Chen wins Weintraub Award
Irene A. Chen, an M.D. candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Harvard Medical School, has been named one of 15 graduate students nationwide selected to receive the 2005 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award from the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The winners were selected on the basis of the quality, originality, and significance of their work.
Chen, who is also a Ph.D. candidate in biophysics and health science and technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will participate in a scientific symposium on May 6-7 at the center in Seattle.
NEPA board elects Lenger
John Lenger, assistant director for publications in the Harvard News Office and a journalism instructor at Harvard Extension School, has been elected to the board of directors of the New England Press Association (NEPA). NEPA serves 525 member newspapers with a total circulation of 5.9 million and 10.8 million readers in the six-state region.
Graduate team named finalist for ULI competition
A team of Harvard graduate students was recently selected as one of four finalists for the third annual Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The teams were charged with the design of one of two development sites in Salt Lake Valley, on the outskirts of the Utah capital.
The Harvard group, which titled its plan “Seeden,” proposed a typological departure from new urbanism by emphasizing connectivity, transparency, and porosity in its master plan, using green spaces as a connector.
Two other teams from Harvard also received honorable mentions for their proposals (titled “Trading Places” and “Reclaiming the Edge”). A $50,000 prize will be awarded to the winning team, with an additional $30,000 to be split among the remaining three finalists.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks