Dr. Joseph Auon, a distinguished linguistics scholar and the president of Northeastern University, is the recipient of the 2011 Robert A. Muh Alumni Award, presented bienially by MIT’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS).
Deborah Fitzgerald, Kenan Sahin Dean of SHASS, said, "The Muh Award is a singular opportunity for us to recognize MIT graduates who have made extraordinary contributions, and whose life work calls on deep knowledge in the disciplines of our school. We are delighted to present Dr. Aoun with this year's award." All are welcome to attend Dr. Aoun's award lecture and the public reception that follows:
The Future of American Higher Education in the Global Knowledge Marketplace Award lecture given by Dr. Joseph E. Aoun
5 p.m. | Oct. 26
Public reception immediately following
MIT Bartos Theater | E15
20 Ames Street, MIT Campus
As a highly respected voice on the value of global and experiential education, Aoun has enhanced Northeastern's signature co-op program with opportunities around the world. He received his PhD in linguistics from MIT, and advanced degrees from the University of Paris VIII and Saint Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon). In 2006, the French government presented him with the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the Linguistic Society of America.
The Muh Alumni Award was founded and endowed by Robert A. Muh '59, to honor MIT graduates for significant achievements in humanities, arts, and social sciences fields. Muh, who serves on several SHASS visiting committees, is also a life member of the MIT Corporation.