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Hedley-Whyte named to German Society of Anesthesiology

John Hedley-Whyte, the David S. Sheridan Professor of Anesthesia and Respiratory Therapy at Harvard Medical School, was elected as an honorary life member of the German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine on Saturday, May 6. Hedley-Whyte was cited for his research into the mechanisms and treatment of respiratory and cardiac failure. Twelve German scientists and 24 non-German scientists are currently honorary life members of the Society, including Richard J. Kitz, the Henry Isaiah Dorr Distinguished Professor of Research and Teaching in Anesthetics and Anesthesia and member of the faculty of the Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Gomes to receive honors at Trinity College Commencement

The Rev. Peter J. Gomes, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church at Harvard is one of nine distinguished individuals receiving honorary degrees at the Trinity College Commencement on Sunday, May 21.

Gomes will receive the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa during the afternoon Commencement exercises. On the same morning, Gomes will be the speaker at the College’s Baccalaureate.

Stanford’s Halley to join HLS faculty

Janet E. Halley has been named professor of law at Harvard Law School (HLS). Halley, currently a professor of law at Stanford Law School, will join the HLS faculty in the fall of 2000, when she will teach a course on family law.

“Janet Halley is one of the nation’s leading scholars of the law, politics, and theory of sexual orientation and group identity,” said HLS Dean Robert C. Clark. “She is renowned for her work in family law, the theory of social movements, and law and culture. She is both an experienced attorney and a bridge between the worlds of law and literary criticism. I am delighted that Professor Halley has chosen to continue her exciting and important work as a member of the Harvard Law School faculty.”

Halley has been at Stanford Law School since 1991, and became Professor of Law in 1995. She was named the School’s Robert E. Paradise Faculty Scholar for Excellence in Teaching and Research in 1996. Her courses included Civil Procedure, Family Law, and Races, Communities and Nations: Identity in Law and Culture. She was Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School during the fall 1999 semester. She earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1988, a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1980, and a B.A. summa cum laude, in English Literature from Princeton University in 1974.

“Harvard Law School and Harvard University provide unique opportunities for initiatives on law and sexuality, as well as rich exchanges between legal studies and the humanities,” Halley said. “As much as I regret leaving Stanford, I’m thrilled to have new colleagues and students in Cambridge.”