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Seventeen PhD and MFA candidates awarded dissertation fellowships

The College of Arts and Sciences has named the following PhD and MFA candidates as recipients of prestigious dissertation fellowships for the fall 2015 semester:

  • Dominique Bertrand – Exploring links between human disturbance, habituation, and stress responsiveness in wild crested macaques (Macaca nigra)
  • Tien-Hao Chang – Genome evolution in the carnivorous plant Utricularia
  • Daniel Gomes – Cold Island: Ballads, Media, and the Irish Left, 1922-72
  • Ethan Hayden – “…ce dangereux supplément…” and the Task of (musical) Translation
  • Cynthia Hunter – Evaluating Neurocognitive Effects of Adult Aging on Spoken Word Recognition Using Event-Related Potentials (ERP)
  • Dawei Jin – Syntax-Pragmatics Interface and Chinese Island Constraints
  • Isabelle Fournier – Moral Consideration of Nonhuman Beings in Science Fiction from Quebec
  • Matt LaVine – A Theory of Analyticity
  • Kathryn Lawton – The Disability Rights Movement and Deinstitutionalization: Community Living and the New Battle for Desegregation
  • Bingbing Liang – Mean Dimension, Mean Rank, and von Neumann-Lueck Rank
  • Keith Blackley – Attacking and Rewarding State Supreme Courts, the Causes of Court Targeting Legislation in U.S. States
  • Scott Ptak – The Relationship between Proximity and the Transfer of Information in the Financial Industry
  • Philip Savoy – Modeling the seasonal course of canopy dynamics: Incorporating physiology into phenological models
  • Colin Tucker – Musical Composition for String Trio
  • Joshua Wallace – Determining the source of atmospheric particulate matter
  • Mengyang Xu – Photobleaching and Stability of Red Fluorescent Proteins by Terahertz Spectroscopy and Optical Observation of Correlated Protein Motions in Dihydrofolate Reductase
  • Pradeep Yerramsetty – The role of RLSB protein in regulation of Rubisco and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis