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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
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.