Jan. 5, 1995
Vol. 14, No. 9

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    Michael Fishbane, the Nathan Cummings Professor of Jewish Studies in the Divinity School, has been awarded the 1994 National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought for his book The Kiss of God: Spiritual and Mystical Death in Judaism. The book explores the quest for spiritual perfection in early rabbinical sources and in Jewish philosophy and mysticism.

    Sander Gilman, Professor in Germanic Studies, received the second annual George Morgan Award for Creativity and Innovation in Interdisciplinary Education. The award, given by Brown University, is presented for major contributions to the area of research and teaching across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

    Richard Cohn, Associate Professor in Music, received the Outstanding Publication Award from the Society of Music Theory. Cohn's article "Transpositional Combination of Beat-Class Sets in the Phase-Shifting Music of Steve Reich" was honored by the society as the finest music-theory article published during the last three years.