Four distinguished faculty honored

Two scientists, a philosopher and an economist from the University have received some of the most prestigious honors their peers can bestow.

William K. DeGrado

Ralph F. Hirschmann

David Cass

Paul Guyer

The two scientists - Ralph F. Hirschmann, Ph.D., and William F. DeGrado, Ph.D. - were among the 60 members recently named to the National Academy of Sciences.

Economist David Cass, Ph.D., was elected Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association - one of only two this year.

And Paul Guyer, Ph.D., was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

DeGrado, professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the School of Medicine, is known for designing new kinds of proteins and peptides.

Hirschmann, Makineni Chair of Bioorganic Chemistry, is known for chemical synthesis of molecules that have pharmaceutical applications, such as anti-inflammatory steroids.

Cass, with research interests in pure theory of capital, individual behavior under uncertainty and models of financial equilibrium, is the Miller Professor Economics and director of the Center for Analytic Research in Economics and the Social Sciences (CARESS).

Guyer, Murray Professor in the Humanities and professor of psychology, and one of the world's most eminent Immanuel Kant scholars, has written and edited or translated nine books on Kant, including a new translation of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason," the seminal work of modern philosophy.

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Originally published on May 13, 1999