Robin Mitchell-Boyask, associate professor and chair of the department of Greek, Hebrew and Roman classics, has been elected a visiting fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge for the spring 2005 semester. Mitchell-Boyask will also be a visiting scholar in Cambridge’s Faculty of Classics.
The Fox School of Business’ Sigma Chapter of the professional fraternity Gamma Iota Sigma, a professional risk management, insurance and actuarial science fraternity, has won the Bowers Award, given to a single chapter (out of 46 nationwide) that has demonstrated an exceptional, well-rounded and organized program for that academic year in public relations, industry relations, alumni affairs and other chapter activities. The Fox School chapter has won this award for the past five years in a row, and for 10 out of the past 12 years.
In addition, The Fox School’s chapter of Phi Alpha Delta, a legal studies fraternity, competed against about 20 other chapters from across the country and took third place in the mock trial competition in the PAD national conference in Washington, D.C., in November.
Audrey B. Uknis, associate professor of medicine and director of rheumatology research at the School of Medicine, has been elected to serve on The American College of Rheumatology’s board of directors. Uknis is also the associate dean of admissions at the Medical School.
WRTI’s Bob Perkins received the Kal Rudman 2004 Milestone in Radio Award at the 2004 Achievement in Radio Awards. The Kal Rudman Milestone Award was created in 2002 to recognize remarkable career longevity and outstanding contributions to the radio arts in Philadelphia. Citing his outstanding achievement as the voice of jazz radio in Philadelphia, Perkins was honored for his noted contributions and service to the jazz community.
WRTI’s weekly arts and culture program “Creatively Speaking!” won two awards for Best Original Program Feature and Best Editorial. The show is hosted and produced by Jim Cotter and his team: Jason Peifer, Therese Madden, Brendan Newman, Dave Conant and executive producer Jack Moore.
WRTI was nominated four other times, including twice in the Best Locally Produced Public Affairs Program category for Jean Moore’s “University Forum” and Jim Cotter’s “Creatively Speaking!,” and once each in the Best One Time Special Program and Best Original Program Feature categories.