Newsmakers the Week of July 11, 2013


Barbie Zelizer, the Raymond Williams Professor of Communication and director of the Scholars Program in Culture and Communication at Penn’s Annenberg School for Communication, is heading up the 2013 SummerCulture trip to Dublin, now in progress, for a group of the school’s doctoral students. The prof also recently lectured on “Tools for the Future of Journalism” at the University of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England.

Ken Frebowitz was feted at a dinner honoring his completing two years as president at Old York Road Temple-Beth Am in Abington. In honor of his role as temple “conductor,” the synagogue function was highlighted by a train motif, with food served at varied “stations.”

Bennett Picker, senior counsel of Stradley Ronon Stevens and Young LLP, was the pick for an editorial board position of Dispute Resolution Magazine.

 Bryan Weingarten is now on the board of directors of Piladelphia Mural Arts Advocates, joined by new appointee Bruce Marks.

 Robert Schindler, prof of marketing at Rutgers U./Camden, has been honored as “top pricing researcher” by those who play the price is right at The Journal of Business Research. Over at the other campus, in New Bruns­wick, N.J., chem prof Alan Goldman was awarded the initial American Chemical Society Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science.

Buz Eizen of Flaster/Greenberg PC. is included in Inside the Minds: Family and Business Succession Planning/2013.

Tracey Weiss, assistant professor of Strategic Communication at the Temple U. School of Communications and Theater’s Department of Journalism, was honored with the department’s Senior Teaching Award. Also saluted: Paul Gluck, associate professor in the Media Studies and Production Program, was cited with the Service Award.

Penelope Sue Greenberg of Widener University has been named to the position of associate provost of graduate studies and was chosen as associate dean in the university’s School of Business.

Natalie B. Dohrmann and Annette Yoshiko Reed served as editors of the recently published Jews, Christians and the Roman Empire: The Poetics of Power in Late Antiquity. Dohr­mann serves as associate director of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Jewish Studies at Penn as well as exec editor of the Jewish Quarterly Review; Reed is the M. Mark and Esther Watkins Assistant Professor of the Humanities at the U of P’s Department of Religious Studies.

Native Philadelphian and Penn Law School grad and honoree, Mark Yudof has stepped down as president of the University of California, a post he had held since 2008. He will be a fixture on the school’s Berkeley campus come the fall, where he intends to teach law.

Michael C. Horowitz of the U of P’s School of Arts & Sciences, where he serves as an associate prof of poli-sci, has landed the Furniss Book Award, presented by the ­Mersh­on Center for International Security Studies. Earning the Penn prof the honor: his The Diffusion of Military Power: Causes and Consequences for International Politics.


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