HARVARD GAZETTE ARCHIVES
Four FAS Faculty Members Awarded Cabot Fellowships
Four senior members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) have been awarded Walter Channing Cabot Fellowships for 1998-99.
The recipients are K. Anthony Appiah, professor of Afro-American studies and of philosophy; Barbara E. Johnson, Fredric Wertham Professor of Law and Psychiatry in Society; Charles Maier, Krupp Foundation Professor of European Studies; and Thomas Scanlon, Alford Professor of Natural Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Civil Policy.
The fellowships are awarded annually by the FAS Dean to recognize achievements and scholarly eminence in the fields of literature, history, or art, "as such terms may be liberally interpreted." The fund was established in 1905 by Walter Channing Cabot's wife, Elizabeth Rogers Cabot, and their children.
Harvard Band Honors First-Year Members
The Harvard Band recently honored four first-year students.
Jennifer Doxtader and Sathish Sundaram were awarded Malcom Holmes '28 Scholarships, in memory of the Band's director (1942-1953), for outstanding performance in the Harvard Band.
Bryn Neuenschwander and Kate Stewart were awarded the Stephen D. MacDiarmid Band Award. The cash prize award is presented to two of the "most talented and diverse" musicians who participate in both the wind ensemble and the marching band.
Laibson Wins TIAA-CREF Certificate
David I. Laibson, associate professor of political economy, has been named a recipient of a Certificate of Excellence in the TIAA-CREF 1998 Paul A. Samuelson Award competition for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security.
Laibson was selected for his research paper, "Self-Control and Saving for Retirement," which was published in the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Volume 1, 1998. The paper was co-authored by Andrea Repetto, assistant professor of applied economics, University of Chile; and Harvard undergraduate Jeremy Tabocman. The paper presents an explanation as to why consumers are saving insufficiently for retirement.
Four Fellows Selected for Cancer Research Funds
Four Harvard affiliates have been selected for the Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation's three-year Runyon-Winchell postdoctoral fellowship. The Fellows are as follows:
Amy M. Gehring, "Differentiation in Streptomyces coelicolor: Aerial mycelium formation"; John A. Tallarico, "Split and pool synthesis of complex anti-tumor drugs. Geldanamycin-like interference of hsp90"; Ondine B. Cleaver, "Molecular mechanisms of pancreas specification"; and Susanne E. Swalley, "Mechanistic studies of hemagglutinin-induced membrane fusion."
The recipients are young scientists conducting theoretical and experimental research that is relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention.
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