In the Spotlight — April 2014

Three chemistry students were awarded honors from the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation (ARCS). Erin (Webster) Adkins received an ARCS Fellowship, and Matt Finn and Jessica Stuart won ARCS Scholarships.

Charlene Bickford received the Roger R. Trask Award from the Society for History in the Federal Government.

Sophomore Katherine Bradshaw, a Luther Rice Fellow, won GW Research Day’s first prize in the humanities category for her project on King Lear.

Denver Brunsman received a Summer Stipends Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a residency fellowship at the Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.

Senior Ryan Carey-Mahoney wrote an article for USA Today entitled “Your Perfect College Doesn’t Need to be Perfect.”

Eric Cline authored the book 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Princeton University Press), which made Canada’s best seller list in the non-fiction category during its first week.

Marian Lee, BA ’76, wrote the children’s book The Lioness of Brumley Hall and Her Most Unusual Grandchildren, published by CreateSpace, under the name Augusta Pearson Benners.

Graduate students Andrew Moore (Biology) and Cassandra Turcotte (Hominid Paleobiology) were selected as National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellows for 2014.

Jason Osder and Will Youmans received a $15,000 grant from the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program.

Emily Thorson presented the paper “Some of My Best Friends are Poor? Income Misperceptions and Policy Attitudes” at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference.


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