AccoladesRichard Chambers, Associate Professor Emeritus in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, has received the American-Turkish Council's Education Award. The award recognizes Chambers' "distinguished academic career in teaching, scholarly research and writing with a focus on Turkish language, culture and civilization, and for his leadership over a critical span of years as president of the American Research Institute in Turkey."
McKim Marriott, Professor in Anthropology, is the recipient of the 1996 R.P. Chanda Birth Centenary Award from the Council of the Asiatic Society, Calcutta. Marriott is being honored for his "outstanding contribution to anthropology." The Asiatic Society, founded in 1784, is India's oldest learned society.
Jeanne Marsh, Dean of the School of Social Service Administration, has been awarded the Excellence in Social Work Research Award by the National Association of Social Workers. Marsh was cited for her research in the use of knowledge in practice and program decision making, social program and policy evaluation, and substance abuse and mental health service delivery.
Samuel Refetoff, Professor in Endocrinology, has received the Sidney Ingbar Award for outstanding academic achievements in the field of thyroidology. The award, presented by the American Thyroid Association, is given to an investigator who has made major contributions in thyroid related research over many years. Refetoff's accomplishments include discovering the syndrome of resistance to thyroid hormones, sometimes called the Refetoff syndrome.
The ACS Resource Guide was given an Award of Excellence in the International Online Communications Competition. The award, given to Academic Computing Services for its annual online Web publication, was presented to ACS staff members Valerie Archambeau, Chad Kainz and Elizabeth Bartley.