Svetla Slaveva-Griffin's book named Choice Outstanding Academic Title


Svetla Slaveva-Griffin's book, Handbook of Neoplatonism, has been named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2015. According to the website, "Every year, Choice subject editors single out for recognition the most significant print and electronic works reviewed in Choice during the previous calendar year."

Denise Von Glahn wins Pauline Alderman Award


Denise Von Glahn, Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology, has received the 2015 Pauline Alderman Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) for her book, Music and the Skillful Listener:  American Women Compose the Natural World. This award is presented biennially for the best work in the categories of Book, Article, and Reference work. 

Christopher Patrick and Richard Wagner selected as APS Fellows


Christopher Patrick and Richard Wagner, professors of Psychology, have been selected as Fellows of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). According to the APS website, "Fellow status is awarded to APS Members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application."

Lori Walters receives NEH Fellowship


Lori Walters, Harry F. Williams Professor of French, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship for her project, “The Books of Christine de Pizan (1365-ca. 1431).”

Laura Lee awarded AAS NEAC Japan Studies Grant


Laura Lee, assistant professor in Modern Languages, has been awarded an Association for Asian Studies (AAS) NEAC Japan Studies Grant. According to the AAS website, this grant program is "designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan into the major academic disciplines in the United States." These activities are financially assisted by the Japan-United States Friendship Commission and the Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies.

Lynn Jones receives CASVA Senior Fellowship


Lynn Jones, associate professor of Art History, has received a Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study of the Visual Arts (CASVA).

According to the CASVA website, "Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period. Visiting senior fellowship applications are also solicited from scholars in other disciplines whose work examines artifacts or has implications for the analysis and criticism of visual form."

Markus Huettel selected Fellow of ASLO


Markus Huettel, professor of Biological Oceanography, has been selected as a Fellow of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO). This is the inaugural year that ASLO presents a Fellow status. An announcement of this honor may be found at

Will Hanley receives DAAD Research Visit award


Will Hanley, assistant professor of History, has received a DAAD Research Visit award. According to Dr. Hanley, he will be traveling "to the Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur in Leipzig this fall, working on ontology design for semantic historical databases with Prof. Thomas Riechert."

Zhi Wang awarded NSF CAREER


Zhi Wang, assistant professor of Computer Science, has been awarded an NSF CAREER award. This award will enable Dr. Wang "to build more secure operating systems for computers and mobile devices." For more information, please visit

Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt and student receive ACS Nobel Laureate Signature Award


Thomas Albrecht-Schmitt, Gregory R. Choppin Professor of Chemistry, and his former graduate student, Matthew Polinski, have received the American Chemical Society (ACS) Nobel Laureate Signature Award for Graduate Education in Chemistry. More information may be found at