May 2017 Kudos

May 10, 2017

Andrei Alexandru was awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his theoretical physics work involving simulating QCD on Lefschetz thimbles.

Jocelyne Brant received the GW Honey Nashman Spark a Life Award as Faculty Member of the Year.

PhD candidates Rachel Burga, Thomas Dolan, David Jeffries and Justin Mann were the 2017 Columbian College inductees into the GW Chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Society.

Kavita Daiya won an Affiliated Faculty Fund Grant from the South Asia Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Daniel DeWispelare wrote the book Multilingual Subjects: On Standard English, Its Speakers, and Others in the Long Eighteenth Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017).

Roy Richard Grinker spoke at the 2017 Autism Innovations and Global Impact Conference.

Henry Hale was awarded a $18,775 grant from the National Science Foundation for his doctoral dissertation research on the role of goods distribution for authoritarian stability in ethnically-divided developing countries.

Ashley Hammond was awarded a $5,000 grant by the American Association of Physical Anthropologists for her research on hominoid-like fossils from the late Oligocene of Kenya.

Valentina Harizanov was a tutorial speaker at the North American Annual Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic.

Jenna Weissman Joselit authored the book Set in Stone: America's Embrace of the Ten Commandments (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Political science sophomore Jazmin Kay was awarded the Carlozzi Family Scholarship from New York Women in Communications and was interviewed on the Today show.

Michael Mann was awarded a $24,990 contract from the International Food Policy Research Institute for a project that improves agricultural interventions in Ethiopia through remotely sensed rapid assessments.

Chris Obermeyer, Grad Cert ’15, received a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship in the Ukraine.

Dolores Perillan received the GW Honey W. Nashman Award for Faculty Engagement.

Chet Sherwood received a $20,000 University of Chicago Mentorship Award.

Dawn Ursula, MFA ’07, and Yaegel T. Welch, MFA ’05, will perform with the Everyman Theatre Resident Company in Baltimore, Md., during its 2017-18 season.