30 January 2002 |

Eileen Gambrill
Eileen Gambrill, professor in the School of Social Welfare, has been awarded the 2001 Pro Humanitate Literary Award by the Center for Child Welfare Policy of the North American Resource Center for Child Welfare.

Just one book and three articles receive these annual $1,000 awards. Recipients must demonstrate the intellectual integrity and moral courage to transcend political and social barriers to advocating “best practice” in the field of child welfare.

Professor Gambrill’s winning article, “Honest Brokering of Knowledge and Ignorance,” was published in the fall 2000 issue of the Journal of Social Work Education.

Timothy Hampton
The Modern Language Association’s Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Literary Studies went in 2001 to Timothy Hampton, Berkeley professor of French, comparative literature, and Italian. The award was presented in December at the association’s annual convention in New Orleans. Hampton’s award recognizes the outstanding scholarly achievement of his book, “Literature and Nation in the Sixteenth Century: Inventing Renaissance France,” published by Cornell University Press.

The association cited Hampton’s contribution to the literature devoted to analyzing France’s national identity. His work showed how discussions of nationhood during the Renaissance were shaped by the period’s obsession with borders, frontiers and “the other.”

Ray Lifchez
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture has conferred its highest individual honor, the Distinguished Professor Award, on Professor of Architecture Raymond Lifchez. The annual award recognizes up to six faculty members nationwide for their sustained creative achievement in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research or service.

In his letter of support, Professor of Architecture Donlyn Lyndon wrote, “Ray has given a lifetime to improving architectural education, not through remote policy, but through direct example. The imagination, the dedication, and the focus that he has brought to his teaching, have energized generations of students, and continue to characterize his work.”

Lifchez and the other honorees will accept a medallion and certificate during the association’s 2002 annual meeting in New Orleans, April 11-14, and may use the title “ACSA Distinguished Professor” for life.

Raymond Seed
The California State Mining and Geology Board recognized Raymond Seed, professor of civil and environmental engineering, with a special resolution in September, citing his “outstanding contributions in educating California’s practicing engineers and geologists to reduce future earthquake losses in California.” Seed is on the geo-technical engineering faculty in his department.

Daniel Tataru
The 2002 Bôcher Memorial Prize, presented every three years by the American Mathematical Society, was awarded to Berkeley mathematics professor Daniel Tataru.

Given at the January Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego for outstanding papers in mathematical analysis, the award recognizes Tataru’s paper, “On Global Existence and Scattering for the Wave Maps Equations,” published in the American Journal of Mathematics. The society said the paper helped advance the study of nonlinear wave equations.


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