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Honors & Awards

ERIC A. HANUSHEK, the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow in Education at the Hoover Institution, has been appointed a member of the National Academy of Education. Hanushek is a member of the Hoover's Koret Task Force on K-12 Education and is recognized for his groundbreaking research on the multifaceted relationship between economics and education. His ongoing research spans education policy, including the impact of high-stakes accountability, class-size reduction and the importance of teacher quality. The National Academy of Education is an honorary society founded in 1965 to advance the highest quality education research and its use in policy formation and practice.

ROBERT CONQUEST, a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution, was awarded Ukraine's highest honor, the Medal of Iaroslav Mudri, at a ceremony on campus June 15. Conquest, a renowned historian of Soviet politics and foreign policy, received the honor in recognition of his path-breaking scholarship on the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33 in his book Harvest of Sorrow (1986). Oleh Shamshur, Ukraine's ambassador to the United States, delivered a lecture on Ukraine since the Orange Revolution and presented the medal to Conquest. "For a new democratic Ukraine, you are a real hero," Shamshur said. "You have done a real outstanding feat for Ukraine. You have done a service to humanity."