11-20-2007, 04:25 AM
On November 5, 2007, Harper Lee was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush at a White House Ceremony. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award in the United States and recognizes individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
11-20-2007, 10:01 AM
On November 5, 2007, Harper Lee was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush at a White House Ceremony...."
That's an Alabama woman, by the way.
and George did something else smart, too:
"""SCIENCE, MATH AND ENGINEERING MENTORS RECEIVE PRESIDENTIAL HONORS
WASHINGTON – The White House today announced ten individuals and one organization who will receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). This Presidential Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to mentoring students and increasing the participation of minorities, women and disabled students in science, mathematics and engineering. The individual and institutional awardees will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. presided over by Dr. John H. Marburger, science advisor to the President and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The annual award, administered by the National Science Foundation, includes a $10,000 grant and a Presidential commemorative certificate. The PAESMEM program seeks to identify outstanding mentoring efforts and programs designed to enhance the participation of groups underrepresented in science, mathematics and engineering. The awardees will serve as exemplars to their colleagues and will be leaders in the national effort to more fully develop the Nation's human resources in science, mathematics and engineering.
The 2006 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring awardees are:
David B. Allison – University of Alabama at Birmingham
David Allison works in my department. A brilliant scientist.
Alabama is not entirely as our image would have us.
Best to all.
11-21-2007, 08:28 AM
Did she do aikido?
You ever read To Kill a Mockingbird?