Guggenheim Fellowships Awarded
A number of faculty have won Guggenheim Fellowships for 1997, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of unusually distinguished achievement in the past and promise for future accomplishment.
The Harvard winners are: James Alt, professor of government; Mario Biagioli, professor of the history of science; Norman Bryson, professor of art history; Rafael Campo, instructor in medicine, Medical School; James Goodman, associate professor of history and of social studies; and Peter Sacks, professor of English and American literature and language.
Alpert Prize Given to Researchers in Cancer Treatment
The Warren Alpert Foundation, established in 1987 at the Medical School, presented its ninth annual prize to Leo Sachs, of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and Donald Metcalf, of the Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research at the University of Melbourne in Australia. The two scientists will share the $100,000 award, which they were scheduled to receive in a ceremony today at the Medical School.
Teleman Wins Beinecke Scholarship
Aurelio Teleman '98 has been awarded an Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke Memorial Scholarship to support his remaining undergraduate education and two years of graduate education. The scholarship, worth $32,000, is awarded nationally to individuals nominated by colleges and universities that are invited to participate in the competition.
Teleman, a junior in Winthrop House, is a concentrator in biochemical sciences. He is one of 17 students chosen for the award from a pool of 51 college and university nominees.
Persian sonnets to be presented
Elizabeth Gray '74 and Ralph Martin will read from Gray's translations, The Green Sea of Heaven: Fifty Ghazals from the Diwan of Hafiz, during "An Evening with Hafiz of Shiraz (d. 1389)." (Hafiz was a master of classical Persian Ghazal.) The event will take place Friday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. in the Hilles Library Auditorium.
A ghazal is a strict lyric form of sonnet-like length. Iraj Anvar and Reza Derekshani will recite and sing ghazals in the original Persian to classical Persian music, as well as in a new English translation.
The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Harvard College Library and the Woodberry Poetry Room.
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