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For the Record

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Robert Fogel, the Charles R. Walgreen distinguished service professor of American Institutions in the Graduate School of Business, was named a member of the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States. Chemistry professor Brice Bosnich was elected a fellow of the Royal Society for his work in inorganic and organometallic chemistry.

In the best hands
For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report's "Best Hospitals" issue named the U of C Hospitals one of the 15 best in the nation. The Hospitals were ranked 13th overall, and 12 specialty areas were ranked in the top 30. The U of C Hospitals are the only Illinois hospitals ever to be included in the survey's top 15.

Historical homecoming
John Hope Franklin, former U of C history departmental chair, returned to Chicago in late July for the annual Printers Row Book Fair. At a reception held downtown, Franklin was awarded the Harold Washington Literary Award from Chicago's Near South Planning Board for lifetime achievement in history and race studies.

Hearty head
On July 1, the current president-elect of the American Heart Association, David P. Faxon, was appointed chief of the cardiology section at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Faxon, who has written or co-written some 150 articles and book chapters, is best known for his improvements of non-surgical techniques such as angioplasty. Currently, he's conducting nationwide experiments using intravascular radiation therapy to prevent tissue regrowth in reopened blood vessels.

Woman of the world
Today's Chicago Woman named Barbara Schubert, music director and conductor of the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the DuPage Symphony Orchestra, to its "100 Women Making a Difference" list. Schubert also recently completed a term as president of the International Conductors Guild.

An appropriate reaction
Two Chicago chemists have been honored for their research contributions: Donald Levy, the Albert Michelson distinguished service professor, won the Optical Society of America's 2000 Ellis Lippincott Award for his work in vibrational spectroscopy; and Ka Yee Lee received the American Health Association's 1999 Ruth Salta Junior Investigator Achievement Award for her work on a plaque responsible for killing brain cells in Alzheimer's disease patients.

Fresh opinion maker at NORC
Craig Coelen, former senior vice president of the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., succeeds Phil DePoy as head of the National Opinion Research Center, or NORC. DePoy was president of NORC for eight years.

Teaching stock goes up
Three professors in the Graduate School of Business have received the GSB's top teaching awards: assistant professor of finance Nicholas Barberis received the Emory Williams Award for the second time; Sanjay Dhar, assistant professor of marketing, earned the McKinsey Award for excellence in teaching; and Peter Rossi, MBA'80, PhD'84, the Joseph T. Lewis professor of marketing and statistics, received the Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for exceptional service.

Lofty league
Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller professor in the Divinity School, and William Wimsatt, professor in philosophy, are two of this year's 41 fellows at the National Humanities Center. Elshtain will use her fellowship to explore the connections between sovereignty of God and concepts of governmental autonomy in the early modern period. Wimsatt will unite constraints on development with evolutionary theory to pursue an idea of evolution based upon the appearance of the organism.

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