The Graduate College is pleased to announce that seven graduate students will be receiving the prestigious Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for final-phase dissertation support. In addition to a $10,788 stipend beginning in Spring 2014 from the Louise F. Marshall Foundation, each student will receive a tuition scholarship for two semesters from the UA Graduate College.
This year's recipients are:
Elsa Baena, Psychology. Dissertation Title: Functional Compensation in Response to Increasing Task Difficulty: Comparing Semantic and Episodic Memory Tasks in Young and Older Adults
Blake Coughenour, Optical Sciences. Dissertation Title: Photovoltaic Concentrator Optical System Design - Solar Energy Engineering from Physics to Field
Randall W. Haas, Anthropology. Dissertation Title: Human Population Aggregation and Urbanization: Archaeological Insights toward Cross-Cultural Models
Keisha Josephs, Linguistics. Dissertation Title: A Descriptive Grammar of Kalingo
Aresta La Russo, American Indian Studies. Dissertation Title: Second Generation Navajo Relocatees Inheriting Intergenerational Losses Due to P.L. 93-531
Alison Macalady, Geography & Development. Dissertation Title: Assessing the potential responses of semi-arid woodlands to climatic variability and change through historical analyses
Rebecca McQuade, Microbiology. SACBS Dissertation Title: Interactions of Clostridium difficile with host innate immune molecules
All these outstanding students are Ph.D. Candidates, Arizona residents, have a cumulative GPA above 3.5, and are on the final year of their dissertation. Please join us in congratulating them for their accomplishments and for receiving this prestigious award.