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.
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.
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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