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 13, 2019

The GW chapter of the Society of Physics Students won a Future Faces of Physics Award for its work in providing educational outreach through Life Pieces to Masterpieces, an after-school program for young African American males from underprivileged Washington, D.C., neighborhoods.

Babak Bahador (Media and Public Affairs), Robert Entman (Media and Public Affairs) and Curd Knüpfer (Media and Public Affairs) co-authored “Who’s Elite and How the Answer Matters to Politics” in the journal Political Communication.

Tara S. Behrend (Organizational Sciences and Communication) co-edited the book Workforce Readiness and the Future of Work (Routledge, 2019).

Jeffrey P. Blomster received a $20,437 award from the National Science Foundation for his research on social status and political authority in Mesoamerica Ca. 1000 B.C.

Nemata Blyden (History) was awarded a $27,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her project "To Enter Africa from America: US Empire, Race, and the African Question, 1847-1919.”

Emma Briant (Media and Public Affairs) spoke at the European Parliament session "Safeguarding Democracy in the Digital Age" in Brussels. She delivered a presentation at the University of Virginia Media Studies Department Cyber Innovation & Society Distinguished Speaker series on Cambridge Analytica, disinformation and Brexit.

John Edmonds, BFA ’12, will exhibit his photographs at the 2019 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

Eileen Guenther (Music) and Millicent Scarlett (Music) contributed to the PBS film Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story.

Chryssa Kouveliotou (Physics) received a $63,662 grant from NASA’s Goddard Center to use the NuStar space-based telescope for follow-up observations of galactic x-ray sources.

Vera Kuklina (Geography) received a $394,512 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impact of undocumented transportation pathways on remote communities in Siberia.

Steven Livingston (Media and Public Affairs) convened a study group on technology, human rights and artificial intelligence at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Maxim Mai (Physics) published research on new exotic states of matter in the Physical Review Letters.

Corinne McCormack, BA ’76, authored the book From Living Room to Boardroom, How I Launched and Sold a Multi-million Dollar Business (Corinne McCormack Consulting, 2019).

J. Houston Miller received a $70,000 grant from Mesa Photonics, LLC, and the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a ground-based water vapor atmospheric profiler.

Harris Mylonas (Political Science) authored the article "Nationā€building policies in the Balkans: an Ottoman or a manufactured legacy?" in the journal Nations and Nationalism.

Mika Natif (Art History) was interviewed by Indian Cultural Forum for the article “Did Akbar really examine paintings every week? All the World’s a Mughal Stage.”

American Studies doctoral candidate Kimberly Probolus authored the letter to the editor “A Woman’s Plea: Let’s Raise Our Voices!” in The New York Times.

Nina Seavey (Media and Public Affairs) received $100,000 in support of her documentary project My Fugitive. The Reva and David Logan Foundation donated $50,000 and an additional $50,000 was provided by an anonymous donor.

John Sides (Political Science) received a $200,000 grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to support the “Monkey Cage” column in The Washington Post.

Janet Steele (Media and Public Affairs) spoke at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication on “The Journalisms of Islam.”

Nikki Usher (Media and Public Affairs) gave the presentation “Theorizing Beyond a Construct and The Case of Washington Political Journalism” at the OsloMet Digital Journalism Focus Seminars at Oslo Metropolitan University.

Allyson Vieira (Foundations, Studio Arts) authored the book On the Rock: The Acropolis Interviews (Soberscrove Press, 2019).

Silvio Waisbord (Media and Public Affairs) authored the book Communication: A Post-Discipline (Polity Press, 2019).