Awards and Honors

Raymond Baker, professor of international politics, has been selected as a 2006 Carnegie Scholar. One of 20 Carnegie Scholars who will receive grants of up to $100,000 over the next two years, Baker and the other scholars will study issues relating to Islam and the modern world.  His research will explore “The Contemporary Islamic Wassatteyya (Mainstream): Understanding the Resilience and Appeal of Islam in a Global Age.”

Philip S. Khoury ’71, trustee of the College, has been appointed associate provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has served as the Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Humanities at MIT for the past 15 years. In his new role, Khoury will oversee and enhance the university’s co-curricular and non-academic arts programs and will work closely with the senior administration to implement the initiatives required to advance the arts at MIT.

David Rosen, assistant professor of English, and Scott Smedley, associate professor of biology, were named winners of the 2006 Arthur H. Hughes Award for Achievement in Teaching. The Hughes Award, established in honor of longtime dean of faculty and two-time acting President Arthur Hughes, recognizes relatively new and/or junior members of the College faculty for achievement in teaching.

Kristin Triff, assistant professor of fine arts, has received a $5,000 National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend to complete documentation and research for her book manuscript, Patronage and Public Image in Renaissance Rome: The Orsini Palace at Monte Giordano. The grant will be used to fund a final period of archival and graphic documentation for the first monographic study of Monte Giordano, a massive 759 year-old building complex in the center of Rome.   


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