Ten elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Ten members of the Northwestern faculty have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the oldest learned society in academia.
Election to the academy, which was founded in 1780, recognizes those who have made preeminent contributions to all scholarly fields and professions.
University President Henry S. Bienen said, “I congratulate all of those who received this honor,” adding that having 10 faculty elected in the same year is “a remarkable achievement.”
Northwestern ranked second in the number of fellows elected this year, tied with Harvard, and now has 60 faculty members in the academy.
The faculty members are:
• Paul Berliner, professor of music studies;
• Gary Borisy, Leslie B. Arey Professor of Cell, Molecular and Anatomical Sciences;
• Dedre Gentner, professor of psychology and of education and social policy;
• Loren Ghiglione, dean of the Medill School of Journalism;
• J. Larry Jameson, Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine;
• Yuri Manin, Board of Trustees Professor of Mathematics;
• Janet Pierrehumbert, professor of linguistics;
• Mark Satterthwaite, A.C. Buehler Professor of Hospital and Health Services Management;
• Richard Van Duyne, Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry;
• Mary Zimmerman, professor of performance studies.
Paul Berliner in 2002 received two major awards — a Research and Writing Grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Berliner is the first ethnomusicologist to receive a MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Grant under its Program on Global Security and Sustainability.
A specialist in Zimbabwean mbira music and American jazz, Berliner has conducted several seasons of field work on Shona music in Zimbabwe. His research has been supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Social Science Research Council, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among other organizations.
A prolific author, lecturer and performer, Berliner is also noted for his ethnographic recordings, Shona Mbira Music and The Soul of Mbira.
Gary Borisy, who joined the Feinberg School of Medicine in 2000, also holds the positions of Distinguished Investigator in the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute and associate vice president for university research.
Borisy’s key contributions include the discovery of tubulin, elucidating microtubule dynamics, introducing novel techniques to analyze cytoskeletal function in living cells, dissecting the mechanism of chromosome movement and understanding the supramolecular basis of the actin machinery in cell motility. His contributions have entered standard textbooks in cell biology.
His honors include fellowships from NIH, NSF and NASA, the Romnes Award and an NIH RCDA Award. He is a member of the American Cancer Society Council for Extramural Grants and is past-president of the American Society for Cell Biology.
Dedre Gentner’s research interests are in cognitive psychology, specifically in learning and thinking; analogy, similarity and metaphor; concepts and conceptual structure; language and cognition; language acquisition; and cross-linguistic studies.
She serves as director of the Cognitive Science Program which offers a graduate specialization and an undergraduate major in cognitive science, with particular strengths in higher-order cognition, language and learning. The program has more than 100 associated faculty from throughout the University.
Gentner is the author of a number of publications, including “The Analogical Mind” (MIT Press) and “Individuation, Relativity and Early Word Learning” (Cambridge University Press).
Loren Ghiglione previously served as director of the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California (1999-2001) and as director of Emory’s journalism program and its James M. Cox Professor of Journalism (1996-99). For 26 years (1969-1995) he owned and operated Worcester County Newspapers and edited and published its Southbridge (Mass.) Evening News. He received a Sigma Delta Chi Award for “distinguished service in journalism” (1974), an Ida B. Wells Award (1987) and other national awards.
He served as a Pulitzer Prize juror four times and as 1989-1990 president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He also has had mid-career fellowships at Columbia, Harvard and Oxford and edited or written six books about journalism.
J. Larry Jameson’s research focuses on molecular endocrinology. His laboratory studies fundamental mechanisms that control the transcription of endocrine genes. His group is investigating hormonal regulation of the glycoprotein hormones, including thyroid-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone and chorionic gonadotropin. He is also making concerted efforts to bridge laboratory studies with clinical endocrinology using recombinant DNA methods to investigate the pathophysiology of endocrine disorders.
Research areas include:
• Genetic endocrine diseases and oncogene mutations in endocrine tumors
• Regulatory DNA elements and transcription factors in the gonadotropin genes
• Regulation of gonadotro-pin gene expression by GnRH, activin, and inhibin
• Thyroid hormone action and pathophysiology of thyroid hormone resistance
Yuri Manin, who was the co-winner of the King Faisal International Prize in Science for 2002, came to Northwestern from the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, where he continues to serve as director. He is Leading Research Scientist at the Steklov University, where he is on leave, and held a chair in mathematics at Moscow State University from 1965-91.
Manin’s work extends from the abstract field of number theory to the more practical, such as development of error-correcting codes and launching the idea of quantum computation. He has solved major problems and developed techniques that opened new avenues of research in algebraic geometry, number theory and mathematical physics.
Manin received the first Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics from Northwest-ern in 1994 and has received the Brouwer Gold Medal from the Netherlands and the Russian Lenin Prize.
Janet Pierrehumbert’s work combines computational and experimental methods to investigate language sound structure.
Her model of intonation has been applied in theoretical linguistics, phonetics, speech technology and psycholinguistics. She is among the founders of laboratory phonology.
Pierrehumbert is a past recipient of an NSF Faculty Award for Women Scientists and Engineers (1991-96) and a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship (1996-97), which she spent at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Telecommunications in Paris.
Her current research explores how phonological categories and grammar are formed in individuals and populations, with funding from the Studying Complex Systems program of the James S. McDonnell Foundation. She is presently working on this project while on sabbatical at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives and Psycholinguistique in Paris.
Mark Satterthwaite, the former Earl Dean Howard Professor of Managerial Economics and professor of strategic management, was named the A.C. Buehler Professor in Hospital and Health Services Management last fall.
A microeconomic theorist with a strong applied interest in healthcare, Satterthwaite has focused on his research on how market mechanisms induce individuals to reveal the information about themselves that is necessary to achieve an optimal or almost optimal allocation.
A recent paper, “Is More Information Better: The Effects of “Report Cards” on Health Care Providers,” received the 10th annual research award from the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation.
Satterthwaite, who is director of the General Motors Research Center for Strategy in Management, has served as associate dean for academic affairs at Kellogg (1992-96), chair of management and strategy (1990-92) and chair of managerial economics and decision sciences (1978-83).
He is a fellow of Econometric Society and a founding member of the Game Theory Society.
Richard P. Van Duyne is the discoverer of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) and inventor of nanosphere lithography (NSL).
His research interests include surface-enhanced spectroscopy, nanofabrication, nanoparticle optics, combined scanning probe microscopy/Raman microscopy, Raman spectroscopy of mass-selected clusters, ultrahigh vacuum surface science, structure and function of biomolecules on surfaces, and surface-enhanced spectroscopic methods for chemical and biological sensing.
Van Duyne’s awards include The American Physical Society Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy (2004); Surfaces in Biomaterials Foundation Excellence in Surface Science Award (1996); Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award (1991); Fellow of the American Physical Society (1985); PLU Fresenius Award (1981); Coblentz Memorial Prize in Molecular Spectroscopy (1980); and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award (1974-1978).
Mary Zimmerman has earned national and international recognition in the form of numerous awards, including the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. She has won more than 20 Joseph Jefferson Awards for her creative work.
Zimmerman received the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 2002 for her work on Metamorphoses, the play she also wrote that has been a modern interpretation of the ancient poetry and myths of Ovid. Other acclaimed works include Journey to the West, The Odyssey, The Arabian Nights, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci and Eleven Rooms of Proust.
She was the director and co-librettist of the 2002 opera Galileo Galilei, music by Philip Glass, at the Goodman Theatre.