March 4, 1999
Vol. 18 No. 11

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    Richard Chambers, Associate Professor Emeritus in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, has recently been honored with the Middle East Studies Association Service Award for his contributions to furthering Middle East studies, particularly the study of Turkey and the Turkish language. The award was given to Chambers by the Middle East Studies Association of North America Inc.

    Michael Conzen, Professor and Chairman of the Committee on Geographical Studies, has received Distinguished Scholarship Honors of the Association of American Geographers for 1999. The AAG will confer its honors and awards Friday, March 26, at its annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

    James Lawler, the Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Romance Languages & Literatures, was recently elected to a three-year term as president of the Association Internationale des ╔tudes Franšais, a group of international professors who study modern French civilization and literature.

    Jonathan Lear, the John U. Nef Distinguished Service Professor in Philosophy and the Committee on Social Thought, has been appointed to the board of advisors to the Erikson Institute at the Austen Riggs Center.

    Amy Dru Stanley, Associate Professor in History, was awarded the 1999 Frederick Jackson Turner Prize for the best first book in American history and the 1999 Avery Craven Prize for the best book on the era of the Civil War and Reconstruction. Both prizes are awarded by the Organization of American Historians. Stanley’s book that won the awards is titled From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation.

    Edwin W. Taylor, Louis Block Professor in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, was honored at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., with a science symposium titled Myosin, Microtubules and Motion in recognition of his contributions to these fields.