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  • n  someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath
  • s  worthy of the greatest honor or distinction
    The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag"- James Traub

  • He says one of his predecessors told him that being poet laureate means you basically spend a year explaining what the poet laureate is.
  • The first de facto laureate was Ben Jonson, who received a pension from King James I in 1616.
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  • Duke Economist Discusses the Work of Nobel Laureate Robert Fogel
    The Nobel laureate, Chicago-school economist Robert W. Fogel passed away on June 11. Professor John Komlos, the new Director of Admissions for Duke Economics Master’s Program, worked closely under Fogel. This life changing experience continues to influence how Komlos interacts with students today.
    June 19, 2013 - Duke University
  • Pacifica weighs in on the tradition of poet laureate
    Pacifica's first poet laureate, Rod Clark, was appointed to the post in 2003 and remained poet laureate until his death on April 2.
    June 19, 2013 - Pacifica Tribune
  • Press Releases: Remarks at the World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony
    Remarks at the World Food Prize Laureate Announcement Ceremony Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Benjamin Franklin Room Washington, DC June 19, 2013 SECRETARY KERRY: Ken – excuse me – thank you very, very much. Welcome everybody to the Franklin Room, to the State Department, and to this wonderful celebration of creativity, commitment, audacity, all at the same time. And I’m particularly ...
    June 19, 2013 - U.S. Department of State

  • Barack Obama in AFP
    I wish to convey my best wishes to Aung San Suu Kyi, the world's only imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate, on the occasion of her 65th birthday on June 19,Obama said in his message. "I once again call on the Burmese government to release Aung...
  • Richard Riley in MarketWatch
    I am pleased and honored to be a part of such a significant effort to recognize and support teachers throughout the world,said Secretary Riley. "I am very proud of the work being done by Laureate to strengthen society through education."
  • Frank McKenna in Market Wire (press release)
    Each of these six outstanding individuals to be inducted as our 30th Annual Laureate Class of 2008 has made a significant and valuable contribution to the Canadian business community, the country's economy and quality of life in Canada,said...

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