Congratulations to our recent recipients of research grants, professional recognition, teaching awards and more.
Michael West received a 2018 ProSEEd grant to support his project, “CMU in Haiti and Haiti at CMU: Bridging Pittsburgh and Port-au-Prince.”
Mame-Fatou Niang received a 2017-18 Falk Fellowship in the Humanities to support her project, “Mosaica Nigra: Blackness in 21st-century France.”
Naoko Taguchi received the 2017 NFMLTA/MLJ Roundtable Conference Grant. The grant will be used to support her invited colloquium at AAAL 2018, titled as 'Globalization and L2 Pragmatics: Implications for Research and Teaching.’
Tianyu (Sophie) Qin received the 2017 Jiede Empirical Research Grant for Chinese Pedagogy/Chinese Applied Linguistics from the Chinese Language Teachers Association to support her project “Dynamic Assessment of L2 Chinese Implicature Comprehension.”
Professor Khaled Al Masaeed received a 2017-2018 Falk Grant to support his project "Code-Switching in Arabic as a Foreign/Second Language." He also received a 2017-2018 Berkman Faculty Development Grant to support his project "Code-Switching in Second Language Acquisition: Insights from Arabic."
Professor Gang Liu received a 2017 Falk Grant to support his project “Cultural Differences and Their Impact on CFL (Chinese as a Foreign Language) Communication and Learning.”
Professor Seth Wiener received a 2017 Falk Grant to support his project “Acoustic Cues in Speech Communication.”
Professors Sébastien Dubreil and Christopher Jones received a 2017 A.W. Mellon Technology-Enhanced Learning Seed Grant to support their work on “Enhancing Interaction in Intermediate Level French Online Courses.”
Professor Tatyana Gershkovich received a 2017 A.W. Mellon Digital Humanities Seed Grant to support her project “Beyond the Ant Brotherhood: A Synoptic View of Tolstoy’s Intellectual Life.”
Sihui (Echo) Ke is co-winner of the 2016 Graduate Student Teaching Award in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Mikaela Wolf-Sorokin (DC 2017) received a prestigious Truman Scholarship, designed to support the next generation of public service leaders.
Kate Beittenmiller is the 2017 recipient of the G. Richard Tucker Award for Scholarship and Leadership. The award was established in honor of Dr. G. Richard Tucker, Paul Mellon University Professor of Applied Linguistics Emeritus, who retired in 2015. It is presented annually to a student in recognition of scholarly excellence in modern languages, and for leadership and dedication to the university.
Emily Joyce received the María Purificación Aguilar Memorial Award in 2017. The award is presented each year in the spring to the student with the highest grade point average completing a major in Hispanic Studies. Joyce (DC 2017) traveled to Mexico City after graduation to participate in the Fulbright-García Robles Binational Business Internship Program.
Kayla Lee (DC 2017) received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. She traveled to Ecuador to teach and volunteer after graduation.