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Government Ph.D. Candidate Named Global Governance Fellow

Laila Wahedi, a third year Ph.D. candidate in Government and NSF Graduate Research Fellow, was selected as a Global Governance Fellow by the Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues. Laila is one of 25 young professionals selected from across five member countries (China, Germany, India, Japan, and the USA). The program brings together future leaders to dialogue and collaborate at four workshop sessions taking place at international member locations over the course of 2016-2017 to discuss issues of global governance including: public health, data security, and transnational terrorism--Laila's chosen area of interest and expertise. The US session, which will take place in Washington, DC on May 8-12, 2016, is sponsored by the Brookings Institution and Princeton University. Mentor: Dr. Daniel Byman.

Philosophy Ph.D. Candidate Awarded "Sanders Prize" by the American Philosophical Association

Matthew Shields, a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, was awarded the "Sanders Prize" by the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. The Sanders Prize, "designed to promote excellent research and writing in philosophy on the part of younger scholars," is awarded to each of the three best papers in mind, metaphysics, epistemoloy, or ethics submitted by graduate students for the annual Eastern Division meeting of the APA. Matthew presented his paper, "Can Reality be Resisted? The Limits of Haslanger's Account of Social Construction," at the January 9, 2016 meeting in Washington, DC. The prizes are funded by the Marc Sanders Foundation. Mentor: Dr. Mark Lance

History Graduate Student Awarded Two-Year Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

Elizabeth Williams, Ph.D. candidate in History, was awarded a two-year Watson Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Development, Security, and Governance at Brown University where she will spend the 2015-16 and 2016-2017 academic years converting her dissertation, "Cultivating Empires: Environment, Expertise, and Scientific Agriculture in Late Ottoman and French Mandate Syria," into a publishable manuscript and offer a seminar per year focusing on Middle Eastern studies. Mentor: Dr. Judith E. Tucker

Chemistry Doctoral Student Selected to Attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Carina Minardi, Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry, was selected to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureat Meeting in Lindau, Germany on June 28-July 3, 2015. Carina's research focuses on the mechanism by which gas-phase ions evolve from charged nano-droplets for mass spectrometric detection. Using newly developed Time of Ionization Spectrometry of Charged Nano-droplets, she and members of the Jorabchi Lab is able to correlate the properties of the ions in solution to those in gas phase, enabling a new avenue for characterization of environmentally and biologically important processes such as non-covalent interactions of solutes and interfacial chemistry of nano-droplets. Additionally, she also is working on a collaborative project to identify and quantify halogenated compounds (specifically, environmental contaminants) using a method also developed by the Jorabchi lab group termed Plasma Assisted Reaction Chemical Ionization (PARCI). Mentor: Dr. Kaveh Jorabchi

An official press release from the ORAU was pubished on May 4, 2015.

2015 Ph.D. Graduate Offered Tenure Track Assistant Professor Position at McGill University

Cecily C. Raynor, a 2015 Ph.D. graduate in Spanish and Portuguese will begin the 2015-16 academic year as an assistant professor of Latin American studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Dr. Raynor wrote her dissertation on transnational writing via an examination of time-space representations in contemporary narratives under the guidance of Dr. Gwen Kirkpatrick

Government Doctoral Student Awarded 2015-16 Belfer Center Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard

Jaclyn A. Kerr, Ph.D. candidate in Government, was awarded a 2015-16 Science, Technology, and Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Belfer Center at Harvard University where she will be a member of the "Cyber Project." Jackie also was awarded, but ultimately turned down, a postdoctoral fellowship from the University Center for Human Values and the Center for Information Technology at Princeton University, and was an alternate for a postdoctoral fellowship in regional studies at the Davis Center, Harvard University. Jackie is spending the current academic year at Stanford University as a  2014-15 Cybersecurity Predoctoral Fellowship at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. Mentor: Dr. Harley D. Balzer