AccoladesFrancois Furet, Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, has been awarded the Ingersoll Prizes' Richard M. Weaver Award for Scholarly Letters. The prizes are given annually by the Ingersoll Milling Machine Company of Rockford to writers whose works "affirm the fundamental principles of Western civilization." Furet was cited for his "profound understanding of the revolution that set the stage for our own age" in such works as Interpreting the French Revolution. The award was presented in a ceremony at the Newberry Library on Nov. 5.
Clyde Hutchison Jr., the Carl William Eisendrath Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Chemistry, has been presented the Silver Prize in Chemistry. The prize, given by the International EPR/ESR Society, recognizes major contributions to chemistry through electron spin resonance.
Graham Fleming has been awarded the 1996 Inter-American Photochemical Society Award. Fleming, who is the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor in Chemistry, was cited for his contributions to the field of photochemistry over the past 10 years.
University faculty members Hellmut Fritzsche and David Schramm have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fritzsche is Louis Block Professor in Physics, and Schramm is Vice President for Research and Louis Block Professor in the Physical Sciences. The AAAS Council elects as fellows members whose "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished."
Randy Holgate, Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations, has received the Benjamin Franklin Award of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives. The award is presented to a fundraising professional who has made significant achievements over a long career and who serves as a role model for all fundraisers.