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NYBG honors Wilson

E.O. Wilson, Mellon Professor of the Sciences and Pellegrino University Research Professor, was awarded the Gold Medal of the New York Botanical Garden on May 1. The medal, the highest honor conferred by the Botanical Garden, acknowledges contributions made by individuals in the fields of horticulture, plant science, and education.

Biogen founders receive 2002 Biotechnology Heritage Award

The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) presented the 2002 Biotechnology Heritage Award to Nobel laureates Walter Gilbert and Phillip A. Sharp, at the BIO 2002 International Convention and Exhibition in Toronto on June 12. Gilbert, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor, and Sharp, a member of the faculty of the Harvard-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology, are among the founders of Biogen, a pioneering company in biotechnology.

Three graduates named Mellon Fellows

Three graduates of Harvard College – Ulka Anjaria ’01, Lauren Brozovich ’01, and Kata Gellen ’00 – have been named Mellon Fellows in Humanistic Studies by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. These prestigious awards, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, encourage college graduates of outstanding promise to pursue doctoral study in the humanities. Anjaria, Brozovich, and Gellen join 92 other student winners nationwide.

AAA honors Dunlop

The American Arbitration Association (AAA), the world’s leading provider of conflict management and dispute resolution services, has named John T. Dunlop, Lamont University Professor Emeritus, as the recipient of the first George W. Taylor Award. The award recognizes an individual who has contributed in lasting and significant ways to the collective bargaining process in labor-management disputes. Dunlop served as U.S Secretary of Labor during the Ford administration and has been chairman, director, and member of numerous committees on industrial relations disputes.

McCann named assistant hockey coach

Former Harvard hockey All-American Sean McCann ’94, has been named an assistant coach with the men’s ice hockey team, replacing Ron Rolston, who accepted a position with Boston College in May. In addition to recruiting, on-ice instruction, and team management responsibilities, McCann will work with the Crimson defense and will offer support to assistant coach Nate Leaman. McCann began his new duties on July 1.

Jenne chosen as Carnegie Scholar

The Carnegie Corporation of New York has selected Erin K. Jenne, a postdoctoral fellow at the World Peace Foundation (WPF) Program on Intrastate Conflict at the Kennedy School of Government, for this year’s class of Carnegie Scholars. Jenne joins 10 other leading scholars chosen nationwide in the highly competitive process and will receive up to $100,000 for one to two years to pursue research critical to civil society. Her project is titled ‘”Europe’s Long Struggle with Ethnic Conflict: From the League of Nations to the European Union.”

NHL drafts five Crimson skaters

Five members of the 2002-03 Harvard men’s ice hockey team were selected in the 2002 National Hockey League Amateur Draft held last month in Toronto. Sophomore goalie Dov Grumet-Morris was Harvard’s first draftee, selected by the Philadelphia Flyers as the 161st overall pick, while incoming freshman Tom Walsh was selected by the San Jose Sharks just two selections later. The Florida Panthers selected Peter Hafner ’06 with the 232nd pick, just nine slots ahead of sophomore standout Ryan Lannon, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sophomore forward Rob Flynn was Harvard’s final pick of the day, going in the ninth round (270th pick) to the New York Rangers. Harvard’s five draftees comprised the third most of any collegiate team in the country, trailing Boston University’s seven and Minnesota’s six.

Porter honored by Nicaraguan government

Michael E. Porter, Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, a renowned expert on the competitiveness of companies and countries, has received the Order of José Dolores Estrada, Batalla de San Jacinto, with the rank of Great Cross, from the government of Nicaragua. Honored by President Enrique Bolaños at a ceremony in Managua in June, Porter was lauded for his help in developing Nicaragua’s national economic strategy as well as his work on Central American economic integration.

Monaco honored for pioneering studies

Anthony P. Monaco, M.D., the Peter Medawar Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, has received the Roche Pioneer Award from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Monaco was honored for his pioneering studies in experimental and clinical immunosuppression and the use of donor bone marrow to induce tolerance to solid organ transplants.

Suárez-Orozco named executive director of DRCLAS

Carola Suárez-Orozco, lecturer and senior research associate in the Graduate School of Education, has been named the executive director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS). Suárez-Orozco, co-author of “Children of Immigration” (Harvard University Press, 2001), co-directed the recently completed Harvard Immigration Project, a five-year study tracking immigrant children. She replaces Stephen Reifenberg, who will head the new DRCLAS Chile office.

Royal College names Hedley-Whyte honorary fellow

David S. Sheridan Professor of Anaesthesia and Respiratory Therapy John Hedley-Whyte was elected to honorary fellowship in the Royal College of Anaesthetists on June 19 in recognition of his outstanding services to the specialty. Other members of the Harvard Medical School faculty who have been awarded this honor in the past include Richard J. Kitz and Edward Lowenstein.

Woodrow Wilson Fellow Harvard-bound

Recent doctoral graduate of Cornell University Leland P. Deladurantaye has been named a recipient of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. Deladurantaye has been awarded a two-year, full-time appointment at Harvard, where he will continue his English literature research and conduct mentored teaching.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks