Beer elected to British Academy
Samuel H. Beer, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government Emeritus in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, was elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy at the July 6 meeting of the Fellows of the Academy.
Postdocs receive Runyon-Winchell Fellowships
Paula Cramer and Chuan He were among the 18 recipients of Runyon-Winchell Postdoctoral Fellowships, awarded by the Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation in May 2000. The fellowships are for the duration of three years in the laboratories of the fellows’ sponsors at Harvard University.
Dunbar, Humphreys, and Wolf win Foreign Affairs Fellowships
Courtney Dunbar, Desiree Humphreys, and Jessica Wolf were among the 10 winners of the 2000 Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowships (GFAF) of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Edward W. Gnehm Jr., former director general of the Foreign Service and newly confirmed ambassador to Australia, has called the program the Department of State’s own ROTC, saying that “it is a necessary investment if we are to make foreign affairs careers accessible to a talented group of young people who might not otherwise be attracted.” GFAF winners begin their first year of master’s study in the 2000-01 academic year.
Kaufman wins Franck Award
Andrew L. Kaufman, the Charles Stebbins Fairchild Professor of Law at the Law School, received the 2000 Michael Franck Award from the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Responsibility.
The award was presented during the ABA’s 2000 Annual Meeting.
In announcing the selection, Burnele Powell, chair of the coordinating council for the center, cited Kaufman’s long record of contributions to development of the legal profession’s understanding of issues of professional ethics.
Law Students garner Bar Association scholarships
Melanca Clark ’02 and Gonzalo C. Martinez Jr. ’03 are among the 20 minority Law School students awarded the first American Bar Association (ABA) Legal Opportunity Scholarships established last August by ABA President William G. Paul of Oklahoma City, Okla., to help increase the number of racial and ethnic minorities who enter the legal profession.
Paul, his wife, Barbara, and his firm, Crowe & Dunlevy of Oklahoma City, together began the scholarship fund with a $100,000 contribution. At that time, Paul set a fund-raising goal of $1 million, which has been exceeded with contributions from individuals, law firms, corporations and ABA entities.
Minow receives Certificate of Merit
Professor of Law Martha Minow has received the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Certificate of Merit for creative scholarship for her book Between Vengeance and Forgiveness: Facing History After Genocide and Mass Violence (1998).
The ASIL Committee on Annual Awards called her work “a powerful and persuasive critique of the conventional international law wisdom concerning criminal trials as the ‘optimal’ response to major atrocities.”
Each year the ASIL may award Certificates of Merit to authors of works in the field of international law published in the previous 24 months. This competition is open to all regardless of nationality or language of the work.
Dalgarno nets honorary degree
Alexander Dalgarno, Phillips Professor of Astronomy, delivered the convocation address of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, Toronto, on June 13. He received an honorary doctor of science degree from the university.