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Student Research Profiles

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February 4, 2014

An article by Nikhar Gaikwad (Political Science), titled “Presidential Prospects, Political Support, and Stock Market Performance,” was published in the Fall 2013 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. In the paper, he explores the... read more

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February 4, 2014

Emma Ideal (Physics) is co-editor of a recently-published book, Blazing the Trail: Essays by Leading Women in Science. In it, 35 highly successful physicists, engineers, and chemists share their personal histories, their passion for discovery, and... read more

Creating New Life Forms in the Lab, One Codon at a Time

February 3, 2014

Lexi Rovner got hooked on synthetic biology after she read an article about Jay Keasling, who was using E. coli as a host for the cheap production of an antimalarial drug. “This was my first introduction to synthetic biology and research in... read more

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February 3, 2014

Bryan (Byungman) Yoon (Forestry & Environmental Science) was awarded the inaugural F. Herbert Bormann Prize, established to honor research that builds on the legacy of the longtime F&ES professor who died in 2012. Bormann was a plant... read more

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December 9, 2013

Beverly Belton (Nursing) is co-author of “Universal Glove and Gown Use and Acquisition of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in the ICUA Randomized Trial,” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (online October 04, 2013). The... read more

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December 9, 2013

Matthew Lebowitz (Psychology) has won the 2013 American Psychological Foundation’s Violet and Cyril Franks Scholarship, an award that supports graduate students whose research helps mitigate the stigma of mental illness. In recent years, mental... read more

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December 9, 2013

Cecelia Watson, post-doctoral fellow in Philosophy, has won an ACLS New Faculty fellowship. She is working on William James and John La Farge: The Search for Truth in Art, Science, and Philosophy, which is based on her PhD dissertation at the... read more

Studying Jainism and Its Tantric Ritual Diagrams in India

December 9, 2013

The first time Ellen Gough (Religious Studies) went to India, “It was hard to find something that didn’t surprise me,” she says. “From the endless bureaucracy (it took me eight hours sitting in a bank to open an account) to the gang of... read more

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November 13, 2013

Roman Utkin (Slavic Languages and Literatures) was a member of the editorial team that worked to complete Russians Abroad: Literary and Cultural Politics of Diaspora (1919-1939), by Yale alumna Greta Slobin (PhD 1978, Slavic Languages &... read more

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November 13, 2013

Ryan Hall (History) is the only graduate student in recent memory to have won the 2012 Vernon Carstensen Memorial Award, given each year by the Agricultural History Society. His winning essay, “Struggle and Survival in Sallisaw: Revisiting John... read more

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November 13, 2013

Sara Protasi (Philosophy) explores fundamental philosophical questions about envy in her dissertation, “Envy: Varieties, Evils, and Paradoxes,” advised by Tamar Gendler. She compares accounts of envy in ancient and early modern thought and posits... read more

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November 12, 2013

Jennifer Lambe (History) is writing “Baptism by Fire: The Making and Remaking of Madness in Cuba, 1857-1980,” advised by Gilbert Joseph. Her research traces the history of the Mazorra Mental Asylum, Cuba’s first and, until 1959, only public... read more

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