Awards

Shipka Russian Church

UPDATE 12/16: Read the Foreign Affairs review of Russia's Path Toward Enlightenment.

The Marc Raeff Book Prize has been awarded to Gary M. Hamburg, Otho M. Behr Professor of the History of Ideas at CMC, for his book Russia’s Path toward Enlightenment: Faith, Politics, and Reason, 1500-1801.

Hall of Fame Class of 2016

Teammates, friends, family, coaches, Hall of Fame members, and numerous others from the three-college Claremont McKenna-Harvey Mudd-Scripps Colleges community turned out in force for the CMS Alumni Association Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony, to celebrate the addition of four new members. The ceremony is available to watch in full. 

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.

Jessica Jin, Annika Deurlington, and Sofi Cullen

Three CMC students (Sofi Cullen ’16, Jessica Jin ’16, and Annika Deurlington ’16) have been selected to participate in the Capital Fellows Programs administered by the Center for California Studies in Sacramento.

The Center administers four nationally recognized fellowship programs, collectively known as the Capital Fellows Programs. Three programs select 18 fellows each, and the other 10 from an annual pool of applicants that typically numbers about 500 for each program.

CMC student Dylan Hoey

Dylan Hoey ’17, a Government and History dual major at CMC, has accepted one of this year’s 10 undergraduate Thomas R. Pickering Fellowships, which provide recipients with financial support, mentoring services, and professional development opportunities in order to prepare them for a career with the U.S. Foreign Service.

Hoey follows in the footsteps of Dante Toppo ’15, who received the same award in 2014.

CMC 2016 scholarship and fellowship winners

Scholarship.

At CMC, it’s a term that may be measured by the number of prestigious academic fellowships and national awards students win each year — often with a regularity that belies the hard work necessary to achieve those honors.

CMC 2016 World Model United Nations team

History repeats.

CMC’s World Model UN (WorldMUN) team won Best Small Delegation at the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference from March 14-18 in Rome. This establishes CMC as a back-to-back world champion at what is considered to be the “Olympics of MUN,” after the team’s victory in the same category last year in Seoul, South Korea. 

In the Small Delegation category, CMC competed against some of the best teams from the U.S., including West Point, Yale, Georgetown, and Berkeley.

Prof. Henri Cole

CMC literature Prof. Henri Cole has been honored with the Award of Merit Medal by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, putting him in the company of the finest American writers and artists of the past century.

The Award of Merit has been given each year since 1942 to an outstanding person in America representing painting, the short story, sculpture, the novel, poetry, or drama in rotation. Previous medalists include Ernest Hemingway, Aldous Huxley, Thomas Mann, Vladimir Nabokov, Hilda Doolittle, and Andrew Wyeth.

Aaron Leconte, assistant professor of chemistry at the W.M. Keck Science Department, a collaboration between Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, has been awarded a three-year early career grant from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement. The $100,000 Cottrell Award will support Leconte’s research on the protein luciferase, a luminescent material produced by the North American firefly that can be used to track and record biological events and processes to better understand cancer, bacterial infections, and more.

Pages