John T. McGreevy, Dunwalke Associate Professor of American History, has won the American Catholic Historical Association’s John Gilmary Shea Prize for his book, Parish Boundaries: The Catholic Encounter with Race in the Twentieth Century Urban North, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1995.
The award is given each year to the American or Canadian author who has made the most original or significant contribution to the historiography of the Catholic Church in the form of a book published during the previous year.
Mukesh D. Hariawala, MD, cardiac surgery fellow from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, was awarded the first prize for his presentation on therapeutic angiogenesis at the 14th annual American Association of Physicians from India convention in Boston.
This award is conferred for outstanding contributions in the field of new, evolving strategies in various scientific fields.
Angiogenesis is the growth of new blood vessels. Therapeutic angiogenesis is a novel therapy involves injecting various growth factors, e.g., VEGF, bFGF, into the heart to improve myocardial blood flow and function. This procedure is soon to undergo clinical trial and may possibly benefit patients with ischemic heart disease who are not candidates for existing revascularisation procedures like CABG and angioplasty.
Philip Fisher, Reid Professor of English, will give this year’s Christian Gauss Seminars at Princeton. The Gauss Seminars, given annually, consist of three lectures. The subject of Fisher’s lectures will be “The Cultural History of the Passions.” The individual talks are titled: “Vehemence and Intelligibility,” “The Spiritualization of Fear,” and “Time-Built Passions: The Imminent Future and the Immediate Past.” Anger, fear, grief, shame, and wonder in their literary and philosophical designs will make up the instances of the passions in the lectures.
Fisher is on leave this year and holds a Guggenheim Fellowship to complete his book on the passions.