Yale Bulletin and Calendar

May 25, 2001Volume 29, Number 31Three-Week Issue

Graduate Student Awards & Honors

BECTON PRIZE. The Henry Prentiss Becton Prize for exceptional achievement in research, awarded to a graduate student within the Council of Engineering, was given to David Toledano.

BEINECKE PRIZE. The Frederick W. Beinecke Prize, given to an outstanding doctoral dissertation in the field of Western American history based upon the recommendation of the history department, was awarded to Thomas McCarthy.

BILDNER ISRAEL AND JEWISH STUDIES TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS. Robert L. Bildner '72 and Elisa Spungen Bildner '75 Israel and Jewish Studies Travel Grants, which provide support for students traveling to Israel or other countries for language training and research in the field of Jewish studies, were awarded to Raluca Munteanu, political science, and Lisa Silverman, Germanic languages and literatures.

BLANSHARD FELLOWSHIP. Frances Blanshard Fellowship Fund Prizes for outstanding doctoral dissertations submitted to the Department of the History of Art were awarded to Beth Ann Handler and Jennifer Lee Roberts.

BLISS PRIZE. The Harding Bliss Prize for excellence in engineering and applied science, given each year to a student who has completed the Ph.D. thesis during the current academic year and "who has done most to further the intellectual life of the department," was awarded to Joseph Fielding.

BOONE PRIZE. The Sylvia Arden Boone Prize, established by Vera Wells '71 to honor the memory of Sylvia Boone, the first tenured African-American woman on the Yale faculty, was awarded to Angela D. Brown, African studies.

BROUWER PRIZE. The Dirk Brouwer Memorial Prize, which is awarded to a student in the astronomy department for a contribution of unusual merit to any branch of astronomy, was awarded to Volker Bromm.

CHARLES KAO FUND AWARDS. The Charles Kao Fund provides support for summer research in East and Southeast Asia focusing on the impact of technology transfer processes between Asia and the West, and the social, cultural and political transformations in these regions. The students and their departments or schools are: Steven Clark, East Asian languages and literatures; Mary Cooper, political science; Sara Davis, East Asian languages and literatures; Ruth Giverin, East Asian studies; Laura Meitzner, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Suk Bae "Steve" Rhee, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and Shomon Shamsuddin, School of Architecture.

COCA-COLA WORLD FUND GRANTS. Coca-Cola World Fund grants support overseas summer travel for graduate and professional students' projects of applied research or internships that focus on the intersection of at least two of the following fields; international law, international business or management, and international affairs and public policy. Twelve 2001 grants were awarded to graduate students. Their names and departments or schools are: Allison Arreola, international relations; Margaret Cruz, international relations; Wei Cui, Law School; Roland Koenigsgruber, international relations; Kenneth Miller, international relations; Liang Peng, economics; Liana Reilly, epidemiology and public health; Jessica Thorpe, international relations; Kim Thurlow, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Lucia Trimbur, sociology; Sarah Vogel, environmental health sciences; and Kathryn Wendell, anthropology.

EAST ASIAN STUDIES DISSERTATION GRANTS. Eight students received East Asian Studies Dissertation Research Grants, which provide aid to Ph.D. students who expect to pursue research focusing primarily on China, Japan or Korea for their doctoral dissertations during the next academic year. The names and departments of the award winners are: Steven Clark, East Asian languages and literatures; Geoffrey Cunnar, anthropology; Ryan Holmberg, history of art; Mark Levine, East Asian languages and literatures; Stephen Platt, history; Colin Smith, anthropology; Gregory Sullivan, history; and Tiantian Zheng, anthropology.

EAST ASIAN STUDIES SUMMER LANGUAGE GRANTS. Eight graduate students were awarded East Asian Studies Summer Language Mini-Grants for the summer language study of Japanese, Chinese and Korean. The names and departments of the recipients are: Ive Aaslid, history of art; Geoffrey Cunnar, anthropology; Min-young Han, political science; Simon Kim, history; Erez Manela, history; Lorraine Paterson, history; Stephen Platt, history; and Choong Tinling, East Asian languages and literatures.

EAST ASIAN STUDIES SUMMER TRAVEL GRANTS. Eleven students received East Asian Studies Summer Travel and Research Grants. Their names and departments or schools are: Janet Chen, history; Wei Cui, Law School; Min-young Han, political science; Bingyi Huang, history of art; Yu-chih Lai, history of art; Shi-yee Liu, history of art; Weihua Niu, psychology; Ling-Yun Tang, sociology, Guoqian Wang, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Yong Xue, history; and Shou-chih Yen, history of art.

EGLESTON HISTORICAL PRIZES. George Washington Egleston Historical Prizes, given annually to students who, by research, discover new facts of importance for American history or who, by existing data, gather information or reach conclusions which from a historical, literary and critical point of view are likely to be useful to anyone interested in the same subject, were awarded to Peter Silver and John Witt.

EUROPEAN UNION FELLOWSHIP. A European Union Fellowship, which supports research focusing on the European Union or European integration, was awarded to Roland Koenigsgruber, international relations.

EUROPEAN STUDIES FELLOWSHIP. A European Studies Fellowship, which supports training in a European language during the summer, was awarded to Jason Geary, music.

FERREYROS AWARD. The Miguel Ferreyros Memorial Award for Academic Excellence in an International Relations Joint Degree Program was awarded to Peter Conklin, School of Management.

FIELD PRIZE. The Theron Rockwell Field Prize for a poetic, literary or religious work was awarded to Mia M. Mochizuki, history of art.

FORD PRIZE. The William Ebenezer Ford Prize for achievement in study or research in mineralogy was awarded to Christopher Michael Breeding, geology and geophysics.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES FELLOWSHIPS. Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Title VI, are awarded to graduate and professional students whose academic work includes foreign language study and whose career plans include teaching, public service or business related to African studies, European studies or international affairs. FLAS Academic Year Fellowships, which fund intermediate or advanced study at Yale, were awarded to Jonathan Cristol, international relations; Simone Ehrlich, international relations; Mato Meyer, Russian and East European studies; Amelia Shaw, African studies; Sondra Skelaney, international relations; Henry Trotter, African studies; and Erica Williams, African studies. FLAS Summer Fellowships, which fund intensive language study over the summer, were awarded to Michael Fehm, School of Medicine; Jeremy Hultin, religious studies; Laly Lichtenfeld, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Matthew Light, political science; Emily Margaretten, anthropology; Robert Morrissey, history; and Kafi Sanders, epidemiology and public health.

FOX INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS. Fox International Fellowships support research exchanges in economics, political science, international relations, law, business and finance, or contemporary history between Yale and the Free University of Berlin, Moscow State University, Sidney Sussex College of Cambridge University, Tokyo University, Fudan University in Shanghai and Sciences Po in Paris. This year's recipients are: Haini Guo, history; Diana Hsu, international relations; Jungjin Kim, international relations; Jaime Lluch, political science; Lorenz Luthi, history; Liana Reilly, epidemiology and public health; Gagan Sood, history; and Jennifer Wells, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

GATZKE PRIZES. Hans Gatzke Prizes, given to outstanding dissertations in a field of European history based upon the recommendation of the history department, were awarded to Tonio Andrade and Jeremi Suri.

HENRY HART RICE FELLOWSHIPS. Two students were named Henry Hart Rice Research Fellows. The Henry Hart Rice Foreign Residence Fellowships provide support for graduate student research in the humanities and social sciences to conduct individual study and research while in residence in a foreign country that is experiencing strained relations with the United States. This year's recipients are Smita Malpani, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Kenneth Miller, international relations.

LEITNER INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY FELLOWSHIPS. The Georg Walter Leitner Program in International Political Economy, which funds research on international political economy, have awarded fellowships to Nancy Brune, political science; Vladimir Gil, anthropology; Jason Sorens, political science; and Kathryn Wendell, anthropology.

LUCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM. Allison Moore, Law School, was selected for the Luce Scholars Program, which provides one-year internships in Asia for graduates with no significant experience in Asia or Asian studies.

NICHOLAS PRIZES. The John Spangler Nicholas (1921 Ph.D.) Prize, awarded annually to an outstanding doctoral candidate in experimental zoology, was given to Homayoun Bagheri-Chaichian, ecology and evolutionary biology.

ORVILLE PRIZES. Philip M. Orville Prizes are awarded to graduate students in geology in recognition of outstanding research and scholarship in the earth sciences. This year's recipients from the Department of Geology and Geophysics are Julia Clarke and Albert Colman.

PEYRE PRIZE. The Marguerite A. Peyre Prize, awarded at the discretion of the chair of the French department to a student in that department, was given to Susan Brubaker-Cole.

PORTER PRIZES. John Addison Porter Prizes are awarded for works of scholarship in any field where it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts or principles, or both, and to present the results in such a literary form as to make the project of general human interest. The award recipients from the Department of History are Peter Rhoads Silver, Jeremi Suri and John Fabian Witt.

RICHARDSON FELLOWSHIPS. Smith Richardson Fellowships provide dissertation support for archival research in the fields of international, diplomatic, political and military/strategic studies. This year's recipients are: Kathy Barbier, international security studies; Chris Bishop, history; Jennifer Boittin, history; Zhiming Chen, political science; Rachel Chrastil, history; Daniel Cunnane, history; Chris Gehrz, history; Will Inboden, history; Edward Kehler, history; Scott Kleeb, international relations; Jana Lipman, history; Lorenz Luthi, history; Erez Manela, history; Jamie Morin, political science; Raluca Munteanu, political science; Lien-Hang Nguyen, history; Brian Rohlik, history; Anita Seth, history; Gagan Sood, history; Jason Tavares, history; George Trumbull IV, history; and Jonathan Winkler, history.

SOROS FELLOWSHIPS. Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, which support up to three years of graduate study in any discipline, were awarded to Boris Bershteyn, Law School; Maryana Iskander, Law School; and Chimène Keitner, Law School.

SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES GRANTS. Southeast Asia Studies Grants support research for students with a demonstrated commitment to the field of Southeast Asia studies. The recipients are: Samantha Boris, epidemiology and public health; Thomas Conners, linguistics; Kevin Eddings, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Aya Hirata, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Takeshi Ito, political science; Curtis Lambrecht, political science; Mayseng Lee, health policy; Laiyee Leong, political science; Siti Mardiah, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Lien-Hang Nguyen, history; Timothy Pachirat, political science; Lorraine Paterson, history; Suk Bae "Steve" Rhee, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and Jessica Thorpe, international relations.

WOLFGANG PRIZES. Richard Wolfgang Prizes are awarded each year for the best doctoral theses by graduating chemistry students. The recipients are Thomas Muller and Robert Rizzo.

WRIGHT PRIZES. Arthur and Mary Wright Prizes, given for outstanding dissertations in the field of history outside the United States or Europe based upon the recommendation of the history department, were awarded to Christopher Gill and Daviken Studnicki-Gizbert.

YCIAS DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANTS. YCIAS Dissertation Research Grants provide support for research on doctoral dissertations in international relations, history or the social sciences. The award recipients are Ahmed Afzal, anthropology; Radiclani Clytus, African American studies; Eva Garen, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Vladimir Gil, anthropology; Maya Jasanoff, history; Laiyee Leong, political science; Erik Myrup, history; John Neidel, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Martin Nesvig, history; Lien-Hang Nguyen, history; Stephen Platt, history; Anne Rademacher, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Jasmina Regan, sociology; Mieka Ritsema, anthropology; Maria Salazkina, Slavic languages and literatures; Rachel Seher, political sicence; Gagan Sood, history; John Tuxill, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Karen Warner, anthropology; John Way, history; and Jonathan Winkler, history.

YCIAS PRE-DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANTS. Thirty students received YCIAS Pre-Dissertation (Mini) Research Grants, which provide aid to graduate students in international relations, history or the social sciences for pre-doctoral dissertation research. The names and schools or departments of the grant recipients are: Muhammad Abdu-Noor, Near Eastern languages and civilizations; Alison Bruey, history; Marina Campos, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Rachel Chrastil, history; Thomas Conners, linguistics; Daniel Cunnane, history; Christiane Ehringhaus, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Christy Glass, sociology; Achim Halpaap, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Kevin Irwin, sociology; Maria Ivanova, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Jennifer Jackson, anthropology; Joshua Kronen, history; Jovana Lazic, history; Jaime Lluch, political science; Laura Meitzner, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Mato Meyer, Russian and East European studies; Sylvia Mitraud, sociology; Darren Provost, Renaissance studies; Suk Bae "Steve" Rhee, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Robert Rosenswig, anthropology; Amelia Shaw, African studies; Colin Smith, anthropology; Ling-Yun Tang, sociology; Jason Tavares, history; Lucia Trimbur, sociology; George Trumbull IV, history; Julie Velasquez Runk, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; Dean Vuletic, Russian and East European studies; and Diane Whitney, anthropology.

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Baccalaureate Address

Honorary Degrees

Senior Class Day

Teaching Prizes

Scholastic Prizes

David Everett Chantler Prize

Elliott and Mallory Athletic Awards

Robert E. Lewis Award for Intramural Sports

Roosevelt L. Thompson Prize

William H. McKim Prize

Other Undergraduate Awards and Honors

Graduate Student Awards and Honors

Wilbur Cross Medals


Yale Celebrates 300th Commencement

Festival to feature everything from opera to aerial dancers

Alumni returning to campus for reunion weekends


Exhibit recalls Snowdon's 'irreverent' photographic visions

British Art Center hosting talks, trips, music during International Festival

International Festival of Arts and Ideas: Events on Campus

International Festival of Arts and Ideas: Tours


Outreach program bringing seniors to the Peabody

Campus Notes

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