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Graduate School Medalists

July-August 2006

Each June, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Medal, first awarded in 1989 on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the school’s founding, honors alumni who have made contributions to society that emerged from their graduate study at Harvard. This year’s honorands are, from left, University of Southern California professor of history and California State Librarian emeritus Kevin Starr, Ph.D. ’69; University of California, Santa Cruz, astronomy professor and new Harvard Overseer Sandra Faber, Ph.D. ’72, whose research has helped reveal the history of the universe; theoretician of economic growth, Nobel Prize-winner, and MIT professor emeritus Robert M. Solow ’44, Ph.D. ’51, LL.D. ’92; and pioneering bioethicist Daniel Callahan, Ph.D. ’65, cofounder and president emeritus of The Hastings Center and a Senior Fellow at Harvard Medical School.

From left: Kevin Starr, Sandra Faber, Robert M. Solow, Daniel Callahan
Photograph by Jim Harrison