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University People

September-October 2002

Bridging a Graduate Gap

A scientist follows an historian of science, as James M. Hogle and Doreen Hogle succeed Everett I. Mendelsohn and Mary B. Anderson as master and co-master of Dudley House, the Harvard Yard center for students enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (see "University People," July-August). James Hogle, an expert on the structure and function of viruses, is Harkness professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at the medical school and chair of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences committee on higher degrees in biophysics; Doreen Hogle is an intellectual-property attorney. As master, Hogle said, he hopes to reach out to the large contingent of graduate students in the medical school's division of medical sciences—a step toward building community among faculties and students in GSAS and medicine whose research increasingly overlaps.

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Carola Suárez-Orozco
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Latin America Leader

Carola Suárez-Orozco, an immigration researcher at the Graduate School of Education, has moved to the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, where she will serve as executive director. She succeeds Stephen J. Reifenberg, who will direct the center's new office in Chile.

 

Star Scientist

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Irwin I. Shapiro
Jon Chase / Harvard News Office
Timken University Professor Irwin I. Shapiro, director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, has been named acting director of all science programs for the Smithsonian Institution.

 

On High, Down Under

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Janet Hatch
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History department administrator Janet Hatch has been made an honorary member of the Order of Australia for her services coordinating Harvard's Australian studies program. In that role, she is now busily arranging a conference on Australian literature, organized by Judith L. Ryan, Harvard College Professor and Weary professor of German and comparative literature, scheduled for October 31 to November 2.

 

Ex-publisher

Continuing the remaking of Harvard Business School Publishing and its flagship Harvard Business Review (see July-August), the resignation of the magazine's publisher since 1999, Penelope Muse Abernathy, was announced in early July. The change came during a reorganization by new CEO David A. Wan, M.B.A. '81, and follows the resignation of former Review editor Suzanne R. Wetlaufer '81, M.B.A. '88. Cathryn Cronin Cranston '77, formerly associate publisher, based in California, succeeds Abernathy.

 

Medicine Men

Three of the dozen new Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators chosen for their work at the boundaries of lab science and clinical care of patients are affiliated with the medical school. Each will receive up to $1 million annually for research funding. They are Todd R. Golub, associate professor of pediatrics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a specialist in childhood leukemia; Bruce D. Walker, professor of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the medical school's division of AIDS, who works on HIV and viral pathogenesis; and Christopher Walsh, Bullard professor of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, who studies the genetic bases of mental retardation and epilepsy in children....Separately, the institute granted $1.6 million to the University to support the undergraduate biology program.