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Grants and Research

Boncho Benev (physics) received a $15,150 grant from the California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Federal Awarding Agency for his research titled "Parent Volatiles, Near-Nucleus Environment, and Outgassing in Comet 46P/Wirtanen: A historic Apparition for a Space Mission Priority Target, NASA-Keck Proposal #59.”

Boncho Benev (physics) was awarded a grant for $102,055 from the University of Maryland Federal Awarding Agency: NASA for his research titled, "Organic Gases in Hartley 2’s Coma: Integrated Interpretation of Contemporaneous Spacecraft and Ground-based Datasets."

Jessica Leight (economics) received a grant of $20,000 from the Chiang-Ching-Kuo Foundation (CCKF) for her research titled "Export-driven Growth, Human Capital and Poverty in China.”

Stephen Casey (mathematics and statistics) was awarded his second US patent for his work on cell phone technology.

Braxton Boren (performing arts) received $50,000 for "Hearing Bach Music As Bach Heard It” from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Arvenita Cherry (anthropology) received $40,000 for "Monocacy National Battlefield – L’Hermitage Oral Histories” from the National Park Service (NPS).

David Culver (environmental science) received $68,751 from the National Park Service (part of the Chesapeake Watershed CESU agreement) for "A Survey of the Fauna of Seepage Springs in National Capital Parks-East (NACE)."

Douglas Fox (chemistry) was awarded a $149,900 grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for his “Tailoring Cellulose Nanomaterial Surface Properties for Improved Polymer Stress Transfer."

Silvina Guidoni (physics) was awarded $30,588 from the CUA Center of Excellence in the Physics of the Heliosphere and the Sun (CEPHEUS) Educational Program Support for the Heliophysics Science Division.

Jessica Leight (economics) received $76,890 for "Fellowship with the Office of Evaluation Sciences" from GSA.

Stephen MacAvoy (environmental science) received a $10,000 grant for "Inorganic geochemistry and endocrine disrupters in urban streams: quantifying links between development patterns and water chemistry" sponsored by UDC.

Colin Saldanha (biology) received an NSF Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA)Assignment Agreement grant in the amount of $211,996.

Rachel Watkins (anthropology) received $80,000 for "Monocracy National Battlefield – Ethnographic Overview and Assessment” from the National Park Service (NPS).


Appointments and Honors

Chloe Brown (sociology) was accepted into the Congressional Black Caucus Fellowship program.

Dan Kerr (history) was elected to the position First Vice President for the Oral History Association.


Publications, Exhibitions, and Productions

Allan Litchman (history) published a new book about voting rights, "The Embattled Vote in America: From the Founding to the Present."

Don Krimes (art) presents new art and pieces reworked from the 1980s at a new exhibit at the MK Gallery.

David Gerard (mathematics and statistics) authored the article of the month in the November 2018 Genetics journal. 

A philosophy paper by Asia Ferrin (philosophy & religion) has been accepted for inclusion in the Fall 2018 Young Philosophers Workshop and Lecture Series at The Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University.

Douglas Fox (chemistry) co-authored The Chemical Society Review cover article, "Current characterization methods for cellulose nanomaterials."

Rachel Sullivan Robinson (SIS and sociology) published "Making Interdisciplinary Population Health Science Happen" on AU's Center on Health, Risk & Society.


In the Media

Allan Litchman (history) published "Framers fail: Voting is a basic right but they didn't guarantee it in the Constitution" in USA Today.

Daisy Gebbia-Richards (College of Arts & Sciences) published "How Loves Drives Extremism" in the Fair Observer with Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Professor of Sociology and Director of the International Training and Education Program.

Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy (education) published an Op-Ed in The Washington Post titled "A dual-enrollment program for D.C. high school students could help fill classrooms in the future."

Justin Jacobs (history) was asked to appear before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs and provide testimony regarding China's policies toward the Uyghur ethnic group.

The New York Times published an article on The Embattled Vote in America by Allan Lichtman (history).