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November 16, 1999
Glenn Small

Morris Tanenbaum Receives Heritage Award

The Johns Hopkins University Alumni Council has given the University's Heritage Award to Morris Tanenbaum, a distinguished Hopkins graduate and longtime member of the Board of Trustees.

Tanenbaum, the former chairman and CEO of AT&T Communications, accepted the award in a ceremony November 13 in New York. The Alumni Council chose to honor Tanenbaum for his dedicated service as a trustee from 1980 and 1996 and, since that time, as an emeritus member of the board. The council especially noted Tanenbaum's service as chair of the Finance Committee, helping focus and guide the university's financial success during the 1990s.

A 1949 graduate of the university's Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Tanenbaum worked for many years in Bell Laboratories and made significant contributions to electronics technology. He holds numerous patents and developed the silicon diffused transistor, a basic element in modern integrated circuitry. Tanenbaum, who lives in Short Hills, N.J., also led the group that invented the first high field superconducting magnets that are used today in medical imaging devices and other appliances.

The Johns Hopkins Heritage Award was established in 1973 as a way to memorialize Johns Hopkins on the centennial of his death and to honor alumni and friends of the university.

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