Honored by Austria

Egon Schwarz, Ph.D. (left), the Rosa May Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and professor emeritus of German in Arts & Sciences, is presented the Austrian Great Cross of Merit by Eva Nowotny, Austrian ambassador to the United States, in a ceremony Sept. 17 at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Schwarz also was presented with a book written in his honor by German scholars from around the world on the occasion of his 85th birthday. Schwarz, who joined the WUSTL faculty in 1961, is internationally known for his work in German literature. A specialist in 19th- and 20th-century German literature, he has written numerous books on German and Austrian culture and literature.