Prof. Marina Rustow Named Guggenheim Fellow

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The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has announced the 2014 class of Guggenheim Fellows, which includes the Department of History’s Prof. Marina Rustow.

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

This year’s fellows, who range in age from 29 to 77, also include earth scientist Jun Korenaga, choreographer Ivy Baldwin, poet Denise Duhamel, and educator Meira Levinson. Selected from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants, the 178 scholars, artists, and scientists represent 56 disciplines, 83 academic institutions, 29 states, and two Canadian provinces.

Over its 90-year lifespan, the foundation has awarded more than $315 million to nearly 17,700 individuals, including scores of Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winners, and Fields Medalists.