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Scholars from USC’s College of Arts and Sciences honored

Two scholars from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina have been honored.

Dr. Larry Glickman, chairman of the history department, has been named a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, one of the top professional associations for historians. Glickman, a Carolina Trustee Professor, specializes in U.S. labor and cultural history and the history of consumerism. He is the author of “The Cultural Turn in U.S. History,” an anthology, and “Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America.” Under his leadership, the college launched the History Center at the university last fall.

Dr. Nicholas Vazsonyi, a professor of German studies in the department of languages, literatures and cultures, will join the advisory board of The Wagner Society of New York, a prestigious group of scholars specializing in composer Richard Wagner. The honor builds on his achievements as one of the top Wagner scholars in the United States. Last year, his book, “Richard Wagner: Self-Promotion and the Making of a Brand,” was published by Cambridge University Press. He also is editor of the “Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia,” a massive project to be completed in 2013 in connection with the bicentennial of Wagner’s birth.

USC Darla Moore School of Business labor scholar honored for career contributions

Dr. Hoyt N. Wheeler, a distinguished professor emeritus of management in the Darla Moore School of Business, has been elected a fellow of the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

The LERA’s Fellows Award recognizes scholars and practitioners who have made exceptional contributions to the field and have been in the profession for more than 10 years. Wheeler, an expert in labor and employment law and labor relations, has written several books on labor unions, most notably “The Future of the American Labor Movement” (2002). He is a former Fulbright scholar, a former president of the Industrial Relations Research Association and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

A distinguished University of South Carolina scholar, Wheeler has a doctoral degree in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin and a juris doctorate from the University of Virginia.

By Office of Media Relations

Posted: 02/25/11 @ 3:00 PM | Updated: 02/25/11 @ 3:02 PM | Permalink