Holloway to meet with Nobel Laureates

The Department of Energy has selected Ayana Holloway, GSAS, as one of 31 outstanding research participants to attend the 51st convention of Nobel laureates in Lindau, Germany, June 25-29. The participants were selected from university researchers and national laboratories.

Rubin named Statistician of the Year

The Chicago Chapter of the American Statistical Association has named Donald B. Rubin, professor of statistics, as the Statistician of the Year. The award recognizes Rubin’s outstanding contributions to causal inference, Bayesian statistics, and likelihood-based missing data methods, which have had a major impact on applied statisticians and data analysts, as well as on theoretical statistics. Rubin will receive the award at a ceremony in Chicago in June.

Slavic Languages selects two for prize

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures has selected Dalia Rotstein ’03 and graduate student Alexandra Kirilcuk as the first recipients of the V.M. Setchkarev Memorial Prize for undergraduate and graduate essays on Russian literature. Prizes of $200 went to Rotstein for her undergraduate essay “Trust in Faith? Levin’s Religious Epiphany,” and to Kirilcuk for her graduate essay “The Estranging Mirror: The Poetics of Reflection in Vladislav Khodasevich’s ‘Evropeiskaia noch.'”

Four juniors selected for King Fellowships

The King Fellowships, named for Patricia King, former director of the Schlesinger Library and an officer of Radcliffe’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter, support summer research towards the senior thesis or other independent academic projects.

Albert Cho ’02, Adams House and social studies, plans to investigate the political economy of trade policy reform in Mauritius; Ashley Evans ’01, Cabot House and comparative study of religion, will investigate the influences on and aims of Gregory of Nyssa’s “De anima et resurrectione;” Brian Shillinglaw ’01, Dudley House and social studies, has titled his research project “Modern Probabilistic Epistemology, Statistics, and the Emergence of Agrarian Capitalism in England;” Elizabeth Christine Vogt ’01, Kirkland House and history and science, plans to study the founding of the Exploratorium in San Francisco as the embodiment of an alternative vision of science as humanistic and playful.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks