Winners Take All...
*"One always hopes, but I didn't have any solid idea. That's the mystery of the Swedish Academy," Sheldon L. Glashow, professor of Physics, said this week, when the fates granted him a 1979 Nobel prize in phsyics.
Steven Weinberg, Higgins Professor of Physics, as well as Abdus Salam, director of the Italian-based International Center for Theoretical Physics and professor of physics at the London imperial College of Sciences and Technology, share the award.
The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences awarded the $190,000 for the physicists' work on the theoretical unity of interactions between elementary subatomic particles.
Their work helps to clarify the connection between electromagnetism and the "weak" nuclear force which causes radioactivity as a step towards Einstein's ideal of a fully unified field theory that would also include gravity and the "strong" nuclear force (which binds protons to neutrons).
*The Corporation this week named Andrew Heiskell, chairman of the board of Time, Inc. and president of the Harvard Board of Overseers, to be a Corporation member.
Corporation members said Heiskell's business background will help during the coming five years of the Harvard Campaign, the University's gargantuan fund drive. Heiskell's appointment tips the Corporation's membership further towards business.
*Gerald M. McCue, professor of Architecture and Urban Design, will replace Maurice D. Kilbridge as dean of the Graduate School of Design (GSD) next June.
McCue, who has straddled the division between traditionalists and the broader-based department of City and Regional Planning (CRP), earlier this week praised the CRP's innovative approach, while noting that no department in the GSD adequately covers tradtional planning.
*John H. McArthur, assistant dean of the Business School, will take over as dean of the B-School on January 1. McArthur will replace Lawrence E. Fouraker, Baker Professor of Business Administration.
"He has a very strong understanding of the school and its objectives, knowledge of how to get things done through the faculty," James L. Heskett, chairman of the Masters of Business Administration program, said this week of McArthur.