May 15, 1997
Vol. 16, No. 17

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    Katz named to Mexican Academy of Sciences

    Friedrich Katz, the Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor in History, has been named a corresponding member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. This is the first time such an honor has gone to a foreign social scientist.

    Katz, a historian of Mexico, was recognized for his work on the Mexican revolution and in particular on Pancho Villa, the leader of the revolt. His forthcoming book, The Life and Times of Pancho Villa, is to be published in 1998 by Stanford University Press and in Mexico by Ediciones Era.

    In recognition of the honor, Katz gave a lecture on Pancho Villa at the College of Mexico, one of the nation's premier academic institutions.

    Katz, a faculty member at the University since 1971, is Director of the Mexican Studies Center. His works include The Secret War in Mexico: Europe, the United States and the Mexican Revolution (1981), which received the Bolton Prize for the year's best book in Latin American History.