HARVARD GAZETTE ARCHIVES
Diesendruck Honored by American Academy of Arts and Letters
Tamar Diesendruck, Bunting Fellow at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, is one of 15 American composers chosen by the American Academy of Arts and Letters to receive this year's music awards. Diesendruck was selected to receive a $12,500 Goddard Lieberson Fellowship.
Howard E. Gardner, professor of education at the Graduate School of Education, is this year's recipient of the Walker Prize, given by Boston's Museum of Science. Howard, a psychologist and neurologist, is known for his theory of multiple intelligences. His theory has become a catalyst, as well as the framework, for many current educational strategies that are proving successful in enhancing student achievement.
Gardner received the award this week (March 23) at the annual meeting of Museum overseers. Prior to the award ceremony, he met informally with Museum educators to talk about his theory of multiple intelligences and how it relates to museum learning.
The Walker Prize consists of a cash award of $7,500. Recent recipients include Harvard's Dudley Herschbach, Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science.
Patricia D'Amore, senior scientist at the Harvard-affiliated Schepens Eye Research Institute, has received the Jules and Doris Stein RPB Professorship Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of blinding diseases.
The professorship, awarded through the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology, provides $375,000 in support over five years.
D'Amore studies various aspects of vascular biology, including cellular interactions during development and the growth factors involved in the formation of blood vessels. She and her laboratory colleagues have created models to examine blood vessel assembly in order to learn about the factors that may regulate that process. Such research could help in the understanding of, and eventual treatments for, cancer, retinopathies, and other diseases.
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