Pianist Toma Popovici, 2001 Richmond Competition winner, performs on Tuesday, April 2, at the Tsai Performance Center
Week of 29 March 2002 · Vol. V, No. 28


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COM lecturer wins fiction contest

Midge Raymond, a COM lecturer in writing and senior writer-editor in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, is the winner of Witness magazine's 2002 short-short fiction contest for emerging writers for her story "Anodyne."

MED researcher receives Maxwell Finland award

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has given the Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement to Jerome Klein, a MED professor of pediatrics and vice chairman of academic affairs at BMC's department of pediatrics. The award was named for Maxwell Finland, considered "the father of infectious diseases." Klein is the first recipient of the award to have worked with the famed researcher: from 1961 to 1963, he was one of Finland's fellows. Klein received the honor for his groundbreaking work in vaccinations, otitis media, and pediatric infectious diseases. He is coeditor of a definitive text on pediatric
infections, Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant, now in its fifth edition.

MED prof named to board of Atherotech, Inc.

Atherotech, Inc., a leading cardiodiagnostic company, has appointed Benjamin Gerson, a MED professor of occupational health, to its board of directors. He joins six other directors dedicated to advancing the adoption of Atherotech's VAP (vertical auto profile) test as the new standard of care for cholesterol risk assessment. The VAP test is the only cholesterol test that complies with the new National Cholesterol Education Program ATP III guidelines. Gerson has been an advisor on medical issues to the U.S. and Canadian governments, a member of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act Quality Control Committee of the Centers for Disease Control, and a former chairman of the Clinical Devices Panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

GRS student wins playwriting award

Irish native Ronan Noone (GRS'01) has won the National Student Playwriting Award for The Lepers of Baile Baste, presented last fall at the Boston Playwrights' Theatre. The honor comes with a $2,500 prize from the William Morris Agency, publication of the work by Samuel French, Inc., and a fellowship at the Sundance Theatre Lab in Utah. Noone studied under Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott and Kate Snodgrass in the GRS Creative Writing Program. Snodgrass is also director of the Playwrights' Theatre. Noone's play will be presented at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., next month as part of the annual American College Theater Festival.

Antoniou guest conductor at Louisiana Sinfonietta

Theodore Antoniou, a professor in CFA's school of music, was the guest conductor of the Louisiana Sinfonietta's music festival Giants of the 20th Century, held March 17 through 25 at Louisiana State University's school of music. Antoniou is the director of ALEA III, BU's new music ensemble, and has been the guest conductor of major orchestras and ensembles worldwide, including the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the Berkshire Music Center Orchestra, and the National Opera of Greece.


29 March 2002
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