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Sam Ressin
Dietrich School Undergraduate Wins Udall Scholarship

Sam Ressin of Vienna, Virginia, is one of only 55 college students out of 443 nationwide candidates to receive a 2019 Udall Scholarship. Ressin is a rising senior studying economics and statistics in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and is completing a certificate in Global Studies out of the University Center for International Studies

Graham Hatfull
Dietrich School Faculty Member Leads Team in Lifesaving Research Effort

A team of researchers from the Dietrich School's Department of Biological Sciences, led by Graham Hatfull, Eberly Family Professor of Biotechnology and HHMI Professor, is responsible for using phages, or viruses that infect bacteria, to fight an infection in a teenage lung transplant patient. The phages were discovered by undergraduate students in SEA-PHAGES, a program administered under Hatfull that teaches how to discover and analyze the viruses.

Keisha Blain
Dietrich School History Professor Recipient of Best Book Award

Keisha Blain, assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of History, received the 2019 Darlene Clark Hine Award from the Organization of American Historians (OAH). The prestigious award, given annually for the “best book in African American women’s and gender history,” was presented to Blain for her recent publication, “Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom.”

Mari Webel
Dietrich School Historian Bridges Gap in Understanding Neglected Tropical Diseases

Dietrich School faculty member--the University's first-ever Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellow--seeks to help change the perceptions of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by engaging directly with researchers in public health and medicine.

Four Dietrich School Students Earn 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Dietrich School undergraduates Julia Driscoll, Teja Peddada, Mariya Savinov, and Swapna Subramanian have been named recipients of 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, which support outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the fields of engineering, mathematics, and the natural sciences.

Mohammed Bamyeh
Dietrich School Professor Elected President of Arab Council for the Social Sciences

Mohammed Bamyeh, professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Sociology, has been elected president of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS).

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Five Dietrich School Students Receive 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Five Dietrich School students were awarded 2019 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Six Dietrich School students also earned honorable mentions.

Michel Gobat
Dietrich School History Professor Named Finalist for PROSE Award

Michel Gobat, an associate professor in the Dietrich School's Department of History, has been named a finalist for the 2019 PROSE Awards for his book, “Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central America.”

John R. Starr
Dietrich School Undergraduate Wins Beinecke Scholarship

Undergraduate student John R. Starr has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship worth $34,000 in support of his graduate education. Starr, a third year student from Warminster, Pennsylvania, is studying linguistics and English Writing, with a minor in Persian. He plans to pursue a PhD in linguistics with a focus on Persian.

Caroline Runyan, 2019 Searle Scholar
Dietrich School Faculty Member Named 2019 Searle Scholar

Caroline Runyan, an assistant professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Neuroscience, has been named a 2019 Searle Scholar. The Searle Scholars Program makes grants to selected universities and research centers to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment. Runyan is one of 15 scientists selected for recognition this year.

Suzanne Staggenborg
Dietrich School Professor Recipient of 2019 McCarthy Award

Suzanne Staggenborg, professor and chair of the Dietrich School's Department of Sociology, is the recipient of the 2019 John D. McCarthy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Scholarship of Social Movements and Collective Behavior. This award, given by the University of Notre Dame Center for the Study of Social Movements, will be presented during a ceremony in May 2019.

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Three Dietrich School Faculty Members Named Bellet Teaching Excellence Award Recipients

Three faculty members of the Dietrich School have been selected for the 2019 Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Award, honoring faculty who use “innovative teaching” methods in undergraduate studies. Julie Beaulieu, a lecturer in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies program; Geoffrey Glover, a lecturer II in the Department of English; and Jeffrey Wheeler, a lecturer II in the Department of Mathematics are this year's awardees.

Daniel Balderston
Dietrich School Faculty Member Named Co-Winner of 2019 Finneran Award

Daniel Balderston, Mellon Professor of Modern Languages in the Dietrich School's Department of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, has been named co-winner of the 2019 Richard Finneran Award for his book, How Borges Wrote. The award is given by the Society for Textual Scholarship to recognize the best edition or book about editorial theory and/or practice published in the English language.

Dawn Lundy Martin
Dietrich School Professor Wins 2019 Tufts Poetry Award

Dawn Lundy Martin, professor in the Dietrich School's Department of English and co-founder of the University's Center for African American Poetry and Poetics, is the recipient of the 2019 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for her collection "Good Stock Strange Blood."

Mark Kramer
Dietrich School Faculty Member Receives Chancellor's Award for Service

Mark Kramer, a faculty member in the Dietrich School's Department of English, is a recipient of the 2019 Chancellor's Distinguished Public Service Award.