Faculty and Staff Awards and Honors

Pablo Delano, associate professor of fine arts, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Old State House. This spring, the CHS Museum will launch a major multimedia, interactive exhibit at the Old State House. The History Is All Around Us exhibit will showcase the many ways in which history surrounds area residents and informs their daily lives.

Fred Errington, distinguished professor of anthropology, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2004-2005 American Council of Learned Societies fellowship for postdoctoral research in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences. Errington will conduct a study of the trade in fatty meats from New Zealand and Australia to Papua New Guinea, where they are consumed, and Fiji, where they have been banned. The trade is controversial because of concerns about the health issues of the islanders.

Peter Knapp ’65, special collections librarian and College archivist, has been appointed to the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) by Governor M. Jodi Rell. In addition to advising the state archives and other statewide archival, records, and information agencies, SHRAB works to promote an understanding of the role and value of historical records.

Jane Nadel-Klein, professor of anthropology, has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Hartford Botanical Garden. Though currently in the development stage, work on the 18.5 acre Hartford Botanical Garden site—located in the westernmost portion of Hartford’s Colt Park—is slated to begin in 2006. Nadel-Klein notes that the project will include the rehabilitation of several significant buildings on the site, and will entertain and educate Greater Hartford residents while helping to re-establish Hartford’s rich and horticultural legacy.

Beth Notar, assistant professor of anthropology, has been elected to the executive board of the Society for Economic Anthropology, an international organization of “anthropologists, economists and other scholars who are interested in the connections between economics and social life.”     



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