Alexander Dickow and Melanie Kiechle Received 2018 Phi Beta Kappa Awards
May 10, 2018
Two College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences faculty members were honored with a 2018 Albert L. Sturm Award from the Mu of Virginia chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Alexander Dickow, an assistant professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, received the Sturm Award for Excellence in Performance and Creative Arts for his creative work, Rhapsodie curieuse, and in particular, the way in which he takes the familiar to reveal the unfamiliar and explore deeply much broader themes and issues regarding the human condition.
Melanie Kiechle, an assistant professor in the Department of History, received the Sturm Award for Excellence in Research for her book Smell Detectives: An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America, which was impressive because of its integration of historical research, environmental issues, and views of the scientific and public health communities over time, all delivered in an engaging and broadly appealing writing style.
The winners were recognized at the Phi Beta Kappa initiation ceremony on May 10.