Isabel Hull has won the inaugural International Research Support Prize 2013 of the Max Weber Stiftung and the Historisches Kolleg. This major award, including a residency and research seminar at the Historisches Kolleg in Munich, is being awarded for the first time. The foundation cites Hull as "a highly qualified and innovative historian as well as an outstanding intermediary between the scholarly cultures of the USA, Great Britain, and Germany." http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Feb13/HullNotable.html
Aaron Sachs has recently published Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition (Yale University Press, 2013). "Sachs offers a deep-running meditation on life, death, and our place in and responsibility to our world....An artful blend of reflection and call to action that steers around environmental fatalism toward "the exhilaration and melancholy that mark every life."--Kirkus Reviews
TJ Hinrichs has recently co-edited a book with Linda L. Barnes, Chinese Medicine and Healing: An Illustrated History (The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013).
Mary Beth Norton is being recognized with a conference......
Ray Craib and Jon Parmenter have each been selected as team members for the 2012-2015 ISS theme project, "Contested Governance, Economy and Livelihoods on the Ground."
Maria Cristina Garcia was elected Vice-President/President-Elect of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, the oldest organization dedicated to the study of immigration to the United States and Canada and lists as founders, notable scholars such as Oscar Handlin and John Higham. Garcia was also named as the faculty member who made the most significant contribution to the Cornell education of Phoenix Paz, one of our graduating seniors in History, who was seleced as a Merrill Presidential Scholar. Paz and Garcia were both recognized at a convocation luncheon on May 23. Also, the PBS series that Garcia has been working on since 2006 has received the go-ahead and will air in the fall of 2013: http://www.weta.org/about/press/kits/590859.
David Silbey has published The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China (Hill & Wang).
Jon Parmenter has been selected as a recipient of the Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teacing Award from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Claudia Verhoeven has been selected for a Faculty Fellowship at the Society for the Humanities for the academic year 2012-13.
John Weiss has received a certificate from the University of Tuzla (Bosnia) recognizing his support of the university during the war years and his contribution to its restoration to international status in the following decade. In a 15 December 2011 ceremony at the Tuzla Cultural Center, Dr. Enver Halilovic, Rector of the University, presented Weiss with the certificate.
Barry Strauss has published Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012).
Peter Dear's Revolutionizing the Sciences, 2nd ed. has come out in a Korean translation (Seoul: Puriwa Ipari Publishing, 2011).
Daegan Miller, along with his student, Claire DeVoe, has won a Spencer Portfolio Award, from the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines. This award recognizes outstanding achievement in Ms. DeVoe's development of a portfolio of essays under the guidance of Daegan Miller in his First-Year Writing Seminar, History 1145, Concrete and Chaos: Nature and Cultural Resistance in the United States.
Amy Kohout has been awarded a Buttrick-Crippen Fellowship for 2013-14 by the John S. Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, for her outstanding course proposal, "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: The Museum in American History."
Daegan Miller has been awarded a two-year A.W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, starting in 2013-14.
Amy Kohout has been awarded a 2012 Society for the Humanities Sustainability grant.
Oiyan Liu is a 2012 recipient of the Hsien Wu and Daisy Yen Wu Scholarship from the Cornell Graduate School, in recognition of her excellent progress in her degree program and high potential for a successful academic career.
Kim Todt has been selected as the 2011 recipient of the John S. Knight Institute's Recognition of Achievement in Teaching Award. The Award notification cites Kim's efforts in professional development, in co-facilitating Writing 7100, and in community outreach as well as her creativity and sensitivity in working with students. It says, "Few instructors of First-Year Writing Seminars manage to elicit from their students the amount and intensity of intellectual effort that you achieve."
Irene Vrinte has won a James F. Slevin Assignment Sequence Prize from the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines for the sequence of assignments that she designed for her FWS, History 1139: "What Ifs: Counterfactual History and the American Century."