September 15, 1999 Geneva, NY – Robert A. Huff, professor emeritus of history, who taught at Hobart and William Smith Colleges from 1962 until 1992, has been selected by the Hobart Alumni and William Smith Alumnae Associations as the recipient of this year's Distinguished Faculty Award. A panel discussion, dinner, and award ceremony will be held in Huff's honor beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 24, in the Geneva Room.
The panel discussion is titled “The Shifting Sands of Antitrust Policy: Where it has Been, Where it is Now, and Where it Could Be in its Third Century” and will be led by several of Huff's former students, who now are some of the nation's leading antitrust lawyers in Washington, D.C. They include Robert Skitol '67, of Drinker Biddle & Reath; Karin Richards '89, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission; Ludwig Gaines '88, an attorney with Morgan Lewis & Bockius; and Jonathan Wasserman '86, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division.
The panelists will discuss whether large corporations and their tendencies to consolidate pose a threat to the public interest. The U.S. Justice Department's case against Microsoft and the pending merger of Mobil and Exxon are two of the cases to be discussed. Other panelists include Hobart and William Smith faculty members: Alan Frishman, professor of economics; Clifton Hood, associate professor of history; and Daniel Singal, professor of history, who will serve as the moderator. The discussion is free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Following the panel discussion, the Distinguished Faculty Award Dinner and Award Presentation Ceremony will be held beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Common Room of Scandling Center on HWS campus. The cost of the dinner is $20; reservations should be made immediately by contacting John Norvell, the director of Alumni House, at 781- 3700.
Huff is a graduate of Boston University. In addition, he received his masters degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Politics at Tufts University, and a doctorate from the University of Rochester. In the Geneva community, Huff has served as the president of the Geneva Historical Society, as well as serving as a board member with the Smith Opera House and the Historic District Commission.
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