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  • Simon Wins Nobel Prize for Economics

    Prof. Herbert A. Simon of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, whose forebears, including a Civil War soldier, were Jewish, won the 1978 Nobel Prize for economics today. Simon, 62, was cited by the Swedish Academy of Sciences “for his pioneering research into the decision making process within economic organizations.” He is the seventh American to… More ▸

  • Daniel Nathans Shares in the 1978 Nobel Prize for Medicine

    Dr. Daniel Nathans, 49, director of the microbiology department at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore since 1972, is one of three scientists to share the 1978 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Nathans, who became the second American Jew to win a Nobel Prize this year, shares the award with Swiss microbiology Prof. Wemer Arben… More ▸

  • Isaac Bashevis Singer Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Isaac Bashevis Singer was today awarded the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, the first Yiddish writer to win this award. The announcement was made in Stockholm. Singer accepted the $165,000 award modestly. He rejected questions as to which of his many novels and short stories were his favorites, declaring that readers might have favorites but… More ▸

  • Nobel Prize Urged for Dissidents

    With only one vote in apposition, the Senate adopted a bipartisan resolution urging the Nobel Peace Prize for 1978 to be awarded to the Helsinki Act monitors in the Soviet Union. Ninety Senators voted last Thursday for the resolution authored by Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D.Wash.). The lone opponent was Sen. James Abourezk (D.SD). He… More ▸

  • Jackson Supports Soviet Dissidents for Nobel Peace Prize

    Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D.Wash.) and seven of his colleagues have proposed a bipartisan Senate resolution to support the nomination of the Helsinki human rights monitoring group in the Soviet Union for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The resolution presented by Jackson named the following Soviet citizens "of various faiths and nationalities" as meriting the… More ▸

  • Group of Soviet Dissidents Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    The U.S. Commission for Security and Cooperation in Europe that monitors the Helsinki accord has nominated a group of Soviet dissidents for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Commission addressed a letter to the Nobel committee in Stockholm that nominated imprisoned activists Anatoly Shcharansky, Yuri Orlov, Alexander Ginsburg and other dissidents who are members of the… More ▸

  • Special Analysis the Mellowing of a Hard-liner

    If Menachem Begin brings peace to Israel he will become a hero of Jewish history. He will share the Nobel Peace Prize with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. He will be hailed and feted as a statesman of giant stature–and deservedly so. He will receive the accolades of his countrymen, and the honest apologies of… More ▸

  • Jewish Scientist Wins Nobel Prize

    Dr. Rosalyn Yalow was named today a co-winner of the 1977 Nobel Prize for physiology and medicine. She will share the $145,000 award with two other Americans, Dr. Roger Guillemin and Dr. Andrew Schally. Dr. Yalow, 56, who is Jewish, is on the staff of the Veterans Administration Hospital in The Bronx. She was cited… More ▸

  • Some 100 Israeli Notables Nominate Klarsfeld for Nobel Peace Prize

    More than 100 ministers, former Cabinet ministers, Knesset members and members of the faculties of four Israeli universities have nominated Germanborn anti-Nazi activist Beate Klarsfeld for the 1977 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination, with the appended signatures, was sent to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Norway before Feb. 1 as required by the rules…. More ▸

  • Bellow Wins 1976 Nobel Prize

    The 1976 Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded here yesterday to Saul Bellow, the American novelist and academician whose large body of work epitomizes the experience of the Jewish intellectual in America in this century. He lost out winning the Nobel Prize in October 1975 despite indications that he was a front-runner for the award…. More ▸