Randolph Stone, Clinical Professor in Law and Director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, has been elected chairman of the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). He is the first African American to lead the section in its 73-year history. The 8,250-member ABA section provides leadership for the association in the areas of criminal law and the administration of criminal and juvenile justice. Stone served as Public Defender of Cook County from 1988 to 1991.
William Kandel and David Smilde, both graduate students in sociology, have been named International Predissertation Fellows by the Social Science Research Council and the American Council of Learned Societies. The fellowships, which are presented to the "most promising" students in social science, provide support for a full-time, 12-month program of study designed to enable the recipient to acquire or strengthen language skills and knowledge in areas of study pertaining to developing nations.
Claudia Mesch, a graduate student in art history, has received an Interdisciplinary German Studies Grant from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for dissertation research in Germany during the 1993-94 academic year. She also received the Lipman Fellowship for Dissertation Research from the Art Department.