Koehler receives Switzer Award
Business environmental management expert Dinah Koehler, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public Health (SPH), has been awarded a Switzer Environmental Fellowship from the Robert and Patricia Switzer Foundation. Koehler joins 19 other early career environmental leaders selected this year for the $13,000 award to finance the completion of master’s and doctoral level degrees.
Rubin wins Mitchell Prize
Donald B. Rubin, professor of statistics, was awarded the Mitchell Prize at the 2001 Joint Statistical Meetings held this past August in Atlanta. The prize, named for Toby J. Mitchell, senior research staff member at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is presented for an outstanding paper that describes how Bayesian analysis has solved an important applied problem. Co – winners and co – authors of the winning paper, “Assessing the Effect of an Influenza Vaccine in an Encouragement Design,” are Guido Imbens, professor of economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Keisuke Hirano, former Harvard associate professor of economics, now also at UCLA; and Xiao – Hua Zhou, of the University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute for Health Care in Indianapolis. The Mitchell Prize is awarded annually and consists of a plaque and a cash award.
Eigen joins Global Policy Program
Peter Eigen, an adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government since 1999, has joined the Global Policy Program as a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Eigen is the chairman of Transparency International, a Berlin-based nongovernmental organization dedicated to increasing government accountability and curbing corruption.
Retsinas to receive award
Nicolas P. Retsinas, director of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies will receive the Housing Leadership Award from the National Low Income Housing Coalition on Monday, Oct. 22, in Washington, D.C. The coalition is recognizing not only Retsinas’ many accomplishments and contributions to the low-income housing movement, but also “the wisdom and deep sense of fairness and justice that inform all aspects of his work.” Retsinas has been a national leader in housing finance and housing and community development policy since the 1980s.
Women’s tennis takes ECAC title
The Harvard women’s tennis team defeated the University of Pennsylvania, 7-0, to capture the 2001 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Women’s Tennis Championship, held Oct. 14, at Princeton University. The Crimson dropped just one point in the entire weekend tournament.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks