Publication Date

May 1, 1994

Perspectives Section


Caroline Jean Acker, Carnegie Mellon Univ., has been awarded the first DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Memorial Fellowship in the history of 20th-century biomedical science and/or technology at the Stetten Museum of the National Institutes of Health. Her research project will be “Addiction Policy and Pharmacological Research at the NIH: Drug Development, Drug Detection, and Drug Policy.”

Philip J. Ethington, Univ. of Southern California, received the Urban History Association prize for best scholarly journal article for “Recasting Urban Political History: Gender, the Public, the Household, and Political Participation in Boston and San Francisco during the Progressive Era” (Social Science History 18, summer 1992).

Patricia Herlihy, Brown Univ., was elected vice president of the New England Historical Association for 1994–95.

H. G. Jones, Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, retired as curator of the North Carolina Collection at the end of 1993 and returned part time as Thomas W. Davis Research Historian. The University of North Carolina has announced establishment of the H. G. Jones North Carolina Heritage Endowment. Colleagues wishing to participate may send tax-deductible contributions to the North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, UNC Campus Box 3930, Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890.

Harvey J. Kaye, Univ. of Wisconsin at Green Bay, won the 1993 Isaac Deutscher Memorial Prize for The Education of Desire: Marxists and the Writing of History (Routledge, 1992).

Jaroslav Pelikan, Yale Univ., has been elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Elisabeth Israels Perry, Sarah Lawrence College, is the new director of the Graduate Program in Women’s History. She assumed leadership at the beginning of spring semester 1994.

Roy Rosenzweig, George Mason Univ., and Elizabeth Blackmar, Columbia Univ., received the Urban History Association prize for best book in North American urban history for The Park and the People, A History of Central Park (Cornell Univ. Press, 1992).

Bruce M. Stave, Univ. of Connecticut, was elected president of the New England Historical Association for 1994–95.

David O. Stowell, Univ. of Hartford, received the Urban History Association prize for best dissertation for The Struggle for City Streets: People, Railroads, and the Great Strikes of 1877 (Univ. of Buffalo, SUNY).

Frank Towers, Clarion Univ., has accepted a position as assistant professor.

David Underdown, Yale Univ., won the 1993 New England Historical Association Book Award for Fire from Heaven: Life in an English Town in the Seventeenth Century (Yale Univ. Press).

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