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June 22, 2009

ACM Fellowships Awarded

The Association for Computer Machinery's History Committee has
announced the two winners of its inaugural short-term fellowship in ACM
history, at least one of whom will be spending some time here at CBI:

Irina Nikiforova, a Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech's School of History,
Technology and Society, for her dissertation project entitled "ACM, Turing
Prize Scientists, and their Web of Affiliations." Nikiforova will examine
archival materials held at Stanford University, the University of Michigan,
and the Charles Babbage Institute as well as online ACM materials
concerning the Turing Award.

Bernard Geoghegan, a Ph.D. student at Northwestern University and Bauhaus
University--Weimar, for a specific project on "Staging the ACM Chess
Championships" which will draw on archival materials presently in private
hands. Geoghegan plans a journal article from this research as well as a
museum exhibit.