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Nearly 70 students recognized at pinning ceremony

… Many Dean’s Scholars are recipients of competitive fellowships in support of diversity while others are funded …
Derek Berman

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Student Spotlight: Derek Berman

Derek Berman, doctoral student in geological sciences, studies the geophysical environment of Mars’ Jezero crater.
Megan Driscoll

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Student Spotlight: Megan Driscoll

A doctoral student in chemistry and chemical biology with a focus in polymer chemistry from Chelmsford, Massachusetts Driscoll researches new ways to make and upcycle polymers.
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Six postdocs honored with achievement awards

Cornell employs 790 postdoctoral scholars who are appointed across nearly 90 departments where they actively participate in the university’s research, teaching, and extension missions.
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Over 80 students receive NSF graduate fellowships

… ever fielded in one year. NSF offers approximately 2,000 fellowships per year to research-based master’s and doctoral … year for Cornell,” said Holly Boulia, director of fellowships. “We are so proud of and excited for all of our … of education allowance of $12,000. In total, the 84 new fellowships will bring in over $12 million in federal …
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Student Spotlight: Ningdong Wang

'My work is part of a larger effort to build the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory.'
Sarena Tien

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Student Spotlight: Sarena Tien

A doctoral candidate in romance studies Sarena Tien studies representations of female friendship in literature and film from French-speaking Africa and Asia.
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Discovering the secrets of ultracold atoms in Italy

The Graduate School spoke with Darren Pereira, a doctoral candidate in physics, about his summer research at the University of Florence in Florence, Italy.
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Unearthing the lives of enslaved peoples at a historical St. Croix sugar plantation

MyKayla Williamson's archaeological excavation takes place on Estate Little Princess, a plantation where people of African descent lived and worked starting in circa 1740.
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Funding for fluency: Grants support summer language study

… across the humanities,” said Holly Boulia, director of fellowships. “Many students need to study texts in their …
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Student spotlight: Elias Beltrán

Beltrán is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature from the Bronx, N.Y.
Nic Vigilante

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Student Spotlight: Nic Vigilante

A doctoral student in music with a concentration in music and sound studies, Vigilante studies how music, sound, and performance are used to create “unreality."
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Thirty-two receive awards recognizing inclusive excellence

On May 16, several Arts and Sciences affiliated graduate students were among those honored for leadership and commitment to diversity, inclusion, outreach, and student engagement.
Amanda Domingues

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Student Spotlight: Amanda Domingues

A doctoral candidate in science and technology studies with a focus on the anthropology of science, Domingues studies how investigators use scientific methods and humanities theories to reconstruct the lives of past humans.
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Two doctoral students selected as Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Innovation Fellows

… on the Cornell University Graduate School website. … The fellowships will provide a stipend as well as funding for …
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Partnership Expands Horizons of Humanities Doctoral Career Possibilities

This flexible, on-campus summer internship gives students the chance to experience firsthand what is involved in becoming an acquisitions professional at a university press,
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Ten Inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate.
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Eight Students Advancing to 3MT Finals

Fangming Cui, psychology, and Susannah Sharpless, English language and literature, are among eight doctoral students advancing to the final round of the 2023 Three Minute Thesis competition.
Angie Torres-Beltran

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Student Spotlight: Angie Torres-Beltran

A doctoral candidate in government from central Florida, Torres-Beltran studies how women’s political participation is influenced by gender-based violence and interactions with state institutions.
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Over 50 Students Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

… 200 current fellows. The NSF offers approximately 2,000 fellowships per year to research-based master’s and doctoral … NSF GRFP applicants,” said Holly Boulia, director of fellowships in the Graduate School. “In my time at Cornell, … The National Science Foundation offers approximately 2,000 fellowships per year to research-based master’s and doctoral …
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Seven Postdocs Honored with Achievement Awards

Elizabeth Riley, postdoc in psychology, and Eileen Gonzales, postdoc in astronomy, represent the College of Arts and Sciences among the honorees.
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Two Doctoral Students Receive Ford Fellowships

… Miranda have been selected to receive 2022 Ford Foundation Fellowships. Peters, a doctoral student in mechanical … for the dissertation competition. The 2022 predoctoral fellowships will provide funding of $27,000 per year for … fellowship. … Two Doctoral Students Receive Ford Fellowships_tex … Two Doctoral Students Receive Ford …
Sophia Veltfort

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Student Spotlight: Sophia Veltfort

Sophia Veltfort, MFA ’20, a doctoral candidate in English language and literature, studies the representations of speech and thought in 20th-century fiction.
Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei

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Student Spotlight: Daniel Reza Sabzghabaei

The doctoral candidate in music from Denton, Texas studies music composition with a focus on time malleability.
Yongjian Tang

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Student Spotlight: Yongjian Tang

A doctoral candidate in physics from Guangdong, China, Yongjian Tang is a recipient of a 2022 Wu Scholarship.
Michael Lee

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Student Spotlight: Michael Lee

"As a poet with the heart of a historian, I’m interested in attending to the interrelated histories of European colonialism and industrial warfare through the lyric."
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Two Doctoral Students Receive Africa Fund Fellowships

… Nankabirwa have been selected to receive 2022 Africa Fund Fellowships. The Africa Fund Fellowship provides one or two … students. Other awards include Provost Diversity Fellowships for Advanced Doctoral Students and the Hsien and … is very important to us,” said Holly Boulia, director of fellowships. “The Africa Fund Fellowships are one of many …
Germán Reyes

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Student Spotlight: Germán Reyes

A doctoral candidate in economics from Argentina, Reyes studies how test-score gaps eventually lead to income inequality.
Esther Kondo Heller

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Student Spotlight: Esther Kondo Heller

With a research travel grant, Heller will go to Nairobi this summer to research an archive of interviews with the Taarab musician Sitara Bute.
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Student Spotlight: Tessy Schlosser

Tessy Schlosser is a doctoral candidate in government from Mexico City, Mexico.
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Twenty-five receive awards recognizing inclusive excellence

The awards recognize the excellence represented within the graduate community and celebrates students for their accomplishments.
Vaibhav Sharma

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Student Spotlight: Vaibhav Sharma

Vaibhav Sharma, doctoral candidate in physics from Delhi, India, studies the quantum mechanical behavior of ultracold atoms.
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Travel Grants Help Graduate Students Conduct Research Across the Globe

The Graduate School awarded over 100 Research Travel Grants totaling $204,196 in 2021-22, the largest group of grants awarded since the pandemic began interrupting travel.
Bruno Shirley

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Asian Literature, Religion, and Culture Ph.D. Candidate Wins Three Minute Thesis Competition

Bruno Shirley presented his dissertation research in just three minutes to a panel of judges and a virtual audience from across campus and around the world.
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Record High Attendance at Writing Boot Camp

This year’s Proposal, Thesis, and Dissertation Writing Boot Camp, hosted by Cornell University Graduate School, went virtual and broke records, drawing 400 writers from 50 institutions.
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Eight Graduate Students Receive Wu Scholarships

… students. Other awards include Provost Diversity Fellowships for Advanced Doctoral Students and the Africa …
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Diverse Stakeholder Perspectives Improve Ph.D. Career Development Programming

A team of researchers including Conrad Smart, physics doctoral candidate, interviewed 45 stakeholders from academic institutions about their perspectives on career development for doctoral students. Smart used his skills in data visualization techniques to develop the stakeholder tool.
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Helping humanities students explore careers beyond academia

Humanities doctoral students begin their programs with an area of interest. This focus narrows as dissertation research progresses until, by the end of a doctoral program, it narrows to the point that students see only a path to a faculty or research career. To broaden their view, the Graduate School’s Careers Beyond Academia has expanded its programs to illuminate many more possible careers.
David Esparza

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Student Spotlight: David Esparza

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Esparza chose Cornell for his Ph.D. because of its commitment to evidence-based teaching methods, its continued support of undergraduate field science education, and the friendly culture at Cornell EEB.
Ben Fried

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Student spotlight: Ben Fried

Ben Fried is a doctoral candidate in English language and literature from Ottawa, Canada.
Lisette Lorenz

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Student spotlight: Lissette Lorenz

Lissette Lorenz is a doctoral candidate in science and technology studies from Miami, Florida.
Frank Castelli

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Alumnus/postdoc spotlight: Frank Castelli, Ph.D. ’17

Frank Castelli ’05, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ’17, is a postdoc in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior from Howard Beach, New York.
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Student Spotlight: Ngoc Truong

Ngoc Truong chose to study at Cornell because of its tradition of faculty/staff/student involvement with spacecraft missions and its many notable planetary scientists and astrophysicists such as Carl Sagan and Edwin Salpeter.
Samantha Wesner

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Student spotlight: Samantha Wesner

Samantha Wesner is a doctoral candidate in history from Dallas, Texas. After attending Harvard University as an undergraduate, she chose to pursue further study at Cornell due to the field of history’s reputation as well as the library’s resources.
Lyrianne González

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Student spotlight: Lyrianne González

Lyrianne González is a doctoral student in history from Los Angeles, California. After attending California State University, Northridge as an undergraduate, she chose to pursue further study at Cornell for the opportunity to work alongside her mentors and the flexibility of the field of history.
Hannah Cole

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Student spotlight: Hannah Cole

Hannah Cole chose to pursue further study at Cornell due to the freedom to explore interdisciplinary interests through the comparative literature program as well as its faculty.
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Student Spotlight: Ekaterina Landgren

Ekaterina Landgren is a doctoral candidate in applied mathematics from Moscow, Russia.
Lingzi Zhuang

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Student Spotlight: Lingzi Zhuang

Lingzi Zhuang is a doctoral candidate in linguistics with a minor in cognitive science from Maanshan, a small city in Anhui, China, and Shanghai. He chose to pursue further study at Cornell due to the linguistics program, program offerings, and feeling of community.
Reika Tei

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Student Spotlight: Reika Tei

Reika Tei is a doctoral candidate in chemistry and chemical biology from Kyushu island in Japan. She chose to pursue further study at Cornell for the supportive environment, enthusiastic professors, and beauty of campus.
Charlotte Logan

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Linguistics doctoral student named Cobell fellow

Charlotte Logan, a doctoral student in linguistics, was recently selected as a Cobell Graduate Summer Research Fellow. Administered on behalf of the Cobell Board of Trustees by Indigenous Education, Inc., Logan is one of six fellows for 2021.