Vicky Glosson (photo by John Jameson)
Name: Vicky Glosson.
Position: Office coordinator for the Program in Hellenic Studies. Handling the administration of graduate and undergraduate courses. Coordinating the postdoctoral and visiting fellowship application process among the Hellenic studies faculty and committee members. Ordering rare books and manuscripts for the Hellenic Collection at Firestone Library. Subleasing the program’s apartments during the summer.
Quote: “There is never a dull moment in this position. I love the challenge of handling diverse tasks, and I enjoy interacting with the students, visiting scholars and faculty who are affiliated with the program.”
Other interests: Spending time with her daughters. Reading. Traveling abroad.
Sean Wilentz, the George Henry Davis 1886 Professor of American History, has been selected to receive a Bancroft Prize for his 2005 book, “The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln.”
The award, among the most prestigious in the field of history, carries a $10,000 prize and will be presented on April 26. It is given annually by the trustees of Columbia University to the authors of books of exceptional merit in the fields of American history, biography and diplomacy.
Other recipients this year are Erskine Clarke’s “Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic” and Odd Arne Westad’s “The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times.”
Wilentz’s book, published by W.W. Norton, is a chronicle of political and social changes from the American Revolution to the Civil War. The author, who also is director of Princeton’s Program in American Studies, specializes in early national and Jacksonian history.
November: Dolores Carril, 77 (1982-2005, University League).
December: William Bowser, 88 (1956-1982, athletics); William Ricky, 86 (1958-1983, public safety); Barbara Stein, 89 (1966-1977, library).
January: Charlotte Davies, 80 (1976-1986, plasma physics lab); John Hamarich, 87 (1956-1981, plasma physics lab); Joseph Larkins, 72 (1978-1998, building services); Robert Puglisi, 85 (1973-1983, physics); Hester Wilson Riddell, 79 (1974-1992, annual giving); Robert Winters, 93 (1969-1978, library).
February: Elizabeth Drobnak, 94 (1959-1977, controller); Rudolph Voncolln, 74 (1961-1992, geosciences).