Perrinh Savang 13C, Astrid Eckert, Susan Henry-Crowe

Savang awarded Humanity in Action Fellowship

Perrinh Savang 13C spent the summer in Lyon, France, studying diversity and human rights in French history through the Humanity in Action Fellowship. Savang hopes to study American studies and history as a graduate student following the program. The international educational nonprofit aims to facilitate the exploration of social and political roots of discrimination and to provide an interdisciplinary forum to discuss remedies for injustice through the fellowship.

Eckert receives Waldo Gifford Leland Award

Associate Professor of History Astrid Eckert was recently named the 2013 recipient of the Waldo Gifford Leland Award by the Society of American Archivists. The award commemorates Leland, who played a role in establishing the US National Archives, and encourages writing of superior excellence and usefulness in the field of archival history, theory or practice. Eckert is honored for her 2012 book The Struggle for the Files: The Western Allies and the Return of German Archives after the Second World War.

Henry-Crowe appointed to United Methodist Church board

Dean of the Chapel and Religious Life Susan Henry-Crowe will serve as the general secretary of the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS) of the United Methodist Church (UMC) starting in February. The GBCS is the church’s international body for social justice advocacy. An ordained UMC elder and active member of the church’s South Carolina Annual Conference, Henry-Crowe has served two terms on the Judicial Council and as its first female president.

At Emory, she has fostered interreligious dialogue through the Journeys program, which takes Emory students, faculty, and administrators to troubled world regions including Bosnia, Cuba, the Middle East, and Northern Ireland, among others.

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