The Harvard Foundation honored Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and professor of medical anthropology and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, on May 3 with its 2011 Distinguished Faculty Award at the annual Harvard Foundation Student/Faculty Awards Dinner in Quincy House.
Kleinman was recognized for his years of superb scholarly contributions in the areas of social anthropology, medical anthropology, and psychiatry; for his development of scores of students and graduates in these academic fields; and for his contributions to advancing the intercultural life of the University.
Faculty, administrators, House masters, and students nominated the student award recipients, who were then chosen by the faculty and the foundation’s student advisory committee. Students who have shown, during the entire course of their undergraduate years, outstanding commitment to improving intercultural life at the College and even beyond the University received Distinguished Senior Awards. Harvard Foundation Insignia Awards were given to students who have displayed a sustained effort to improving racial and ethnic harmony at the College. The Foundation also recognized students who have made notable contributions to the intercultural life at Harvard College with Certificates of Recognition. Kevin Liu ’11 was elected by fellow students to receive the Harvard Foundation Peer Recognition Award for commendable leadership, and race relations proctor Gregory Rudolph and tutor Sherry Deckman of Adams House were also recognized with awards for their intercultural initiatives in the residence halls.
Foundation Director S. Allen Counter presented the Distinguished Senior Awards to Elizabeth Eze, Amaka Uzoh, Sara Zaidi, Spencer Hardwick, Abdelnasser Rashid, Vidya Viswanathan, Marco Chan, Tiffany Smalley, and Kevin Liu to honor their outstanding contributions to undergraduate student activities and four years of dedicated service to the Harvard Foundation’s mission of promoting intercultural and race relations.