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Three members of Barnard’s faculty receive 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships

Congratulations to Deborah Coen, associate professor of history, Andrea Miller, dance faculty member and guest artist, and Annie Baker, adjunct lecturer in the theatre department, who have received Guggenheim Fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

In its ninetieth annual competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awarded 177 fellowships to a diverse group of scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

“It’s exciting to name 178 new Guggenheim fellows,” said Guggenheim Foundation President Edward Hirsch in the official announcement. “These artists and writers, scholars and scientists, represent the best of the best...It’s an honor to be able to support these individuals to do the work they were meant to do.”

Read the full press release.

Prof. Coen joined Barnard's faculty in 2005. Her research centers on the history of the physical and earth sciences and the cultural history of central Europe. She is currently studying how climate came to be understood in terms of the exchange of energy among systems at a spectrum of scales, from the molecular to the hemispheric.

Andrea Miller is the founder, artistic director, and choreographer of New York-based company Gallim Dance. She created a new work entitled "Fall, Recover, Recover" this year's Barnard/Columbia Dances at Miller presentation.

Annie Baker is an award-winning playwright who serves as an adjunct professor and thesis adviser at Barnard.

Prof. Coen and Ms. Baker join a long list of Barnard faculty recognized by the Guggenheim Foundation over the past decade, including Prof. Lynn Garafola, Prof. Faye Driscoll, and Mr. David Parker who received fellowships in 2013.