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It is a pleasure to announce that Jeffrey Herf has been elevated to the rank of Distinguished University Professor, the highest honor the university bestows on members of the faculty. Professor Jeffrey Herf will be honored at a ceremony on October 7, 2014.

Piotr H Kosicki is a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow for 2014–2015 at the Hoover Institution. He also received the 2014-15 Distinguished Fellowship of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Notre Dame, which he declined in favor of the fellowship at Stanford.

Distinguished History Professor Ira Berlin was awarded the W.E.B. Du Bois Medial for 2014 by Harvard Universtiy's Hutchins Center for African and American Research.

Professor Antoine Borrut has been awarded the Islamic Republic of Iran's World Book Award for his study, Entre mémoire et pouvoir: L'espace syrien sous les derniers Omeyyades et les premiers Abbassides (Leiden,2011).


In recognition of Dr. Smead and Dr. Muncy invaluable contribution to student learning. The Honored Instructor Award is given on behalf of the Transfer2Terp Learning Comnunity and the Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life on the twenty-fifth day of November, 2013.


Peter Libero, Ph.D. student in American history (Saverio Giovacchini, advisor) was granted an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship from the Virginia Historical Society. He will conduct research on grassroots conservatism in post World War II Virginia in the VHS manuscripts collections in Richmond.


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