Jan. 8, 1998
Vol. 17, No. 7

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    Richard Cohn, Associate Professor in Music, has been awarded the Outstanding Publication Award of the Society for Music Theory. He received the prize for his article published in Music Analysis on how composers at the end of the 19th century used consonant triads. Cohn is the first person to receive the award twice; he first won the prize in 1994 for an article on the music of Steve Reich.

    Three faculty members in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology. The fellows -- Amgen Professor Elaine Fuchs; Robert Haselkorn, the Fanny L. Pritzker Distinguished Service Professor; and Professor Susan Lindquist -- were elected for their scientific excellence, originality and leadership, high ethical standards and scholarly and creative achievement.

    Rashid Khalidi, Professor in History and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, has received the 1997 Albert Hourani Book Award. The award, for Khalidi's book Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern National Consciousness, was presented by the Middle East Studies Association of North America.

    Two University faculty members, Ralph Weichselbaum and Bryce Weir, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine. Weichselbaum is the Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor and Chairman of Radiation & Cellular Oncology and Director of the Chicago Tumor Institute, and Weir is the Maurice Goldblatt Professor in Surgery and Neurology and Director of the Brain Research Institute. The mission of the institute is to "advance scientific knowledge and the health and well-being of all people . . . by providing objective, timely and authoritative information to government, the professions and the public." Members are chosen for their professional achievement.

    Malathi de Alwis, a doctoral candidate in Anthropology, has won the Sylvia Forman Prize for the best essay on feminist anthropology. The prize, given for de Alwis' paper "Motherhood as a space of protest: Women's political participation in contemporary Sri Lanka," is awarded by the American Association for Feminist Anthropology.

    The Oriental Institute Museum has received a Superior Achievement Award for the Oriental Institute/Chicago Public Schools Collaboration for the World History Curriculum. The award, which is granted by the Illinois Association of Museums, was given for an outreach program that provides teacher training, curriculum materials, museum field trips and classroom visits by University archaeologists for a wide-ranging cross-section of Chicago public schools located throughout the city. This project is funded by the Polk Bros. Foundation.