Shlomo Zvi Sternberg, A&S ’53, ’55 (MA), ’56 (PhD), the George Putnam Professor of Pure and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University, was elected to the American Philosophical Society on April 24.
Leroy E. Hood, Med ’64, a leading scientist in systems biology, biotechnology, immunology, and genomics, was selected by the Foundation for the Future as the 2010 winner of the Kistler Prize. The prize, which comes with a $100,000 cash award, is given for original work in genetics research that increases understanding of the relationship between the human genome and society.
Samuel J. Palmisano, A&S ’73, was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the world’s most prestigious honorary societies, on May 13. The chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of IBM, Palmisano will be formally inducted into the society at a ceremony on October 9 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Andrew E. Pevsner, A&S ’10, who set a Johns Hopkins record in relief appearances during the Blue Jays 2010 winning baseball season, was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft in June. Pevsner’s 16th-round selection marks the highest a Johns Hopkins player has ever been drafted.