Kudos: Faculty, Students, and Staff Honored for Their Work

Wed Dec 6, 2017

Kudos is an occasional column that recognizes Dartmouth faculty, students, and staff who have received awards or other honors. Did you or a colleague recently receive an award or honor? Please tell us about it: [email protected].

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone presents Associate Professor of Government Jennifer Lind with the Nakasone Yasuhiro Award in recognition of her research on Japan’s postwar diplomacy. (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Lind)

Associate Professor of Government Jennifer Lind has been awarded the Nakasone Yasuhiro Award by the Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS). Founded in 1988 by former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, IIPS grants the award annually to honor political, economic, cultural, and technology research that contribute to the goals of peace and prosperity in the international community. The IIPS recognized Lind with an incentive award, which includes a cash prize of 500,000 yen (approximately $4,500), for her research on Japan’s postwar diplomacy and her work on the issues of “apology” and “historical awareness” in international politics.

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Professor of Classical Studies Roberta Stewart has received the 2017 Outreach Prize from the Society for Classical Studies. The prize recognizes Stewart’s work to create spaces for veterans to read and discuss Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad. “By teaching them how to appropriate the two epics as living texts, she has given veterans, as one of them put it, the controlling voice in processing their experiences and their Odyssean stories of homecoming in particular,” the award citation says, in part. Stewart’s effort began with book groups at the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt. Last summer, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, she expanded the program, training veterans, scholars, and clinicians to lead 14-week discussions of The Odyssey with veterans throughout New Hampshire. 

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Assistant Professor of History Julia Rabig won the 2017 Richard P. McCormick Prize from the New Jersey Historical Commission for her book The Fixers: Devolution, Development, And Civil Society In Newark, 1960-1990. The McCormick prize is given every other year to the author of an outstanding scholarly book on New Jersey history. The award carries a prize of $1,500. The Fixers, published in 2016 by the University of Chicago Press, chronicles the many imaginative challenges to the city’s post-World War II decline mounted by Newark’s residents and suburban neighbors.