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Bloom receives honorary doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Dean Barry R. Bloom received an honorary doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands at a Nov. 8 ceremony. The university annually awards one or more honorary doctorates to mark its founding, a celebration called “Dies Natalis.” Bloom delivered a talk at the ceremony titled “Agendas and Architecture of Global Health.”

The Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, Bloom is an internationally recognized expert in immunology and infectious diseases. He is a member of scientific advisory boards for the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and independent foundations, and he is a former consultant to the White House on international health policy.

In a letter to Bloom, Professor Steven W.J. Lamberts, rector magnificus at Erasmus University Rotterdam, wrote, “You are also honored for your towering contribution to international health and leadership in public health education.”

Steinitz awarded Centennial Medal

Carl Steinitz, the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Research Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), was awarded the Centennial Medal honoring extraordinary achievement in landscape architecture at his Oct. 24 retirement reception at the School. Prior to the reception, which honored him for his dedication and contributions to the GSD, Steinitz presented the annual Frederick Law Olmsted lecture, “Landscape Planning: A History of Influential Ideas.”

As of July 1, 2007, Steinitz retired from his tenured professorship; in his current role he remains active in research and continues to instruct part time at the GSD. Since he joined the GSD faculty in 1966, he has devoted his teaching and research to landscape change, methods of landscape analysis, visual quality, and landscape planning and design.

Fudan University awards Kleinman honorary professorship

Arthur Kleinman, Rabb Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and professor of medical anthropology and psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School, was awarded an honorary professorship at Fudan University in Shanghai this past October. He also delivered one of the keynote addresses at the 80th anniversary celebration of Shanghai Medical School, and gave the S.C. Fan Memorial Lecture to the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong.

While overseas, Kleinman also lectured at Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, at the National Taiwan University School of Medicine, and at a book-signing event for the Chinese translation of his recent book, “What Really Matters: Living a Moral Life Amidst Uncertainty and Danger.”