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Rodney Ewing, the Donald R. Peacor Collegiate Professor of Geological Sciences, has been awarded the prestigious Lomonosov Gold Medal for his research on the nuclear fuel cycle and nuclear waste management. The medal, named after Russian scientist Mikhail Lomonosov, is the Academy's highest award. Each year, a Russian and a non-Russian receive the honor. Past recipients, more than 20 of whom are Nobel laureates, include Linus Pauling, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and James Watson. Ewing and Nikolay Laverov, vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, will receive the award March 27 in Moscow. Ewing will also receive the title of Honorary Doctor of the University Pierre et Marie Curie in a ceremony in Paris later this year. The honor recognizes his expertise in the field of nuclear waste management and acknowledges contributions he has made in mineralogy, materials sciences and nuclear engineering. Ewing will be awarded a diploma in a ceremony Nov. 21 in Paris. Ewing also holds appointments in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

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