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Accolades December 1, 2011

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Professor Tom Holmes (Economics) was elected a Fellow of the Econometric Society, one of the highest honors in economics. Of the 16 new fellows, three have strong U of M ties. Besides Tom, former faculty member Sam Kortum and Ph.D. Albert Marcet have also received this honor this year.

Associate Professor Carl Flink (Theatre Arts & Dance), with members of his Black Label Movement company, presented at TEDxBrussels on November 22. The first presentation contended that dancers should follow astronauts into space--and did so entirely without words. The second presentation was made with John Bohannon, science journalist and founder of the Dance Your PhD online contest. Titled "Modest Proposal," it included choreography by Carl and asked the question, What if we replaced PowerPoint with dancers? Watch the video.

Associate Professor Dan Philippon (English) is serving as a Senior Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, Germany, from September 2011 to February 2012, after which he will be a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Turin and the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy from March through June 2012.

Associate Professor Dona Schwartz (Journalism and Mass Communication) placed third in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize competition. More than 2,500 photographers entered the competition. The photograph will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London along with 60 other works selected for the exhibit, which will be on display through February 12, 2012.

Schwartz was also recently nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography, a biennial, nomination-only award. The prize winner will be announced in December.

Assistant Professor Peter Campion (English) was awarded the 2011 Poetry Magazine Editors Prize for Reviewing. Campion will be the judge of the Milkweed Editions first annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize, a major new poetry prize which will carry a $10,000 award along with publication.

Professor Charles Baxter's (English) collection Gryphon: New & Selected Stories was named one of the 100 Notable Books of 2011 by The New York Times. Also, his review of Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 appeared in the December 8, 2011 New York Review of Books

Professor James Dillon's (Music) Oslo/Triptych had its world premiere, performed by Cikada Ensemble, in the November Musik International Festival for Contemporary Music (Hertongenbosch, Holland) on November 12.

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