April 16, 2013 - David Haberman is among the five Indiana University Bloomington professors in the College of Arts and Sciences who are recipients of the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013.
"This is an important and happy moment in the College," said Larry Singell, executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. "These fellowships will allow our accomplished scholars to pursue freely their research interests. This experience will advance their scholarship and benefit their colleagues and students. Thus, the impact of a Guggenheim is felt across multiple generations of scholars."
Haberman's research interests include South Asian religious traditions and, more recently, the intersection of religion and ecology. He's involved in this emerging field and serves on the advisory board of the Form on Religion and Ecology based at the Yale University School for Forestry and Environmental Studies. He plans to use his fellowship to work on a book project focused on the worship of Mount Govardhan, one of the most distinguishing features of the sacred landscape of Braj, the region in northern India associated primary with Krishna.
Professor Aaron Stalnaker was awarded the Trustees Teaching Award recognizing his excelence in teaching at Indiana University, especially at the undergraduate level. This peer nominated award is for tenured or tenure-track faculty, or full-time lecturers or clinical faculty whose primary duty is teaching, who have demonstrated that they are the best teachers. The IUB Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs is responsible for establishing and supervising the procedures for determining the award recipients.