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September 12, 2005
Contact: Alison Watkins, International Programs, (785) 864-4963.

Latin American studies professor receives 2005 Provost's Award

LAWRENCE -- Anita Herzfeld, professor of Latin American studies, has received the 2005 Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education, worth $1,000, at the University of Kansas.

The award recognizes faculty on the Lawrence campus who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in strengthening KU's international dimension in such areas as curriculum development, study abroad programs, relationships with international partner institutions, and collaboration with international colleagues in significant research and publications.

Herzfeld's primary area of research is in Indigenous and Creole languages of Latin America. She was recognized for her commitment to international education. She was director of KU's Office of Study Abroad from 1977 to 1985. As a member of the Latin American studies faculty, she has helped raise the profile of that region on campus.

Herzfeld is deeply involved with KU's longstanding relationship with the University of Costa Rica. In 2002, she received the National Faculty Award for outstanding contributions to international education from the Phi Beta Delta Honorary Society.

Past recipients of the Provost's Award are: Tom Mulinazzi, civil, environmental and architectural engineering, and Charles Stansifer, history (1999); Leo Villalon, political science and African and African-American studies (2000); Judith McCrea, art and design (2001); Melissa Birch, business, and Diane Fourny, French and European studies (2002); Garth Myers, geography and African-American studies, and Robert Timm, ecology and evolutionary biology (2003); and Marsha Haufler, history of art (2004).


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