Faculty News

Jim Anderson Awarded the Benton Medal

Jim Anderson Awarded the Benton Medal

June 27, 2016

Please join us in extending congratulations to our friend and colleague Jim Anderson, who was awarded the Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service by the University of Chicago.  This honor is intended to honor people "who have rendered distinguished public service in the field of education" making Jim a particularly worthy recipient! The UChicago News describes this wonderful honor in this article:

 

Prof. Ann Pearson

Ann Pearson named Harvard College Professor

May 11, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Ann Pearson has been named a Harvard College Professor, a five-year professorship that recognizes and highlights exceptional undergraduate teaching at Harvard, in addition to research activities.  Please join us in congratulating Ann on this significant honor.  Read the full story in the Harvard Gazette.

In Memoriam: Adam Dziewonski 11/15/36 - 3/1/16

In Memoriam: Adam Dziewonski 11/15/36 - 3/1/16

March 4, 2016

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of our distinguished colleague, Adam Dziewonski.  Since joining Harvard in 1972, Adam continuously performed field-defining research in seismology and geophysics more broadly.  Adam remained highly productive and engaged in his research until his recent illness.  Please follow this link for more information about this remarkable man and his contributions to the Earth sciences community. We are greatly diminished by his passing and will miss him greatly.

Ups and Downs of Sea Level

Ups and Downs of Sea Level

September 24, 2015

Please follow this link to an interesting Harvard Gazette article featuring research on sea levels by Jerry Mitrovica that was presented in a recent public lecture titled “Ancient Eclipses, Roman Fish Tanks, and the Enigma of Global Sea Level Rise” sponsored by the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture (HMSC).