A research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, PAUL HSIEH ’77 was named the 2011 Federal Employee of the Year for his role in containing the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig spill. Hsieh “provided critical scientific information that proved to be a turning point in ending the worst oil spill in our nation’s history,” read the citation. ... Barclays executive HUGH “SKIP” MCGEE ’81 had an inside-the-ropes view of Phil Mickelson’s PGA Tour victory Feb. 12, teaming with the golf star in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. ... ERIC LANDER ’78 is among the winners of a Dan David Prize, cited for his genome research. Named after the late philanthropist Dan David, the award recognizes “achievements having an outstanding scientific, technological, cultural, or social impact on our world” in three categories — past, present, and future. Lander is the director of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.