ASPIN FELLOWSHIPS. The Les Aspin '60 International Public Service Fellowships summer internships related to the study of national security and international affairs, in the public or non-profit private sector. This year's recipients are Vibhuti Jain '04 of Branford College, Robert Lalka '05 of Saybrook College and Edward Wittenstein '04 of Berkeley College.
ATLANTIC MONTHLY STUDENT WRITERS' CONTEST. Four undergraduates won in the non-fiction category, Samantha Culp '04 of Timothy Dwight College received second-prize honors, while three Yale seniors received honorable mentions: Lauren Keane of Silliman College, Daniel Kurtz Phelan of Berkeley College and Leah Swann of Jonathan Edwards College.
AUERBACH GREYSON-LEITNER INTERNSHIPS. Auerbach Grayson-Leitner International Internships support internships in pre-selected brokerage and/or investment banking firms in, among others, Athens, Bucharest, Budapest, Istanbul, and Zagreb. This year's recipients are John Elias '03 of Saybrook College, Marissa Kellogg '03 of Ezra Stiles, Teresa Kwon '04, Fabrice Lesaffre '04 of Branford College, Stephane Lesaffre '04 of Jonathan Edwards College, Eugenia Mok '05 of Morse College, and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl '04 of Trumbull College.
BARRY FELLOWSHIPS. Thomas C. Barry Travel Fellowships, established in 2002, support foreign language and cultural studies at all levels, volunteer or other work, or purposeful travel abroad, in countries outside Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Awards were made to Niyati Gupta '05 of Davenport College for an internship with a micro-credit non-governmental organization in India, where she will study the financial and social empowerment of women in the community, and Tess Wheelwright '05 of Silliman College for an internship at The Buenos Aires Herald and a comparative study of American and Argentine newspaper journalism.
BEINECKE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. A Beinecke Scholarship supporting two years of graduate study in any discipline was awarded to Marisa Knox '04 of Saybrook College.
BILDNER TRAVEL PRIZE. The Albert Bildner Prize supports travel to Latin America or the Caribbean for summer research related to the undergraduate senior essay. This year's recipient is Monique Walton '04 of Calhoun College.
BLANNING FELLOWSHIPS. Wendy E. Blanning Memorial Summer Fellowships were awarded to three students for the pursuit of professional projects made possible only with the fellowship's financial support. The recipients and their projects are: Shagran Hassan '04 of Ezra Stiles College, for an internship with the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in New York City; Alim Manji '04 of Ezra Stiles College, for a study of attitudes, beliefs and practices relating to HIV/STIs among adolescents in Leon, Nicaragua; and Marina Miteva '05 of Berkeley College, for work to provide better educational opportunities for students with physical disabilities in Bulgaria.
DAVID L. BOREN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS. Under the National Security Education Program, the U.S. government provides scholarship assistance for overseas study of languages and cultures in regions outside of Western Europe, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. This year, an award was given to Elizabeth Ashamu '06 of Berkeley College for a summer program at the Arabic Language Institute in Morocco.
CHURCHILL SCHOLARSHIP. A Winston Churchill Foundation Scholarship funding one year of engineering, mathematics or science study at the University of Cambridge was awarded to Margaret Ebert '03 of Trumbull College, who will pursue an M.Phil. in biology.
COOKE SCHOLARSHIP. Offered for the first time in 2002, the Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Scholarships support two years of undergraduate study in any discipline. Yale's nominee and winner this year was Magni Hamso '05 of Calhoun College.
COOKE GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP. A Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship supporting up to six years of graduate study in the U.S. or abroad was awarded to Rachel Alpert '03 of Ezra Stiles College.
ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS AWARDS. Graduating seniors received the following awards this year: the Edward O. Lanphier Memorial Prize for accomplishment and initiative research in a field related to electricity and its applications to Boting Zhang of Jonathan Edwards College; the Donald Warren McCrosky Memorial Prize for scholarly achievement in fields related to mechanics and its applications to Prashant Premkumar of Jonathan Edwards College; the Henry Prentiss Becton Prize in Engineering to Aryesh Mukherjee of Jonathan Edwards College (who carried the Engineering Banner at Commencement); the Charles A. Walker Prize for outstanding scholarship in chemical engineering to Youjung Byon of Ezra Stiles College and Mark Marion of Silliman College; the Harry A. Curtis Prize for the seniors who contributed most to the academic life of their class to Skye Gruen of Berkeley College and Isabelle Chumfong of Jonathan Edwards College; the Franz Tuteur Memorial Prize for the students in electrical engineering who presented the most outstanding senior projects to Konstantinos Rokas of Berkeley College and Eric Stern of Berkeley College; the Department of Applied Physics Prize for outstanding achievement, insight and originality in independent research to Ross Dunkel of Jonathan Edwards College; the D. Allan Bromley Prize in Biomedical Engineering to Thomas Leung of Berkeley College and Peter Kops of Calhoun College; the D. Allan Bromley Prize in Environmental Engineering to Jessica Lawson of Berkeley College; the L.C. Lichty and E.O. Waters Mechanical Engineering Senior Award for High Scholarship and Original Research to Michael Murphy of Pierson College and Edward Stewart of Pierson College.
EUROPEAN UNION FELLOWSHIPS. European Union Fellowships, which support research focusing on the European Union or European integration, were awarded to Sarah Alexander '04 of Ezra Stiles College, Jennifer Carter '05 of Saybrook College, Eve Fairbanks '05 of Ezra Stiles College, Vanessa Janowski of Jonathan Edwards College, Alexis Ringwald '05 of Branford College, Michelle Rosenthal '05 of Ezra Stiles College and James Suerken '05 of Ezra Stiles College.
FOX INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS. The Fox International Fellowships support student exchanges between Yale and the Free University of Berlin, Moscow State University; Sidney Sussex College of Cambridge University; Tokyo University Graduate School; Fudan University in Shanghai, People's Republic of China; Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris; and El Colegio de Mexico to conduct research in economics, political science, international relations, law, business and finance or contemporary history. This year's recipients are Michelle Chen '03 of Calhoun College and Victor Corona '03 of Davenport College.
FREEMAN-ASIA AWARD. A Freeman-Asia Award, supporting undergraduate study in East and Southeast Asia, was awarded to Davina Bankole '05 of Jonathan Edwards College, for a summer program in Japan.
FULBRIGHT GRANTS. Thirteen seniors will study or do research abroad as winners of Fulbright Grants. The students and their projects are: Dawn Chan of Silliman College, who will study computer models of neural networks in Switzerland; Justin Chen of Silliman College, who will conduct clinical research on systemic lupus erythematosus in Germany; Michelle Chen of Calhoun College, who will research the dynamics of rural-to-urban migration in China; Najah Farley of Calhoun College, who will conduct research on the women's movement in Morocco; Shari Gottlieb of Pierson College, who will study oral narrative in the Madrid Jewish community in Spain; Sarah Izfar of Morse College, who will study the growing indigenous environmental movement in Morocco; Eva Kaye of Morse College, who will use resources in France to investigate the unique post de-colonization relationship between Senegal and France; Daniel Kim of Silliman College, who will explore the extent and consequences of Chinese organized crime in Italy; Abigail Krasner of Pierson College, who will study the interactions among Jews, Christians and Muslims in Damascus between the years of 661 and 750; Daniel Kurtz-Phelan of Berkeley College, who will study the relationship between grassroots political movements and economic policy in Argentina; Diana Lemly of Calhoun College, who will examine measures to improve the prenatal and postnatal care of HIV-infected African immigrant women in France; and Renee Reynolds of Pierson College, who will investigate the consistent decline in electoral participation among young voters in rural South Africa since 1994.
GANZFRIED TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS. The Ganzfried Family Travel Fellowship provides support for research on all subjects related to communal and religious tolerance and understanding, security and cooperation, natural and economic resources, environmental, scientific and technological collaboration and development, communication, culture, gender, and family in Israel or for academic work elsewhere in the field of Jewish Studies. Joshua Bendor '05 of Ezra Stiles College, Rebekah Emanuel '06 of Ezra Stiles College, Aatif Iqbal '05 of Ezra Stiles College and Erin Scharff '04 of Pierson College were awarded the Ganzfried Family Travel Fellowship.
GATES CAMBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS. Gates Cambridge Scholarships, which support up to four years of postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge, were awarded to four seniors: Chiraag Bains of Morse College, Zachary Clopton of Saybrook College, Aaron Gruber of Timothy Dwight College and Elizabeth O'Connor of Silliman College; and to one alumna: Andrea Pizziconi '01 of Pierson College.
GOLDMAN SACHS GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAM. Michelle de Saram '05 of Saybrook College was one of 16 U.S. students selected as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader for their outstanding academic and leadership achievements and one of the eight U.S. winners chosen to attend the Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute in New York City.
GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIPS. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships are merit-based awards supporting one or two years of study for American undergraduates with demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in the natural sciences and mathematics. David Johnson '04 of Saybrook College, Brian Lehmann '04 of Ezra Stiles College and Doris Du Wang '04 of Jonathan Edwards College were named Goldwater Scholars.
GORDON GRAND FELLOWSHIPS. The Gordon Grand Fellowship is a post-baccalaureate award established by the Council of Masters to honor Gordon Grand Jr. '38. The fellowship supports a year of travel, work or research abroad or in the United States. Three seniors received awards: Keira Cohen of Davenport College, to establish a health training program for young girls in Peru; Lauren Keane of Silliman College, to study national and local approaches to poverty alleviation in Mexico, Ecuador and Chile; and Diana Lemly of Calhoun College, to examine the prenatal and postnatal care of HIV-infected immigrant women in France.
HEINZ GOVERNMENT SERVICE FELLOWSHIPS. Established by the Class of 1960 in honor of the late Senator John Heinz, the Heinz Fellowships support summer internships in federal, state or local government. This year's recipients are two juniors: Rebecca Hunter of Jonathan Edwards College, for an internship with the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin; and Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl of Trumbull College, for an internship at the U.S. Embassy in either Egypt or Bahrain.
HENRY FELLOWSHIP. The Henry Fellowship is an exchange program between Harvard and Yale universities and Cambridge and Oxford universities. One Henry Fellowship is made available annually for a Yale senior to study at either Oxford or Cambridge. This year's recipient is Aaron Jakes '03 of Trumbull College, who will pursue an M.Phil. program at Oxford in modern Middle Eastern studies and social history.
HOWLAND FELLOWSHIPS. The Charles P. Howland 1891 Fellowship supports study or research abroad for seniors who demonstrate promise of useful activity to improve international relations. Three awards were made: Fasil Amdetsion of Berkeley College for research in Ethiopia focusing on ethnicity in African politics; Garry Ng of Ezra Stiles College, for study of Chinese medicine in Hong Kong and mainland China; and Peter van Agtmael of Pierson College, for a photographic study of the consequences of construction of the Three Gorges Dam in China and for continued study of the Chinese language.
HUANG TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS. Six seniors were awarded Parker Huang Undergraduate Travel Fellowships, which were established by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, and fund study and travel in the non-English speaking countries of Africa and Asia, as well as countries in Eastern Europe and Latin America. This year, awards were made to five seniors: Adam Chanzit of Timothy Dwight College, to conduct research on contemporary Daoism in China; Ellen Kanner of Jonathan Edwards College, to engage in research and develop educational initiatives at the Regional Program on Bioethics in Chile; James Pearce of Branford College, to investigate the refugee experience in Turkey and to continue study of the Turkish language; Renee Reynolds of Pierson College, to examine the decline in electoral participation among young voters in rural South Africa; and Edward Smith of Branford College, to research the effects of south-north labor migration between southeast Asian nations and Taiwan.
HUGHES FELLOWSHIPS. A Howard Hughes Predoctoral Fellowship in the Biological Sciences supporting up to five years of doctoral study was awarded to Margaret S. Ebert '03 of Trumbull College.
HUMANITY IN ACTION FELLOWSHIPS. The Humanity in Action Fellowships support the study of human rights and minority rights in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. They were awarded to: Hussain Almani '04 of Ezra Stiles College, Aliza Cover '03 of Saybrook College, Eliisa Frazier '04 of Pierson College, Adam Jed '03 of Branford College, Elizabeth O'Connor '03 of Silliman College, Sophie Raseman '04 of Silliman College, Marc Silverman '03 of Pierson College and Jing Wang '03 of Timothy Dwight College.
HUNTINGTON PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD. A Samuel Huntington Public Service Award supporting a graduating senior in a year-long public service project was awarded to Colleen Kinder '03 of Morse College, for work with the elderly in Cuba.
KAO RESEARCH GRANTS. 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. This year's winners are Nancy Huynh '04 of Branford College, Ray Parsioan '04 of Morse College and Xiaoning Wu '04 of Timothy Dwight College.
KINGSLEY TRUST ASSOCIATION SUMMER TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS. Established last year in honor of Yale's Tercentennial by the Kingsley Trust Association (also known as the Scroll and Key Society), the fellowships commemorate Yale College graduates who attained distinction in their life's works. This year's recipients are five sophomores: Christopher Huffman of Trumbull College, the A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellowship in European Literature and History, for research on cells in historic prisons and churches in Western Europe and the effects of isolation on prisoners and anchoresses; Brendan Kearney of Ezra Stiles College, the Harvey Cushing Fellowship in Science, for work and research at the St. Joseph's Home for Chronically Sick Children near Cape Town, South Africa; Pablo Landa of Berkeley College, the A. Bartlett Giamatti Fellowship in European Literature and History, for research into Judeo-Spanish culture in the Balkans; Somabha Mohanty of Timothy Dwight College, the Harvey Cushing Fellowship in Science, for study of the conflict between environmentalists and residents near the Great Himalayan National Park in India; and Yusuf Sumara of Davenport College, the Maynard Mack Fellowship in Humanities, for study of saints and related cults of Islamic Sufism in Morocco, Turkey and Egypt.
LATIN AMERICAN AND IBERIAN STUDIES TRAVEL GRANTS. Latin American and Iberian Studies Travel Grants provide support for conducting research or study abroad in Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal or Spain. This year's winner is Acacia Clark '04 of Timothy Dwight College.
LEITNER SUMMER AWARDS. The Georg Walter Leitner Program in International Political Economy, which funds research on international political economy, have awarded fellowships to Emily Achiume '05 of Silliman College, Mahesh Balakrishnan '05 of Silliman College, Colleen Carey '04 of Calhoun College, Jennifer Carter '05 of Saybrook College, Christine Chang '04 of Calhoun College, Andrew Cowdery '04 of Ezra Stiles College, Kate Heinzelman '04 of Davenport College, Christopher Hudak '04 of Calhoun College, Jeremy Kahan '04 of Morse College, Jocelyn Lippert '04 of Timothy Dwight College, Raaj Narayan '04, Cory Needle '06 of Davenport College, Matthew Pasternack '04 of Morse College, Alexis Ringwald '05 of Branford College, Matthew Schlenker '05 of Berkeley College, Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl '04 of Trumbull College, Alexandra Sova '04 of Saybrook College and Jakob Treskow '04 of Ezra Stiles College.
LIGHT FELLOWSHIPS. The Richard U. Light Fellowships at Yale support language study at approved sites in East Asia for a summer, term or academic year. Recipients of summer fellowships are: for study in China or Taiwan, Michael Alpert '06 of Jonathan Edwards College, Tereece Banks '06 of Jonathan Edwards College, Alfredo Silva '04 of Ezra Stiles College, Elizabeth Tan '06 of Pierson College, Carolyn Zabrycki '04 of Timothy Dwight College; for study in Japan, Faizah Mohamed Anuar '05 of Ezra Stiles College, Lindsey Fuinch '03 of Berkeley College, Brooke McKenzie '03 of Davenport College, Apinya Ruangthaveekoon '06 of Timothy Dwight College; for study in Korea, Nina Han '04 of Pierson College.
Term or academic year fellowship recipients are: for study in China or Taiwan, Vanessa Herrera '03 of Silliman College, David A. Korn '03 of Branford College, Molly Lindsay '03 of Davenport College, Ellen Thompson '03 of Ezra Stiles College, Kenneth Tseng '03 of Timothy Dwight College, Tze-Wei U '03 of Berkeley College and Gregory Zeck '03 of Berkeley College; for study in Japan, Charles W. DeWitt '03 of Ezra Stiles College, Xin Dong '03 of Trumbull College, Michael Ettannani '03 of Silliman College, Peter Favia '03 of Ezra Stiles College and Miye Moriguchi '03 of Silliman College.
Recipients of both summer and term or academic year awards are: for study in China or Taiwan, Michael S. Ellis '03 of Branford College, Michael G. Ho '03 of Ezra Stiles College and Esther Phillips '05 of Ezra Stiles College; for study in China and Japan, Ryan Levine '05 of Branford College; for study in Japan, Nathan Elchert '05 of Silliman College, Jeanny Lee '05 of Berkeley College and Boting Zhang '03 of Jonathan Edwards College; and for study in Korea, Emily Eidenier '03 of Ezra Stiles College.
LOHMANN PRIZES. Six undergraduates received Lohmann Prizes for excellence in printing: Joshua Dunn '03 of Jonathan Edwards College for a body of invitations; Tim Gambell '03 of Jonathan Edwards College for The Yale Lit and publicity for a movie by classmate Max Borenstein; Leslie Kwok '03 of Morse College for the book "Typographic Expressionism"; Pansy Tsang '06 and Elizabeth Williams '06 of Jonathan Edwards College for the Spider Ball invitation; and Abhimanyu Sud '03 of Timothy Dwight College for the book "Themes in Sanskrit Grammar."
MACRIDIS LEITNER INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP. The Macridis Leitner International internship provides support for an internship in the Athens, Greece-based firm of M.G. Chryssafidis S.A. This year's recipient is Peter Dobrowolski '04 of Branford College.
MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIPS. Marshall Scholarships for two years of study in any discipline, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, at any British University were awarded to Keira Driansky '03 of Saybrook College, who will pursue a M.Phil. in BioScience enterprise and continue with a taught course in statistical science at Cambridge; and Kristina Weaver '03 of Berkeley College, who will pursue a M.Phil. in social anthropological analysis at the University of Cambridge followed by a M.A. in the social anthropology of development at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies.
ANDREW W. MELLON FELLOWSHIPS. Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships in Humanistic Studies, which support the first year of graduate study at any U.S. or Canadian graduate school, were awarded to two seniors: Rebecca Givens of Branford College and David Klotz of Branford College, and to 10 alumni: Emmy Chang '97, Heather Flynn '02, Anna Grojec '02, Sarah Hammond '99, Joan Kee '97, Ju Yon Kim '02, Benjamin LaBreche '99, Noel Sugimura '01, Jessica Weare '02 and Julie Weise '00.
MITSUBISHI LEITNER INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP. The Mitsubishi/Leitner Internships provides support for an internship in a financial services unit of the Mitsubishi Companies in Tokyo, Japan. This year's recipient is Teresa Overskei '03 of Silliman College.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships supporting three years of graduate study in science, social sciences, mathematics or engineering were awarded to one senior: Robert Akerlof of Silliman College, and to 11 alumni: Rachel Garoff '02, Jacqueline Horwitz '02, Victoria Lee '02, Jocelyn Lin '02, Pierre Minn '99, Brian Pasley '00, Anthony Philippakis '98, Michael Reese '98, Amanda Tarullo '01, Carrie Thiessen '98 and Justin Weinberg '00.
NIARCHOS LANGUAGE STUDY FELLOWSHIPS. Stavros S. Niarchos Language Study Fellowships provide funding to study the modern Greek language. This year's recipients are Melinda Delis '06 of Timothy Dwight College, Alexandra Galin '06 of Saybrook College, Vanessa Janowski of Jonathan Edwards College, Alexander Karakatsanis '05 of Pierson College, Kathryn Longobardi, Oscar Quinones '03 of Branford College and Leanna Sudhof '06.
NIARCHOS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP. Rebecca Crawford '05 of Trumbull College and Pablo Landa '05 of Berkeley College have been awarded Stavros S. Niarchos Research Fellowships which support research focusing on post-classical or modern Greece and its larger interactions with its neighbors in the European and Balkan regions and beyond.
PATEL FELLOWSHIP. Patel Fellowships provide support for research or internships in India or South Asia. This year's recipient is Mahesh Balakrishnan '05 of Silliman College.
PERLROTH PRIZES. Tristan Perlroth Prizes are awarded for summer travel outside the United States to enhance students' understanding of foreign culture and/or international relations. Prizes were awarded to Drew Alt '05 of Berkeley College, Christine Chang '04 of Calhoun College, Miriam Clinton '05 of Calhoun College, David Fellows '04 of Ezra Stiles College, Aliza Hochman '05 of Branford College, Robert Lalka '05 of Saybrook College, Andrew Levine '04 of Silliman College, Alim Manji '04 of Ezra Stiles College, Mahbod Moghadam '04 of Calhoun College, Caroline Nathan '04 of Saybrook College, Catherine Pitt '04 of Morse College, Katrina Schnoebelen '04 of Calhoun College and Natalie Spicyn '05 of Pierson College.
REACH OUT SUMMER FELLOWSHIP. The Reach Out Fellowship program seeks to enrich academic study and foster a sense of global responsibility at Yale by encouraging students to explore the social justice and community service dimension of globalization. Through self-designed fellowships at non-profit organizations in the developing world, students explore these issues first-hand while also furthering the work of the host NGOs and developing the skills they need to work against poverty, environmental degradation, human rights abuses, and injustice internationally. Fellowships were awarded to Lauren Burke '04 of Branford College, Cathy de la Aguilera '04 of Branford College, Caitlin Dean '05 of Branford College, Columba Gonzalez-Quintanilla '06, Venkat Lakshminarayanan '04 of Trumbull College, Mattias Sparrow '05 of Berkeley College and Taryn Williams '04 of Davenport College.
RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS. Rhodes Scholarships for two years of study at Oxford University were awarded to seniors Chesa Boudin of Trumbull College and Prateek Tandon of Pierson College, both of whom will pursue an M.Phil. in development studies.
RICE FOREIGN RESIDENCE FELLOWSHIPS. Established by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, the Henry Hart Rice Foreign Residence Fellowships support students in the humanities and social sciences for work, research or study in countries that have not been traditional friends and allies of the United States. There was one award this year: Emily Hurstak '03 of Saybrook College, who will work with a bank in India to design a health insurance and pension program for impoverished women.
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS. Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships supporting a year of study abroad were awarded to Van Nguyen '03 of Morse College, for study in Australia; and Lauren Johns '04 of Ezra Stiles College for study in Italy.
RUSTGI FELLOWSHIPS. Rustgi Fellowships provide support for research or internships in India or South Asia. Mahesh Balakrishnan '05 of Silliman College and Vibhuti Jain '04 of Branford College were awarded fellowships.
SANDERS FELLOWSHIP. New this year, the Stacey Sanders Summer Fellowship offers an opportunity for an underclassman to spend the summer months pursuing formal study, an internship or an independent project abroad. The award went to Jennifer Gardner '05 of Ezra Stiles, who will conduct research on the importance of Tolstoi as a historical, literary and cultural figure in Russia.
SAPIR PRIZE. The Edward Sapir Prize for the best senior essay in anthropology was awarded to Sara Sherwood Wright of Timothy Dwight College, for her essay "The Origin of a Species; Explorations in Estimating a Speciation Date for Homo Erectus."
SAXE PRIZE. The J.W. Saxe Prize for Public Service is awarded to outstanding college and university students involved in public service activities during a summer or other term. Yale students receiving recognition this year included Catherine Brooks '05 of Berkeley College, David Martinez '05 of Timothy Dwight College, Seiji Shirane '05 of Morse College and Jane Saidel '04 of Jonathan Edwards College.
SEAPINE SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS. The Seapine Summer Fellowships for Language Study in Latin America allow Yale students to accelerate rapidly in their command of Spanish or Portuguese and to learn first-hand about the cultures of the region. This year, awards went to Christopher Dampier '06 of Saybrook College and Amos Ductan '06 of Ezra Stiles College, both of whom will study in Quito, Ecuador; and Lee Hiromoto '05 of Morse College and Jeremy Merkelson '04 of Timothy Dwight College, both of whom will study in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.
SHARE AND CARE FOUNDATION GRANTS. Share and Care Foundation grants provide support for a summer research project or internship in South Asia that involves working with organizations that are trying to make social change by education, empowerment or training. This year's recipient is Shireen Cama '04 of Silliman College.
SOUTHEAST ASIA STUDIES GRANTS. Southeast Asia Studies Grants support research for students with a demonstrated commitment to the field of Southeast Asia studies. Joy Chia '04 of Silliman College, Andrew Klaber '04 of Trumbull College, Tiffany Pham '05 of Saybrook College, Don Phan '05 of Pierson College and Matthew Schlenker '05 of Berkeley College are this year's recipients.
SUNRISE FOUNDATION GRANTS. Sunrise Foundation Travel and Research Grants provide support for a semester abroad or research abroad during the summer in an "emerging market" country. Emily Achiume '05 of Silliman College, Mahesh Balakrishnan '05 of Silliman College, Joy Chia '04 of Silliman College, Jessica Gottlieb, Giovanna Masci '04 of Davenport College, Swati Pandey '04 of Trumbull College, Joshua Picker '04 of Davenport College, Benita Singh '04 of Branford College, and Tess Wheelwright '05 of Silliman College were awarded grants.
TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship, which supports up to four years of university study (i.e., senior year of college and one to three years of graduate school) for students planning careers in public service, were awarded to Yale College juniors Andrew Klaber of Trumbull College and Michael Bernstein of Jonathan Edwards College.
UDALL SCHOLARSHIPS. Morris K. Udall Scholarships support a year of undergraduate study for students with a commitment to environmental issues. Four of Yale's nominees were named Udall Scholars: Noah Chesnin '04 of Berkeley College; Livia DeMarchis '04 of Calhoun College; Andrew Klaber '04 of Trumbull College; and William Parish '05 of Morse College.
USA TODAY AWARDS. USA Today All-College First Academic Team Awards recognizing the outstanding academic and extracurricular accomplishments of undergraduates in all disciplines were awarded to Andrew Klaber '04 of Trumbull College and Jennifer Staple '03 of Timothy Dwight College.
VAN SINDEREN PRIZES. Five students received Adrian Van Sinderen Prizes for Book Collecting. The prizes were established in 1957 by the late Adrian Van Sinderen '10 B.A. to encourage undergraduates to collect books, to build up their own libraries and to read for both pleasure and education. The Senior Prize ($750) was awarded to Xin Dong of Trumbull College for his collection of Buddhist scripture; Senior Honorable Mention Prizes ($400) were given to Drew Baldwin of Berkeley College for his collection of bartending guides, and to Dora Melch of Trumbull College for her collection of signed books of contemporary poetry. The Sophomore Prize ($500) was awarded to Jason Farago of Silliman College for his collection on contemporary art and art theory; a Sophomore Honorable Mention Prize ($250) was awarded to Pablo Landa of Berkeley College for his collection on Jorges Luis Borges and his literary canon.
WINSTEAD ROUSE FELLOWSHIPS. The Elizabeth Winstead Rouse Fund for Peace Fellowships, which support research focusing on the countries of the Middle East or the Central Asia countries of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan were awarded to Paige Austin '06 of Davenport College, Gabrielle Goodfellow '04 of Trumbull College, Katrina Schnoebelen '04 of Calhoun College, Noa Sen '04 of Silliman College and Emily Wills '04 of Trumbull College.
WREXHAM PRIZES. The Wrexham Prize "for the best senior essay in the field of the humanities" was awarded to David Matthew Klotz of Branford College for his essay "Mysterious Ram in the Desert: Three Hymns to Amun-Re, Lord of Hibis from the Reign of Darius I, Transliteration, Translation, Commentary and Interpretation." The Wrexham Prize "for the best senior essay or other substantial piece of writing in the field of the social sciences" was awarded to Thomas N. Rigo Haug of Trumbull College for his essay "Does Trade Affect Income Distribution? A Cross-Country and Case Study Analysis."
YALE-CHINA ESSAY PRIZE. The 2003 Yale-China Essay Prize was awarded to Gregory Zeck '03 of Berkeley College for his essay "Another Side of the Mountain: Hu Shi in America, 1910-1917."
YALE-CHINA FELLOWSHIPS. Yale-China Fellowships supporting two years of teaching English at universities and secondary schools in China were awarded to seven seniors: David Auerbach of Davenport College, Jennifer Christenson of Branford College, Gregory Distelhorst of Silliman College; Luke Habberstad of Silliman College, Mariko Hirose of Timothy Dwight College, Carrie Pagnucco of Branford College and Yomei Shaw of Berkeley College.
YALE-NEW ASIA COLLEGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM. Undergraduates from Yale and New Asia College of Chinese University of Hong Kong participate in an exchange involving cross-cultural learning and interaction. Activities and student presentations take place in New Haven and in Hong Kong and focus on a different theme each year. Students selected for the 2003 conference on public service were: William Cruz '05 of Calhoun College, Samantha Culp '04 of Timothy Dwight College, Michelle de Saram '05 of Saybrook College, Lori Flores '05 of Branford College, Timothy Kleiman '04 of Saybrook College, William Parish '05 of Morse College, Emma Pollack-Pelzner '04 of Calhoun College and Gabrielle Tiven '04 of Saybrook College.
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Yale Celebrates 302nd Graduation
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Yale Celebrates 302nd Graduation
Yale Celebrates 302nd Graduation