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Four Receive Fulbright Scholarships

Four professors have or will be spending part of this academic year as Fulbright Scholars on other campuses.

Barbara Christian, from African American studies, lectured as a Fulbright scholar in Kyoto, Japan, during the Kyoto American Studies Summer Seminar in July and August.

Susan Mace, a visiting scholar in comparative literature, will spend five months beginning this month lecturing on American literature and American studies at Tallinn Pedagogical University and at the Estonian Humanities Institute. Both institutions are in Tallinn, Estonia.

William Satariano, from the Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology, will lecture on aging, health and functioning at the University of Amsterdam for four months beginning February 1999.

Oliver Williamson, the Kaiser Professor of Business, Economics, and Law at the Haas School, will lecture on the economics of organization at the University of Siena in Italy from April 1999 through July 1999.

For more than 50 years the Fulbright Scholar Program has offered grants for college and university faculty to lecture and conduct research in countries around the globe.


Seaborg Honored

Nobel Laureate Glenn Seaborg, professor emeritus of chemistry, has been named among the "Top 75 Distinguished Contributors to the Chemical Enterprise" by Chemical & Engineering News, one of the major publications in the field.

His selection through a reader poll was marked at an Aug. 23 ceremony celebrating the journal's 75th anniversary. The event, held at the American Chemical society national meeting in Boston, was hosted by ACS President Paul Walter and ACS board chairman Joan Shields. The honorees were presented with a medal signifying their contribution to the chemical enterprise.

Nominations were open to any chemist -- living or dead -- anywhere in the world who conducted research in the last 75 years. The 75 honorees were chosen from 1,200 nominations. Seaborg received the third highest number of votes in the balloting process, surpassed only by Linus Pauling and Robert Woodward.

Seaborg's major contributions to the field include co-discovery of plutonium-238 and -239 (for which he won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1951); heading the Manhattan Project group that devised the chemical extraction processes used in plutonium production; co-discovery of nine other transuranium elements, including element 106, seaborgium; and proposing a revision of the periodic table to reposition the actinide series relative to the other elements -- a revision subsequently adopted.

Joining Seaborg in the list of the top 75 chemists were longtime Berkeley professors Melvin Calvin, Joel Hildebrand, Gilbert Newton Lewis and George Pimentel, and Berkeley alumni Henry Eyring, Dudley Herschbach, Henry Taube and Harold Urey.


Two CNR Economists Honored

Two agricultural economists in the College of Natural Resources have received high honors in their field.

Professor emerita Irma Adelman and Professor David Zilberman, in the College's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, have been named fellows of the American Agricultural Economics Association.

Adelman is a leading expert on the economics of developing countries. She played a crucial role in the design of Korea's economic plan in the 1960s.

Zilberman's research specializes in the economics of agricultural resources, particularly water and pesticides, and the economics of technological change and risk.

The honors were presented at the association's recent meeting in Salt Lake City. Adelman and Zilberman were two of only four scholars to be named association fellows this year.

Begun in 1946, the program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and thereby helping develop friendly, sympathetic, and peaceful relations between the United States and other nations.

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