NEW YORK (Apr. 16)
Numerous American Jewish scholars, scientists, artists, composers and writers are included in a list of 154 persons who were awarded 1951 fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation of New York. The awards, which were announced today, total $568,000 with the average individual fellowship amounting to about $3,600.
Hal Lahruan, writer and lecturer, was given a fellowship to study the internal problems of the state of Israel; Dr. Robert Frances Byrnes, Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University, was awarded a fellowship to write a book on “Anti-Semitism in France during the Dreyfus affair.”
Other recipients include Dr. Benjamin Albert Botkin, author of books on folklore; Philip Paliv, literary critic; Dr. Nathan Jacobson, Professor of Mathematics at Yale University; Dr. Max Shiffman; Professor of Mathematics at Sanford University; Dr. Irving Ezra Segal, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Chicago University, and others.