AccoladesMiriam Hansen, Mellon Professor in the Humanities, Professor in English Language & Literature and Director of the Film Studies Center, was awarded the Katherine Singer Kovacs Essay Prize in Film, TV and Video Studies for 1995. She won the prize for her essay "Of Mice and Ducks: Benjamin and Adorno on Disney," which was published in the winter 1993 issue of the South Atlantic Quarterly. This is the second time Hansen has won the award; in 1991, she received it for her essay "Adventures of Goldilocks: Spectatorship, Consumerism and Public Life."
James McCawley, the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor in Linguistics and East Asian Languages & Civilizations, has been named President-Elect of the Linguistic Society of America. McCawley, who has been a member of the Chicago faculty since 1964, was recently described by New York Times columnist William Safire as "one of the great living grammarians" and "the only man in linguistics whose reputation challenges Noam Chomsky's."
Anne Robertson, Associate Professor and Chairman of Music, was awarded the 1995 John Nicholas Brown Prize of the Medieval Academy of America for her book The Service Books of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis: Images of Ritual and Music in the Middle Ages (Oxford, 1991). The prize was given for the best book on a medieval topic in any field of study published in 1991. Robertson will receive the award at a ceremony on April 1.
Randolph Stone, Clinical Professor in the Law School and Director of the Mandel Legal Aid Clinic, received the Walter J. Cummings Award in recognition of excellence in legal advocacy by appointed counsel in the U.S. District Court before the Northern District of Illinois. The annual award was presented by the Chicago chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
First-year College student Shahia Bolbolan was named All-American in the shot put at the NCAA Division III Championships. Bolbolan finished fourth at the meet with a University-record throw of 13.12 meters. She is the first women's indoor track and field All-American in the University's history.
The University's Model United Nations Team won the Best Delegation distinction for the seventh consecutive year at the Harvard National Model U.N. conference last month. Chicago has won the title more times in a row than any other university in the conference's 40-year history.