Five faculty were awarded tenure and promotion to associate professor in
January. They are (left to right): Julie de Sherbinin (Russian), a Chekhov
expert who has written extensively on Russian literature; Shelby Nelson
(physics), an expert on semiconductors and their properties; Duncan Tate
(physics), who conducts research on laser spectroscopy; Mary Beth Mills
(anthropology), a specialist on peasant societies particularly in Southeast
Asia; and Raffael Scheck (history), who specializes in German history.