People Notes May 2022
Emily Dahl, F23, Ramsha Hameed, F23, and Olivia Luciani, F22, interviewed Fletcher alumnae Niermala Badrising, F07, Anna Schulz, F08, FG16, and Grace Tamble, F19 respectively, for CIERP and Climate Policy Lab's Women's History Month blog series.
Kelly Sims Gallagher, Fletcher School academic dean and professor of energy and environmental policy, co-wrote the policy brief “DOE Budget Authority for Energy Research, Development, and Demonstration Database.” Gallagher, who is also director of the Fletcher School Climate Policy Lab and co-director of the Fletcher School Center for International Environment & Resource Policy, and Easwaran Narassimhan, Fletcher School postdoctoral scholar, sat on the panel discussion Policy Roundtable on Green Industrialization in India: Potential, Challenges and Policies, which was hosted by the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID).
Barbara Kates-Garnick, Fletcher School professor of practice, co-wrote the report “The Role of Innovation in the Electric Utility Sector” for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Marina Lazetic, senior research analyst and program manager at Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School and Karen Jacobsen, Fletcher School Harry J. Leir Professor in Global Migration, wrote the policy brief “Climate Change, Social Justice, and Dislocation in the United States: Recommendations for Policy Makers” [PDF] with the Climate Policy Lab.
Hengrui Liu, Zdenka Myslikova, Qi Qi, and Abay Yimere, Fletcher School and Climate Policy Lab research fellows, wrote posts in the Climate Policy Lab's Earth Day blog series.
Tara Ahmadi, M22, Amber Asumda, A22, Delia Burns, F22, Avis Carrero, EG25, Alex Coston, M22, Emma Downs, A22, Lark Escobar, F22, Cora Evans, V23, Jay-Miguel Fonticella, A22, Claudia Guetta, A22, Charles Hines, D22, Qimei Liu, AG22, Leanne Loo, A22, Joshua McLinden, AG22, Iris Montes, GBS25, Ricardo Moreno, N22, Maycon Cesar de Paula Santos, E22, Anshelle Reen Tucker, D22, and Logan Schwartz, GBS23, are the 2022 recipients of the Tufts Presidential Award for Civic Life. Each year this award recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the university for outstanding achievement in community service and community leadership. The Presidential Award for Civic Life is coordinated by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.
Nancy Bauer, professor of philosophy, co-edited the recently published book Here and There: Sites of Philosophy by Stanley Cavell. A review appeared in the May 12, 2022 issue of the New York Review of Books.
Yonatan Y. Brafman, assistant professor in the Department of Religion, was named a fellow of the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts announced the winners of the $100k New Ventures Competition. On April 8, Tufts student finalists pitched their ventures virtually to a panel of judges who awarded prizes collectively valued at over $100,000. Tyler Chen, A26, David Harrison, Cindy Huang, A26, Bingyi Wang, and Jackie Yang won first place in the General Technology category for their project Skywalk; Jemimah Charles, EG22, and Rachel Kiehne, A21, EG22, won first place in the Healthcare & Life Science Track category for their project Therrapu; and Kimberly Martin, F23, and Ashira Pelt, F23, won first place in the Social Impact Track category for their project Active Heirs.
Daanika Gordon, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, was named one of 10 Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars. Each recipient receives a stipend of $17,500 while working toward tenure, according to the Institute.
Rachel McGinn, E22, Sarah Radway, 1G, and Jessica Rosendorf, E22, have been recognized as National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program recipients. The fellowship program provides support to outstanding graduate students who are working on research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.
Sarah Pinto, professor of anthropology, was selected as a 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholar.
Daniel E. Weiner, associate professor at Tufts School of Medicine and nephrologist at Tufts Medical Center, was awarded the 2022 Dr. J. Michael Lazarus Award by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) for his major contribution to the clinical science and care of dialysis patients.