Several attendees at--and one recipient of--the 1993 John Scott Awards, presented annually by the Board of City Trusts of the city of Philadelphia (see People, page 22), voiced concern over the lack of publicity for the award. At one point during his acceptance speech, honoree Richard E. Smalley, Gene and Norman Hackerman Professor of Chemistry at Rice University, remarked, "This is the only time I've received an award, or heard of one, when all efforts made to get a list of previous awardees have failed." Lewis Padulo, president and CEO of Philadelphia's University City Science Center, shared Smalley's sentiment, calling the Scott Award "one of the best-kept secrets in Philadelphia, maybe in American science." Padulo also urged his colleagues in the Philadelphia science community to "put our thinking caps on" and "see...
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