Gellert elected captain, Clemente selected MVP
Junior Andrew Gellert, a two-year starter at guard, has been elected captain of the 2001-02 Harvard men’s basketball team. Head coach Frank Sullivan made the announcement at the team’s end-of-season banquet held at the Harvard Club on May 7. In addition, senior forward Dan Clemente, a unanimous First Team All-Ivy selection, was named Harvard’s 2000-01 MVP.
Bobo honored by alma mater
Lawrence D. Bobo, professor of sociology and of Afro-American studies at Harvard, received a Doctor of Humane Letters (honoris causa) from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on May 5. Bobo, who received his B.A. in sociology from Loyola Marymount in 1979, was the university’s commencement speaker.
Teja wins State Farm fellowship award
Harvard senior Zubin Teja, a computer science concentrator, has received an Exceptional Student Fellowship Award from the State Farms Companies Foundation. The fellowships, which include a one-year stipend of $3,000, are awarded to full-time college juniors or seniors in business-related majors.
APS elects four faculty members
The American Philosophical Society (APS) – the country’s oldest learned society – elected 38 resident members and nine foreign members at its Annual General Meeting in Philadelphia on April 28. Four Harvard faculty members are among the new inductees. They are:
K. Anthony Appiah, professor of Afro-American studies and philosophy; J. Bryan Hehir, professor of the practice in religion and society and chair of the Divinity School executive committee; Barry Charles Mazur, professor of mathematics and Gade University Professor; and Arthur Beck Pardee, professor emeritus at Harvard Medical School.
NSB honors Branscomb
The National Science Board (NSB) will honor Lewis M. Branscomb, professor emeritus in public policy and corporate management at the Kennedy School of Government, with the Vannevar Bush Award for lifetime achievement in science and public service. Branscomb, a physicist and former NSB chair, is a respected expert in science and technology policy. He will receive the award on May 23 at a ceremony hosted by the State Department.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks