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21 Jan '15

The MMUF Undergraduate Journal for 2014-2015 has just been published by Harvard University's MMUF program. It features articles by 33 current undergraduate Mellon fellows from across the program.

An electronic copy of the journal can be viewed here. The full list of contributing fellows is below.

Barnard College

  • Isabelia Herrera

Brooklyn College

20 Jan '15

In December 2014, the Mellon Foundation's board of trustees approved the invitation of four new undergraduate institutions or consortia into the MMUF program. We are delighted to welcome into MMUF the consortium of Claremont colleges (Claremont-McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Pomona College and Scripps College); the University of California at Riverside; the University of New Mexico; and the University of Texas at Austin.

30 Sep '14

Jeffrey McCune, associate professor of women, gender and sexuality studies and performance studies at Washington University in St. Louis and the new director of Wash U's MMUF program, is quoted in a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article about the emotional and academic impact on students of color of this summer's news stories centering around violence against people of color, particularly the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

17 Jun '14

MMUF fellow Erika López García, who graduated this year from Brown University, was recently profiled in the Brown Alumni Magazine. Erika, who concentrated in geological sciences as an undergraduate, had her first national scholarly exposure this April when the scientific journal Icarus published the article "Topographic Constraints on the Origin of the Equatorial Ridge on Iapetus," of which she was the lead author.

24 May '14

The honors thesis research of MMUF Fellow Christopher-Marcus Gibson was recently featured in the Huffington Post's Thesis Project blog, which provides a popular web forum for the academic work of college undergraduates.

24 May '14

MMUF PhD Lillian Guerra, who recently won a Guggenheim Fellowship, has added an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship to her roster of recent honors. For more details, click here.

Congratulations to Dr. Guerra on all her recent achievements and victories!

 

30 Apr '14

We are delighted to announce that MMUF Brian Johnson, who was originally selected as an MMUF fellow as an undergraduate at Johnson C. Smith University, has been chosen by Tuskegee University as its seventh president.

25 Apr '14

MMUF PhD Geraldo Cadava (Dartmouth '04) has been awarded the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award for 2014 for his first book, Common Ground: The Making of the Sunbelt Borderland (published last year by Harvard University Press). The OAH awards the Turner Award to first books published by scholars of American history.

14 Apr '14

MMUF PhD Lillian Guerra (Dartmouth '92) has received one of 178 fellowships awarded by the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation for 2014. Dr. Guerra, who is Professor of Cuban and Caribbean History at the University of Florida, was selected as an MMUF fellow at Dartmouth College and earned her PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2000, following which she taught at Bates College and Yale University.

17 Mar '14

MMUF is the subject of a featured article published today in the online and print editions of  Diverse Issues in Higher Education. The article profiles three MMUF PhDs - Sean Decatur, Ben Vinson and Stephen Pitti - who are now in high-level administrative or faculty positions at their institutions, and who discuss the importance of MMUF in opening up the paths that led them to their current positions. Read the article here!

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