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Klaber selected for summit

J.D./M.B.A. student Andrew Klaber has been selected as one of 160 emerging leaders from 30 countries in the Asia-Pacific region who will gather at the Four Seasons Hotel in Tokyo for the Asia Society’s Third Annual Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit.

Chosen from nearly 1,000 nominees, Klaber will join leaders from diverse backgrounds such as business, government, academia, media, civil society, and the arts, to explore the most challenging issues facing the Asia-Pacific, in addition to developing new collaborative proposals at a time of both global economic uncertainty and reorientation of the international political order toward the East.

Klaber is president of Orphans Against AIDS, a nonprofit organization that provides more than 500 AIDS orphans with academic scholarships and basic health care throughout seven Asian and African countries. He also spoke at the 2008 World Economic Forum in January, and has been named a Goldman Sachs Global Leader, a Marshall Scholar, and a Truman Scholar.

Students receive AHA grants

The American Heart Association (AHA) recently announced that it has awarded grants to four Harvard graduate students and one doctoral candidate.

This year’s grant recipients are as follows:

Yueh-Hsiu Chiu, graduate student, Predoctoral Fellowship, $42,000: “Secondhand Smoke, Occupational Exposure, and Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease Aamong U.S. Trucking Industry Workers”

Ann Lee, Ph.D., Scientist Development Grant, $198,000: “A Signal from Sugar to Fat: How the Transcription Factor XBP-1 Regulates Hepatic Lipogenesis”

Megan McCain, graduate student, Predoctoral Fellowship, $42,000: “Anisotropic Stretch-Induced Cytoskeletal and Electrical Remodeling in Engineered Cardiac Cells”

Yoko Shibata, graduate student, Predoctoral Fellowship, $42,000: “Elucidating the Formation and Functional Significance of the Endoplasmic Reticulum Sheet Domains”

Hanna Tukachinsky, graduate student, Predoctoral Fellowship, $42,000: “Novel Mechanisms of Hedgehog Signaling in Cardiovascular Disease”

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Chemistry prof opens photo show

As a 23-year-old postdoctoral fellow at Oxford in the 1950s, Martin Karplus, Theodore William Richards Professor of Chemistry emeritus, made several trips throughout Europe, recording his experiences with his camera. As he traveled, taking photographs of towns, villages, and people — many of which have changed or no longer exist — Karplus developed an enduring passion for photography.

Born in Vienna, Austria, a young Karplus moved to the United States with his family in 1938. After receiving his B.A. from Harvard College in 1950, and Ph.D. in chemistry under Linus Pauling in 1953 at the California Institute of Technology, Karplus made his way to Oxford. When he returned to the United States, his new love for photography led him to the American Southwest, where he again used his camera to capture his travels.

From Nov. 18 to Dec. 29, the public will be able to see the world through the lens of Karplus, as his photo exhibition “In Times Past: Southwest Images from the 1950s” will be on display at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., with a gallery reception Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gardner to give three-part series at Museum of Modern Art

Howard Gardner, associate of Adams House and the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education in the Graduate School of Education, will hold a three-part lecture series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York titled “The True, the Beautiful, and the Good: Reconsiderations in a Postmodern, Digital Era.” The series will offer an extended reflection on the concepts of “truth,” “beauty,” and “the good” in a postmodern, digital age.

A leading scholar on education and human development, Gardner has studied and written extensively about intelligence, creativity, leadership, and professional ethics. His first lecture, “Kinds and Degrees of Truths,” will take place Nov. 25; followed by “Beauty and Its Successors,” on Dec. 2; and “The Good: Seen Through the Prisms of Biology, Culture, and History,” on Dec. 9.

Tickets for each lecture are $10 ($5 for students and seniors). For more information, please contact the Museum of Modern Art at (212) 708-9781 or visit