April 17, 2017
Topic: Campus News
Peter Ho Davies, professor of English language and literature, and director of the Hopwood Program, LSA, has received the Cleveland Foundation’s annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for his work of fiction titled “The Fortunes.” The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award is the only national juried prize for literature that confronts racism and examines diversity. Davies has said his novel examines “the burdens, limitations and absurdities of Asian stereotypes.” In four sections, “The Fortunes” explores the California Gold Rush, the actress Anna May Wong, the 1982 murder of Vincent Chin by a Detroit autoworker, and the contemporary adoption of a Chinese daughter by American parents.
David Córdova, assistant professor of social work, School of Social Work, was selected to participate in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Diversity Scholars Network, which is awarded to outstanding underrepresented researchers studying substance abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse is a government research institute studying scientific solutions to drug addiction. Córdova is the recipient of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant to develop and test an internet-administered drug abuse and HIV prevention intervention, and the recipient of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Loan Repayment Program.