Awards and Honors
Colin Allen has been named Provost’s Professor. The Provost’s Professorship recognizes faculty who have achieved local, national and international distinction in both teaching and research, and who display fruitful interactions between the two. Previously known as the Chancellor’s Professor award since its creation in 1995, in 2009, the award was renamed to reflect a recent administrative reorganization on the Bloomington campus to Provost’s Professor. These awards are supported by the generosity of IU Alumni, and over the years only 33 faculty members have earned the title.
Evan Ragland is the winner of the 2011 Partington Prize, established by the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry, awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry. Evan’s essay is titled: “Chymistry and Taste in the Seventeenth Century: Franciscus Dele Boë Sylvius as a Chymical Physician between Galenism and Cartesianism.” The prize is awarded to junior scholars and is not restricted to graduate students; therefore receiving this international prize as a graduate student is an even more impressive achievement. Evan has recently accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Alabama at Huntsville.The Partington Prize was established by The Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry in memory of Professor James Riddick Partington, the Society’s first Chairman. It is awarded every three years for an original and unpublished essay on any aspect of the history of alchemy or chemistry.
Joel Klein was awarded a DAAD Research Grant (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) to work at the Max Planck and Freie Universitšt in Berlin this academic year.
Elisabeth Llyod's book The Case
of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution won the Women's Caucus Prize.
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Graduate student Joel Klein has received a Fulbright award and will be spending most of
AY 2010-2011 in Halle at the Martin-Luther-Universität.
Prof. Colin Allen has been selected for a Humboldt Research Award that will take him to Germany for most of 2010-2011. Upon return in Fall 2011, Allen will assume directorship of IU's Cognitive Science Program.
Prof. Amit Hagar received an award of $222,000 from the NSF for a study of the "History & Philosophy of the Notion of Fundamental Length" which supports his current book project during 2010-2013. This follows a previous award for 2009-2010 of $144,000 from the NSF for "The Complexity of Noise: a Philosophical Outlook on Quantum Error Correction" to support research and a new course "Computers LTD" on the limits of computation.
Prof. Sander Gliboff received $116,213 from the NSF for his project on the German uptake of Darwinism. This one year award for 2009-2010 continues his work on two generations of biologists in Germany and Austria, foremost among them Ernst Haeckel, Richard Semon, Paul Kammerer, and Ludwig Plate.
Prof. Bill Newman received $523,359 from the NSF for "Chymistry of Isaac Newton: A Rigorous Analysis of the Language of Alchemy." This 3-year award for 2009-2012 contiunes work on the Chymistry of Isaac Newton" project.
Prof. Colin Allen received $400,000 from the NEH for "InPhO @ Work". This 2 year award for 2009-2011 continues the Indiana Philosophy Ontology project.