Congratulations go out to our WIH faculty that have recently received awards and recognition including James Pomerantz, Seymour Rossel, and Emily Fox Gordon.
- Houston Rabbi Seymour Rossel recently published “The Wise Folk of Chelm,” a book of stories drawn from Jewish humor and folklore. He is the author of 36 books, including “The Essential Jewish Stories”, “The Holocaust: An End to Innocence”, “The Torah: Portion by Portion”, “Bible Dreams: The Spiritual Quest”, and “The Child’s Bible”.
- James Pomerantz received third prize for Illustion of the Year. One thousand perceptual scientists joined artists and the general public to determine the top three illusion masters from a pre-selected group of top ten finalists, chosen by an international committee of judges. He is a cognitive psychologist with a specialty in human visual perception and attention, is Professor of Psychology at Rice University. In addition he serves as Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy at University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.
- Emily Fox Gordon was named a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow. She has taught writing workshops at Rice University, the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston, The New School, the University of Wyoming and Houston’s writing organization, Inprint. Her work has received two Pushcart Prizes and her memoir Mockingbird Years was a New York Times Notable Book.