Local Resident Honored With Two Awards
Madison, NJ (December 2, 2008) — Fairleigh Dickinson University Professor Emeritus Robert T. Francoeur was recently honored with two major awards in his sexuality studies and education: The Magnus Hirschfeld Medal given by The German Society for Social Scientific Sexuality Research (DGSS) and the Golden Brick Award given by Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey.
The Magnus Hirschfeld Medal is named after the German sexology pioneer and colleague of Freud.4
“Francoeur is being honored primarily for his monumental and unique contribution to sexuality studies as founder and editor of the on-going cross-cultural Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality (CCIES). With in-depth reports on sexual attitudes and behaviors in 64 countries researched by 300 scholars CCIES is available worldwide on the Kinsey Institute website (www.kinseyinstitute.org/ccies, with open access and free download,” according to a DGSS press release. “This unique publication makes Francoeur an outstanding global pioneer of cross-cultural sexuality education.”
The Golden Brick Award honors of Peggy Brick, former director of The Center for Family Life Education (CFLE) at Planned Parenthood of Greater Northern New Jersey. The award honors individuals who have made long-term contributions to the field of sexuality education, particularly in Northern New Jersey.
Francoeur’s books include: The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality (1995), Becoming a Sexual Person (1982, 1984, 1991) and Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Human Sexuality (1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997) - two college textbooks, Utopian Motherhood: New Trends in Human Reproduction (1970, 1974, 1977), Eve's New Rib: 20 Faces of Sex, Marriage, and Family (1972), Hot and Cool Sex: Cultures in Conflict (1974), and The Future of Sexual Relations (1974).