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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.

Congratulations to Cathy Sanok and Basil Dufallo

Posted: 2/11/2004
Some very good news for this cold February day. Cathy Sanok and Basil Dufallo are delighted to announce the birth of Will Sanok Dufallo on Saturday, February 7th at 10:40 pm. Both Will and Cathy are doing great!!

Simon Gikandi

Posted: 2/11/2004
You may have heard rumors that Simon Gikandi will be leaving us. And, alas, that is the case. Simon has accepted a position at Princeton. We all send him off with our very best wishes and our deepest appreciation for his extraordinary intellectual leadership, splendid scholarly accomplishments, dedication in mentoring graduate students, and persistent hard work for the department and the college. Simon, we’ll miss you.

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