She was one of 79 applications in 12 different languages, with applications representing 24 different European and non-European nationalities. She will split the prize with Edgar Pereira of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Since 2009, the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute has awarded a biannual prize of 3,000 Euros to the author of the best new MA thesis in early modern, modern, or contemporary European history and in the history of Europe in the world. The Department selects studies with an explicit comparative or transnational perspective of a high scholarly historical nature. Research accuracy, innovation, and literary merit are important factors in the final selection.
2013-2014 Student Achievements
Congratulations to CEMS undergraduate majors Brittany Valente (B.A., May 2015) and Philip Dalgarno (B.A., May 2015) for being awarded with a Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund Grant (DURF). DURF grants are awarded on a competitive basis to assist students in funding their thesis and other research projects.
Congratulations to M.A. student Caroline Hoffmann for winning the prestigious Boren Fellowship for Arabic language study and research in Morocco.
Congratulations to M.A. student Hannah Puckett for advancing to the finalist round of the 2014 Threesis Academic Challenge. The Threesis Challenge is an academic competition for GSAS master's students. Students present the work of their thesis or final project (e.g. creative project, science experiment, or research paper) to a panel of judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand in three minutes or less. Competitors are judged on how well they grasp the subject of their thesis, their ability to discuss the topic to non-experts, and presentation skills.
CEMS applauds B.A. students Piotr Puchalski (B.A. January 214) and Danae Wheeler (B.A. May 2014) for winning the European and Mediterranean Studies Prize, presented to a seionr for the best undergraduate thesis in this field.
Congratulations to B.A. graduate Piotr Puchalski for being admitted to the University of Wisconsin' Ph.D. program in History.
Past Student Achievements
Congratulations to CEMS MA student Jeremy Bold (MA in European and Mediterranean Studies and MS in Library and Information Science, May 2011), who received a first place judges' award at the NYU GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge on April 9, 2011 for his three-minute presentation of his thesis titled "The Serpent in the Square: The crisis of nihilism in European moral secularization."
Recipients of Summer 2010 West European Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Alexander Arnold (History) received a FLAS award to study intermediate French. He is studying at NYU in Paris, France.
Christopher Coats (European & Mediterranean Studies) was awarded a FLAS fellowship to study intermediate Catalan. He is studying this summer at the Universitat de Barcelona in Spain.
Chiara Formenti-Ujlaki (European & Mediterranean Studies)
received a FLAS fellowship to study advanced Italian. She is studying at
the Babilonia Institute in Taormina, Italy.
Rebecca Oliver (Law) received a FLAS fellowship to study advanced French. She is studying at the Alpha-B Institut Linguistique in Nice, France.
Felicity Palma (European & Mediterranean Studies) received a FLAS fellowship to study advanced Italian. She is studying at the Apulia language school in Lecce, Italy and at the Domus Aurea Center in Rome, Italy this summer.
Sonia Werner (Comparative Literature) received a FLAS fellowship to study intermediate Italian this summer. She is studying at NYU in New York.
Recipients of 2009-10 Academic Year West European Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
John Adamic (Food Studies) received a FLAS award to study advanced Italian. He is enrolled in NYU Steinhardt School of Education's Master's program in Food Studies. His career goal is to use media to influence the everyday decisions Europeans and others make with regard to how and what they eat.
Jennifer Carden (European and Mediterranean Studies) was awarded a FLAS fellowship to study advanced German. After completing a Master's in European and Mediterranean Studies, she plans to earn a Master's in Library Science. She is interested in pursuing a career as a librarian at a university or government agency.
Felicity Palma (European and Mediterranean Studies) received a FLAS fellowship to study advanced Italian. She is enrolled in NYU's Master's program in European and Mediterranean Studies. After graduating, she hopes to work on human rights issues in an international organization.
Anna Venetsanos (Foreign Language Education) was awarded a FLAS fellowship to study advanced modern Greek, which will be useful as she works toward a Master's in foreign language education at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. After completing her graduate degree, she hopes to pursue a career as a secondary school teacher of foreign languages (Greek and Italian).