Rands elected to American Academy of Arts & Letters
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has elected Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music Bernard Rands as a new member. Rands, who has taught at Harvard since 1989, is one of two composers to be inducted at the academy’s annual ceremony in May. A major figure in contemporary music, his work “Canti del Sole” won the1984 Pulitzer Prize in Music, while his large orchestral suite “Le Tambourin” won the 1986 Kennedy Center Freidheim Award. Rands has composed for musical theater, orchestra, instrumental ensembles, vocal pieces, and instrumental solos.
Cancer research center awards 3 Harvard students
Three Harvard Ph.D. candidates joined 14 other graduate students from schools across the United States and Canada to receive the 2004 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Nominations were solicited internationally, while the winners were selected on the basis of the quality, originality, and significance of their work.
The winners from Harvard include Ava Brent, a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Franziska Lucia Michor, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; and David M. Langenau, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Pathology.
This year’s recipients will participate in a scientific symposium to be held May 7 and 8 at the center in Seattle. The symposium will include scientific presentations by the awardees as well as poster presentations by graduate students from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks