Emory Report
April 14, 2008
Volume 60, Number 27


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April 14, 2008

James W. Flannery has been named winner of the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for 2008 by his alma mater, Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

Flannery, director of the W. B. Yeats Foundation and Winship Chair of Arts and Humanities, received the award, to be presented June 7, for his accomplishments as a scholar-artist and educator.

Flannery joined the Emory faculty 25 years ago to found the Department of Theater Studies and Theater Emory.

Gyula Kodolányi, visiting professor in Emory College’s Russian, East Asian Language and Culture and Film Studies, was elected a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg, Vienna, on March 9.

In addition to its intellectual pursuits, the Academy is a forum for the discussion of a wide variety of issues related to Europe and it offers proposals to the European Commission and Parliament.

As a senior visiting scholar at Emory, Kodolányi teaches interdisciplinary courses on the culture and politics of East Central Europe.

Eric Weeks, associate professor and undergraduate director of physics, has been recognized as an Outstanding Referee by the American Physical Society.

APS instituted the program this year to give annual recognition to several hundred of the 42,000 scientists who have been exceptional in assessing manuscripts for publication in the APS journals.

This lifetime award is being presented in appreciation to all referees, whose efforts in peer review keep the standards of the society’s journals at a high level, the APS said.