December 10, 1998
Vol. 18 No. 6

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    John Bailar, Professor in and Chair of Health Studies, was awarded the International Prize for Cancer Prevention by the Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori. The prize is given once every four years.

    George Stocking Jr., the Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor in Anthropology, recently has been awarded the 1998 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology by the American Anthropological Association. According to the AAA, Stocking’s historical studies of the anthropology field have been internationally acclaimed and have helped to guide fellow anthropologists in their studies. Stocking is the author of such books as Race, Culture, and Evolution and The Ethnographer’s Magic and Other Essays in the History of Anthropology. The Boas Award (formerly known as the Distinguished Service Award) was established in 1976 to recognize a career of achievement in science or service to anthropology. Awards were presented at the AAA’s annual meeting in Philadelphia last week.

    Terence Turner, Professor in Anthropology and the College, has been awarded the 1998 Solon T. Kimball Award for Public and Applied Anthropology by the American Anthropological Association.

    The award honors Turner’s “singular leadership in associating anthropology with the active defense of human rights. Turner not only studies the people of the Amazon but also helps them protect their rights and encourages respect for their voices among the world’s societies,” said an AAA press release about the honor given to Turner.

    The Kimball Award, established in 1978, is presented every two years in recognition of achievements that have an important impact on public policy.