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Graduate student, Heather Graham, receives CIC/Smithsonian Institution Fellowship


Fellowships are offered by the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for graduate students to conduct research in association with members of the Smithsonian professional research staff, and to utilize the resources of the Institution. These one-year fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian's Office of Fellowships and Internships in partnership with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation in order to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000. All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible.

Congratulations to the following CIC graduate students:

Heather Graham,  Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University.  Plant Molecular and Isotopic Indicators of Light Environment: A new Approach to Proxies for Canopied Ecosystems of the Past, at the National Museum of Natural History with Scott Wing and Carlos Jaramillo at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

Margaret C. Kosmala, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota.  Effects of Experimental Warming on the Structure of an Insect and Spider Community, at the National Museum of Natural History with Scott Miller.

Mario B. Pesendorfer,  School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  A Spatially Explicit Model of Scatter- Hoarding as Seed Dispersal: Assessing the Role of Ecosystem Engineers in the Restoration of Oak Chaparral, at the National Zoological Park with Scott Sillett and Brandt Ryder.

Kristine K. Ronan, Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan.  Buffalo Dancer: The Biography of an Image, at the National Museum of the American Indian with Paul Chaat Smith and Candace Greene at the National Museum of Natural History.

Janine A. Sytsma,  Department of Art History, University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Departures: A Critical Study of the Yoruba Art Collective Ona Group and Movement, Onaism, at the National Museum of African Art with Karen Milbourne and Christine Mullen Kramer.

Tsing Wai Wong,  Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Northwestern  University.  Compact Object Forensics: The Question of Origin, at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory with Jeffrey E. McClintock and Ramesh Narayan.

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