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Spring 2016 Bulletin

Noteworthy

Select Prizes and Awards to Members

C. David Allis (Rockefeller University) was awarded the 2016 Gruber Genetics Prize. He shares the prize with Michael Grunstein (University of California, Los Angeles).

Zdenĕk Bažant (Northwestern University) received the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class, from the President of Austria.

Peter Bearman (Columbia University) was awarded a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

Wendell Berry (Port Royal, KY) received the National Book Critics Circle Lifetime Achievement Award.

Robert J. Birgeneau (University of California, Berkeley) is the recipient of the National Science Board’s 2016 Vannevar Bush Award.

Richard Blundell (University College London) was awarded the 2016 Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics.

Katharine Cashman (University of Bristol) has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Barry Coller (Rockefeller University) received the 2016 Gill Award, given by the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute.

Placido Domingo (New York, NY) is among the first inductees of Lincoln Center’s Performing Arts Hall of Fame.

Ronald P. Drever (California Institute of Technology) was awarded a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He shares the award with Kip Thorne (California Institute of Technology) and Rainer Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Marian Wright Edelman (Children’s Defense Fund) is the recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership.

Richard W. Fisher (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas) was decorated with the Order of the Aztec Eagle, First Order, by President Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico (the highest honor given by the Government of Mexico to non-Mexican citizens). He also received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Wilson Center and the Neil Mallon Award for Distinguished Public Service from the Dallas Council on World Affairs.

M. Taylor Fravel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Visiting Scholar 2006–2007) was awarded a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

Frank Gehry (Frank O. Gehry & Associates) was awarded the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal.

Stephen Greenblatt (Harvard University) is the recipient of the 2016 Holberg Prize, awarded by the Norwegian government.

Michael Grunstein (University of California, Los Angeles) was awarded the 2016 Gruber Genetics Prize. He shares the prize with C. David Allis (Rockefeller University).

James Hartle (University of California, Santa Barbara) was elected a Fellow of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG).

Stephen Hawking (University of Cambridge) was elected a Fellow of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG).

Wick Haxton (University of California, Berkeley) was named a 2016 Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics.

Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research) is the recipient of the ACM-AAAI Allen Newell Award.

Marc Kamionkowski (Johns Hopkins University) was elected a Fellow of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG).

Victoria Kaspi (McGill University) is the recipient of the Gerhard Herz-
berg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, given by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Benita S. Katzenellenbogen (University of Illinois) and John A. Katzenellenbogen (University of Illinois) are the recipients of the 2016 Fred Conrad Koch Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Endocrine Society.

Nancy Kleckner (Harvard University) was awarded the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal by the Genetics Society of America.

János Kollár (Princeton University) is the recipient of the 2016 Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics.

Jay A. Levy (University of California, San Francisco) is the recipient of the 2016 Global Citizen Award, given by the Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance.

Jennifer A. Lewis (Harvard University) has been awarded a 2016 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dan Littman (New York University School of Medicine) was awarded the 2016 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science by the Vilcek Foundation.

Tom Lubensky (University of Pennsylvania) was named a 2016 Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics.

Kenneth M. Ludmerer (Washington University) received the 2015 Distinguished Medical Alumnus Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Washington University School of Medicine.

Yo-Yo Ma (Cambridge, MA) is among the first inductees of Lincoln Center’s Performing Arts Hall of Fame.

Alan Marshall (Florida State University) has been named a 2016 inductee to the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame.

Margaret H. Marshall (Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP) was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Audra McDonald (New York, NY) is among the first inductees of Lincoln Center’s Performing Arts Hall of Fame.

W. James McNerney, Jr. (Boeing Company) is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award, given by the Wings Club Foundation, Inc.

Harry McSween (University of Tennessee) received the University of Tennessee’s President’s Award for Research.

Diana C. Mutz (University of Pennsylvania) was awarded a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

William Nordhaus (Yale University) was awarded a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

Hirosi Ooguri (California Institute of Technology) is the 2016 recipient of the Chunichi Cultural Award.

Sorin Popa (University of California, Los Angeles) was named a 2016 Simons Fellow in Mathematics.

Leontyne Price (New York, NY) is among the first inductees of Lincoln Center’s Performing Arts Hall of Fame.

David Reznick (University of California, Riverside) was awarded a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

Rebecca Richards-Kortum (Rice University) is the recipient of the 2016 Pierre Galletti Award, given by the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE).

Marilynne Robinson (University of Iowa) was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction.

Richard Stallman (Free Software Foundation) is the recipient of the ACM Software System Award.

John Meurig Thomas (University of Cambridge) has been awarded the Gold Medal for Outstanding Scientific Research by the University of Florence.

Kip Thorne (California Institute of Technology) was elected a Fellow of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG). He was also awarded a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He shares the award with Ronald P. Drever (California Institute of Technology) and Rainer Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).

Mario Vargas Llosa (Madrid, Spain) is the recipient of the Library of Congress Living Legend Award.

Robert Weinberg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) received the Salk Institute Medal for Research Excellence and the American Association of Cancer Research Lifetime Achievement Award for Cancer Research.

Rainer Weiss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was awarded a Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He shares the award with Ronald P. Drever (California Institute of Technology) and Kip Thorne (California Institute of Technology).

Andrew Wiles (University of Oxford) is the recipient of the 2016 Abel Prize, given by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.

Clifford Will (University of Florida) was elected a Fellow of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG).

Shou-Wu Zhang (Princeton University) was named a 2016 Simons Fellow in Mathematics.


New Appointments

Linda Abriola (Tufts University) was named Science Envoy by the U.S. Department of State.

Sangeeta Bhatia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has been appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of Evelo Biosciences.

James S. Crown (Henry Crown and Company) has been elected Chairman of the Aspen Institute Board of Trustees.

Daniel Diermeier (University of Chicago) has been named Provost of the University of Chicago.

Laurie H. Glimcher (Weill Cornell Medical College) was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard University) was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Charles O. Holliday, Jr. (Royal Dutch Shell plc) has been elected as a new Independent Director of HCA’s Board of Directors.

Richard Lifton (Yale University) was named President of Rockefeller University.

Thomas Lovejoy (George Mason University) was named Science Envoy by the U.S. Department of State.

Terry Magnuson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) has been appointed Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

W. James McNerney, Jr. (Boeing Company) was appointed Senior Advisor to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.

Steven E. Miller (Harvard University) was appointed to the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Jeffrey Moore (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) has been named Interim Director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.

Erin O’Shea (Harvard University) was named President of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Hunter R. Rawlings III (Association of American Universities) has been appointed Interim President of Cornell University.

John S. Reed (Citi) was elected President of the Board of the Boston Athenaeum.

Debora L. Spar (Barnard College) has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne (Rockefeller University) was named President of Stanford University.


Select Publications


Poetry

Rachel Hadas (Rutgers University-Newark). Questions in the Vestibule. Northwestern University Press, March 2016


Fiction

Jules Feiffer (Stony Brook University Southampton). Cousin Joseph. Liveright, July 2016

Anne Tyler (Baltimore, MD). Vinegar Girl. Hogarth, June 2016


Nonfiction

Russell Banks (Keene, NY). Voyager: Travel Writings. Ecco, June 2016

Noam Chomsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Who Rules the World? Metropolitan Books, May 2016

Geoff Dyer (London, United Kingdom). White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World. Pantheon, May 2016

Stanley Fish (Florida International University). Winning Arguments: What Works and Doesn’t Work in Politics, the Bedroom, the Courtroom, and the Classroom. Harper, July 2016

Michael J. Graetz (Columbia Law School) and Linda Greenhouse (Yale Law School). The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right. Simon & Schuster, June 2016

Rachel Hadas (Rutgers University-Newark). Talking to the Dead. Spuyten Duyvil Press, June 2015

Charles Hirschman (University of Washington). From High School to College: Gender, Immigrant Generation, and Race-Ethnicity. Russell Sage, August 2016

Jill Lepore (Harvard University). Joe Gould’s Teeth. Knopf, May 2016

N. David Mermin (Cornell University). Why Quark Rhymes with Pork, and Other Scientific Diversions. Cambridge University Press, January 2016

James McBride (New York University). Kill ’Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul. Spiegel & Grau, April 2016

Alexander Nehamas (Princeton University). On Friendship. Basic Books, May 2016

Werner Sollors (Harvard University). African American Writing: A Literary Approach. Temple University Press, April 2016

James M. Stone (Plymouth Rock Companies). 5 Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America’s Greatest Economic Challenges. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 2016

Calvin Trillin (New Yorker). Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America. Random House, June 2016

Brian William Vickers (School of Advanced Study, University of London, United Kingdom). The One King Lear. Harvard University Press, April 2016

We invite all Fellows and Foreign Honorary Members to send notices about their recent and forthcoming publications, scientific findings, exhibitions and performances, and honors and prizes to .