2004-2005 Faculty Honors and Awards

Thomas Abercrombie (Anthropology)
Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2004-2005

Paramjit Arora (Chemistry)
Selected for a National Science Foundation Career Award, but accepted a National Institute for the Humanities Grant instead. (May 2005)

Michael Beckerman (Music)
Awarded the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for 2004 for his book New Worlds of Dvorak, W.W. Norton & Company. (October 2004)

Marsha Berger (Courant)
Was inducted into the National Academy of Engineers (May 2005)

Mary Carruthers (Dean of Humanities, English)
Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2004-2005

Young-Tae Chang (Chemistry)
Received the National Science Foundation Career Award. (December 2004)

Dalton Conley (Sociology)
Awarded the Alan T. Waterman award for best (young) scientist in all fields (April 2005)

Clayton Curtis (Psychology)
Awarded the 2004 Whitehead Fellowship for Junior Faculty in Bio-Medical and Biological Sciences. (September 2004)

Lisa Davidson (Linguistics)
Received the National Science Foundation Career Award. (January 2005)

Assia Djebar (French)
Elected to the Académie Française. (June 2005)

Daniel Fleming (Hebrew and Judaic Studies)
Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2004-2005

John Freccero (Italian Studies)
Named Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Reppublica Italiana. (May 2005)

Stéphane Gerson (French)
Awarded the Jacques Barzun Prize in American or European Cultural History for The Pride of Place: Local Memories and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century France. (November 2004)

Ruth Ben-Ghiat (Italian Studies)
Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2004-2005

Greg Grandin (History)
Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2004-2005

Leslie Greengard (Mathematics)
Received the 2004 Margaret and Herman Sokol Faculty Award in the Sciences. (December 2004)

Robert Grimm (Courant)
Was awarded the National Science Foundation Career Award (May 2005)

Bernard Haykel (Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies)
Carnegie Scholar for 2005 (April 2005)

Alexej Jerschow (Chemistry)
Awarded the 2004 Whitehead Fellowship for Junior Faculty in Bio-Medical and Biological Sciences. (September 2004)

Kent Kirshenbaum (Chemistry)
Recipient of the Second Annual James D. Watson Investigator Award. (September 2004)

Peter Lax (Mathematics)
Awarded the 2005 Abel Prize in Mathematics by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. (March 2005)

Salvador Martinez (Spanish and Portuguese)
Awarded the 2005 La Cor—nica International Book Award first place scholarship in Medieval Spanish Language and Literature Cultural Studies, for his book Alfonso X, el Sabio. Una biografia. (Mardrid: Ediciones Polifemo, 2003)

Judith Miller (French)
Named a Chevalier in the "Ordre des Palmes Académiques" by the French Ministry of Education, for services rendered to French culture. (April 2005)

Mehryar Mohri (Computer Science)
Was presented with the NYSTAR award. (July 2005)

Hyun Ok Park (East Asian Studies)
Fellowship of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton for academic year 2005-2006 (March 2005).

Renato Rosaldo (Anthropology)
Selected as a winner of the twenty-fifth annual Before Columbus Foundation American Book Award for 2004 for his book of poetry, Prayer to Spider Woman / Rezo a la mujer ara–a. (September 2004)

Jerrold Seigel (History)
Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2004-2005

Diana Taylor (Performance Studies)
Won the MLA's Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for the outstanding scholarly book published in English in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures for her book The Archive and the Repertoire (September 2004)

Diana Taylor (Performance Studies) Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2004-2005

Neal Weiner (Physics)
Received the National Science Foundation Career Award. (December 2004)

Deborah Willis (Africana Studies)
Guggenheim Foundation Fellow for 2004-2005

Margaret H. Wright (Computer Science)
Elected to the National Academy of Sciences. (May 2005)

Ying Kai Zhang (Chemistry)
Received the National Science Foundation Career Award. (December 2004)

Updated on 08/14/2006