July 2023 Noteworthy

July 12, 2023

Roman Bobek, BA ’22, (Creative Writing) published the poem “When a tree dies” in The Shore.

Lisa Bowleg (Psychology) received a $20,255 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to extend intersectional stigma research on HIV care. 

Elizabeth Chacko (Geography) was awarded a $11,626 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the 2023 Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference, which promotes greater participation of historically underrepresented groups in geography.

Manuel R. Cuellar (RGSLL) was short-listed for the 2023 de la Torre Bueno First Book Award by the  Dance Studies Association for his book Choreographing Mexico: Festive Performances and Dancing Histories of a Nation (University of Texas Press, 2022).

Michael Doering (Physics) received a $54,029 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to study a coordinated theoretical approach for exotic hadron spectroscopy.

Fallon Goodman (Psychology) was awarded a $54,417 NIH grant to research rejection sensitivity and its role in sexual minority adolescents’ mental health.

Fang Jin (Statistics) received the prestigious NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. She was also awarded a $193,822 grant from NSF to develop a novel interpreting framework that enables humans to understand the decision process of complex deep neural networks.

Jonquel Jones, BA ’19, (Criminal Justice) spoke with “Gametime with Boomer Esiason” about her career in the WNBA.

Chryssa Kouveliotou (Physics) received a $32,605 grant from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to research the energetics of short GRBs.

David John Marley, PhD ’04, (American History) was featured in the Associated Press article “Pat Robertson united evangelical Christians and pushed them into conservative politics.’’

Lenore D. Miller, MFA ’72, (Graphics) is curating the exhibition “Tony Sarg: Genius at Play” at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. Michael R. Harrison, MA ’97, (Museum Studies) and Darin E. Johnson, MA ’97, (Political Management) are also contributing to the exhibition.

Xiaofeng Ren (Mathematics) received a $288,446 NSF grant to study inhibitory long range interaction in pattern forming physical and biological systems.

Dumi Right, hip hop music ensemble leader at the Corcoran, is presenting free rap/songwriting workshops at Fairfax County Libraries this summer. 

Yuta Watanabe, BA ’18, (Japanese Language & Literature), was featured by Sports Illustrated in the article “Yuta Watanabe is Perfect Complement for Suns, Kevin Durant.’’

The Departments of History and Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations celebrated the retirement of Department Operations Manager Michael Weeks. The Department of History will name its lounge in his honor.