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December 20, 1999

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Kyle Donnelly, recent Associate Artistic Director of Washington, DC's Arena Stage, has been appointed to the Arthur and Molli Wagner Chair of Acting in the UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance. The newly established chair is named in honor of Arthur Wagner, founding chair of the UCSD Department of Drama from 1971 to 1977, and his wife, Molli Mercer Wagner.

George Lewis, Professor of Music, has received a 1999 CalArts/Alpert Award in the Arts. The $50,000 fellowship is funded by the Herb Alpert Foundation and bestowed upon artists who have demonstrated exceptional talent and commitment to their craft, who are generating an important body of work, and who are likely to be recognized, within their discipline, as artists shaping a vital voice, vision or language.

Three members of the Music faculty, Anthony Davis, Rand Steiger, and Bertram Turetsky, have received 1999-2000 ASCAP Awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Steiger and Turetsky have both received three annual ASCAP Awards in the past four years.


Judith Halberstam, Associate Professor of Literature, has received The Publisher's Triangle Award in Lesbian Non-Fiction for her book, Female Masculinity (Duke University Press, 1995).

David Noel Freedman, holder of the Endowed Chair in Hebrew Biblical Studies, has received a Special Citation in the 1999 Biblical Archaeology Society Publications Awards for The Leningrad Codex: A Facsimile Edition (Eerdsman Publishing Co., 1998), as a “distinguished contribution in the field of archaeology and biblical studies.”

Jorge Mariscal, Associate Professor of Literature, has received the 1999 UCSD Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Service to the University.

Becky Nicolaides, Assistant Professor of History and Urban Studies and Planning, has received a 1999-2000 Hellman Fellowship in the UCSD Hellman Fellows Program in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences.

Martin J.S. Rudwick, Professor Emeritus of History, has been awarded the 1999 Bernal Prize by the Society for the Social Studies of Science for his contributions to the field.