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Awards and Honors

• The National Academy of Sciences inducted V. Craig Jordan, scientific director and vice chair of oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, as a member on April 24. The academy honors those who “serve as a role model for defining excellence in science for the next generation of scientists in his or her field.” Jordan, an internationally recognized breast cancer scientist, is recognized by many as the “father” of the anticancer drug, tamoxifen. His research focuses on the response of breast cancer cells to preventive and treatment agents.


• Robert Pitofsky, the Sheehy Professor of Antitrust and Trade Regulatory Law, received the Department of Justice’s Sherman Award for “outstanding and substantial contributions to the field of antitrust law, the protection of American consumers and the preservation of economic liberty.” The professor received the award -- the Antitrust Division’s highest honor -- during an April 20 ceremony. In addition to teaching at Georgetown, Pitofsky has served as dean of the Law Center, 1983-1989; chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 1995-2001; commissioner, 1978-1981; and director of the FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, 1970-1973.

Books and Publications
• A new book by Kimberly Meltzer, visiting assistant professor of communication, culture and technology, examines television news’ impact on traditional journalistic standards and practices. In TV News Anchors and Journalistic Tradition: How Journalists Adapt to Technology (Peter Lang Publishing, 2010), Meltzer provides a historical overview of the impact anchors have had on American journalism -- uncovering the changing values, codes of behavior, boundaries of the journalistic community and how they deal with technological challenges posed by the Internet and mobile technology.

• In Telling Stories (Georgetown University Press, 2010), leading scholars illustrate how narratives build bridges among language, identity, interaction, society and culture. Deborah Schiffrin, professor and chair of linguistics; Anna De Fina, associate professor in the Italian department; and Anastasia Nylund (G’12), doctoral candidate in the linguistics department, are among the contributors for this book, which comes out of the 2008 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics. The Round Table is hosted by the university’s languages and linguistics faculty.

-- Blue & Gray Staff Reports

(May 4, 2010)

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