Slavic Languages and Literatures names winners
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures recently awarded Seth Kleinerman ’04 and graduate student Alex Spektor the V.M. Setchkarev Memorial Prize for their essays on Russian literature. Prizes of $300 each went to Kleinerman for his essay on Anna Karenina titled “Three Poses, Three Portraits,” and to Spektor for his essay: “The Taming of the Sublime, or How Derzhavin Took the Vertical and Put it Horizontally.”
Green to receive HIV/AIDS awareness award
Edward Green, a senior research scientist at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, will receive the Philly Bongole Lutaaya Award at a September ceremony in Seattle.
The award, which is sponsored by the Ugandan North American Association, acknowledges the efforts of individuals and corporations that raise the awareness of HIV/AIDS and its impact on social and economic sectors of Africa.
Green received the award for his leadership role in increasing AIDS awareness through sexual education, and by looking at prevention from an African perspective.
Gardner receives honorary professorship in China
Howard Gardner, the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Graduate School of Education, recently returned from a trip to China, where he spoke in Hong Kong, Beijing, Macao, and Shanghai. In Shanghai, he was named an honorary professor at East China Normal University. Before an audience of 1,200 teachers and students, Gardner gave a speech at the university on his theory of multiple intelligences.
Czeisler named president-elect of SRS
Charles Czeisler, recently chaired the Frank Baldino Jr. Ph.D. Professor of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will take office as president-elect of the Sleep Research Society (SRS) – a 1,000-plus-member organization that fosters scientific investigation on sleep and its disorders – in June 2005. After serving as president-elect for one year, Czeisler will become president of the SRS at its annual meeting in June 2006, serving in that role for one year.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks