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Peak Professors

Faculty of Arts and Sciences dean William C. Kirby named six faculty members Harvard College Professors, to honor their superior undergraduate teaching: Reid professor of English and American literature Philip Fisher; Mallinckrodt professor of physics Howard Georgi, the master of Leverett House; professor of psychology Daniel Gilbert; professor of economics Caroline M. Hoxby; professor of Romance languages and literatures Lino Pertile, the master of Eliot House; and Smith professor of computer science Margo I. Seltzer.

Students’ Pet Teachers

Separately, the Undergraduate Council conferred its Levenson Teaching Prizes, for teaching excellence, on professor of Latin (and Harvard College Professor) Kathleen M. Coleman, cited in part for commenting on each of the 150 student papers in her Core class; Danziger associate professor of government Devesh Kapur (see "India’s Promise"), who is moving on to the University of Texas at Austin; and teaching fellows Anna Lisa Izzo (Italian) and Morten Ernebjerg (physics).

Supreme Scientists

In a year when the National Academy of Scientists admitted a record 19 women among its 72 new members, four Harvard faculty members were recognized: professor of medicine Christophe O. Benoist; Higgins professor of biology Daniel L. Hartl; professor of cell biology Tom A. Rapoport; and professor of medicine Christine E. Seidman (see “Harvard Portrait,” November-December 2002, page 56). Also elected was Harvey D. Tananbaum, associate of the Harvard College Observatory, who directs the Chandra x-ray satellite center at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. From the Kennedy School, Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development, was elected one of 18 foreign associates.

PBK Picks

Samuel P. Huntington
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At the Literary Exercises on June 7, Phi Beta Kappa members from the class of 2005 conferred their awards for teaching excellence on professor of history Peter E. Gordon and Weatherhead University Professor Samuel P. Huntington.

A Duo and a Dozen

Two deans and 12 faculty members were elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The deans are Elena Kagan (Law) and William C. Kirby (Arts and Sciences). The professors are art historian Yve-Alain Bois, Latin American historian John H. Coatsworth, English and comparative literature scholar James Engell, sociologist Robert J. Sampson, and physicist Cumrun Vafa (all FAS); demographer David Elliot Bloom (Public Health); organizational-behavior expert Jay W. Lorsch (Business); legal theorist Duncan Kennedy; cell biologists Alfred L. Goldberg and Tom Rapoport, and geneticist Louis M. Kunkel (Medicine); and foreign-relations specialist Stephen M. Walt (Government).