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Cosmos Scholars Awards Recipients—2015




Carol Anderson The Catholic University of America Remembering the Sacred Past in Medieval Florentine and Sienese Hagiography and Preaching (ca. 1200-1350)
Lauren Angel The George Washington University Dance Companies Present American Race and Gender in Cold War Diplomacy
Shannon Browne ** University of Maryland, College Park Does urbanization play an important role in White Nose Syndrome-sensitive bat species?
Sarah Cadagin University of Maryland, College Park 'The Altarpieces of Domenico Ghirlandaio: Archival Work in Florence, Pisa, and Lucca'
Caroline Dubinsky **** University of Maryland, College Park /Arti del Fuoco/: The Visual Culture of Mining and Metallurgy in Sixteenth-Century Italy
Tyler Frankel University of Maryland, College Park Effects of a Human Contraceptive Progestin on Reproduction in the Viviparous Mosquitofish
Ingrid Harris Howard University The impact of Leishmania colonization on bacterial communities associated with Ethiopian sand flies
Sabina Henneberg Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies Governing Uncertainty: Government After Authoritarian Breakdown in North Africa
Katy Hull Georgetown University Despotism With a Dimple: American Sympathizers with Italian Fascism
Martin Margolis The George Washington University Cultures of Contention in the Egyptian Countryside, 1914-1919
Leslie McKinnon Howard University The role of glucosinolates on the microbiota and host health in Pieris rapae
Scott Miles *** Georgetown University The neurocognition of learning a new musical system
Jordan Miller The George Washington University The function of chimpanzee consolation: Insights into the origins of human empathy
Katya Mouris The Catholic University of America From Reform to Reformation: Abbess Caritas Pirckheimer and the Convent of St. Klara, Nuremberg, late 1490s-1532
Dorothy Ohl The George Washington University Rebel or Repress? Explaining Iraqi Soldiers' Responses to the 1991 Southern and Kurdish Uprisings
Rosemary Onjiko * The George Washington University New Approaches to Understand Early Embryo Development
Nicole Riesenberger University of Maryland, College Park Fashioning Kingship in Early Modern Naples: The Court of King Ferrante, 1458-1494
Chelsie Romulo George Mason University Sustainability and conservation of the ecologically, culturally, and economically important palm tree Mauritia flexuosa (aguaje) in the Peruvian Amazon
Timothy Schmalz Georgetown University Showcasing Race and Empire through Lebensborn and the SS-Kalender
Yue Shi Georgetown University The Tacit Collaboration: Economy, Ethnicity and Empire in the Central Asian Frontier of the Qing and Russia, 1860s-1910s
Upasana Shokal The George Washington University Antibacterial activity of insect TEPs against human pathogenic bacteria
Jordan Smith Georgetown University The Invention of Rum
David Stern The George Washington University The Evolution of Light-Interaction Genes in Cave-Adapted Crayfish
Sarah Tweedt University of Maryland, College Park Using development to resolve ancient animal relationships
John Villecco American University Local Effects of Chinese-Funded Infrastructural Development on the Kenyan Coast
Elizabeth Williams Georgetown University Cultivating Empires: Environment, Expertise, and Scientific Agriculture in Late Ottoman and French Mandate Syria
Shruti Yadav The George Washington University Identification of novel anti-parasitic host immune genes.

* Henry H. Work Science Award
** Max and Vera Britton Environmental Science Award
*** J.K. McLaughlin Award in Biomedical Science
**** Gerson Nordlinger Award in the Arts

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