Goldin-Meadow Receives William James Fellow Award

In March Susan Goldin-Meadow, the Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Psychology, won the Association for Psychological Science 2015 William James Fellow Award. The James Award, the highest honor conferred by the association, honors distinguished members for a lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.

Rudolphs Wins Kudos from India and Closer to Home

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, the William Benton Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of Political Science, and Lloyd I. Rudolph, professor emeritus of political science, have received the Padma Bhushan Award, the government of India announced in late January. The country’s third-highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan recognizes distinguished service of a high order to the nation, in any field. The Rudolphs will receive another award in June when the Alumni Association bestows them with one of this year’s Norman Maclean Faculty Awards.

The Rudolphs joined the University in 1964 and lived for 11 years in India researching and writing. They’ve coauthored eight book together, including Postmodern Gandhi and Other Essays: Gandhi in the World and at Home (Oxford University Press, 2006). In 2008 Oxford University Press published a three-volume career-spanning collection of the couple’s writings: Explaining Indian Democracy: A Fifty-Year Perspective.


An Award to Remember

In November David Gallo, assistant professor of psychology, received the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences Foundation Early Career Investigator Award. The award recognizes scientists who are within ten years of receiving their PhD and have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Gallo, director of the Memory Research Laboratory at UChicago, studies the basic neurocognitive processes of human memory, how we reconstruct the past, and how healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease affect these processes.


Prize for Innovation

Professor in the Department of Anthropology Joseph Masco’s book The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post–Cold War New Mexico (Princeton University Press, 2006), has been awarded the 2014 J. I. Staley Prize from the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The prize, presented to a living author of a book that exemplifies outstanding scholarship and writing in anthropology, recognizes innovative works that go beyond the field’s traditional schools of thought. Masco’s current work examines the national security state in the United States, focusing on the affect, technology, and threat perception within a national public sphere.