Three seniors earned the Gerald M. Meier Award for Distinction in Economics, given to those students whom the economics department recognizes for their outstanding achievement.
Michael Kincaid ’13 wrote an interdisciplinary math-econ thesis, “Is the Euro Optimal? An Examination of Trade and Cycles in Europe.” His advisers were Prof. Kim Clausing [economics 1996–] and Prof. Albyn Jones [mathematics 1986–].
Su Liu ’13 wrote “Schrödinger’s Hat: Decision Making and Uncertainty in Real and Virtual Worlds.” Her adviser was Prof. Jonathan Rork [economics 2010–].
Brian Moore ’13 wrote “All News is Bad News: The Effects of Policy Uncertainty on Manufacturing Investment.” His adviser was Prof. Rork. Brian also served as student body president during his time at Reed.
The William T. Lankford III Humanities Award was established as a tribute to the accomplished scholarship and teaching of Prof. Bill Lankford [English & humanities 1977–83], and is given to a student who demonstrates an interest in the relationship between history and English literature. This year’s award recipient was Lilliana Paratore ’13 for her thesis “‘This Spirit of the Desert’: On Women’s Narratives of Self, Landscape, and Alterity, 1850–1903.” Her adviser was Prof. Margot Minardi [history 2007–].
Author Barbara Ehrenreich ’63 received the Thomas Lamb Eliot Award for Lifetime Achievement by a Reed Graduate. Ehrenreich majored in physics and chemistry at Reed and wrote her thesis on the electrochemical oscillations of the silicon anode with Prof. Jean Delord [physics 1950–88]. Since then, she has gone on to do groundbreaking investigative journalism and has authored a multitude of successful books, including the widely acclaimed Nickel and Dimed.