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Student Fellowships and Awards

The Class of ’21 Award, a Reed alumni-endowed award that recognizes creative work involving an unusual degree of initiative and spontaneity, was presented to three students upon completion of their theses last spring. Leigh Walton ’07, a classics major, grappled with questions of fidelity in his translations of Callimachus. Biology major Zachary Lewis ’07 earned the award by placing his research on threespine stickleback fish in a wider environmental context to produce a thesis and oral defense that biology professor Maryanne McClellan termed “simple and elegant.” Byron Davies ’07, a philosophy major, wrote a thesis on the normativity of concepts that earned him both the Class of ’21 Award and the Edwin N. Garlan Memorial Prize in Philosophy, which honors a former professor of philosophy at Reed and recognizes outstanding student scholarship in philosophy.

The economics department recognized Timothy Armstrong ’07 and Ranganai Gwati ’07 with the Gerald M. Meier Award for Distinction in Economics. Armstrong began a Ph.D. program in economics at Stanford this fall and Gwati began a Ph.D. program in economics at the University of Washington.

Louis Caron ’05 is the recipient of this year’s Sperling Studentship, an award granted to Reed graduates in support of a three-year doctoral degree at Cambridge University, where Caron recently completed his master’s degree. His doctoral research focuses on political metaphor and the evolution of medical knowledge in the 17th century.

Two current students were awarded the highly competitive German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dients–DAAD) scholarship for the 2007–08 academic year. Maeve Hooper ’09, a junior majoring in German literature, is studying in Munich, and Roslyn C. Burns ’08 did a university summer course in Germany.

Reed graduate Kayce Spear ’07, of West Linn, Oregon, received both a post-graduate DAAD scholarship and a Fulbright to support her participation in a joint biochemistry project of the University of Heidelberg and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory that examines how sulfur is taken up into plants.

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