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Nadia Bernstein a guest on Gastropod

Doctoral candidate Nadia Bernstein is one of the guests on the latest episode of Gastropod, "Savor Flavor," available here:

Rachel Elder awarded UCLA Post-Doc

Rachel Elder will be the Postdoctoral Scholar-Fellow in UCLA's History and Social Studies of Medicine Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine next year.

Elaine LaFay awarded Mellon Fellowship

Elaine LaFayas been awarded a Mellon Fellowship for Research in Original Sources. for her project "Atmospheric Bodies: Medicine, Meteorology, and the Cultivation of Place in the Antebellum Gulf South"

Tamar Novick awarded Halpern Prize for best dissertation

The Halpern Prize Committee of the Association for Israel Studies has selected Tamar Novick's dissertation, "Milk and Honey: Technologies of Plenty in the Making of a Holy Land, 1880-1960," as the best dissertation in Israel Studies approved during the year 2014.

Phi Beta Kappa

Congratulations to our majors who are Phil Beta Kappa inductees!


Eun Kyung Ellen Kim '15

Danielle M. Mohabir '15



Hillel D. Neumark '15

Undergraduate Awards and Honors

Health & Societies

Flagbearer: Ellen Kim
Society of the College Prize: Jacquelyn Andrews and Gabriella Meltzer
Alumni Society Prize:  Danielle Mohabir

Honors in the Major
Jacquelyn Andrews
Zayna Bakizada
Emma Biegacki
Emmanuel Cordova
Caroline Kee
Ellen Kim
Gabriella Meltzer
Danielle Mohabir
Kate Sgarro

Science, Technology & Society

Flagbearer: Paul Marett
Society of the College Prize: Paul Marett

Honors in the Major
Paul Marett
Hillel Neumark
Emma Schad

Shields and Elder defend dissertations


On Monday,  April 6th, Brit Shields successfully defended her dissertation, 

"A Mathematical Life: Richard Courant, New York University, and Scientific Diplomacy in Twentieth Century America" (adviser is Susan Lindee)

and on Wednesday, April 8th, Rachel Elder successfully defended her dissertation, 
   "Secrecy & Safety: A Cultural History of Seizures in Mid-Twentieth Century America"
(adviser is Beth Linker).

Tamar Novick wins Max Planck post-doc

Tamar Novick has been awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, in department III, "Artfifacts, Action and Knowledge," for 2015-16 and 2016-17.


Voskuhl research headlined in SAS Frontiers

These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking For

Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science Adelheid Voskuhl argues that although humans are fascinated with robots, it’s not always for the same reasons. Click on the title (these are not the droids...) to see the article.