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Summer Kudos

Posted: 9/1/2004
Ted Chamberlin, who shares his time between UM and the University of Toronto, has been awarded a prestigious University Professorship in the Department of English at Toronto.

Jennie Evenson is the recipient of a Rackham Graduate Student Instructor Award.

Linda Gregerson will give her Frederick G. Huetwell Professorship Inaugural Lecture on December 1, 2004 at 4 pm.

John Kucich has received a Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award. The award, which carries an honorarium of $1,500, will be announced officially to the University community at a special program in October.

Joyce Meier has received a $3,000 grant from the Arts of Citizenship Program.

Eileen Pollack has received the 2004 Matthews Underclass Teaching Award. The members of the College Curriculum Committee noted her combination of sympathy, commitment, and rigor. The Matthews Award comes with a $1,000 prize and will be presented at the first LSA faculty meeting on Monday, October 4, 2004.

Eric Rabkin received a $2,500 grant from CRLT for his Teaching With Technology project on Flash ActionScript Databases.

Maria Sanchez has received $5000 in grant monies from LSA and OVPR for support of her book project.

Sarita See has received one of the American Fellowships for the 2004-5 year from the AAUW (American Assoc of University Women).

Toby Siebers has been awarded a Collegiate Professorship in LSA, one of the highest honors the College and the University can bestow upon members of the faculty. Toby’s named professorship will be announced at the first LSA faculty meeting on Monday, October 4, 2004.

Terri Tinkle has been selected to receive a Faulty Recognition Award from Rackham. The award, which carries an honorarium of $1,500, will be announced officially to the University community at a special program in October. .

Alan Wald and graduate student Rachel Peterson have won a $4000 research grant from Rackham for their project on "African Americans and the Anti-Fascist Crusade in U.S. Literature, 1936-1946.

Alan also won a short-term visiting fellowship this past April for research in Cambridge, MA, sponsored by the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow House.

Jennifer Wenzel has received a $4,853 grant from OVPR for her project entitled "Bulleyproof: Afterlives of Anti-Colonial Millenarian Movements."

Departmental Reception

Posted: 7/13/2004
Departmental Reception for all faculty and staff to be held on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 3:00-5:00 at the Michigan Theatre.

Announcements and Kudos

Posted: 4/15/2004
Dick Bailey has received a $2,300 grant from OVPR for support of "Conferences: Studies in the History of the English Language & Society for German Linguistics."

Peter Ho Davies, as you may well know from his appearance in the NYTimes yesterday, has won a Guggenheim Fellowship for next year.

Anita Norich has won a 2004-05 fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Advanced Judaic Studies.

Nick Delbanco and Linda Gregerson have both won 2004-05 fellowships at the Humanities Institute.

Linda Gregerson has received a $2,500 grant from the 2004 Teaching with Technology Institute for her project, "PowerPoint for Shakespeare."

David Thomas will be journeying to a new home in Washington, D.C., where he takes up the position of Assistant Professor of University Writing at George Washington University. We wish you well in your new position, David.

And on the hiring front:

Megan Sweeney has accepted our offer of a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of English and CAAS.

And finally, on the sad-news front.

We regret to inform you that Arlene Keizer will be taking a leave of absence to go to Brown University.

Moscow Prizes for Excellence in Teaching Writing

Posted: 3/25/2004
Please join us in offering our congratulations to this year's recipients of the Moscow Prizes for Excellence in Teaching Writing: Rob Cosgrove, Jennie Evenson, Krista Homicz, Sara Houghteling, Marjorie Rubright. Jennie Evenson has also been nominated for the Rackham Outstanding GSI Award.

Lorna Goodison receives the Henry Russel Award

Posted: 3/25/2004
Three University of Michigan faculty members will receive the Henry Russel Award, one of the highest honors the University bestows upon junior faculty members. The Russel award winners are: Todd Austin, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, College of Engineering; Brian Conrad, associate professor of mathematics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA); and Lorna Goodison, associate professor of English language and literature and associate professor of Afroamerican and African studies, LSA. The awards will be followed by the annual Henry Russel Lecture given by a senior member of the faculty, Maris Vinovskis, Bentley Professor of History and a professor in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Political Studies.

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