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Release: Sept. 6, 2001

Loewenberg wins distinguished service award from scholarly group

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Gerhard Loewenberg, a University of Iowa political science professor and former dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has won the Frank J. Goodnow Award for Distinguished Service from the American Political Science Association.

Named for the association's first president, the Goodnow award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to both the development of the political science profession and the building of the American Political Science Association. Loewenberg received the award, along with a framed citation and a commemorative bowl, last month at the association's 2001 annual meeting in San Francisco.

In presenting Loewenberg with the award, the association expressed its "deep appreciation for your contributions to the institutional and scholarly life of political science" and recognized his decades of service as a "dedicated mentor to students and colleagues."

Loewenberg joined the UI faculty in 1970 and served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (formerly College of Liberal Arts) from 1984-1992. His areas of expertise are comparative European politics and comparative legislative research.

He is a founder and co-editor of the research journal "Legislative Studies Quarterly," directs the UI's Comparative Legislative Research Center, and served from 1990-2000 as vice chair of the East-West Parliamentary Practice Project, which assists emerging democracies with the shift from single-party to multiparty parliaments. Loewenberg has published numerous scholarly books and journal articles and his colleagues worldwide consider him a leading authority on European parliaments.