Art Libraries Society honors Stephan Wolohojian
Lecturer on History of Art and Architecture Stephan Wolohojian recently received the 2003 George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for “A Private Passion: 19th Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthop Collection, Harvard University” (published by Yale University Press and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003). Presented by the Art Libraries Society of North America, the award honors “the finest book devoted to the arts published in North America during the year 2003.”
Wolohojian is the department chair of European Paintings, Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
Dining Services captures IABC award
The marketing and communications team of Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) has been named a winner of the 2004 International Gold Quill Awards. Sponsored by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), the award recognizes the design excellence of HUDS’ “Dining at Harvard,” which is mailed to incoming students in late summer.
This year’s “Dining at Harvard” featured a brochure and Harvard “H” cookie-making kit, welcoming students and explaining their undergraduate meal program. Harvard’s team, which includes Brent Hale, Crista Martin, Alexandra McNitt, and Lora Morini, will be honored at a luncheon on June 7. All winning entries will be on display during the IABC’s international conference in Los Angeles June 6-9.
Graham accepts lifetime achievement award
Associate of the Maya Corpus Program at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Ian Graham recently received the Society of American Archaeologists’ lifetime achievement award for “The Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions” – the long-running project directed by Graham to catalog Mayan hieroglyphics. Graham received the award last month in Montreal.
‘Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee’ inventor to speak
Electronic musician and inventor Leon Gruenbaum – creator of the ‘Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee’ keyboard MIDI controller – will conduct a lecture-demonstration and performance today (May 6) in Lowell House Junior Common Room at 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Office for the Arts’ Learning from Performers program, the event is free and open to the public. Call (617) 495-8676 for more information.
Fair Housing Center honors Rafael Mares
Rafael Mares, clinical instructor in the Housing and Litigation Practice Unit of the Hale and Dorr Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School (HLS) recently received an Open Door Award at the Fifth Annual Fair Housing Month Celebration and Awards Ceremony. Sponsored by the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston, the award recognizes individuals and organizations whose efforts promote equal housing opportunities. A graduate of HLS, Mares represents tenants in eviction, sanitary code and lead law enforcement, and housing discrimination cases. His work in the courtroom has had far-reaching policy implications for holding property owners accountable to fair housing and lead paint laws.
Two grad students land L’Oréal science grants
Postdoc fellow in chemistry and chemical biology Amy Prieto, and geneticist Pardis Christine Sabeti, a Harvard Medical School student, received L’Oréal USA’s “Women in Science” fellowship grant at a special ceremony in New York on Wednesday. Prieto and Sabeti joined five other female grad students or postdoc candidates (studying science, engineering, and mathematics) under the age of 35 to accept this year’s grant, which is worth $20,000.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks