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

January 16, 2020

Sean Aday (Media & Public Affairs) received a $130,000 grant from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for a study on cyber security.

Paul Barrett (Physics) was awarded a $19,768 grant from NASA-Goddard to study cataclysmic variables and the possibility of gamma-ray emitters.

Masha Belenky (French) authored the book Engine of Modernity: The Omnibus and Urban Culture in Nineteenth-Century Paris  (Manchester University Press, 2019).

Jonathan Chaves (East Asian Languages and Literatures) contributed to Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying (Prestel, 2020), the first Western-language publication on the 16th century Chinese artist Qiu Ying.

Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier (Art History) authored the book Islamic Elements in the Architecture of Puglia (Brepols Publishers, 2019).

Steven Livingston (Media & Public Affairs) received a $5,000,000 award from the Knight Foundation for the Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

Ethan Porter (Media & Public Affairs) was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Social Science Research Council for a project on identifying best practices to prevent misinformation on Facebook.

Kym Rice (Arts & Design) was awarded a $20,000 grant from The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation for the exhibition “6.13.89: Canceling of the Mapplethorpe.”

Gabriela Rosenblau (Psychological & Brain Sciences) was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for modeling social and non-social learning in autism.

Elizabeth Tapanes (Anthropology) received a $15,000 grant from the Leakey Foundation to study hair evolution.

Cheryl W. Thompson (Media & Public Affairs) was elected vice president of the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

Doctoral candidate Kristen Tuosto (Anthropology) contributed to the Science Magazine article “Making science accessible.”

Christopher Warshaw (Political Science) was awarded a $119,745 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation to study inequalities in participation, voting and representation in local governments in the Unites States.