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Eight members of the faculty will receive 1950 Guggenheim Fellowships, it was announced by the foundation yesterday. These fellowships are one year awards to scholars for research work.

Wassily W. Leontief, professor of Economics, received a Guggenheim Fellowship for the second time. He will go abroad to do research in the structure and functions of European economic systems.

Also receiving awards were: Bart J. Bok, Willson Professor of Applied Astronomy; Kenneth V. Thimann, professor of Biology; Charles S. Singleton, professor of Romance Languages and Literature; Irving G. Fine '37, assistant professor of Music; George K. Zipf '23, University lecturer; Herbert Bloch, associate professor of Greek and Latin; and Paul M. Doty, assistant professor of Chemistry.

Bok will use his award to study the Southern Milky Way in the College's Observatory at Bloemfontein, South Africa. A book on the physiology of microorganisms is planned by Thimann.

Singleton accepts his fellowship to prepare a critical edition on Boccaccio's "Docameron," and Fine will do creative work in musical composition. Statistical regularities in marketing will be studied in a quantitative report by Zipf.

Bloch has received a fellowship to compile a book on Peter the Deacen of Monte Cassino. Doty will prepare a study on the theory and application of light scattering through colloidal solutions.

Fellowship awards to these sight men and 150 other scholars throughout the country amount to $500,000 for this year.

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