Research

Prof. Aseema Sinha

Government Prof. Aseema Sinha's research on the intersection between India and the United States received a significant boost this year when it received a Fulbright award.

The Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award will support Professor Sinha's research into the roles non-state actors such as business people, students, diaspora communities, and others play in two “estranged democracies” becoming strategic partners.

Prof. Ronald Riggio

Ronald Riggio, Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology at CMC, continues to build upon a research project that provides invaluable insight into long-term linkages between early childhood development, leadership, and success.

The research project, “Early Life Predictors of Adult Success,” is supported by a $50,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

CMC seniors Nitin Kuppanda and Becky Cheng

It’s not every day that college undergraduates author an article published in a leading science journal. But that’s just what happened for CMC seniors Becky Cheng ’17 and Nitin Kuppanda ’17 last spring. They did the heavy lifting on a Current Biology paper about a bacterium that attacks and kills only males of a certain fruit fly species.

Prof. Shana Levin

Shana Levin, Crown Professor of Psychology and George R. Roberts Fellow, has been named Associate Dean of the Faculty for Research, effective July 1.

In this role, Levin will support the College’s faculty research efforts, chairing the Faculty Research Committee, overseeing all of the research institutes, serving as a member of the senior academic cabinet in the Dean of the Faculty’s office, and as a member of the College’s senior staff. She will continue to teach in the psychology department. Lee Skinner will continue in her role as Associate Dean of the Faculty for Teaching.

Prof. Stacey Doan

Assistant Psychology Professor Stacey N. Doan has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.

The $450,000 grant will support research titled "Rescuing Cognitive & Emotional Regulatory Processes to Aid Smoking Prevention."

Doan will work in collaboration with colleagues from Boston University to improve the effectiveness of standard informational smoking prevention programs by improving cognitive and emotion regulatory abilities among at-risk adolescents.

Ferguson, Missouri, a once obscure suburb of St. Louis, found itself on the national stage for an issue that dominated headlines and public debate for much of the last six months. The death of Michael Brown in an encounter with a police officer focused attention on the issue of fatal use of force by police. Confusion over the facts of the encounter between Michael Brown and the officer, Darren Wilson, left a vacuum that was quickly filled by allegations of police brutality and charges of police racism.

Rose Institute of State and Local Government research assistants Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben ’17 and Jessica Jin ’16 took 1st and 2nd place, respectively, for presentations related to second- and third-striker prison population data at the Association for Criminal Justice Research (ACJR)  (California) conference on “Criminal Justice in a Community Perspective” March 26-27 in Sacramento.

Germany’s biggest newspapers are following and reporting the recent work of Professor Jonathan Petropoulos, who has spent much of his academic career on the subject of  Nazi art looting.

Students from CMC’s Rose Institute of State and Local Government have won top research awards from the Association of Criminal Justice Research/California  (ACJRCA), which recently held its fall conference.

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