June 2021 Kudos

June 09, 2021

We note with regret the passing of Professor Emeritus Robert Rycroft, who taught political science, science and technology and international affairs at GW for 25 years.

Congratulations to Lisa Bowleg (Psychology), recipient of GW’s Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Scholarship (Research); Shira Robinson (History), recipient of the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching Excellence; and Carol Sigelman (Psychology), recipient of the Oscar and Shoshana Trachtenberg Prize for Service. Read the full list of award winners.

The Political Science Graduate Program was ranked 12th in the United States and 15th in the world in the 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects by Shanghai Ranking.

PhD student Tariq Adely (Anthropology) was featured in The New York Times article “Make Time to Mourn.

Dr. Adam Goldstein, BA ’04, (Geoscience) authored the article “I’m a Trauma Surgeon in Israel. In My Hospital, We Are in This Together,” for The New York Times.

Frank Sesno (Media and Public Affairs) received a $19,000 service agreement from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for encouraging and challenging students to tell stories about sustainable solutions in areas related to food and agriculture, global hunger and poverty.

Axelle Kamanzi Shimwa (Anthropology) received a $14,930 grant from the Leakey Foundation to study dietary independence in Virunga mountain gorillas.