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Notes and Queries

Notes and Queries


The bicentennial of Daniel Drake (1785-1852), pioneer physician-educator

of the Ohio Valley, occurs on October 20, 1985. The University of Cincinnati,

which he founded in 1819, is planning to celebrate Drake and his accom-

plishments during the calendar year 1985 with essays and reviews of some of

his major works. It is planned to assemble a number of his unpublished ora-

tions in a small, commemorative volume. The Drake Bicentennial will culmi-

nate in a symposium on medical education, to be held at the College of Medi-

cine on October 18, 1985. Enquiries should be addressed to Charles A.

Aring, M.D., Chairman of the Daniel Drake Bicentennial Committee, Depart-

ment of Neurology (525), University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cin-

cinnati, Ohio 45267.

Recent promotions, appointments, and awards within the professional

community of Ohio historians include: a National Historical Publications and

Records Commission consultant grant of $2500 to Antioch University; Donald

Bensch of Capital University has been granted a sabbatical for the spring se-

mester of 1984-1985 to acquire some experience in the field of public history;

Judy Wise of Clark Technical College used an NEH summer institute during

1984 developing of a "new history" course; Floyd Barmann of Clark Technic-

al College wrote the script for a TV Documentary aired over WHIO, Channel

7/Dayton, entitled "War in the Wilderness"; the Cleveland State University

History Department sponsored the publication of volume twenty of The Re-

view, journal of the Ohio Council for the Social Studies; John Heitmann

joined the history department of University of Dayton as an assistant profes-

sor; David W. Robson joined the faculty at John Carroll University in Sep-

tember 1984; Jeremy Rakowsky, professor of history and political science at

Lorain County Community College, received a NEH grant during summer

1984 to study at Yale; The Ohio State University's Jack Martin Balcer re-

ceived the Outstanding Teaching Award from the Arts and Sciences Student

Council in 1983 and one of ten Ohio State University Alumni Awards for Dis-

tinguished Teaching in 1984; Alan Beyerchen of The Ohio State University

served as a resident fellow at the National Humanities Center in North

Carolina in the fall of 1984; Mansel Blackford of The Ohio State University

received a Senior Fulbright lectureship for Japan during 1985-1986; Ray-

mond H. Dominick III of The Ohio State University, Mansfield Campus,

was awarded a research grant from the Deutsche Akademischer Austau-

schdienst which allowed him to conduct research in the Federal Republic

of Germany during May and June of 1983; Lois Rita Helmbold of The Ohio

State University was awarded an Oberlin College Charles A. Culpeper Post-

doctoral Fellowship for 1984-1985 and declined a Newberry Library Exxon

Fellowship for 1984; Williamson Murray and Allan Millett of The Ohio State

University received a major research grant from the Office of Net Assess-

ment, Department of Defense, to study military effectiveness; The Ohio State

University's Carole Rogel was elected to a three-year term (1984-1987) as

President of the Society for Slovene Studies; Lelia J. Rupp of The Ohio State

University received an Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching for 1983-

1984; Harold Hancock recently retired as chairman of the History and Politi-