David Weber, History, has been chosen to receive the 2008 Lon Tinkle Award for “excellence sustained throughout a career” from the Texas Institute of Letters. He will accept the award at a ceremony April 19 in the Hall of State, Fair Park.

Isaac Mbiti, Economics, gave a presentation on the impact of cell phones in Africa at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) conference on African Development Successes Feb. 22, 2008. He also presented a paper on the relationship between marriage markets and female labor markets in India at a seminar at the Population Studies Center of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor March 10, 2008.

Santanu Roy, Economics, presented an invited paper at the International Conference of Economic Theory at Kyoto University, Japan, March 9-10, 2008. His talk focused on the effect of technological and other uncertainty on economic growth and, in particular, on the possibility of severe depletion of capital and eventual extinction as a result of adverse economic shocks over time.

Shlomo Weber, Economics, co-wrote a paper (with Victor Ginsburgh, University of Brussels) that has been cited as a reason for the resolution of the parliament of the French-speaking community in Wallonia, Belgium, that all television interviews in a language other than French should be subtitled.