KSG fellow named chair of New York Stock Exchange
Marshall N. Carter, a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), was recently elected chairman of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by the board of directors. Carter has served on the NYSE board of directors since December 2003.
At KSG, Carter has served as senior fellow at both the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) and the Center for Business and Government (CBG) since fall 2003. Prior to that, he served as senior fellow at CBG. He is a former member of the dean’s council and has taught a course titled “Case Studies in Leadership.” His research interests include leadership from the middle of an organization, and minimizing career transition barriers between the public and private sectors.
María Cristina Caballero included in biography yearbook
“Current Biography International Yearbook” has included award-winning journalist María Cristina Caballero, a fellow at the Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership, in its latest edition. A native of Colombia, Caballero is a two-time recipient of the Simon Bolivar National Prize for Journalism, Colombia’s top prize for reporting, and of the World Press Freedom Award. Caballero is a member of the International Women’s Media Foundation, and of Women Waging Peace, which works to end global conflicts.
Harvard researchers named Runyon Fellows
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named Harvard researchers Anne Lanjuin and Norie Momiyama as two of its 18 “outstanding young scientist” postdoctoral fellowship recipients. Both Lanjuin, whose research project is titled “Genetic identification of a neuronal circuit required for sex discrimination in the mouse,” and Momiyama, whose research explores “reaction space in three dimensions using DNA-templated synthesis and in vitro selection for the discovery of new chemical transformations,” will receive financial support for three years of research.
Tu Wei-Ming receives honorary degree from Shandong University
Harvard-Yenching Professor of Chinese History and Philosophy and of Confucian Studies Tu Wei-Ming received an honorary doctoral degree from Shandong University in China in October 2004. As the highest academic recognition in the People’s Republic of China, honorary degrees have to be authorized by the academic committee of the State Council, and only a dozen or so are granted per year nationwide. Such a degree can only be confirmed upon a recipient once by a highly selected group of Chinese universities, (i.e., it is not possible to receive an honorary doctorate from more than one Chinese university).
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks