October 7, 1996
Awards and Honors
professor of politics, received the Victoria Schuck Award from
the American Political Science Association for her book The
Wages of Motherhood: Inequality in the Welfare State, 1917-1942
(Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1995). The Schuck Award
recognizes the best book on women in politics published during
the previous calendar year. It was presented during the association's
annual meeting at the award ceremony on August 30; it carries
a $500 cash prize.
Ombudsman Sheila K. Gottehrer has been
invited by the United Nations (Regional Bureau for Eastern Europe
and the Commonwealth of Independent States) to be part of a delegation
to assess technical assistance requirements for support to the
Russian Federation government in the area of democracy, governance
and participation. She will consult and help identify priorities
to establish the first university ombudsman at the Moscow Institute
for Foreign Relations.
associate professor of American studies, has received two awards
for her book Unbound Feet (University of California Press,
1995): the 1996 National Book Award in History from the Association
of Asian American Studies and the Robert C. Athearn Award from
the Western History Association.
George Von der Muhll,
professor emeritus of politics, has been awarded a Fulbright Lectureship
for the current academic year at Charles University in Prague
(Czech Republic). He will be lecturing on the principles of democracy,
democratic regimes and democratization, American politics and
society, and American political philosophy under the auspices
of the recently founded American Studies Program in the Institute
of International Studies. Von der Muhll has been a Fulbright lecturer
previously at Makerere University in Uganda and at Haile Selassie
I University in Ethiopia.
a doctoral student in economics, has been awarded the first annual
prize for the best econometrics paper in the international economics
Ph.D. program. The prize carries an award of $250. Kriz's essay
investigated bilateral exchange rates among economies in the European
Joseph Bunnett, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry, chaired a panel at a workshop on programs in the U.S. and Russia to destroy stockpiles of chemical weapons. Bunnett and the members of his panel reviewed technologies that provide alternatives to incineration, such as chemical neutralization and biodegradation. The workshop took place in July at the U.S. Capitol and was sponsored by members of Congress.