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Northwestern Honors in Winter 2013

Faculty, students and staff recognized for distinguished achievement

- Seth Stein, the William Deering Professor of Geological Sciences in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has received a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. Award winners are invited to spend a period of up to one year cooperating on a long-term research project with specialist colleagues at a research institution in Germany.

The award recognizes a researcher’s lifetime achievements. Stein’s work focuses on earthquakes and tectonic processes around the world, including those in the New Madrid seismic zone in the central United States. He is renowned for contributions to our understanding of global plate motions, mantle heat flow and large earthquakes.

- Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, professor of Human Development and Social Policy in the School of Education and Social Policy, was elected to membership in the National Academy of Education, a selective organization dedicated to advancing high-quality education research and its use in policy formulation.

Chase-Lansdale specializes in multidisciplinary research on social issues and how they affect families and the development of children, youth and young adults. Much of her work addresses family strengths that promote healthy social and educational outcomes for children in poverty.

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