Graduate students lead in national competition
University of Chicago graduate students have performed exceptionally well in national fellowship competitions this year, winning more Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships -- 12 out of 62 -- than students at any other school in the nation for the seventh time in eight years.
The recipients of the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships are Maureen Anderson, Beth Aracena (who also won an American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship), Christopher Boyer, Rebecca Bryant, Robert Curley, Meskerem Gebrekidan, Paul Johnson, Ritty Lukose, Weldon Matthews, Jennifer Rayport, Mathew Schmalz and Matthew Lenoe.
Lenoe also won an International Research and Exchange Board Fellowship, as did John Bone.
Several graduate students received National Science Foundation Fellowships. They are Valerie Chase, Erik Curiel, Florence Hsia, Hyacinth Miller, John Paul Schmit, James Smith and Nora Espinoza, who also won a Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellowship in the Biological Sciences.
Spencer Dissertation-Year Fellowships were awarded to three University students -- Benjamin Fortna, Rochelle Gutierrez and David Kerbow -- and Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships went to Piya Chatterjee, Lauren Derby, Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, Susan Seizer and Hannah Rosen, who also won an American Bar Fellowship.
Jacob K. Javits Fellowships went to Anne Eaton, H. Paul Manning, Janelle Taylor and Barbara Jaffee, who also received the Luce/ACLS Dissertation Award.
Francis DuVinage and Richard Turits won National Endowment for the Humanities Dissertation Grants, and a Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship went to Katherine Pak.
American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowships were awarded to Beth Aracena, Sue Taylor and Katherine van Orden.
Stephane Gerson received a Chateaubriand Scholarship for study in France, and three students received DAAD (German Academic Exchange) awards: Robert Hogg, Michael Mackenzie and Joy McDougall.
Alexander Bassuk received a Department of Defense Graduate Fellowship, and a Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Alicia Levine.
Kristin Abkemeier received an AT&T Bell Laboratories Ph.D. Fellowship, and Anthony Berkley won a Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research Grant.
Social Science Research Council Joint Committee on the Soviet Union and Its Successor States Dissertation Fellowships were awarded to Julie Hessler, Stephanie Platz and Elizabeth Vann.
Sean Larvie, Ashok Rai and Apurva Sanghi won SSRC International Predissertation Fellowships, and Matthew Karush and Caitrin Lynch won SSRC Dissertation Fellowships for Area Research. Lynch also won a USIA/IIE Fulbright award, as did Jeffrey Carter, Jenny Cornbleet, Lisa Feurzeig, Daniel Klerman, John McCormick, Rebecca Bryant and Paul Ranzini.
Thomas Krise won a CBS Bicentennial Narrators Scholarship, and Jacob Kinnard received the Eiji Asada Research Fellowship.
Gary Wilder received a Georges Lurcy Fellowship, and Stefano Castelvecchi received an American Musicological Society Fellowship. The U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar Fellowship was awarded to Mikael Karlstrom.