The South African College High Schools in Cape Town, South Africa, have given Ronald Singer, the Robert R. Bensley Professor of Biology & Medical Sciences in Organismal Biology & Anatomy and Anthropology, the 2005 Spectemur Agendo Award. The award, presented to Singer in recognition of his scientific discoveries in prehistory, is given annually to a South African who has reached the top of his profession.
Two University professors have been elected recipients of Humboldt Research Awards from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn, Germany. The awards, in recognition of lifetime achievements in research, were given to Stephen Stigler, the Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor in Statistics, and David Wellbery, the LeRoy T. & Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor in Germanic Studies, Comparative Literature, and the Committee on Social Thought.
In recognition of the Humboldt Foundation’s goal of promotion of international research cooperation, the award includes up to 75,000 Euros to fund research in collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany.