Hiram Sims, adjunct assistant professor of the practice of English, has been appointed Library Board Commissioner of the Los Angeles Public Library system by L.A. Mayor Karen Bass and confirmed by the city council. The Board of Commissioners serves as the legal head of the library department with the power to make and enforce all necessary and desirable rules and regulations.
Norbert Schwarz, Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing, received the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the Attitudes and Social Influence Interest Section of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) at the SPSP Annual Convention. The prestigious award honors psychologists who have made major theoretical and empirical contributions to our understanding of attitudes, persuasion, and social influence throughout their academic careers.
Chris Belcher, assistant professor (teaching) of writing and gender and sexuality studies, has earned the 2023–2024 Barnard Library Research Award for her book project based on the Scholar and Feminist Conference IX, “Towards a Politics of Sexuality,” held at Barnard College in 1982.
Joshua Goldstein, professor of history and East Asian languages and cultures, received the Joseph Levenson Prize (China, Post-1900) for his book Remains of the Everyday: A Century of Recycling in Beijing (University of California Press, 2020). Presented annually by the Association for Asian Studies, the prize recognizes English-language books that made the greatest contribution to increasing understanding of the history, culture, society, politics or economy of China.
Robin Coste Lewis, writer-in-residence, has been awarded an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry for her new collection To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2022). The annual NAACP Image Awards aim to uplift values that inspire equality, justice and progressive change, and highlight artists committed to these values.
Daphne Oyserman, Dean’s Professor of Psychology and professor of psychology and education, has been elected a member of Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina, Germany’s National Academy of Sciences. The Leopoldina, which comprises about 1,600 members, represents German science in international committees and takes an independent and public position on the scientific foundations of political and social issues.
The SPSA announced the Joseph Bernd award at its January meeting, stating: ‘Social Lobbying’ by Christian Grose, Pamela Lopez, Sara Sadhwani and Antoine Yoshinaka, investigates the impact of direct social lobbying on the likelihood that lawmakers will support a given interest group’s preferred policy.
Hilary Schor, professor of English, comparative literature and law, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. The prestigious award includes $60,000 and supports her project “Thinking Like a Lawyer in the Victorian Novel,” through which she is developing a book examining the role of legal categories and law in the development of Victorian novels.
Nathan Perl-Rosenthal, associate professor of history, spatial sciences and law, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. The prestigious award includes $60,000 and supports his project “A Global History of Maritime Prize Law, 1498–1916.”