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Oates receives Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service

Joyce Carol Oates , the Roger Berlind '52 Professor in the Humanities, has been named a recipient of a 2003 Common Wealth Award of Distinguished Service. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have enriched and advanced humanity through their exceptional lifetime achievements.

Oates was honored as "one of America's most significant and inventive contemporary writers." She will share the $250,000 prize, presented by the PNC Financial Services Group, with four other recipients: television journalist Sam Donaldson; former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole; director-choreographer Susan Stroman; and inventor Dean Kamen.

Contact: Lauren Robinson-Brown (609) 258-3601

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