May 4, 1998
John Isbister, professor of economics, is the recipient of a 1997 Myers Center Award for the Study of Human Rights in North America for his book The Immigration Debate: Remaking America (Kumarian Press, 1996). In this book, Isbister presents the arguments on both sides of the current immigration debate and provides an analysis of the economic, demographic, ethical, and cultural issues that, he argues, must be considered in determining immigration policy. The award describes Isbister's book as an "outstanding work on intolerance in North America." The Myers Center, named for Gustavus Myers, who wrote History and Bigotry in the United States (1943), was founded in 1984 to offer annual awards for the best scholarship on the subject of intolerance.
Assistant professor of theater arts Danny Scheie won the Best Actor Award from the Bay Area Critics Circle for his performance in The Last Hairdresser. The award was presented April 6 in a ceremony held at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Scheie played the role of Guy Voss in the Douglas Holsclaw play, which ran last November and December at the Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco. Scheie both acted in and directed the play and also earned a best director nomination for his work. The awards are presented annually for performances in the San Francisco Bay Area; recipients are selected by Bay Area theater critics.
Photos: Don Harris
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