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FAS confers 17 Mind, Brain, and Behavior certificates

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Standing Committee on Mind, Brain, and Behavior (MBB) conferred certificates in Mind/Brain/Behavior to 17 seniors in a ceremony held at the Harvard Faculty Club on June 3. The certificates are awarded to students who have satisfied the requirements of the MBB interdisciplinary honors undergraduate program, including the completion of specific course work and research, and the submission of a thesis. The committee is co-chaired by Richard W. Wrangham, the Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology and curator of primate behavioral biology in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, and Sean D. Kelly, professor of philosophy. At the ceremony, Wrangham and Marc D. Hauser, professor of psychology, offered remarks and were joined by other members of the standing committee and MBB faculty in congratulating the seniors on their accomplishments.

Students receiving certificates were Adriana Lee Benedict (history and science), Jordan Alexander Comins (human evolutionary biology), John Joseph Costa (anthropology), Christine Eckhardt (neurobiology), Marina Fisher (linguistics), Jesse Meeker Kaplan (history and science), Alana Mendelsohn (neurobiology), Roland Charles Nadler (philosophy), Gregory Angelo Poulos (computer science), Rachel Lily Reardon (psychology), Jay S. Reidler (neurobiology), Sunny Xiaojing Tang (biology), David James Tischfield (neurobiology), George Vidal (neurobiology), Brandon C. Weissbourd (human evolutionary biology), Emma Yihmang Wu (linguistics), and Kathy Chensheng Zhang (biology).

‘Remembering Awatovi’ wins independent publisher award

For her book “Remembering Awatovi: The Story of an Archaeological Expedition in Northern Arizona, 1935-1939,” (Peabody Museum Press, 2008) Hester A. Davis has won the 2009 Independent Publisher Gold Award for Best Regional Non-Fiction. The IPPY awards recognize outstanding books created by members of the independent publishing industry. More 700 entries were received from across the U.S. and Canada. The regional “IPPYs” were designed to spotlight the best regional titles from around North America. Books were judged alongside books for and about their regions only, based on their quality and regional significance.