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Wiener earns risk analysis award

The Society for Risk Analysis has awarded professor of law, environmental policy and public policy studies Jonathan Wiener the 2003 Chauncey Starr Award, which honors the individual, age 40 or younger, who has made the most exceptional contributions to the field of risk analysis.
Wiener's work has focused on how risk challenges and shapes regulatory policy. More specifically, he has developed the concept of "risk-risk tradeoffs" and proposed remedies for them, has analyzed the "precautionary principle" in U.S., European and international law and has developed risk-based regulatory approaches for global climate change and for better environmental protection at lower cost.

Chapel organ builder dies at 93

Dirk Flentrop, a Dutch organ builder who built the Duke Chapel organ and led the movement to make pipe organs that play and sound like the classical Baroque instruments of Bach's time, died Nov. 30, 2003, at the age of 93.
Flentrop also installed organs at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, the conservatory at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and the Adolphus Busch Hall at Harvard University, an instrument that organ historian Jonathan Ambrosino called "the beacon of a new age."

Fuqua student's dissertation honored

Rex Du, a doctoral candidate at the Fuqua School of Business, has been named co-winner of the Marketing Science Institute 2003 Alden G. Clayton doctoral dissertation competition.
Du's dissertation, titled, "Lifetime Total Category Requirement and Share of Category Requirements: Estimation and Application in Customer Equity Management," was selected from the 87 submissions the MSI received this year.
Competition winners receive $5,000. Du shared the 2003 award with Simona Botti, a doctoral candidate from the University of Chicago.


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