HBS professor collects Shingo Prize
Harvard Business School Assistant Professor of Business Administration Steven J. Spear has won a 2005 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize for his article “Learning to Lead at Toyota,” published in the May 2004 issue of Harvard Business Review. Part of the premier manufacturing award recognition program for North America, this prize recognizes researchers who promote new knowledge and understanding of manufacturing and business improvement methods, systems, and processes. This marks the third time that Spear has won this award.
KSG students named Point Scholars
Kennedy School of Government students Tanene Allison (M.P.P. ’06) and Christopher Kawalski (M.P.P. ’06) have been selected as Point Scholars by The Point Foundation, which provides financial support and mentoring to meritorious students who are marginalized because of sexual orientation or gender identity. A total of 20 scholars nationwide were selected.
Junior awarded Beinecke Scholarship
Harvard College student Sylvia Houghteling has been named one of 18 juniors to receive the Beinecke Scholarship. Open to juniors who receive need-based financial aid, the scholarship offers $2,000 for the student’s senior year and an additional $30,000 for two years of graduate study in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
More than 100 U.S. colleges and universities nominated a student for a Beinecke Scholarship.
Department of Slavic Languages awards Paloff prize
The Department of Slavic Language and Literatures recently awarded graduate student Benjamin Paloff the V.M. Setchkarev Memorial Prize for his essay on Russian literature titled “Decoding: The ‘Kreutzer Sonata’ and the Enactment of Ethical Failure.” This year, the prize was for $500.
Michael Roberto research lands top 50 award
Assistant Professor of Business Administration Michael Roberto has been recognized by Emerald Management Reviews as the author of one of the top 50 management articles of 2004 for his paper “Strategic Decision-Making Processes: Beyond the Efficiency-Consensus Trade-Off,” published in Group & Organization Management (vol. 29, no. 6).
Charles V. Willie to receive honorary degree
Sociologist Charles V. Willie, the Charles W. Eliot Professor of Education Emeritus at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will receive an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evaston, Ill., on June 3. The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., awarded him a similar honorary degree at its commencement ceremony a year ago.
A former vice president of the House of Deputies of the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States, Willie delivered the ordination sermon in Philadelphia in 1974 when the first 11 women were ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church in this nation.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks