Dr. Franco Medioli received the Joseph A. Cushman Award for Excellence in Foraminiferal Research on October 29, 2013, during the Cushman Foundation reception at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colorado. Due to extenuating circumstances, he was unable to be there in person to receive the award. This award recognizes his contributions to the taxonomy and paleoecological significance of marginal-marine foraminifera and freshwater thecamoebians, with a focus on Holocene sea-level and deglacial reconstructions.

Franco was born in Parma, Italy. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Collegio Maria Luigia (Parma, Italy) in 1953 and his Doctorate...

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