Patrick A. Lewis, chair of the department of political science and history at Hampton University in Virginia, was awarded the Grand Cross of the Most Precious Order of the Princely Heritage by the governor-general of the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Dr. Lewis has served since 1995 as the island nation’s ambassador to the United Nations.

Professor Lewis is a graduate of Hampton University and holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Cincinnati.

Henry Louis Gates Jr., W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Research Center at Harvard University, was presented with the Jay Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary Studies by the Modern Language Association.