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

June 12, 2018

Leslie Badani, BFA ’07, was featured in the Forbes article “Scratch-and-Sniff Postage Stamps: a Cool Proposition.”

Douglas Boyce released an album of original music titled Some Consequences of Four Incapacities.

Emma Briant delivered a presentation on Cambridge Analytica and modern propaganda at the Data & Society Research Institute.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess received the 2018 Paul Bartlett Ré Peace Prize from the University of New Mexico.

David DeGrazia was elected as a Fellow to the Hastings Center.

John Edmonds, BFA ’12, was featured in the Paper Magazine article “John Edmonds Highlights the Art of Black Beauty.”

Allen Gannett, BA ’12, authored the book The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time (Currency, 2018).

Kerric Harvey presented the Best First Feature Film Award at the Washington, D.C., International Film Festival.

Oleg Kargaltsev received a $79,710 grant from NASA Goddard LOC for his study of the X-ray spectrum of isolated rotation-powered pulsar.

Juliette E. Lippman BA ’90, was named president of the Florida Bar Foundation.

Steven Livingston was appointed to the International Criminal Court Technology Advisory Board.

Peter Loge was the keynote speaker at the Center for Plain Language’s ClearMark awards.

Michael Mann received a $18,710 award from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for his work on fire occurrence probability model development.

Jessica McCaughey won the 2017 Intercom Outstanding Magazine Article award for her article "Put Down the Red Pen! Nine Strategies for Providing Better Feedback to Multilingual Writers." 

Shannon McFarlin received a $397,655 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate and develop a comprehensive framework for deciphering hard tissue evidence of weaning variation in wild great apes.

Alan S. Nadel, BA ’71, JD ’76, was named one of Pennsylvania’s 2018 “Super Lawyers and Rising Stars” by Thomson Reuters.

Ethan Porter authored “Partisanship, Bureaucratic Responsiveness, and Election Administration: Evidence from a Field Experiment” in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Christopher A. Rollston edited the book Enemies and Friends of the State: Ancient Prophecy in Context (Eisenbrauns, 2018).

Yongwu Rong was awarded a  $8,619 grant from The National Institute of Standards and Technology to participate in its 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program.

Cheryl W. Thompson received the SMPA Robert and Christine Staub Faculty Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in teaching, advising and mentoring and service.

Meagan Vakiener was awarded a $5,700 grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for her work on weaned-age variation in mountain gorillas using trace element distributions in teeth.

Silvio Waisbord was named an International Communication Association fellow.