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Attenborough named Peterson Medal recipient

The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) has named world-renowned natural history filmmaker and conservationist Sir David Attenborough the 2004 Roger Tory Peterson Medal recipient. Attenborough will deliver the Peterson Memorial Lecture on March 21 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall, where he will discuss his innovative approach to capturing compelling footage of the natural world. Now in its seventh year, the Roger Tory Peterson Medal is named in memory of the pioneering naturalist and author.

Tu receives honorary degree

Harvard Yenching Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and of Confucian Studies Tu Wei-Ming was this year’s honorary degree recipient at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tu, who is the director of the Harvard Yenching Institute, received the degree this past December at the university’s commencement ceremony.

Julius B. Richmond receives 10th annual Heinz Award

John D. Macarthur Professor of Health Policy and Management Julius B. Richmond has recently been named one of seven Heinz Award winners. A pediatrician, former U.S. surgeon general, and one of the original founders of Head Start, Richmond was named the recipient of the public policy category for his role in transforming Americans’ attitudes toward their own health and improving the collective quality of life across generations.

Knoll captures PBK Book Award

Fisher Professor of Natural History Andrew H. Knoll has been named the winner of the 2003 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) Book Award in Science for “Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth” (Princeton University Press, 2003). Knoll, whose book was selected by a committee of scholars, has written extensively on integrating geological and biological perspectives toward life on Earth.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks