Kudos

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

August 15, 2019

W. Andrew Barr (Anthropology) received a $26,581 grant from the National Science Foundation to examine a potential late-Miocene site in the Laikipia Highlands of Kenya.

Lisa Bowleg (Psychology) was awarded a $449,439 grant from the National Institutes of Health to address multi-level intersectional stigma and improve HIV-prevention among young black gay bisexual men.

Christopher Brick (History) received a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers project.

David Brunori (Public Policy), BA ’84, (History), MA ’95, (Political Science) authored the book Local Tax Policy: a Primer (Rowman Littlefield, 2019).

John Edmonds, BFA ’12, (Photography) won the Brooklyn Museum’s inaugural UOVO Prize for his photographs negotiating the intersection of race, gender, sexuality and spirituality.

PhD Candidate Kimberly Foecke (Anthropology) received a $7,200 grant from The Leakey Foundation to study the Neanderthal diet.

C'pher Gresham, BA ’09, (Psychology) was named the CEO of SEED SPOT, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting social entrepreneurs.

Sylvain Guiriec (Physics) received a $8,100 grant from NASA-Goddard to quantify the instrumental effects and systematic uncertainties in the durations of Swift/BAT Gamma-Ray Bursts.

Jeff Huntington, BA ’95, (Fine Arts) was profiled in the Capital Gazette article “By any means necessary: Jeff Huntington committing art to community.”

Arnaud Martin (Biology) was awarded a $672,764 grant from the National Science Foundation to perform precise genome editing procedures on lepidopteran insects, an order that includes butterflies and moths.

Lara C. Rodriguez-Delgado (Anthropology) received a $41,400 from the United States Geological Survey for a project titled “New Parameters for Improving ‘Did You Feel It’: Factors Influencing User Participation in Citizen Seismology.”

Gabriela Rosenblau (Psychology) received a $495,000 grant from the Simons Foundation to examine computational neuroscience-derived predictions of learning abilities.

Maria Solyanik (Physics) was among the Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation Award honorees for her work on the interaction of quantum vortex beams with matter.

Kyla Sommers, BA ’13, PhD ’19, (History) authored the article “How politicians use fear of cities like Baltimore to stoke white resentment” for The Washington Post.

Matt Wilson (Theatre) was announced as a member of the cast of The Till Trilogy at Mosaic Theatre.