ACPE AWARDS HONORARY MEMBERSHIP TO HERZLINGER
Regina Herzlinger, the Nancy R. McPherson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, has recently been awarded honorary membership in the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE). An expert on consumer-driven health care, Herzlinger was awarded membership in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of medical management.
EMERSON COLLEGE CONFERS HONORARY DEGREE ON WILLIE
Charles William Eliot Professor of Education Emeritus Charles V. Willie was the special guest speaker at the academic awards ceremony of Emerson College on May 18. The following day, he received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the college’s commencement ceremony.
PEROLD ARTICLE WINS BEST PERSPECTIVES AWARD
George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking André F. Perold has received the 2007 Best Perspectives Award from the CFA Institute’s Financial Analysts Journal for his article “Fundamentally Flawed Indexing,” which appeared in the November-December 2007 issue. The award recognizes “the timeliest and most thought-provoking opinion article” of the year.
XIE TO RECEIVE RESEARCH PRIZE FOR LASER TECHNOLOGY
One of the founding fathers of single-molecule biophysical chemistry, specifically single-molecule enzymology, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Xiaoliang Sunney Xie has been selected to receive the Berthold Leibinger Zukunftspreis for outstanding research in applied laser technology. Awarded by the German nonprofit foundation Berthold Leibinger Stiftung, the prize (which includes 20,000 Euros) will be presented to Xie at an award ceremony in Ditzingen, Germany, on Sept. 15.
Among his recent research successes is a real-time, molecule-by-molecule movie of protein production in live cells. The direct observation of single fluorescent molecules in single cells is of great importance in probing gene expression.
PETER GOMES TO CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION
The 40th anniversary of the ordination to the Christian ministry of the Rev. Professor Peter J. Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, will be celebrated twice on June 1. Members of the Harvard community are invited to attend either or both services. The first will be held in the Memorial Church at 11 a.m., and the second will be held at the First Baptist Church in Plymouth, Mass., at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow in the Pilgrim Hall Museum.
A specially commissioned choral work by composer Carson P. Cooman, based on Romans 12:1-2, will have its world premiere during the afternoon service, and will be performed by the combined choirs of the Memorial Church and the First Baptist Church. For directions to the First Baptist Church, visit http://www.fbc-plymouth.org.
GLENN, GOLDENBERG NAMED TOP COLLEGIATE JOURNALISTS
Two Harvard Crimson reporters, junior Malcolm Glenn (who also serves as president and editor-in-chief) and senior Adam Goldenberg, have been named among the nation’s top 100 collegiate journalists by UWIRE. A free membership organization for college student media, UWIRE (which is operated by CBS College Sports Network) selected the student journalists from more than 500 nominations submitted by students and educators at 132 schools. A panel evaluated each candidate based on demonstrated excellence in a field of collegiate journalism.
Glenn is the first African-American president of the Crimson since 1952. His coverage ranges from sports to news reporting to his editorial column. Goldenberg, meanwhile, was an editorial columnist for the Crimson from 2005 to 2008. His column “Sardonic Verses” earned him a nomination for Best College Paper Columnist of the Year from U.S. News World Report in 2006 and 2007.