FACULTY AWARD: Harold Shapiro to receive Public Welfare Medal

Jan. 17, 2012 5:03 p.m.

Harold Shapiro, Princeton University's president emeritus and a professor of economics and public affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences' Public Welfare Medal for his efforts to promote public understanding of controversial and complex scientific issues. The medal, to be presented at a ceremony April 30 in Washington, D.C., is awarded annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good and is considered the academy's most prestigious award.