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Tutino Wins Book Prize; McCray Elected AAAS Fellow

Department faculty’s latest accolades from the American Catholic History Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science

December 2011Prof. Stefania Tutino‘s Empire of Souls: Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth has won the American Catholic History Association’s Howard H. Marraro Prize. The prize is given annually to the author of a book that is judged by a committee of experts to be the most distinguished work dealing with Italian history or Italo-American history or relations that has been published in a preceding twelve-month period. Dr. Tutino will receive the award at the 2013 American Historical Association Meetings held in Chicago in January. (browse the book at amazon.com)

November 2011
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has elected W. Patrick McCray, a professor in the History Department, as a Fellow. The AAAS is the world’s largest and one of the oldest international scientific societies (it was founded in 1848). Fellows are chosen on the basis of their distinguished contributions to “the advancement of science.” McCray’s was picked specifically for “scholarship and education in the history of science, technology, and instrumentation, particularly of intellectual and social interactions in recent astronomy and physics.” He will be inducted as a Fellow at the Association’s annual meeting in Vancouver in February 2012.

Since 2005 Prof. McCray has been a co-PI and lead researcher for the NSF-funded Center for Nanotechnology in Society. His research focuses on the interplay between popular culture and politics with modern technology and science.

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