Folkman to deliver Eva Neer Memorial Lecture
M. Judah Folkman, professor at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston, will deliver the annual Eva Neer Memorial Lecture at the M.D.-Ph.D. Program’s 24th annual retreat Oct. 13-15 at Waterville Valley, N.H. This longstanding event is devoted to research presentations and brings together more than 100 student and faculty participants. A cancer research pioneer, Folkman will speak on his research “Angiogenesis: An Organizing Principle in Biology and Medicine?” The Julia Dyckman Andrus Professor of Pediatric Surgery, Folkman was awarded the 2006 Warren Alpert Foundation prize for discovering that tumors require the formation of new blood vessels, a process known as angiogenesis.
Wolff wins first Bach Prize
Adams University Professor Christoph Wolff was recently named the recipient of the inaugural Bach Prize from the Royal Academy of Music. Sponsored by the Kohn Foundation, the award (which includes a £10,000 prize, approximately $18,700) is conferred upon an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the performance or scholarly study of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. The prize will be presented to Wolff in the London academy’s David Josefowitz Recital Hall Monday (Oct. 16). Wolff, who is curator of the Isham Memorial Library, will also deliver an illustrated talk detailing his research and discoveries about Bach.
Senegalese foreign minister to present African Studies Lecture
Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, foreign minister of Senegal, will present this year’s Harvard Distinguished African Studies Lecture on Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. in the Center for Government and International Studies (S-020, concourse level). Gadio will speak on “What Are Africa’s Prospects in the 21st Century?” and will be introduced by Walter Carrington, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria. This event is free and open to all.
The Distinguished African Studies Lecture is sponsored by the Harvard Committee on African Studies and funded by the provost to provide a venue for prominent African leaders to inform and engage the Harvard community on crucial African issues.