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Andreas Berlind, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, received one million cpu-hours of computing time on the TeraGrid, a National Science Foundation-funded program. Berlind will use the research time on national supercomputers to simulate the evolution of dark matter.  

The first Chancellor’s Chair in History was awarded to Michael Bess, professor of history, who specializes in twentieth-century European history.  

Barbara Hahn, Distinguished Professor of German, and Michael Bess, Chancellor’s Professor of History, have been awarded 2008 Guggenheim Fellowships. These competitive awards provide funding in the arts, sciences and other forms of scholarship. 

Tom D. Dillehay, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and department chair, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The academy annually elects as new fellows the finest minds and most influential leaders of our day.   

In Defense of Negativity: Attack Ads in Presidential Campaigns by John Geer, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, has been awarded the Goldsmith Book Prize of the Shorenstein Center at Harvard University. The prize goes to an academic book that best improves government.  

Larry Isaac, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and professor of American studies, received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship Award for 2008.  

Molly Miller, professor of earth and environmental sciences, received the 2007 Chancellor’s Cup, given annually in recognition of the greatest contribution outside the classroom to undergraduate student-faculty relations.

“Endangered Still Life, #7” by Ron Porter, senior lecturer in art, took top prize in the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art.

Dieter Sevin, professor of Germanic languages and literatures and chair of the department, was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (das Bundesverdienstkreuz). The Order of Merit is the highest tribute of the Federal Republic of Germany for services to the nation.   

Photo by Daniel Dubois.

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