June 17, 2011

Acclaim: 5 earn ACLS awards; honors for Jacobson and Nickerson

Tanine Allison, Tonio Andrade, Kristin Mann, Mauro Pasqualini and Yanna P. Yannakakis have been honored as grantees and fellows for their work by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

Allison, who has been appointed in film and media studies, was named to the ACLS New Faculty Fellows Program.

Andrade, associate professor of history, received a grant under the ACLS Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and  Society, a program supporting collaborative work on China studies.

Pasqualini, a doctoral candidate, was named to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program.

Mann, professor of history, and Yannakakis, assistant professor of history, were awarded fellowships for individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences.

Terry Jacobson has been named president of the Southeast Lipid Association.

Jacobson is director the office of health promotions and disease prevention. He is also co-director of the Lipid and Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program at Grady Health Systems.

His specific expertise includes coronary heart disease risk reduction strategies, and translating cardiovascular prevention into practice.

The Southeast Lipid Association is a regional division of the national, education-focused national association whose mission is to enhance the practice of lipid management in clinical medicine.

Catherine Ross Nickerson is a recipient of a 2011 George N. Dove Award for contributions to the study of crime fiction.

Nickerson is associate professor of American Studies. In winning the award, she was cited for using “her academic training to analyze the work of American women writers of crime fiction and to make these early texts available to scholars and readers through print and web editions."

The Dove Award is presented annually for outstanding contributions to "the serious study of crime fiction."  The awards were announced by the Mystery/Detective Fiction Caucus  and will be presented at the meeting of the National Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association.

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