[geogu-l] UW to honor Brian Berry!
James W. Harrington
jwh at u.washington.edu
Tue Jan 4 16:59:02 PST 2005
College Alumni of the Year - please forwardGeography Faculty, Staff, and Students,
It's great to see a Geographer recognized as one of the College of Arts & Sciences distinguished alumni, and in the company of distinguished alumni from the other broad fields of the college. Thanks to Dick Morrill for pulling together the nomination materials. I'll keep us all posted on the schedule that Brian will have in Seattle in May -- the only definite is the event on the 17th.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Hodge
To: Chairs ; Admins
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 2:19 PM
Subject: College Alumni of the Year - please forward
Each year the College of Arts & Sciences recognizes one outstanding alum from each of the College's four divisions for his or her exceptional contribution to society.
I have the pleasure of informing you that this year the Celebration Of Distinction Selection Committee has awarded the 2005 Distinguished Alumni Awards to:
DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Brian J. L. Berry, MA 1956 & PhD 1958 Department of Geography
A respected geographer most associated with spatial analysis and urban theory, Dr. Berry's work (nurtured at the UW) is credited with helping transform the course of geography as a discipline, promoting it to a respected and competitive science. As Editor-in Chief of Urban Geography, the leading journal in geography and urban studies, he continues to influence and further the understanding of urbanism, public policy and long term waves of innovation and development. Currently the Lloyd Viel Berkner Regental Professor and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Texas, Dallas, he is the youngest social scientist ever elected to the US National Academy of Sciences.
DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES
Linda B. Buck, BS 1975 Departments of Psychology and Microbiology
Winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her distinguished work and landmark discoveries involving olfactory receptors, Dr. Buck's research has major implications for the understanding of the nervous system - and cancer. Dr. Buck received her undergraduate degree in microbiology and psychology at the University of Washington. Following graduate training at UT Southwestern, she joined Nobel Prize co-recipient Richard Axel's lab at Columbia University for postdoctoral work and later became Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. She is now an affiliate professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the UW, member of the Basic Sciences Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
DIVISION OF HUMANITIES
David Guterson, BA 1978 & MA 1982 Department of English
A sometimes journalist who has reported for Sports Illustrated, Harper's and other magazines, David is the celebrated author of several books, including Snow Falling on Cedars, for which he received the Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction. A native Seattleite, Guterson previously taught high school English on Bainbridge Island before beginning his successful career writing about the rich landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. He earned both his bachelor's and master's degree at UW, where he studied with famed novelist Charles Johnson.
DIVISION OF ARTS
Richard Karn, BFA 1979 School of Drama, Division of Arts
One of television's most-loved comedic characters (sidekick Al Borland from Home Improvement), Richard Karn is a Seattle native and graduate of the UW School of Drama's Professional Actor Training Program. He is a Broadway veteran and published author, as well as having starred in and produced many large and small screen projects. Richard returns to the Pacific Northwest every year to host the celebrity golf tournament he founded in 1994, benefiting cancer research at Fred Hutch and Overlake Hospital.
More detailed information on the honorees will be available on our website soon.
I cannot tell you how delighted I am to have these outstanding individuals accept the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Awards. As a College, we can be very proud to have them as representatives of the important role of a liberal arts education in making a difference in local, national, and international communities.
They will be honored at our Celebration of Distinction Award Dinner on May 17, 2005. I hope that you and your colleagues and students will attend the dinner, as well as organize or participate in additional events during their visits to campus.
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3765
206-543-5340 Fax 206-543-5462
Professor, Department of Geography
"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the geogu-l