Spring 2020 Bulletin

Noteworthy

Select Prizes and Awards to Members

 

Kristi Anseth (University of Colorado Boulder) is the recipient of the L’Oreal-UNESCO for Women in Science Award.

Hari Balakrishnan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was named a 2020 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Brian Berry (University of Texas at Dallas) is the recipient of the 2020 Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography from the American Association of Geographers.

David Blight (Yale University) was awarded the Gold Medal for History by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Lonnie G. Bunch III (Smithsonian Institution) received a 2020 Dan David Prize.

Geoffrey W. Coates (Cornell University) received the 2020 Gustavus John Esselen Award for Chemistry in the Public Interest from the American Chemical Society.

Lizabeth Cohen (Harvard University) was awarded the 2020 Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy for Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age.

Robert Crabtree (Yale University) won the 2019–2020 American Chemical Society/Société Chimique de France Franco-American Chemistry Prize.

Hillel Furstenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) was awarded the 2020 Abel Prize in Mathematics. He shares the award with Gregory A. Margulis (Yale University).

Robert G. Gallager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was awarded the 2020 Japan Prize.

Melinda Gates (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) was awarded the 2020 Radcliffe Medal.

Peter Hotez (Baylor College of Medicine) was named a Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University.

Kathleen Howell (Purdue University) was named a Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University.

Susan Hubbard (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson (University of Pennsylvania) was awarded the 2020 Public Welfare Medal by the National Academy of Sciences.

Eugenia Kalnay (University of Maryland) was awarded the 2019 Roger Revelle Medal by the American Geophysical Union.

Henry C. Kapteyn (University of Colorado Boulder) is the recipient of the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics from the Franklin Institute. He shares the award with Margaret M. Murnane (University of Colorado Boulder).

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (New York University; POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews) received a 2020 Dan David Prize.

Leonard Kleinrock (University of California, Los Angeles) was awarded the UCLA Medal.

Arthur D. Levinson (Calico Life Sciences) is the recipient of the 2020 Bower Award for Business Leadership from the Franklin Institute.

Jane Lubchenco (Oregon State University) was awarded the Mary Sears Medal by the Oceanography Society.

Misha Lyubich (Stonybrook University) was named a Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University.

Gregory A. Margulis (Yale University) was awarded the 2020 Abel Prize in Mathematics. He shares the award with Hillel Furstenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem).

C. Daniel Mote (University of Maryland; National Academy of Engineering) is the recipient of the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering from the Franklin Institute.

Margaret M. Murnane (University of Colorado Boulder) is the recipient of the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics from the Franklin Institute. She shares the award with Henry C. Kapteyn (University of Colorado Boulder).

Jeremy Nathans (Johns Hopkins Medical School) is the recipient of the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science from the Franklin Institute.

William Nordhaus (Yale University) is the recipient of the 2020 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize, given by the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Svante Pääbo (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) was awarded the 2020 Japan Prize.

Michele Parrinello (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich) is the recipient of the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry from the Franklin Institute. He shares the award with Roberto Car (Princeton University).

Barbara H. Partee (University of Massachusetts Amherst) is the recipient of the 2020 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science from the Franklin Institute.

Richard Powers (Stanford University) has been awarded the William Dean Howells Medal by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Michael Putnam (Brown University) received the 125th Anniversary Medal from the American Academy in Rome.

John A. Quelch (University of Miami) is the recipient of the 2020 Marketing For A Better World Award from the American Marketing Association Foundation.

Geri Richmond (University of Oregon) was named an Oregon History Maker by the Oregon Historical Society.

John W. Rogers, Jr. (Ariel Investments) received a 2020 ROBIE Achievement in Industry Award from the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

Peter Shor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was named a Faculty Fellow of the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M University.

James Truran (University of Chicago) was awarded the 2020 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize by the Laboratory Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society.


New Appointments

 

James Allison (University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center) has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Scientist.

Nancy C. Andrews (Duke University School of Medicine) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Charles River Laboratories International Inc.

Ronald J. Daniels (Johns Hopkins University) has been appointed to the Board of Directors of BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.

Harry Elam (Stanford University) has been named President of Occidental College.

Alan Gerber (Yale University) has been named Director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale.

Laurie H. Glimcher (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Harvard Medical School) was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Committee of Stand Up To Cancer.

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

Paula Hammond (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was appointed to the Board of Directors of Alector, Inc.

Susan Hockfield (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) was elected to the Board of Directors of Pfizer Inc.

Jonathan Holloway (Northwestern University) was named President of Rutgers University. He was also elected to the Board of Trustees of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Eric Horvitz (Microsoft Research) has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer of Microsoft.

Takeo Kanade (Carnegie Mellon University) has been appointed to the Advisory Board of Proprio.

Mary-Claire King (University of Washington) has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Scientist.

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (New York University; POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews) has been named the Ronald S. Lauder Chief Curator of POLIN Museum’s Core Exhibition.

Bill McKibben (Middlebury College) has joined the Board of the Global Warming Mitigation Project.

Robert Schreiber (Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine) has joined the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

Marcelo Suárez-Orozco (University of California, Los Angeles) has been named Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Joseph S. Takahashi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center) has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of The Scientist.

Shirley Tilghman (Princeton University) has been appointed Senior Science Advisor to the Science Philanthropy Alliance.


Select Publications

 

Poetry

Jane Hirshfield (San Francisco, California). Ledger. Knopf, March 2020

 

Fiction

J.M. Coetzee (University of Adelaide). The Death of Jesus: A Novel. Viking, May 2020

Jules Feiffer (Shelter Island, New York). Smart George. Michael di Capua Books, June 2020

Anne Tyler (Baltimore, Maryland). Redhead by the Side of the Road. Knopf, April 2020

 

Nonfiction

Bernard Bailyn (Harvard University). Illuminating History: A Retrospective of Seven Decades. W.W. Norton, April 2020

Archie Brown (University of Oxford). The Human Factor: Gorbachev, Reagan, and Thatcher, and the End of the Cold War. Oxford University Press, April 2020

Robert H. Giles (Harvard University). When Truth Mattered: The Kent State Shootings 50 Years Later. Mission Point Press, March 2020

David Haig (Harvard University). From Darwin to Derrida: Selfish Genes, Social Selves, and the Meanings of Life. MIT Press, May 2020

Reed Hastings (Netflix) and Erin Meyer (INSEAD). No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Penguin Press, May 2020

Rebecca Henderson (Harvard University). Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. PublicAffairs, April 2020

Adam Hochschild (University of California, Berkeley). Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, March 2020

Stephen D. Krasner (Stanford University). How to Make Love to a Despot: An Alternative Foreign Policy for the Twenty-First Century. Liveright, April 2020

Robin Scheffler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Visiting Scholar, 2014–2015). A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine. University of Chicago Press, June 2019

James Shapiro (Columbia University). Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future. Penguin Press, March 2020

Natasha Trethewey (Northwestern University). Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir. Ecco, July 2020

John Waterbury (formerly, American University of Beirut). Missions Impossible: Higher Education and Policy­Making in the Arab World. American University in Cairo Press, March 2020

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