By William Harms and Josh Schonwald
Four University faculty members have received 2008 Guggenheim fellowships. They are among only 190 Guggenheim recipients chosen from 2,600 applicants in the United States and Canada.
Guggenheim fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. The new fellows include writers, painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, choreographers, physical and biological scientists, social scientists, and scholars in the humanities. Many hold appointments in colleges and universities, with 89 institutions being represented by one or more fellows.
The four Chicago scholars who have received fellowships for research are Victor Friedman, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the College; Rachel Fulton, Associate Professor in History and the College; David Galenson, Professor in Economics and the College; and Donald Harper, Professor and Chairman of East Asian Languages & Civilizations.