Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Awards for 2014-2015

HAROLD LEONARD MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN FILM STUDY

To support doctoral students proposing a year of well-defined research in film history, criticism, theory, or aesthetics. The fund was established by the will of Clara Lefkovits in honor of her son, Harold Leonard.

Jiewon Baek
French
Envisaging Resemblance in Contemporary French Documentary
Advisor: Bruno Chaouat

Nichole Neuman
Germanic Studies
Major Moves, Minor Cinema: Transatlantic Migrations and De-Centering German and American Film History
Advisor: Richard McCormick

Anais Nony
French
Recollection and Modes of Subjectivation in the Age of Screen Culture
Advisor: Christophe Wall-Romana

EVA O. MILLER FELLOWSHIP

To support doctoral students in the broad areas of psychology or statistics and measurement who are engaged in research. Eva O. Miller was the wife of W. S. Miller, a faculty member in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota from 1916 to 1948. During two periods, 1937-40 and 1943, he served as acting dean of the Graduate School. He was best known for his outstanding research on the measurement of high-level ability, including the authorship of the Miller Analogies Test. The funding for the fellowship comes from royalty income from the Miller Analogies Test.

Julia Longenecker
Psychology
Remembering Meaning in Language: How Semantics Support Verbal Memory
Advisor: Scott Sponheim

Kathrin Maki
Educational Psychology
Learning Disabilities Classification Accuracy: A Comparison of Special Education Eligibility Decisions
Advisor: Matthew Burns

Clemma Muller
Epidemiology
Cerebrovascular Disease and Cognitive Impairment in American Indians: Estimating Unbiased Conditional Effects
Advisor: Rich MacLehose

MARK & JUDY YUDOF FELLOWSHIP IN SCIENCE POLICY & ETHICS

Open to graduate students pursuing interdisciplinary work whose content is focused in the areas of science policy and ethics. Mark Yudof served as president of the University of Minnesota from 1997-2002.

Julia Corwin
Geography
Environmental Policy and Technological Fixes: India’s Changing Electronics Recycling Infrastructure
Advisor: Vinay Gidwani

Sara Nelson
Geography
The Political Economy of Ecosystem Services: Valuing Nature in the Anthropocene
Advisor: Bruce Braun

TORSKE KLUBBEN FELLOWSHIP

The Torske Klubben, which was founded in 1933, is a Minneapolis luncheon club of men of Norwegian heritage who are deeply interested in Norway and Norwegian-American history and relationships. Since shortly after World War II, the organization has supported University of Minnesota graduate fellowships for Norwegian citizens. In addition, Torske Klubben created an award for Minnesota residents who have an interest in or connection with Norway and/or its culture. The overarching goal of the fellowship program is supporting future leaders and maintaining cultural ties between Norway and America.

Norwegian Recipient:

Vegard Nygard
Economics

Minnesota Recipients:

Jared Goplen
Applied Plant Sciences
Co-advisors: Jeffrey Gunsolus and Craig Sheaffer

Ian Gunsolus
Chemistry
Advisor: Christy Haynes

Petra Kranzfelder
Entomology
Advisor: Leonard Ferrington 

Erik Torgerson
Educational Psychology
Advisor: John Romano