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Alfred Sommer Named Dan David Laureate

Newswise — Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS, University Distinguished Service Professor of Ophthalmology, in the School of Medicine, and Epidemiology and International Health and dean emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named a Dan David Laureate for his groundbreaking research into vitamin A. Sommer’s studies determined that vitamin A supplementation could save millions of children's eyesight and lives, and is considered among the most cost-effective health interventions in the world.

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Dan David Prize winners announced

Professors Joseph Klafter (right) and Itamar Rabinovich announce the winners of the 2013 Dan David Prize in Tel AvivLeon Wieseltier, noted writer and literary editor of The New Republic, is one of five recipients of the 2013 Dan David Prize, the foundation committee announced.

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Scholars to ponder role of Zionism in Israel's future

Leon Wieseltier and Anita ShapiraThe Schusterman Center for Israel Studies will host a conference on “Zionism in the 21st Century: Contemporary Perspectives From and About Israel” on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 17 -18. The event is cosponsored by the Israel Institute.

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Michel Serres, professor of French, wins Dan David Prize

Michel SerresMICHEL SERRES, professor of French, has been named one of five winners of the Dan David Prize from Tel Aviv University. Each year, three $1 million awards are made in three dimensions: past, present and future. Serres was recognized in the present dimension under “Ideas, Public Intellectuals and Contemporary Philosophers,” along with Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of the New Republic. The award ceremony will be held at Tel Aviv University on June 9.

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Leon Wieseltier To Split $1 Million Prize

logo.pngNew Republic literary editor Leon Wieseltier has been awarded the $1 million Dan David prize, Politico reported. Wieseltier, who was cited by the prize board as “a foremost writer and thinker who confronts and engages with the central issues of our times,” will split the prize with French philosopher Michel Serres, who was called “one of the most important modern French philosophers.”

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Prestigious Israeli prize awarded to Leon Wieseltier, Michel Serres and Sir Geoffrey Lloyd

logo-foxnews-update.pngAmerican intellectual Leon Wieseltier, French philosopher Michel Serres and British historian Sir Geoffrey Lloyd are among the winners of this year's prestigious Dan David Prize. The Dan David Foundation grants the $1 million prizes in three categories — past, present and future — for scientific, technological and cultural accomplishments.

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