Thursday, April 10, 2014

2014-2015 Rovensky Fellows Announced

Committee chair William J. Hausman has announced that John E. Rovensky Fellowships for 2014-2015 have been awarded to Betsy A. Beasley of Yale University and Benjamin Brady of the University of Virginia. The topic of Beasley's dissertation is "Serving the World:  Energy Contracting, Logistical Labors, and the Culture of Globalization, 1945-2008." Brady is working on "American Law and Business Abroad: Sovereignty, Extraterritoriality, and the Transatlantic Economy." Rovensky Fellows must be working toward a Ph.D. degree with American business or economic history as the area of major interest and must be enrolled in a doctoral program at an accredited college or university in the United States. The Fellowship provides a cash award of $10,000.
   Other committee members are Steven Usselman (Georgia Tech); Pamela Walker Laird (Colorado at Denver); Margaret Levenstein (University of Michigan); Richard Sicotte (University of Vermont); Christopher McKenna (Oxford University), and Marcelo Bucheli (University of Illinois). The fellowships arise from a substantial gift which Mr. Rovensky made to the Lincoln Educational Foundation in 1961; the monies and the Fellowship program are now administered by the University of Illinois Foundation.