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June 10, 2005|Volume 33, Number 30|Four-Week Issue















Student Awards and Fellowships

The following are just some of the numerous prizes and fellowships that Yale students received this year:

BURROUGHS WELLCOME FELLOWSHIP: The Burroughs Wellcome Undergraduate Research Fellowship, created in 2005 through the generosity of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, provides support for a summer experience in biomedical research. The summer 2005 recipients are: Rebecca Levy '06, for research on the genetics of developmental disabilities; David Tian '07, for research on neurogenesis following ischemic injury; and Pansy Tsang '06, for research on recognition of lipid antigens by the immune system.

HEYWOOD FELLOWSHIP: Established in 2005, the Jacqueline M. and Donald L. Heywood ('50 B.S., '54 Ph.D.) Fellowship for the Physical Sciences provides support for the participation of undergraduates in physical sciences research. The summer 2005 recipient, Catherine Izard '06, will conduct research on re-assembling ancient supercontinents from paleomagnetic studies of magma formations in Newfoundland.

LEWIS FELLOWSHIP: Established in 2005, the Jeffrey A. Lewis '66 Summer Research & Travel Fellowship is awarded annually to a junior to support a summer research experience in the humanities. The 2005 fellowship recipient is Satya Bhabha '06, who will travel to London to research the working methods of physical and ensemble-based theater companies.

SHEFFIELD SOCIETY FELLOWSHIP: The Sheffield Society House Undergraduate Research Prize is awarded annually to the Residential College with the highest standing in scholarship in courses in Group IV. For the 2003-2004 academic year, this distinction went to Pierson College. Income from the Sheffield Society Trust provides support for a summer research fellowship in the sciences for a student in the college that has been awarded the Sheffield Society House Prize in the preceding academic year. The 2005 Sheffield Society Research Fellow is Wesley Greenblatt '07, who will perform research on the molecular mechanisms underlying selective protein degradation.

DEAN'S FELLOWSHIP: The Yale College Dean's Research Fellowship Program provides support for undergraduate research with the mentorship of a Yale faculty member in any field of study. The 2005 Yale College Dean's Research Fellows are: Alexandra Antonioli '07, Elizabeth Ashamu '06, Jennifer Barnes '06, Joe Chen '06, Ngocquynh Chu '07, Matthew Deren '07, Rachael Doud '07, Emily Eames '07, Sarah Enders '06, Chinyere Ezie '06, Miles Farmer '07, Jonathan Ferrugia '08, Nicholas Friend '06, Anthony Garvan '06, Christopher Glazek '07, Paul Gleason '06, Lisa Halbsgut '07, Claire Hamilton '07, Rebecca Hudson '06, Yejin Huh '06, Grace Jeschke '06, Elizabeth Jordan '06, Grace Kalisha '07, Tae-yeoun Keum '08, Javier Lapeira '07, Talia Lerner '06, Shevaun Lewis '06, Francisco Liquido '08, Neha Mahajan '06, Rebecca Markovitz '07, John Mittermeier '08, Monica Modi '06, David Moore '06, Angelique Pillar '07, Leslie Root '06, Elizabeth Rubenstein '06, Jeffrey Thompson '07, Alice Warren '06, Qing Yang '06 and Niushen Zhang '07.

SAXE PRIZE. Four Yale students are among 13 winners of the 2005 Saxe Prize, awarded annually by the J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund of Washington, D.C., to encourage public service among college and university students. They will each receive $1,500 to assist them in undertaking non-paying or low-paying public service internships. The 2005 Yale awardees are: Santiago Ekaratne '07, who will work with the National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium in Washington, D.C.; Christopher Lapinig '07, who plans to intern with the Voting Rights Project of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York; Vy Vu '06, who will work with the Asian Outreach Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services; and Sam Walker '05, who has an internship this summer with the "Registry" for War Crimes in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Of the 175 students who have been awarded Saxe Prizes since the fund's inception in 1984, 31 have been from Yale.

VAN SINDEREN PRIZES: The Adrian Van Sinderen Book Collecting Prizes were established in 1957 by Van Sinderen (1910 B.A.) in order to encourage undergraduates to collect books, to build up their own libraries and to read for both pleasure and education. The Senior prize of $750 was awarded to Noa Wheeler for her general library. Senior Honorable Mention prizes of $350 were awarded to Alistair Anagnostou for his collection on adventure and to William Tauxe for his collection on science fiction and related topics. A Sophomore Honorable Mention prize of $250 was awarded to Benjamin Siegel for his collection on Global Vegetarian Food.

GOLDMAN SACHS PRIZE: Richard Ludlow '07 was one of 20 undergraduates from the United States and Canada to be honored as a Goldman Sachs Global Leader. Ludlow joins 100 new Global Leaders worldwide being honored for academic excellence and leadership achievements by The Goldman Sachs Foundation and its partner organization, the Institute of International Education. A double major in economics and international studies, Ludlow serves as the managing editor of the Yale Economic Review. In his freshman year, he founded and currently serves as president of Students for Organ Donation, a non-profit organization promoting organ donation awareness, which now has over 50 chapters on college campuses in the U.S. and Canada. A former All-State debater, he helped found and now serves as webmaster for Yale's Urban Debate Initiative for high school students in New Haven. Ludlow is executive director of operations for Orphans Against AIDS, which provides academic scholarships and support to children who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in South Africa, China and Thailand. As an Eagle Scout, he volunteered last summer in an impoverished town in Honduras, and he is a mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. He plans to earn a J.D. and M.B.A, and pursue a career in public service.

Each Global Leader receives a $3,000 grant for educational expenses. In addition, 50 of this year's 100 Global Leaders will participate in the annual Goldman Sachs Global Leadership Institute, where they will spend time with leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors learning about leadership and global issues.

CLASS OF 1955 TRAVEL PRIZES: In 1995 the Class of 1955 established a program of fellowships for Trumbull College juniors for travel during the summer preceding their senior year. The purpose of the program is "to encourage students to undertake a project or service, as much as possible unrelated to their course work, by which they will expand their horizons into an area unfamiliar and personally challenging." The winning members of the Trumbull College Class of 2006 are: Admir Duran, for travel in Serbia to interview refugees and other displaced persons 10 years after the war in that area; Jessica Fei, to pursue in Mexico her proposal "Recovering History: the Chinese-Mexican Story"; Matthew Harsha-Strong, internship at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna; Uyen Le, to promote and provide education and health care for impoverished children in Vietnam; Nilakshi Parndigamago, internship in the chief prosecutor's office in The Hague to research sexual violence during the war in the former Yugoslavia; and Katherine Ramsey, to interview bikers, Hell's Angels and other motorcyclists to better understand this "culture of rebellion and staunch independence."

YALE-CHINA ASSOCIATION AWARDS: The Yale-China Association is a private, non-profit organization based on the Yale campus that is dedicated to the development of education in and about China. In addition to its work in China, Yale-China offers fellowships and other opportunities to Yale students, including the following:

Yale-China English Teaching Fellowship Program: Yale-China Fellows teach English for two years at universities and secondary schools in mainland China and Hong Kong and learn Mandarin or Cantonese Chinese. Six individuals were selected to serve as fellows: Una Au, Catherine (Kelly) Brooks, Martha Fulford and Andrew Smeall, all from the Class of 2005; Daniel O'Neill, Class of 2003; and Alison Duffy, Class of 2004.

Yale University-New Asia College Undergraduate Exchange Conference (YUNA): The YUNA exchange brings undergraduates from Yale and New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong together for a cross-cultural comparison study of a particular theme. Students selected for the 2004-2005 conference on "Public Health & Society" were: Alexandra Antonioli '07, Yalina Disla '07, Abraham Koogler '06, Takudzwa Shumba '07, Puyao Li '07, Alexander Millman '06, Elana Rosenthal '06 and Brian Wayda '07.

Yale-China Service Internship Program: Since 1998, Yale-China has sent
students to serve as interns at non-profit, non-governmental organizations and educational institutions in mainland China and Hong Kong. Students selected for the 2005 internships were: Ida Assefa '08, at Leadership 21 and LEAP in Hong Kong and New Haven; Tiffany Lu '06, at The Red Ribbon Centre and Leeway in Hong Kong and New Haven; Patrick Fitzsimmons '07, at The Amity Foundation in Nanjing and Hong Kong; David Gottesman '08, at Civic Exchange in Hong Kong; Selena Liao '05 and Elliott Mogul '05, at Adventure-Ship in Hong Kong; Carolyn Kriss '06 and Jessica Fei '06, at Little Oak Children's House in Beijing; Naoko Kozuki '06, at Yunnan Daytop Village in Kunming; Alexander Millman '06, at Yunnan Reproductive Health Research Association in Kunming; and Connie Chan '05, at The Zigen Fund in Beijing and rural Hebei province.

LOHMANN PRIZES: Eight undergraduates were honored for excellence in printing and design -- in both letterpress and digital technologies -- at the May 6 Lohmann Prize ceremony held in the Arts of the Book Room of Sterling Memorial Library. The Lohmann Prize was established in 1967 in honor of Carl C. Lohmann (1910 B.A.), a founding member of the Honorable Company of College Printers, lifelong typophile and secretary of the University 1927-1953. First prizes were awarded to three students: James Lee '06, for his body of work comprising a number of letterpress and digital pieces; Joseph Luna '06, for his letterpress broadside announcing a performance of Die Winterreise; and Grace Silvia '05 and James Lee for their design of the current issue of the Yale Literary Magazine and related posters. Honorable mentions went to Eric Bloom '08, for his accordion book "Elements"; Owen Dalby '06, for a concert invitation and program (for his own violin recital); Emily Kopley '06, for a suite of letterpress pieces; and Nita Lieu '05 and Michael Seplowitz '05, for their broadsides for the Art of the Printed Word college seminar project "Yalephabet."

GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP: The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate. The purpose of the foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields. Students must be nominated by their institution. Yale's 2005 winners are: Hannah E. Collins '06, a biomedical engineering major, who plans on conducting research as a principal investigator on the input and processing mechanisms of sensory systems and how these mechanisms lead to perception variations between individuals; and Eleanor L. Marshall '08, a molecular biophysics and biochemistry major, who wants to conduct basic science research in the biochemistry lab to explore the molecular mechanisms of disease.

SOROS FELLOWSHIPS: The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans was established in 1997 by the Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists. The fellowships are designed both to assist young new Americans at a critical point in their education and to recognize the contributions of new Americans to the quality of life in the United States. This year's winners from Yale are:

Patricia Adura-Miranda, a J.D. candidate at the Law School. The daughter of naturalized parents who emigrated from Brazil, Adura-Miranda has a B.A. in economics and M.A. in international policy from Stanford University. She is a three time national women's wrestling champion and was named U.S.A. Wrestling Woman of the Year. She also won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens. As a lawyer, she has special interests in international human rights and immigration law.

Carlos Barrezueta, a J.D. candidate at the Law School. Born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Barrezueta received his B.A., summa cum laude, in political science and history from Columbia University, School of General Studies. At Yale, he serves as a senior editor on the Yale Law & Policy Review and as an editor at the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. He also works on developing financial institutions for underprivileged communities in connection with the Yale Community Development Clinic. He intends to pursue a career in both law and scholarship.

Recent Yale graduates who also won the award include Chiraag Bains, Rajesh Gupta, Cindy Huang and Jennifer Nou.

GILLIAM GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS: Two graduate students will receive Gilliam Graduate Fellowships for studies in the life sciences from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). Created this year to honor the legacy of James H. Gilliam Jr., a charter trustee of HHMI, the fellowships provide support for Ph.D. studies in the life sciences to students, including underrepresented minorities, who participated in HHMI's Exceptional Research Opportunities undergraduate summer research program. The students are Imran Babar, who will carry out graduate study in molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and Meisha Bynoe, who will enter the graduate program in microbiology this fall.


Yale committed to offering overseas opportunities to all undergraduates

Project funded by Class of 1957 is adding music education . . .

International festival marks 10th year of arts & ideas

Student writer's works cast light on injustices



Study: More students expelled in preschool than in later years

Team sheds light on RNA quality-control system

Music linked to decreased need for sedation

Biologists successfully extract and analyze DNA from extinct lemurs

Law deanship endowed with Goldman family gift

Harvey Goldblatt is reappointed as Pierson master

Radio interview leads Ruff to a 'magical' discovery

Head coach post endowed in honor of late Yale tennis star

Swimmer donates Olympic gold to alma mater

Tsunami-causing earthquake yields new data about Earth's core

Children develop cynicism at an early age, says study

'Lost' papers of journalist noted for her stories on Russian Revolution . . .

All hail Hale!

New risk assessment program will provide early genetic screening

Works by young playwrights to be staged as part of Drama School project

Internationally renowned tenor joins the faculty as voice teacher

Workshop explores chronic disease prevention

MacMicking named a Searle Scholar for infection research

Elimelech garners Clarke Prize for water research

Congresswoman to speak at benefit gala for cancer research

Student Awards and Fellowships

Search committee named for School of Music dean

Memorial to honor Dr. Alvin Novick

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