Four faculty receive awards from academy in Berlin
The American Academy in Berlin recently awarded James Hankins, professor of history, the Anna-Maria Kellen Fellowship for Study in the spring of 2003. Hankins has been invited to spend a semester or a full year at the Hans Arnhold Center to pursue his research on “The Soul in the Renaissance.”
In the fall of 2001, the academy named Nathan Glazer, professor of education and social structure emeritus, a Distinguished Visitor, and Richard B. Freeman, Herbert S. Ascherman Professor of Economics, the recipient of the J.P. Morgan International Prize in Finance and Economic Policy.
AMA names Farmer top physician
Paul Farmer, professor of medical anthropology in the department of social medicine at the Medical School, has been awarded the annual Outstanding International Physician Award from the American Medical Association (AMA). Each year, the AMA’s Dr. Nathan Davis International Awards in Medicine and Public Health honor physicians or health-sector organizations that advance health information and medical practice worldwide. Farmer will receive the award on June 15.
Freshman receives NIAF travel grant
Freshman Mariangela Lisanti has been chosen to participate in an educational and cultural exchange program sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). More than 450 Italian-American students between the ages of 18 and 23 applied to the “Gift of Discovery” program, which includes a 10-day, all expenses-paid trip to central Italy and Sardinia.
Four named Harvard-Cambridge Scholars
From a record number 151 applicants, four seniors have been selected by the Harvard-Cambridge Scholarships Committee to spend one year of study at Cambridge University in England. The new Harvard-Cambridge Scholars are Damian Williams, Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College; Trevor Cox, Fiske Scholar at Trinity College; John Friedman, John Eliot Scholar at Jesus College; and Vera Keller, Harvard-Pembroke Scholar at Pembroke College. The new scholars will receive a full year’s tuition, room and board, and additional stipends.
Gates honored by Amistad America
Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research and chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies, received the Josiah Willard Gibbs Award at the Second Annual Amistad Freedom Awards held April 30 in New York City. Sponsored by Amistad America, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization, the Freedom Awards honor individuals and corporations for their commitment to promoting equality and justice.
Brochu addresses alma mater
James Brochu, assistant director of physical plant-electrical systems and trades at Harvard Business School, addressed the 2002 graduating class of Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton at the school’s commencement exercises on May 18. Brochu graduated from Blackstone in 1978.
— Compiled by Andrew Brooks