Daniel Pinkerton Awarded the Decoration of Honor in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria
On June 28th, Mr. Daniel Pinkerton was awarded the Goldenes Ehrenzeichen für Verdienste um die Republik Österreich [Decoration of Honor in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria]. The award is conferred by the Republic of Austria to honor people (from Austria and abroad) who have rendered meritorious services to the country. It was bestowed in recognition of Pinkerton’s years of service to the Center of Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota. From 1992-2017, Pinkerton served as the editor of the Austrian Studies Newsletter (later renamed Austrian Studies Newsmagazine), a publication aimed at students, scholars, and the general public. At its peak, the ASN had a wide circulation in North America and Europe, as well as subscribers as far away as Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
“Dan picked up the reins of the Austrian Studies Newsletter and transformed that small publication into what it is today,” said former CAS director David F. Goode at the ceremony. “He developed it into an exceptionally high quality, thoughtfully written and illustrated interdisciplinary review of Central Europe….an important, innovative, thoughtful force in the field of Central European Studies.” Within the Center, his innovations fostered collaboration between scholars and disciplines, and his hard work over the years laid the groundwork for the success that the Center has today.
Dan joins an illustrious list of previous winners.
Special thanks to Christ Church Lutheran for hosting, to all of those who attended this event, and to Howard Louthan, Klaas van der Sanden, Alice Lovejoy, Pat Baehler, Micheal Haider, and Gary Cohen for their efforts and roles in this event.