"Noteworthy" is a monthly compilation of important 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

October 13, 2021

Senior Shreeya Aranake (History) was quoted by Inside Higher Ed in the article “Colleges Ramp Up Internship Resources.

We note with regret the passing of Professor Emeritus Raya Bodnarchuk, who taught at the Corcoran School for 32 years.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess (Dance) received the Selma Jeanne Cohen Dance Award from the Fulbright Association.

PhD candidate Joseph Cerrone (Political Science) received a $2,500 grant from the American Political Science Association for a project titled “Who Cares About Immigration?”

Rebecca DeWolf, BA ’04, MA ’08, (History) authored the book Gendered Citizenship: The Original Conflict over the Equal Rights Department (University of Nebraska Press, 2021).

Susan E. Dudley (TSPPPA’s Regulatory Studies Center) received a $98,600 grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts Foundation to study the economic impact of regulatory compliance burdens.

Matt Eich (Photojournalism) was selected by Aperture and Google’s Creator Labs for a fund that recognizes artists' exceptional vision.

Robert Eisen (Religion) published the book Judaism and Violence: A Historical Analysis with Insights from Social Psychology (Cambridge University Press, 2021).

Paul M. Farber (Corcoran) co-directed the National Monument Audit, which assesses the current monument landscape across the United States.

Kyle Farmby, MPA ’94, PhD ’99, (TSPPPA) will be the new president of Guilford College, effective January 1, 2022.

Senior Blake Flayton (Political Communication) was mentioned by Religion News Service in the article “I preached the Dickens about antisemitism.

Thomas A. Guglielmo (American Studies) published the book Divisions: A New History of Racism and Resistance in America's World War II Military (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Michael Hankinson (Political Science) received a $31,469 grant from the Russell Sage Foundation for a project titled “Aggregating Voters and the Electoral Connection: The Effect of Neighborhood Representation on the Welfare and Equity of the Housing Supply.”

Jackie Jones, BA ’76, (Journalism) was featured by The Baltimore Sun in the article “New dean of Morgan State’s School of Global Journalism and Communication emphasizes community-based reporting.

Jonquel Jones, BA ’16, was featured by ESPN in the article “Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones named WNBA MVP heading into semifinals.

Loren Kajikawa (Music) published a chapter in Sounding Together: Collaborative Perspectives on U.S. Music in the Twenty-21st Century.

Oleg Kargaltsev (Physics) received a $62,995 grant from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory to study X-ray pulsar wind nebula, and a $11,920 grant from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to study high-resolution imaging and timing of a bright X-ray source.

Marian Licha, BA ’80, (Acting) is starring in Celia and Fidel at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.

Katrina L. Pariera (Communication) received a $7,690 grant from Villanova University to study paths of acceptance for parents of gender minority youth.

Michael Angelo Rodriguez, BFA ’18, (Fine Art Photography) is presenting a solo exhibition titled Otro Tiempo showing at Transformer in Washington, D.C.

Danny Rouhier, ’01, was quoted by The Fan DC in the article “Danny Rouhier to be inducted into George Washington University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Heather Stebbins (Corcoran) contributed a track to the album Plays Well with Others.

Junior Tara Stumpfl (Sociology) was quoted by The Washington Post in the article “Climate protesters arrested outside Senate office buildings.

Senior Hannah Thacker was quoted by Neiman Journalism Lab in the article “‘I didn’t feel wanted by student media’: Few Black and Latinx students are editors of top college newspapers.

Rebekah Tromble (SMPA) received a $749,222 grant from the National Science Foundation to study building trust in communication systems by addressing misinformation-driven online abuse and harassment.

George Younes (Physics) received a $37,500 grant from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center to monitor magnetars.

Ning Yu (Corcoran) released a solo piano and electronic album, Iron Orchid, in collaboration with composer and producer David Bird.