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 10, 2018

Myron Belkind was a keynote speaker at the Genron NPO conference in Tokyo.

David DeGrazia was elected an honorary Fellow of the Hastings Center.

Hugh Gusterson was awarded the 2017 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize for his book Drone: Remote Control Warfare (MIT Press, 2017).

Gustavo Hormiga received a $26,852 grant from the National Geographic Society to study the colonization and diversification of linyphiid spiders in the Juan Fernandez Islands.

The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking student production Berning Love premiered on Vermont PBS. The 2016 institute film Everything Between won the award for the Best Documentary at the Go Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Anne Kinney was awarded a $623,000 contract from the National Science Foundation for an intergovernmental personnel assignment.

Jonathan Reeves was awarded a $14,810 grant from the Leakey Foundation for a project titled “Movement Ecology and Pleistocene Hominin Landuse: Perspectives from Koobi Fora.”

Frank Sesno received the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry President's Medal.

Sanjit Sethi moderated a panel on Syrian protest art at the Middle East Institute.

Janet Steele was a U.S. State Department speaker for the Press Association of Jamaica's National Journalism Week celebration.

Cheryl W. Thompson was re-elected to a second term on the Fund for Investigative Journalism board.

Nikki Usher’s article “Venture-Backed News Startups and the Field of Journalism: Challenges, changes, and consistencies” was named one of 2017’s top 10 most important pieces of new research in digital and social media by the Journalist’s Resources project at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Megan Vakiener was awarded a $14,840 grant from the Leakey Foundation to study weaned-age in gorillas using trace element distributions in teeth.

Silvio Waisbord co-authored “The Snowden Revelations and the Networked Fourth Estate” in the International Journal of Communication.