September 2017 Kudos

September 13, 2017

Sean Aday received $125,000 from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for the Hewlett-Cybersecurity Media Study.

Attiya Ahmad was awarded a $180,521 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his work on “Halal Tourism and the Spoils of War in the Middle East.”

Gregory Asmolov, MA ’10, received a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship to research the role of digital platforms in crisis situations at the King’s Russia Institute, King’s College London.

Babak Bahador and William Youmans authored “Rhetoric and Recollection: Recounting the George W. Bush Administration's Case for War in Iraq” in Presidential Studies Quarterly.

Eric Cline was awarded the Antiquity Prize 2017 for co-authoring the article “Satellite evidence of archaeological site looting in Egypt: 2002–2013.”

Evangeline J. Downie received a $420,000 NSF grant for her research revealing nucleon structure and dynamics through muon and photon scattering. She was also awarded a $40,000 contract from the American Physical Society and NSF for the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics II.

Valentina Harizanov was a tutorial speaker at the 11th Panhellenic Logic Symposium in Delphi, Greece.

Chryssa Kouveliotou received a $200,000 award from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for her work “Towards a Population Census of Young Galactic X-Ray Sources.”

History PhD student Brittany Lewis was crowned 2017 Miss Black America.

Stuart Licht’s research on removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere while producing carbon nanotubes was featured on

John Miller was awarded a $333,147 grant from NSF to study the hyperspectral extinction and emission spectroscopy of nascent soot for insights into electronic structure and morphology.

Peter Nemes received a $1,890,151 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his work “Single-cell Metabolomics and Proteomics: The Missing Link to Understanding Vertebrate Embryonic Patterning.”

Weiqun Peng was awarded $105,939 from NIH for his examinations of Tcf1/Lef1 and beta-catenin in follicular helper T cells.

Patricia Phalen authored the book Writing Hollywood: The Work and Professional Culture of Television Writers (Routledge, 2017).

Daniele Podini was awarded $33,889 from RTI International and the Department of Justice for the All Things SNPs Webinar Series.

Xiaofeng Ren was awarded a $283,067 grant from NSF to reconstruct morphological phases from nonlocal geometric systems.

Laura B. Schiavo was awarded a $93,509 cooperative agreement from the National Park Services for her historic furnishing plan of the Mary McLeod Bethune House.

Janet Steele taught a three-day narrative journalism workshop as part of the Asian Journalism Fellowship program in Singapore.

Dawn Stoppiello, MFA '14, joined the faculty at The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance as an assistant professor of practice in dance and new media.

Nikki Usher's book, Interactive Journalism: Hackers, Data and Code, is a finalist for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Tankard Book Award.

Gregory Lawrence Wallace was awarded a $74,576 contract by NIH for research on the cognitive neuroscience of autism spectrum disorder.

Huixia Wang received a $125,000 grant from NSF for a project on the inference for high dimensional quantile regression.

Benjamin Young, PhD student in history, authored the article “The Reagan-era invasion that drove North Korea to develop nuclear weapons” for The Washington Post.

Yanxiang Zhao and the GW chapter of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) were featured in SIAM News.