Joseph P. Carroll, a graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management (S.M. 1966), was named an officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honor by President Jacques Chirac of France in July. The National Order of the Legion of Honor is France's oldest and highest military and civilian decoration, and it recognizes continued "eminent service" to France. Carroll was honored as "a great philanthropist whose donations enrich the collections of the Museum Guimet with exceptional works of art," according to the citation from Chirac.
Alfred Denny Ellerman, executive director of MIT's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to do research at the University of Paris (Pantheon-Sorbonne), France, during the spring 2006 semester. Ellerman, who will research emissions trading with the European Union Affairs Research Program, is one of about 850 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad during the 2005-2006 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.