers of colleges, universities and cultural institutions throughout the United States.
With this award, Gould will pursue his project Dominance, Honor and Conflict, and Kelly will work on his research project Technography: Science in the History of Cultures and Questions for a New Anthropology of Knowledge.
The National Geographic Society has named University paleontologist Paul Sereno to its first group of explorers-in-residence.
During this three-year appointment, the society will provide funding for major expeditions that Sereno will lead. He also will serve as an adviser on National Geographic projects, deliver lectures at the societys headquarters in Washington, D.C., and participate in other public and educational outreach activities.
Sereno, a Professor in Organismal Biology & Anatomy, has discovered many new species of dinosaur in his quest to map the course of dinosaur evolution.
He also is co-founder of Project Exploration, a program that provides innovative opportunities for Chicago youths.
Serenos fellow explorers-in-residence are Stephen Ambrose, historian and educator; Robert Ballard, discoverer of the wreck of the Titanic; Wade Davis, anthropologist and botanical explorer; Sylvia Earle, ocean explorer and marine botanist; Jane Goodall, authority on chimpanzees; and Johan Reinhard, high-altitude archaeologist.