The position of Joseph Pellegrino University Professor
is one of 23 University Professorships
at Harvard University
. As of 2009, the post is held by Peter L. Galison
, a historian of science
and physicist. Previous holders of the chair were Robert Nozick
, a philosopher, and Edward O. Wilson
, the biologist, who is currently Pellegrino University Research Professor (an emeritus professor).
University Professorships are the most distinguished position a Harvard professor can attain. (Joseph) P. Pellegrino, a 1960 alumnus, and his family.
Pellegrino is president of Langford Capital Corp. and former president of the Prince Co., formerly owned by his family. A long-running series of national radio television commercials
proclaiming "In the North End of Boston
, Wednesday is Prince Spaghetti
Day", became a cultural touchstone in the 1960s and 1970s.
As of 2009, Pellegrino is a member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' Dean's Council, the Committee on University Resources, the FAS Boston Major Gifts Steering Committee, the Visiting Committee for Athletics, and the Advisory Committee for Shareholder Responsibility. He has also established a scholarship fund for... Read More