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2023 AchievementsRecent faculty, student, and alumni accomplishments

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Daniel Abraham (Music) released a CD, ALTISSIMA: Works for High Baroque Trumpet, a collaboration with trumpeter Josh Cohen. The CD was reviewed by the Cumbria Times, three BBC radio programs, and reached no. 7 on the UK Classical Lists, (specialist classical charts).

Nicole Angotti (Sociology) received a $176,677 grant (funded over two years for a total of $367,138) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the project titled “Intergeneration Intervention: Employing Youth to Promote Aging Healthy with HIV in Rural South Africa.”

Naomi S. Baron (professor emerita, World Languages and Cultures) wrote an article for The Conversation about the impact ChatGPT will have on student motivation.

Laura Beers (History) spoke with CGTN about the challenges that will be faced by the United Kingdom in 2023.

Michael Brenner (Center for Israel Studies) wrote an article for The Conversation about Israel’s new right-wing and religious government. He also wrote an article for Moment Magazine marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Ernesto Castaneda (Sociology) appeared in TV interviews on NTN24 Bogotá, France24, Alhurra TV, and NBC News Now. He was interviewed/quoted in articles by Edición USA, NBC 24 News, ABC7 News, KSNV News, Fox11News, Katu2ABC, Kalamazoo News, and Think GlobalClobal Health, for contributions on a variety of topics related to immigration, Latin America, and the North American Leaders’ Summit. 

Ying Chen-Peng’s (Art History) book Artful Subversion Empress Dowager Cixi's Image Making was published by Yale University Press.

Philip Johnson (Physics) received a $29,199 grant (funded over three years for a total of $887,417) from NASA for the project titled “Modeling of Exoplanet Atmospheres and Climates.”

Karen Knee (Environmental Science) spoke with WUSA about the science behind the efficacy of salt in melting ice during freezing temperatures.

Peter Kuznick (History) spoke with Faculti UK, RT, NYU Special Collections Library, RTVI, Postscript TVC, WION News, India TV, NTV Russian Television, acTVism Munich, and Iran Daily about a variety of topics ranging from political activism in history to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Allan Lichtman (History) spoke with The Hill about the possibility of President Biden running for reelection.

Danielle Mysliwiec’s (Art) exhibition Pull at COUNTY, a gallery in Palm Beach, FL, closed on January 31. Mysliwiec gave an interview with Maake Magazine about the exhibit.

Jin Y. Park (Philosophy and Religion) was awarded the Uberoi Foundation Religious Studies Grant of $20,000 for a project on Buddhism and Nonviolence.

Shubha Pathak (Philosophy and Religion) published an article on “Demonic and Demidivine Beauty in the Eyes of the Demidivine and Demonic Beholders” in the Religions of South Asia (ROSA) journal. 

Aaron Posner (Theatre) spoke with Politico about the Shakespearean tragedy of Kevin McCarthy's contentious Speaker of the House confirmation.

Evan Reister (Health Studies) spoke with The Cut about the efficacy of greens-powder supplements.

Stacey Snelling (Health Studies) received a $50,000 grant from DC Central Kitchen for the project titled “Healthy Corners Program Evaluation.” Snelling also received $125,000 for the project “Food Matters: Nourishing the Body and Soul” and $199,488 for the project “Health Literacy in DC,” both from the DC Department of Health.

Nancy Snider (Performing Arts) received a $10,000 grant from the Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation for the project titled “Koster Foundation 2023 Study Grants for Music Majors.”

Ricardo Torres (Economics) spoke with The Associated Press about the Cuban government’s response to the country’s food shortages. 

David Vine (Anthropology) received a $10,000 grant from the Jubitz Family Foundation for the project titled “Strategy Summit to Dismantle the Military Industrial Complex.”

Andrew Wasserman (Art History) published the article “And the Mural Came Down: Race, Removal, and Reckoning in the Sunshine City,” in The Art Bulletin 104, no. 4 (December 2022).

Jon D. Wisman (Economics) was awarded as Winner of the 2023 Veblen-Commons Award, the highest honor given annually by the Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) at the Allied Social Science Association Meetings in New Orleans, in recognition of significant contributions to evolutionary institutional economics. 

Xiaoquan Zhang (World Languages and Cultures) spoke with USA Today about the cultural significance of the Chinese Lunar New Year.



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