February 25, 1999
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Maier Honored By German Government

Charles Maier, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies and director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, received the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany during a reception this week at the Gunzburg Center. P.C. Hauswedell, German consul general for the New England states, bestowed the award on behalf of Roman Herzog, the Federal German president.

Maier was recognized for his academic and intellectual achievements as a historian focusing on contemporary German and European history.

Leiter Elected President of Harvard Law Review

The Harvard Law Review recently elected its 113th president. Second-year student Michael Leiter, of Englewood, N.J., was elected from a slate of seven candidates. Founded in 1887 by future Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, the entirely student-edited Harvard Law Review has the largest circulation of any law journal in the world.

Gusella Wins Award for Work in Genetic Defects

James Gusella, Bullard Professor of Neurogenetics and director of molecular genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, received the first Lois Pope LIFE International Research Award at the University of Miami this week. The award of $100,000 will help support Gusella's research. He was cited for his discovery of the precise step by which a genetic defect leads to various disorders, including Huntington's disease and neurofibromatosis.

Bell Publishes Book on Technology and Japan

A new book in Japanese by Daniel Bell, Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus, was published in Japan last month by Tachibana Publishing Co. The book, The Future of Technology and World Society, was based on lectures that Bell gave in Tokyo in April 1998. The book deals with the new kind of extension technologies and niches in the telecommunications and computer fields and explains why the United States in the past few years has taken the lead over Japan, especially because of the new role of niche technologies.

 


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