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HBS professor named book prize recipient

The Harriman Institute at Columbia University has named Rawi Abdelal, assistant professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, the recipient of the 2002 Marshall Shulman Book Prize. Abdelal received the prize for “National Purpose in the World Economy: Post-Soviet States in Comparative Perspective” – his work on the international behavior of the countries of the former communist bloc.

Martin wins book prize

Terry Martin, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, has received the 2002 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for “The Affirmative Action Empire: Nations and Nationalism in the Soviet Union, 1923-1939.” Co-sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AASS) and the Center for Russian and East European Studies at Stanford University, the prize recognizes outstanding monographs in Russian, Eurasian, or East European studies in any discipline of the humanities.

Chair and vice chair named to Joint Center’s policy advisory board

Timothy R. Eller, president and chief operating officer of Centex Corp., has been named chair of the Policy Advisory Board (PAB) at the Joint Center for Housing Studies. Eller is also chairman of Centex Homes, one of the nation’s largest homebuilders and a Centex Corp. subsidiary. The Joint Center also appointed Thomas C. Nelson, president and CEO of National Gypsum Co., as the new vice chair of PAB. The board, which provides financial support and guidance to the Joint Center, is comprised of senior executives from leading corporations that are involved in housing-related sectors.

Dogon honored in China

Leon Dogon, professor of restorative dentistry at the School of Dental Medicine, was recently honored in Wuhan, China. He was made an honorary professor of stomatology at Wuhan University for his work on dental education and for establishing school-based preventive dentistry programs in many districts throughout China.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks