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Glazer honored by CCNY

Nathan Glazer, professor of education and social structure emeritus, was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the City College of New York (CCNY), one of the colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY), at its commencement ceremony in Manhattan on Friday, June 2.

Glazer is a 1944 graduate of CCNY who has studied and written extensively on diversity in American society. His books, including The Lonely Crowd (with David Riesman and Reuel Denney), Beyond the Melting Pot (with Daniel P. Moynihan), and We Are All Multiculturalists Now, are considered required reading for students of the American experience. Glazer was one of five recipients of the Doctor of Human Letters degree; the others were journalist and author David Halberstam; New York City Commissioner for Parks Henry J. Stern; Superintendent of Brooklyn High Schools Joyce R. Coppin; and Caribbean writer George Lamming.

King is named research director at Joslin

George L. King, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been named acting research director at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to direct the world’s finest diabetes research department,” said King, whose own research interests include vascular complications of diabetes, nerve damage, and cardiovascular disease.

King will also continue to serve as head of the Vascular Cell Biology Section at Joslin.

Gomes receives honors from Bowdoin College

The Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, received the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, at the 195th annual Commencement of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, on Saturday, May 27. Gomes also spoke at Bowdoin’s baccalaureate service on the topic “What you need to know: Unsolicited advice to seniors.”

Barnes wins Fisher Prize

The Committee of the Howard T. Fisher Prize in Geographical Information Science at Harvard has selected Diane Hart Barnes, a doctoral candidate in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, to receive the first award for the academic year 1999-00. Barnes was chosen for her work, titled “Urban/Industrial Pollution for the New York City — Washington, D.C., Corridor: Providing Independent Verification of Emission Inventories.”

The Fisher Prize was established to recognize and promote excellence and creativity in the use of geographical information science (GIS) – the science that studies how to manipulate, analyze, and describe information that is spatially referenced – in disciplines around Harvard University. Barnes will receive a cash prize of $2,000.

Lambert wins Podhoretz Prize

The Harvard University Center for Jewish Studies has announced that Josh Lambert ’01 is the winner of the Norman Podhoretz Prize in Jewish Studies for his essay, “The Golem.” The award is given to the Harvard College student who submits the best essay, feature article, or short story on a Jewish theme.

Patterson honored by New School

Orlando Patterson, the John Cowles Professor of Sociology,

received an honorary degree from the New School University during the school’s Commencement ceremonies in New York on Tuesday, May 23. A native of Jamaica, Patterson received his Ph.D. in sociology from the London School of Economics. He is the author of eight books, including Freedom in the Making of Western Culture, for which he received the National Book Award in 1991.

Six win prizes in Germanic Studies

The Harvard University Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures has announced the winners of six prizes for outstanding scholarship for 1999-00. Kata Gellen ’00, and second-year graduate students Daniel Fehlauer and Julie Allen have won the Bernhard Blume Award. Doris McGonagill has won the Jack M. Stein teaching Fellow Prize. Anjeana Hans ’97 was awarded the Esther Sellholm Walz Prize, and Tristram Hewitt ’03 has won the Carl Schurz Prize.

Esty wins Best Paper Prize

Benjamin C. Esty, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, was awarded the Best Paper Prize at the seventh annual Global Finance Conference at De Paul University for his case study (and accompanying teaching note) on “Financing the Mozal Project,” which focuses on a $1.4 billion smelter in Mozambique.