Assistant professor of history Rachel Chrastil is being awarded a Malcolm Bowie Prize by the Society for French Studies for her article, "The French Red Cross, War Readiness, and Civil Society, 1866–1914." The prize is awarded annually for the best article in any area of French studies published by an early-career researcher. There were 20 nominations for the award, which included articles from 12 different journals and three volumes of essays. She is being presented the award at the society’s annual conference at the University of Oxford from June 29-July 1.
Kathleen R. Smythe, assistant professor of history at Xavier University, has been named the Bishop Fenwick Teacher of the Year by the Xavier chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society. The Bishop Fenwick Teacher of the Year Award is given to a professor who has a profound impact on a wide range of students. It was presented by Brett Simmons, vice president of Alpha Sigma Nu. Alpha Sigma Nu was established at Xavier in 1939. ASN has awarded the Bishop Fenwick Teacher of the Year Award since 1980. Since then, thirty-one exemplary Xavier professors have been honored.