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Three Americans Win Kyoto Award
2013-06-21 09:33:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Three Americans have won the 29th annual Kyoto Prize award for their individual work in biology, music and technology. Dr. Masatoshi Nei an evolutionary biologist and professor at Penn State, will receive the award for his work in the biological sciences. Cecil Taylor, a jazz pianist known for his percussive style, will be honored with the Arts and Philosophy Prize for his work with the musical arts. Finally, Dr. Robert Dennard, the...

2010-12-16 16:00:00

Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Kyocera Corporation will be honored during a day of awards and honors at the Chemical Heritage Foundation PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kazuo Inamori, founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera Corporation, will receive the 2011 Othmer Gold Medal at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) on April 8. The Othmer Gold Medal presentation will be the premier event of CHF's 10th annual Heritage Day. "Entrepreneur, inventor, management...

2008-06-20 03:00:08

The Inamori Foundation (President: Dr. Kazuo Inamori) today announced that Dr. Charles Margrave Taylor will be among the 24th annual laureates of its Kyoto Prize, an international award that honors significant contributions to the scientific, cultural and spiritual development of humanity. This year will mark the second time in the award's 24-year history that all three recipients are North American residents -- including the first Kyoto Prize laureates from Canada. For 2008, the...

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