Genesis One, an evening of readings inspired by the book of Genesis, on Feb. 1 at 5 p.m. at The Castle

Vol. IV No. 20   ·   26 January 2001 


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Robbins gives a lifetime to glycobiology

Phillips Robbins, SDM professor of molecular and cell biology, was awarded the Karl Meyer Prize by the Society for Glycobiology at its annual meeting in November. The honor is the society's highest scientific recognition, given annually to an outstanding scientist for lifetime contributions to the field of glycobiology. Glycobiology covers the biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of the metabolism and synthesis of the carbohydrate-containing components of the body.

Wiesel named to U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council

Part of President Clinton's flurry of activity before vacating office on January 20 was naming 14 members to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, including Elie Wiesel.

Wiesel, who is a UNI professor and BU's Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities as well as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, and the Nobel Peace Prize, was founding chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in 1980. Among those joining him on the council are Maya Angelou, noted author, actor, dancer, and poet and a professor at Wake Forest University, the Honorable Stuart E. Eizenstat, currently deputy secretary of the treasury, and Harvey M. Meyerhoff, chairman of the board of Magna Holdings, Inc., and chairman emeritus of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council was established in 1979 to provide for the annual commemoration and observance of the Days of Remembrance of the Holocaust and to construct and operate a living memorial to its victims. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum was dedicated in 1993.

Who will be Student Employee of the Year?

Student supervisors have until Friday, February 2, to submit Student Employee of the Year nomination forms to the Student Employment Office. For more information, please call 353-3594.


26 January 2001
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