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Green Campus Initiative named GoGreen awardee

The Harvard Green Campus Initiative (HGCI) was recently selected as a co-recipient of the GoGreen Award in the large business/institution category for energy (a new category this year) by the city of Cambridge. Fellow recipients include Genzyme Corp. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. HGCI won the award for “the comprehensiveness of its efforts to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy.”

An awards ceremony is scheduled for the city council meeting on Monday (May 24) at Cambridge City Hall.

Warren selected finalist for service learning award

Campus Compact recently selected associate professor of education Mark Warren as one of 10 finalists for the Thomas Ehrlich Faculty Award for Service Learning for 2004. A national coalition of more than 900 college and university presidents (including Lawrence H. Summers), Campus Compact is committed to the civic purposes of higher education.

Warren was nominated by GSE students Zenub Kakli and Soo Hong, and officially endorsed by President Summers, for the innovative work in his class “Education Organizing.” A fellow at the Du Bois Institute, Warren was also nominated for his work collaborating with community organizations and for developing service learning at Fordham University, where he previously taught.

The main award recipient is Richard Eberst, professor of health and human ecology at California State University, San Bernardino.

Patricia Donahoe receives American Surgical Association award

Marshall K. Bartlett Professor of Surgery Patricia Donahoe received the Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association (ASA) at its meeting in April. The award, presented to a surgeon in the United States who has made a seminal contribution in basic laboratory research that has applications to clinical surgery, was established in 1996 by then-president of the association Samuel A. Wells Jr.

Spear’s publication garners Shingo Prize

Assistant Professor of Business Administration Steven J. Spear has received a 2004 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize for his article “The Essence of Just-in-Time: Imbedding Diagnostic Tests in Work-Systems to Achieve Operational Excellence.” The article appeared in the journal Production, Planning, and Control in December 2002.

Named after Japanese industrial engineer Shigeo Shingo, one of the world’s leading experts in improving manufacturing processes, the prize recognizes research and writing that provides new knowledge and understanding of lean manufacturing techniques.

Glimcher accepts honorary doctorate

Harriet M. Peabody Professor of Orthopedic Surgery Melvin J. Glimcher received an honorary doctor of engineering degree from Purdue University on Saturday (May 15) in West Lafayette, Ind. Glimcher, who is the director of the Laboratory for Skeletal Disorders and Rehabilitation at Children’s Hospital Boston, joined 21 other professionals and academics to receive honorary degrees from the university.

Lockwood accepts fine arts honor

Fanny Peabody Research Professor of Music Lewis Lockwood accepted an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Monday (May 17). A former Fulbright Scholar, Guggenheim Fellow, and senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Lockwood joined four other educators to receive honorary degrees. Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered the commencement address.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks