Fun works at HUDS
Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS), the nation’s oldest collegiate food-service operation, is featured in best-selling author Leslie Yerkes’ latest book, “Fun Works.” In the book and accompanying “Fun Works” video, HUDS is depicted as an example of Yerkes’ “Challenge Your Bias” principle, in which fun and innovation are successfully incorporated into the workplace.
Packard named to hockey roster
Dennis Packard ’04, a forward for the Harvard University hockey team, netted a goal in a 3-2 upset against Finland as a member of the 2001 USA Hockey Summer Challenge team on Saturday, Aug. 11, in Lake Placid, N.Y. The weeklong competition featured the under-20 teams from Finland and the United States. The teams split the tournament with two victories each.
Koretz to join GSE faculty
Daniel Koretz, an expert on educational testing and achievement, will join the faculty of the Graduate School of Education as a professor of education on Sept. 1. The focus of his research is primarily educational assessment and testing, particularly when used as a tool of education policy.
Koretz is a former professor of educational research, measurement, and evaluation at Boston College.
Nolan joins board of directors
ArcStream Solutions Inc., a wireless consulting and systems integration firm, has named Richard L. Nolan, the William Barclay Harding Professor of Management of Technology at Harvard Business School, to its board of directors. Nolan brings more than 14 years of experience in information technology consulting to the firm.
Putnam named Academy Fellow
Robert D. Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government, has been elected a Corresponding (foreign) Fellow of the British Academy. Putnam was elected at the fellows annual meeting last month in London.
Tilly named Kirsch Investigator
Jonathan Tilly, Harvard Medical School (HMS) associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been named one of four recipients of the Kirsch Investigator Awards. The award recognizes innovative research with a potential for significant breakthrough.
Tilly will receive $150,000 for the first year to study the genetics of normal and premature menopause, with a possibility of additional funds for the second and third years.
Ronald DePinho, HMS professor of medicine and genetics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the first to receive the award last year, will receive funding for a second year.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks