21 April 2005
Severin Borenstein, director of the University of California Energy Institute and a professor of business administration and public policy at the Haas School of Business, received the Public Utility Research Center Distinguished Service Award at that organization's recent annual conference in Gainesville, Fla. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed to the understanding of regulatory economics and finance. It also acknowledges the cumulative impact of the recipient's research and policy analyses on both the academic community and regulatory policymakers.
George Leitmann, a Professor in the Graduate School from mechanical engineering, was named the first recipient of the newly established Issacs Award at the 11th biannual meeting of the International Society of Dynamic Games. The award is named after Rufus Issacs, the originator of differential games. The citation recognizes him for "his outstanding contribution to the theory and applications of dynamic games."
Professor of Jewish studies Robert Alter will receive a Koret Jewish Book Award for his recent publication, The Five Books of Moses: A Translation With Commentary. The Koret Foundation called Alter's translation "outstanding, and the culmination of a lifetime of the highest level of scholarly achievement."
Since their inception in 1998, the Koret Jewish Book Awards have become the most prestigious awards in Jewish prose. Each award carries a $10,000 prize. In 2005, the Koret Jewish Book Awards ceremony will be the centerpiece of a Jewish Literary Arts Series in San Francisco.
Arpad Horvath, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, has been named an AT&T Faculty Fellow in Industrial Ecology. The fellowship carries a $25,000 prize. Industrial ecology is a multidisciplinary field that studies industrial and economic systems and their linkage with natural systems.
"The Fellows are pursuing research that we believe will further our understanding of information technology's societal and environmental contributions," says Clair Krizov, AT&T Environment, Health, and Safety director. The AT&T Foundation encourages academic research in industrial ecology by awarding fellowships to advance this emerging field and to educate students in non-traditional ways of increasing both environmental and economic efficiency.