English professor Rita Felski has been awarded the 2000
William Riley Parker Prize for the best article in the Modern
Language Associationıs PMLA journal this year for her essay, ³Nothing
to Declare: Identity, Shame and the Lower Middle Class.²
The Albemarle County Historical Society has given K. Edward
Lay, architecture professor emeritus, its Nalle Prize for
his book, The Architecture of Jefferson Country, published by
the University Press of Virginia. Lay, who receives $5,000 as
part of the award, shared the previous Nalle Prize with two co-authors
when it was last awarded 11 years ago.
Mildred Best, assistant professor of chaplaincy at the
University Health System, has been appointed by the president
of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. to its
National Strategic Plan Monitoring Taskforce. The U.S. Secretary
of Education recognizes the ACPE as an accrediting agency in the
field of clinical pastoral education.
Commonwealth Professor of English Rita Dove was one of
six panelists at a Nov. 28 White House Conference on Culture and
Diplomacy. Attendees included representatives of foreign governments,
religious groups and international organizations, U.S. government
officials and diplomats, corporate leaders, academics, artists,
media representatives and individuals from cultural institutions.
participated on a panel with President Clinton, Secretary of State
Madeleine Albright, Professor Wole Soyinka, His Highness the Aga
Khan, Yo-Yo Ma, Her Excellency Giovanna Melandri, and The Honorable
Joan E. Spero.
Margaret Miller, visiting professor at the Curry School,
is on the panel of judges for the TIAA-CREF-sponsored Hesburgh
Award, a $30,000 prize given to the institution that has the best
faculty development program aimed at improving undergraduate instruction.
The winning institution will receive the award at the annual American
Council on Education conference.