Idris Raoufi, an undergraduate student in the Department of Architecture, Urban Planning + Design has won the first J.C. Nichols Student Prize for junior-level students in in the department. His winning proposal,The Brookside Promenade, earned him the $500 prize.
Nicole Emanuel, a former major in the Philosophy Department and the founder of the InterUrban ArtHouse in Overland Park, will manage the $150,000 award for this effort considered a national pilot for Creative Placemaking. The award to the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park is one of the 80 National Endowments for the Arts “Our Town” grant awards announced in July and only one of four to receive the maximum amount. For more on the awards see:
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Nazgol Bagheri (Interdisciplinary Ph.D. candidate in Geography and Sociology) has won several recent awards. Besides her recognition by the Association of American Geographers (AAG) earlier this year, she recently received an American Dissertation Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is one of the largest and most prestigious sources of funding for graduate women and the competitions are highly competitive. This fellowship carries a stipend of $20,000 for a period of 12 months in which Nazgol will focus on publishing the results of her research in Tehran and finalizing her dissertation. For more see:
Sharon Reeber, who completed her MA in Art History in May 2012, had an article accepted for publication in the Zeitschrift fuer Kunstgeschichte, a four-language scholarly journal published by the University of Basel. This article, titled “Finding Harmony: What Adolf Hoelzel Learned from European Sacred Art” was adapted from her thesis (thesis advisor, Frances Connelly) and research travel was funded by a Women’s Council grant.
Oluseun (“Seun”) Idowu, an interdisciplinary Ph.D. student in Geosciences and Statistics, has been selected as one of 10 students nationwide to serve on the Council of Students from 2012 to 2014 for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. This is the nation’s oldest, largest and most selective collegiate honor society for all disciplines, and has more than 300 chapters across the United States, Puerto Rico and the Philippines. For more see:
The following graduate students in Economics have published.
Salewa Olawoye (edited along with L. P. Rochon), Monetary Policy and Central Banking, Edward Elgar, 2012.
Alex Binder, “Institutional Economics and Catholic Social Teaching”. Oeconomicus, 2012, vol. 12, p. 8-22.
Gyun Cheol Gu “Pricing and Prices” (with Frederic S. Lee) in The Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics, 2nd ed., edited by J. King, Edward Elgar, 2012.
Scott McConnell, “Review of the book Post Keynesian and Ecological Economics: Confronting Environmental Issues, eds. Richard P.F. Holt, Steven Pressman and Clive L. Spash.” Review of Political Economy, January 2012.
Natalia Bracarense, “Development Theory and the Cold War: The Influence of Politics on Latin American Structuralism,” Review of Political Economy, (forthcoming in October 2012)
Brian Warner (Graduate Student, Economics) presented a paper on “The Problems of the Coase Theorem,” and was one of three winners in the Association for Institutional Thought Student Competition. He presented his paper at the Association’s annual conference in Houston on 11-14 April 2012 and received a prize of $300.00.
Benjamin Wilson (Graduate Student, Economics) was awarded a Fellowship by the Association for Social Economics to attend their Summer School June 19-20th, 2012 at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland. The value of the fellowship was $1,400.