Awards & Honors - March 28

Awards & Honors archived.

Pam Stuper serving on FIH executive board

Pam Stuper, coach of the field hockey team, is serving as a member of the executive board for FIH (Fédération Internationale de Hockey or International Hockey Federation), the governing body for the sport.

Stuper was elected in November at the 42nd FIH Congress in Montreux, Switzerland.

Stuper is entering her seventh season as head coach at Yale. The Bulldogs have gone 23-11 under her leadership the past two seasons, and set the school record for wins in Ivy League play with six in 2009. Yale has also earned the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s National Academic Team Award each season she has been head coach.

A member of the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame, she was on the U.S. National Team for nine years. She participated in three World Cups, one Pan American Games and two Champion’s Trophy Tournaments. She also was an alternate for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team.

Adrian Van Sinderen book ­collecting prizes

The winners of the Adrian Van Sinderen book collecting prizes have been announced.

The late Van Sinderen, Class of 1910, established the prizes in 1957 to encourage undergraduates to collect books, build their own libraries and read for pleasure and education.

This year’s senior prize of $1,000 was awarded to Austin Shiner of Ezra Stiles College for his collection on food writing. For his collection on the experiences of war, Matthew Dernbach of Trumbull College won the sophomore prize of $750. A sophomore second prize of $500 was awarded to Thomas Burns of Morse College for his collection titled “The Spark of Imagination.”

Judges for this year’s competition were Stephen Parks (chair), Sylvia Van Sinderen, Joseph Agostini, Elisabeth Fairman, Rebecca Martz, William Reese, E.C. Schroeder and Thomas Smyth ‘12.

Jacobson elected president of the American Studies Association

Matthew Jacobson, professor of American studies and history, has been elected president of the American Studies Association.

Jacobson, who is also chair of the Department of American Studies, received his doctorate in American civilization from Brown University in 1992. He is the author of five books. His teaching interests are clustered under the general category of race in U.S. political culture 1790-present, including U.S. imperialism, immigration and migration, popular culture, and the juridical structures of U.S. citizenship.

Kazdin receives Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award

Alan E. Kazdin, the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology and Child Psychiatry, is the recipient of the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award.

The formal award presentation was held at Columbia University in March. The award, named after a prominent developmental psychologist, recognizes faculty members in psychology, medicine, and law who have inspired students to make a difference in the community by establishing enduring concepts, procedures, or movements that affect the community at large. The nomination is made by former doctoral students who have established their own careers at the time of their nomination.

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