2017 CGS Annual Meeting Award Winners


    CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Biological and Life Sciences
    Chad Johnston (PhD 2016, McMaster University)
    New Techniques Facilitate the Discover and Study of Modular Microbial Natural Products
    Press Release


    CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities and Fine Arts
    Leif Fredrickson (PhD 2017, University of Virginia)
    The Age of Lead: Metropolitan Change, Environmental Health, and Inner City Underdevelopment
    Press Release


    Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities (Classical Studies/Archaeology)
    John North Hopkins (Assistant Professor of Art History and Classical Studies, Rice University)
    The Genesis of Roman Architecture (Yale UP, 2016)
    Press Release


    ETS/CGS Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education: From Admission through Completion
    University of Washington -- U501: Extend the Reach
    Press Release


    Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education
    John C. Keller, Dean of the Graduate College, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education, and Interim Vice President for Research and Economic Development, University of Iowa
    Press Release




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