Galbraith, Gould, and Whipple dubbed “Living Legends”
John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus; Stephen Jay Gould, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology; and Fred Whipple, Philips Professor of Astronomy Emeritus, were among 83 Americans named as “Living Legends” by the Library of Congress at a celebration of its bicentennial on April 24. Selected by the Librarys curators and subject specialists, those honored included artists, writers, activists, filmmakers, physicians, entertainers, sports figures, and public servants. According to the Library, each of the selected individuals “has embodied the quintessentially American ideal of individual creativity, conviction, dedication, and exuberance.”
Law student wins Deak Competition for article
An article published by the Harvard International Law Journal has won the Deak Competition for the best student-written piece of 1999 on international law. “The Naked Land: The Dayton Accords, Property Disputes, and Bosnias Real Constitution” by Timothy Waters (HLS 99) won the competition, which is organized by the International Law Students Association. The article examines the system of property dispute resolution established under the Dayton Accords, unveils the tensions between the international communitys lofty objectives and the real constitution in force, and suggests the most realistic path for future protection of human rights. The article was published in the spring 1999 issue of the Journal.
Researcher June Chan 94 wins AFLAC Travel Scholarship
June M. Chan 94, a research fellow in epidemiology at the School of Public Health (SPH), received the AFLAC Travel Scholarship Award for outstanding work in cancer research, at a ceremony in San Francisco in early April. Chan has been studying risk factors for prostate cancer since earning her doctorate in science from the SPH in 1998. She has won numerous awards for research and was a 1995-96 Fulbright Scholar.
AFLAC Inc. honored 81 members of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), a scientific society of more than 15,500 laboratory and clinical cancer researchers.
Lombroso honored by American University of Beirut
Cesare T. Lombroso, professor of neurology, Emeritus, received an award from the American University of Beirut for his “seminal contributions to the fields of pediatrics and neurology.” Lombroso received the award during a visit in which he gave the Hans Zellweger Memorial Lecture. He spoke on neonatal seizures.