Amber Bradley ’02,
a psychology major, was awarded a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for the
2002-03 academic year. Bradley will receive $22,000 to support her travel
to Argentina, Kenya, Hungary, and Ireland, where she proposes to study
women’s responses to domestic violence. Including Bradley, Reed
students have been awarded 61 Watson fellowships since 1969.
Harris ’02 was awarded a Fulbright student fellowship. Harris,
who majored in classics, plans to use the grant to travel to Banaras,
India, where he will undertake a comparative study of early Greek and
Indian philosophies. After his year abroad, Harris hopes to continue his
studies in graduate school.
Mathematics major Asher Auel ’03 and
biochemistry and molecular biology major Kristin
Coan ’03 were named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars for the 2002-03
academic year. This prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded to
undergraduates with outstanding potential who intend to pursue careers
in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Auel plans to earn
a Ph.D. in mathematics, then become a college or university professor
at a relatively small teaching institute. Coan is interested in earning
a Ph.D. in biochemistry and studying the synthesis and medicinal properties
of plant secondary products.
Junior April E. Holm ’03 was
awarded an Edwin, Frederick, and Walter Beinecke Memorial Scholarship
worth $32,000 in support of graduate study. Holm hopes to earn a Ph.D.in
history; her current areas of interest are the American South and slavery.
Last summer she took this interest into practice by working on archeological
excavation of the slave quarters at Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia.
Jennifer Sirek-Love ’02 received
the Gerald M. Meier award for distinction in economic studies. Gerald M.
Meier ’47 established the award in 1998; it includes a purchase
fund of $125 for economics books. Sirek-Love wrote her thesis on tax policy
and investment in industrial combined heat and power.
Anastasia Kayiatos ’02 and Samia
Rahimtoola ’02 were winners of William T. Lankford II Humanities
awards. They each received $1,500 and a copy of David Copperfield.
The award recognizes accomplishment in history and literature, as well
as potential for further academic achievement. It honors Lankford, who
taught English and humanities at Reed from 1977 to 1983 and was a scholar
of the works of Dickens. Kayiatos, a Russian major, wrote her thesis on
Evgenii Kharitonov, and Rahimtoola, an English major, wrote a thesis called
Alon Karniel ’02, a double major
in English and art, received $875 as the winner of the Class of ’21
award. This award, endowed by gifts from Reed’s 1921 graduating
class, recognizes “creative work of a notable character, involving
an unusual degree of initiative and spontaneity.” Karniel’s
English thesis was Mark Doty and the Experience of Loss, and
his art thesis was Seaming an Ethics of Abstraction.
Michael Raven ’02 is the winner
of the 2002 Garlan Prize in Philosophy, which includes funds for philosophy
books. Raven’s senior thesis was A Study on Vagueness.
The prize was instituted by a group of alumni in honor of philosophy professor
Edwin Garlan, who taught at Reed from 1946 to 1972.
Five students won McGill Lawrence Internship Awards. Sarah
Glasband ’03 and Clint Sallee
’03 are developing and facilitating a free summer program
that includes recreational activities and classes in literacy skills for
underachieving middle school students in Portland. Kelley
Elizabeth Healey ’03 will be assembling a history of the
exhibitions of European and American art at the Portland Art Museum for
an upcoming show of European art from Portland private collections and
writing dossiers on the works of American artists in the museum’s
collection. Rachel Mills ’02
will be working with the Oregon Humane Society training and socializing
shelter dogs before their adoption. She plans to be a veterinarian, and
the project will enhance skills that will be useful throughout her career.
Anaka Narayanan ’04 will intern
with Karla Hoff, a research economist at the World Bank, whose project
is investigating why literacy rates in India, particularly among females,
are so low. Among otherprojects, Narayanan will design a questionnaire
to find out why households don’t view education as an important
Three students won REAF (Reed Environmental Activism Fund) internship
awards. Van Butsic ’04 will
be working for the Oregon Water Trust, building an economic model that
will make clear the value of water used in agriculture. Elizabeth
Griffing ’04 will be going to Missoula, Montana, and the
Bitterroot Valley to investigate the relationships between an ecosystem
and its inhabitants, as well as the dynamics between the members of a
community divided over an environmental issue.
Amanda Hemmerich ’03 will intern with the Sierra Club in
Washington, D.C., working on the responsible trade campaign and the project
on state sovereignty and international trade rules.