The University Record, February 27, 1996

Russel Award goes to Amidei, Brusati; Koenen's lecture is March 12

Two faculty members---Dante Eric Amidei and Celeste Anne Brusati---will receive the University's Henry Russel Award.

The annual award is given to young faculty members for scholarly achievement and promise. The award will be presented March 12 in Rackham Amphitheater, followed by the annual Henry Russel Lecture given by a senior member of the faculty.

This year's lecturer is Ludwig Koenen, the Herbert C. Youtie Distinguished University Professor of Papyrology. He will speak on "Phoenix from the Ashes: The Burnt Archive from Byzantine Tetra, Metropolis of Salutary Third Palestine."

Amidei, who joined the faculty in 1990 as assistant professor of physics and was promoted to associate professor in 1994, is an expert in high energy physics. Before coming to Michigan, he was associate scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in 1988­90, research associate at the University of Chicago in 1984­88 and was research associate at the University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Brusati joined the faculty in 1991 as associate professor of history of art and received an additional appointment as associate professor of women's studies in 1993. Her field is Northern Baroque painting. Before coming to Michigan, she taught at Yale University as lecturer in 1982­84, assistant professor in 1984­90 and associate professor in 1990. She also taught at the University of California, Berkeley.

Both the Henry Russel Award and the Henry Russel Lectureship were established in 1925 with a bequest from Henry Russel of Detroit, who held three U-M degrees.