June 14, 2011


Acclaim: Honors for Alazraki, Lipstadt, Trethewey and Wagner

Naomi P. Alazraki

Naomi P. Alazraki

Deborah Lipstadt

Deborah Lipstadt

Natasha Trethewey

Natasha Trethewey

James W. Wagner

James W. Wagner

Naomi P. Alazraki has been recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Fellow, the society's highest honor.

She is chief of nuclear medicine at the Veterans Administration Medical Center and a professor of radiology in the School of Medicine.

ACR Fellows are chosen for demonstrating a history of service to the college, organized radiology, teaching, or research.  Approximately 12 percent of ACR members achieve this distinction.

Deborah Lipstadt has been appointed to the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

Lipstadt is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies.

She is the author of the recently published "The Eichmann Trial."  Her book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with David Irving" is the story of her libel trial in London against David Irving, who sued her for calling him a Holocaust denier.

President Bill Clinton previously appointed her to two terms on the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

Related: Deborah Lipstadt: Looking back, Nazi's trial gave voice to victims

Natasha Trethewey was honored with her fourth Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award.

She is professor of English and holds the Phillis Wheatley Distinguished Chair in Poetry.

Trethewey won the Non-Fiction Award for her book "Beyond Katrina: A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast," a remembrance of her family's efforts to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. She won this award three times for poetry collections. She also won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection "Native Guard."

Related: Natasha Trethewey: After the storm, after the Pulitzer

James W. Wagner has been selected to receive the President's Award of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) for Region III.

Wagner is president of Emory.

Nominated by a diverse cross-section of Emory administrators, staff and students, Wagner was noted for his strong commitment to the student experience, including his engagement and accessibility on campus.

Among his noted achievements, Wagner endorsed and supported a Student Mental Health and Counseling fee to guarantee funding for mental health services. He also was noted for his leadership on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and for taking part in the national "It Gets Better" video campaign this past year.

Related: Emory's top leader to receive NASPA President's Award

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