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2016 International Zizek Studies Conferences

Recent Honors, Recognitions

    • Professor Jon Hughes, an award-winning reporter, author and photojournalist, took first place in the faculty/staff category in the UC Bicentennial essay contest for his piece, "The Provost Doesn't Call There Anymore."Jon Hughes English student, Julialicia Case also took first place in the student competition for "Cincinnati Storystorm." The contest was announced in Otober 2015 and it ended on March 31, 2016. Wining essays will be published in a book that celebrates UC's upcoming bicentennial. Other categories in the competition included alumni competition, and the visual essay competition. Prize winners receive $1,000 for first prize, $500 for second prize, and $250 for third prize. For more information, click here.

    • Dr. Danielle Bessett an assistant professor with the sociology department, has been selected as "The Arts and Sciences Health Rising Star Award recipient! This award is give to a person who is actiDr. Danielle Bessettve health-related research and who will be the future of our research prowess."  There is only one award winner from each college at the University of Cincinnati, as well as one researcher from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the Cincinnati VA.  The award will be presented during the opening ceremony of Research W22k 2016 from noon to 12:30 p.m. April 18 in the CARE/Crawley Atrium in the Medical Sciences Building.

    • The Taft Research Center would like to congratulate Dr. Ethan Katz Dr. Ethan Katz, with the History Department, for the receiving the National Jewish Book Award for 2015, for the category "Writing Based on Archival Material."  Dr. Katz wrote, "The Burdens of Brotherhood: Jews and Muslims from North Africa to France."  For a link to see who else won this year, click here. Past winners of the National Jewish Book Award include Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, Elie Wiesel, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Mordechai Kaplan, Irving Howe, and Isaac Bashevis Singer.


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