Kudos are monthly compilations of noteworthy awards, achievements and grants received by Columbian College faculty, students and alumni. Articles published in academic journals are also included among these recognitions.

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Recent Recognition

March 14, 2018

Muriel Atkin authored the chapter “The Early Stages of Russo-Iranian Relations” in Russians in Iran (I.B. Tauris, 2018).

Tara S. Behrend co-authored the paper “Reactance to Electronic Surveillance: a Test of Antecedents and Outcomes” in The Journal of Business and Psychology.

Joel Blecher was awarded an ACLS fellowship for his book project, Profit and Prophecy: Islam and the Spice Trade from Venice to India. He is the third member of the Columbian College History Department to be named a 2018-19 ACLS Fellow.

Jonathan Chaves contributed the chapter “The Message of The Mountains: The Yellow Mountains as Source of Inspiration for Painting, Poetry, and Photography” in Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens.

James Clark contributed to the Yemen Webdate Blog/AIYS Blog article “AMNH Paleontological Surveys in Yemen, 1988 and 1991.”

Kerric Harvey was accepted as a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Huynh-Nhu Le was awarded a $49,129 contract from Children’s Hospital National Medical Center and the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation for her work integrating mental health care in an obstetrics setting.

Hua Liang was awarded a $49,720 contract from Tconnex Inc. and the U.S. Department of the Army for developing software for pharmacodynamics and bioassay studies.

Justin Linford was awarded a $21,384 grant from the Space Telescope Science Institute for his work on Gamma-ray quiet novae.

Steven Livingston gave a lecture on “Disinformation Campaigns in Response to Documentation of War Crimes and Human Rights Abuse” at Harvard University.

Communications junior Isabella Luizzi published the essay “A Forced Silence: The Hidden Homonormativity Surrounding Carol” in Film Matters.

Jonathan Edward Mote was awarded a $20,869 award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for his study on using UMETRICS to assess collaboration among universities and national laboratories.

Jason Osder screened his documentary Let the Fire Burn at Temple University and at Sun Cinema in Washington, D.C.

Ethan Porter co-authored the article "Information, Knowledge, and Attitudes: An Evaluation of the Taxpayer Receipt" in The Journal of Politics.

Frank Sesno participated in a fake news evidence session hosted by the U.K. House of Commons.

Janet Steele authored Mediating Islam: Cosmopolitan Journalisms in Muslim Southeast Asia (University of Washington Press, 2018). She also addressed the Santa Fe Council on International Relations and moderated a panel of international exchange organization directors hosted by the Global Ties Foundation.

Cheryl W. Thompson spoke at the International Visitor Leadership Program.

Phillip Troutman was named a 2018-2019 Smithsonian Institution Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Museum of American History.

Nikki Usher's book Interactive Journalism: Hackers, Data, and Code (University of Illinois, 2016) was reviewed in New Media & Society.

Silvio Waisbord delivered the Jay Blumler lecture at Leeds University and made presentations at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and the University of Wisconsin conference on “The Politics of Contention.”