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Loyola University New Orleans Endows Distinguished Professorships

Loyola press release - May 24, 1999

(New Orleans)—The Rev. Bernard P. Knoth, S.J., president of Loyola University New Orleans, and Frank E. Scully, Jr., dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announce the investitures of John Biguenet as the Robert Hunter Distinguished Professor, Carl H. Brans as the BancOne/Rev. James C. Carter, S.J., Professor, and Sandra Rosenthal as the Provost Distinguished Professor. All three professors were invested on Friday, April 30, 1999 at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Center located on Loyola’s main campus, 6363 St. Charles Ave.

John Biguenet, professor of English, has published his fiction, poetry, and essays widely, most recently in such journals as Esquire, Granta, Story and The Southern Review. His books include Foreign Fictions, The Craft of Translation and Theories of Translation. His work has received a Harper’s Magazine Writing Award among other distinctions. Biguenet is past editor of the The New Orleans Review, an international journal of film, art, and literature. He has been elected to a second term as president of the American Literary Translators Association. He is also a past president of the Arts Council of New Orleans. In 1998, Biguenet received Loyola’s Dux Academicus award for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service.

Carl H. Brans, professor of physics, recently received the Humboldt Research Foundation Senior prize in recognition of his research and achievement in physics. The Humboldt awards are intended to promote cooperation between foreign and German researchers and their institutes in specific fields of research. Brans was also the director of two National Science Foundation Research grants and co-director of two Research Corporation grants. He is the co-author of the Brans-Dicke Theory, which has been the most widely considered alternative to Einstein’s general relativistic theory of gravitation. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the author of many scientific articles. Brans has been a visiting professor of physics at Princeton University, and at the Institute for Advanced Studies. Brans, a former physics department chair, has been professor at Loyola since 1960.

Sandra Rosenthal, professor of philosophy, has published over 150 scholastic articles, 11 books, and has presented about 200 professional lectures and papers in the United States and abroad. Rosenthal presented an invited lecture series at the first Summer Institute of American Philosophy held in 1998 and was a major session speaker at the 1998 World Congress of Philosophy. An entry on her philosophy is included in the forthcoming Encyclopedia of American Philosophy. Rosenthal has served as president of five major philosophical associations including The Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy and The Metaphysical Society of America. She also has served on the executive committee of the Council of the International Exchange of Scholars for the selection of Senior Fulbright Awards, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Grants panel. Currently, she is on the advisory boards of the Academie du Midi and the Peirce Edition project. Rosenthal serves on the board of directors of SOPHIA and the Peirce Foundation and on the editorial boards of numerous professional journals and book series in the United States and abroad. She was named to the Outstanding Educators of America, an award honoring distinguished faculty members for exceptional service, achievements and leadership in the field of education. Rosenthal has been a professor at Loyola since 1969.