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Cosmos Scholars Awards Recipients—2008




Jennifer Adams Corcoran College of Art and Design An Aesthete in America: The Cross-Cultural Influence of Oscar Wilde's 1882 Lecture Tour on the Aesthetic Movement
Rahul Ballal * Georgetown University Closing the Gap between Cancer and Aging: Telomerase and Tumor Supressor BRCA1
Kathleen Barker University of Maryland Bottom, Antichrist, and the Anxiety of Representation in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Sameer Bhattarai George Mason University Microtopography effects on vegetative and biogeochemical patterns in created wetlands: a comparative study to provide guidance for wetland creation/restoration
Sarah Cantor University of Maryland The Landscapes of Gaspard Dughet: Artistic Identity and Intellectual Formation in Seventeenth-Century Rome
Judy Che-Castaldo** University of Maryland, College Park Competition between Thlaspi caerulescens and Thlaspi montanum: can phytoremediation threaten native plant populations?
Ashley Choiniere University of Maryland College Park Loss of Genetic Variability in a Demographic Bottleneck Event
James Clune George Washington University School of Medicine Cranial Particulate Bone as a New Material for Onlay Cranioplasty
Megan Faller-Brandow Georgetown University Adam and the New Eve: Gender, Art, and Creative Life Within the Vienna Moderns, 1890-1920
Jilian Fazio George Mason University Behavioral Assessment of the clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa); a comparative analysis of reproductive success.
Elizabeth Forte University of Maryland College Park Shakespeare's Stage in America: the Early History of the Folger Theatre
Isabel Garcia-Ramos Howard University Muscle Regeneration in Diabetic Mice
Felicia Gomez The George Washginton University  African Genetic Diversity and Natural Selection at Malaria Resistance Candidate Genes
Adam Greenhalgh University of Maryland, College Park Risky Business: Chance and Contingency in American Art, 1876-1907
Natalie Hanson American University Quantifying Metabolic Adaptation to the Cave Environment
Catherine Haradon The George Washington University Environmental context of the Acheulean to MSA transition in Africa
Stephen Hintze Corcoran College of Art + Design Cultivating the Crafts: Aileen Osborn Webb and the Instituting of American Craft, 1934-1964
Douglas Howard George Mason University Earth Analogues to Catastrophic Outflow Channels on Mars:  A Quantitative Geomorphic Approach
Alicia Kopfstein-Penk Catholic University of America Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts: Inception, Development, Reception
Shervin Malekzadeh Georgetown University Ambiguous Spaces:  Classrooms and the Politics of Schooling and Identity Formation in Postrevolutionary Iran
Saugandhika Minnikanti George Mason University Dielectrophoretic deposition of carbon nanotubes for implantable electrodes
Kimberly Moloney American University World Bank’s Public Sector Reforms: Focused on Economic Growth or Poverty Reduction? (1983-2007) 
Kelly O'Quin University of Maryland, College Park Vision and Adaptive Radiation in the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Tanganyika 
Mary Savig The George Washington University Making the Old New Again: Elizabeth Farnese and the Neoclassical Origins of Spain
Kelly Wisecup University of Maryland, College Park Print and the Politics of Medical Knowledge in the 1721 Boston Inoculation Controversy
Kristin  Wolf George Mason University The Effects of Hydrologic Connectivity, Soil Properties, and Functional Design Elements on Nitrogen Dynamics in Created and Natural Wetlands in the Piedmont Region of the Southeastern U.S.
Mirna Zakic University of Maryland, College Park The Furthest Watch of the Reich: Nazism among the Ethnic Germans in the Serbian Banat, 1941-1944

* Henry H. Work Science Award
** Max and Vera Britton Environmental Science Award

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