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Recent faculty honors and awards
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Recent faculty honors and awards

Stephen D. Ansolabehere, Professor of Political Science, James M. Snyder, Jr., Professor of Political Science and Economics, and Jon Woon, Stanford Graduate School of Business student, received the American Political Science Association Award for the best paper on representation and elections.

Associate Professor of Economics Dora Costa was the recipient of the Alica Hansen Jones Prize of the Economic History Association for the best book on American economic history.

Loren R. Graham, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science, received the Follo Award of the Michigan Historical Society for contributions to Michigan history.

Thomas P. Hughes, Distinguished Visiting Professor of the History of Technology, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Northwestern University.

Alan Lightman, John E. Burchard Professor of the Humanities, was a finalist for the National Book Award in General Fiction.

Shigeru Miyagawa, Professor of Linguistics and Kochi Prefecture-John Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture, received a distinguished award from Multimedia Grandprix 2000 in the networking category for his project, Star Festival Network.

Robert R. Taylor Professor of Music Marcus A. Thompson received the 2000 Gyorgy Kepes Fellowship Prize.

Rosalind H. Williams, Robert M. Metcalfe Professor of Writing, was chosen to deliver the Hans Rausing Lecture in the History of Technology and Industry at the University of Cambridge.

New faculty chairs

Department of Economics
Assistant Professor Sendhil Mullainathan
The Mark
Hyman Jr. Career Development Professorship.

Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Assistant Professor Norvin Richards
The Mitsui Career Development Professorship.

History Faculty
Professor Peter C. Perdue
The T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professorship in Asian Civilizations

Faculty promotions

Thomas F. DeFrantz
Associate Professor of Theater Arts

Sabine Iatridou
Professor of Linguistics

Christina Klein
Associate Professor of Literature

Helen Elaine Lee
Associate Professor of Writing

Stephen Yablo
Professor of Philosophy




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