Harvard fellow makes 2001 ‘best books’ list
“How to Write the History of the New World: Histories, Epistemologies, and Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World” (Stanford University Press, 2001), by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, a Charles Warren Center Fellow, has been cited among the best books of 2001 by the Times Literary Supplement, The Independent, and the Economist. Cañizares-Esguerra, an assistant professor of history at State University of New York at Buffalo, also received the 2001 Atlantic History Prize and the 2001 John E. Fagg Prize for his work.
Braunwald receives prize in medicine
Eugene Braunwald, professor of cardiology at Harvard Medical School, has been named a joint recipient of the 2002 King Faisal International Prize for Medicine. Braunwald, Hersey Distinguished Professor of Theory and Practice of Physic, received the award for his research on congestive heart failure and acute coronary syndromes. His Royal Highness Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, director general of the foundation and the governor of Asir province in Saudi Arabia, made the announcement this past November in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Forman receives honorary degree
Richard T.T. Forman, professor of advanced environmental studies in the field of landscape ecology at the Graduate School of Design, received an honorary doctor of science degree from Florida International University (FIU) at the school’s December commencement. Forman delivered a brief address at the university’s graduation ceremony, where he was honored for his “outstanding contributions to the field of landscape ecology.”
Gates receives NEH lectureship
Henry Louis Gates Jr. has been named the 31st Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The lectureship is the highest honor the federal government bestows for achievement in the humanities. Gates, the W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of the Humanities and chair of Harvard’s Afro-American Studies Department, is recognized for identifying “Our Nig,” published in 1859 by Harriet E. Adams Wilson, as the first novel by a black American, and for drawing public attention to many other African-American works. Gates will deliver his lecture March 22 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks