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2008-05-29 10:34:28

Three scientists in fields of neuroscience, astrophysics and nanoscience became the first recipients of the Kavil prizes on Wednesday. Named after philanthropist Fred Kavil, the $1 million prizes are awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in partnership with the Kavil Foundation and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The three first recipients for the award for neuroscience were Dr. Sten Grillner of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden; Thomas Jessell...

2006-03-20 13:50:00

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Columbia University said on Monday it plans to build a center dedicated to studying the brain and behavior using a $200 million gift that is the largest received by the institution. The research and teaching facility, to be named The Jerome L. Greene Science Center, is made possible by the gift from Dawn Greene to honor her late husband, a Columbia alumnus and prominent New York lawyer, real estate investor and philanthropist. The center, which will be built in Harlem,...