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Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, and Randolph Blake, Centennial Professor of Psychology, were elected to the National Academy of Science. Election is considered one of the highest honors accorded U.S. scientists.


Richard Blackett, Andrew Jackson Professor of American History, has been named the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Oxford University for 2013-14.

Colin Dayan, Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities, has been elected to membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Vivien Green Fryd, professor of history of art, has been awarded the visiting professorship at the John F. Kennedy Institute at the Freie Universität Berlin for fall 2012.

The Smithsonian has appointed Gary Gerstle, James Stahlman Professor of History, as Goldman Sachs Visiting Scholar for 2012. He will work with curators to develop a permanent exhibit on immigration for the National Museum of American History.


Joseph H. Hamilton, Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, has been elected a member of the Academia Europaea, a nongovernmental association of independent scientists and scholars in arts and sciences.

Julian F. Hillyer, assistant professor of biological sciences, is the 2012 recipient of the Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology from the Southeastern branch of the Entomological Society of America. The award recognizes and encourages innovation in insect research.


Associate Professor of Political Science Cindy Kam received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion section of the American Political Science Association and the Erik H. Erikson Early Career Award from the International Society of Political Psychology.

Jonathan Lamb, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, and William Luis, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish, received 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards. The two are among only 181 scholars, artists and scientists chosen from nearly 3,000 applicants.

Sokrates T. Pantelides, University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, was honored for career achievement at the 27th Panhellenic Conference on Solid State Physics and Materials Science, held at his birthplace, Limassol, Cyprus.

M. L. Sandoz, senior lecturer in communication studies, was named 2011 SEC Debate Director of the Year.


Mitchell Seligson, Centennial Professor of Political Science and director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, has been confirmed to the General Assembly of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights, the IIHR’s highest governing body. He is one of only four U.S. members.

photo credit: Joe Howell, John Russell

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