NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AWARD FOR SCIENTIFIC REVIEWING a prize of $10,000 awarded annually for excellence in scientific reviewing within the past 10 years (social and political sciences in 2008) goes to ALEJANDRO PORTES, Howard Harrison and Gabrielle Snyder Beck Professor of Sociology, department of sociology, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J., "for contributions to the understanding of immigrant and transnational communities through penetrating reviews in the areas of immigration, education, globalization, and social capital." The award is supported by Annual Reviews Inc., the Institute for Scientific Information, and THE SCIENTIST in honor of J. Murray Luck and has been presented since 1979.
TROLAND RESEARCH AWARDS annual research awards of $50,000 given to each of two recipients to recognize unusual achievement and to further their research within the broad spectrum of experimental psychology go to MIGUEL P. ECKSTEIN, associate professor, Vision and Image Understanding Laboratory, department of psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, and to ISABEL GAUTHIER, associate professor of psychology, department of psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. Eckstein was honored "for sophisticated theoretical analysis and modeling that address fundamental issues in perception and cognition and their application to the practical problems of medical imaging." Gauthier was chosen "for seminal experiments on the role of visual expertise in the recognition of complex objects including faces and for exploration of brain areas activated by this recognition." The Troland Research Awards were established by a bequest from Leonard T. Troland and have been presented since 1984.
Also to be honored at the April 27 ceremony is NORMAN P. NEUREITER, director, Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy, American Association f
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