CLA faculty make their marks on CLA, Minnesota, and the world.

Leonid Hurwicz (Regents Professor Emeritus, economics) won the 2007 Nobel Prize in Economics, sharing the prize with economists Eric Maskin, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and Roger Myerson, U of Chicago. Building on Hurwicz's early groundwork, the three developed "mechanism design theory," which helps explain situations in which markets work and others in which they don't. Hurwicz received his law degree in Poland in 1938; he joined the U faculty in 1951.

Andrew Scheil (English) and Wilma Koutstaal (psychology) were named McKnight Presidential Fellows…

Allen Isaacman (Regents Professor of History, cofounder of the MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program on Global Change, Sustainability and Justice) received the U's 2007 Award for Global Engagement…

Craig Swan (emeritus, economics, and vice provost for undergraduate education) was named an honorary member of the U's Academy of Distinguished Teachers…

Paula Rabinowitz (English) is the 2008 CLA Dean's Medalist…

V.V. Chari (economics), Richa Nagar (gender, women, & sexuality studies), and Wayne Potratz (art) were named 2008 Scholars of the College…

Robert Kvavik (political science and associate vice president for planning) was appointed Knight First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit for his promotion of research and university collaboration between the United States and Norway.

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