A Legacy of Support for UC San Diego StudentsRetired lecturer Peter Galderisi, and his wife, Holly Gottschalk Galderisi, have designated support to internships for undergraduate students in the Krinsk-Houston Law and Politics Initiative within the Department of Political Science, as well as to scholarships for women scholar-athletes.
Linguistics Undergrad Wins Boren ScholarshipBridget Egan, a Linguistics and Machine Learning double major at UC San Diego, has won a Boren Scholarship for 2022-23, a prestigious award from the U.S. Department of Defense. The scholarship provides up to $25,000 to support a U.S. student who wants to study abroad for a year, with special emphasis on learning or improving their knowledge of a foreign language.
2020 Mellon/ACLS Scholars and Society FellowCongrats to Roshanak Kheshti of Ethnic Studies on being selected as a 2020 Mellon/ACLS Scholar and Society Fellow. Kheshti will work on performance ethnography workshops at the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles.
Stepping Up to the Plate to Support StudentsAlumnus Gary Jacobs and his wife, Jerri-Ann, believe that education provides a path to upward social mobility. They gave UC San Diego $2 million to fund scholarships for scholar-athletes, and graduate fellowships in the Division of Social Sciences. The Union-Tribune reported on the gift as well.
Safeguarding DemocracyTo protect emerging democracies, many scholars and practitioners recommend political power-sharing institutions, which aim to safeguard minority group interests. Yet little empirical evidence exists to support that recommendation. Filling that gap are Kaare Strom of Political Science and two co-authors: In the November 2017 issue of the American Political Science Review, they use a global data set to examine how various power-sharing institutions affect the survival of democratic regimes in 180 countries from 1975 to 2015. They find that only power-sharing characterized by strong commitments to individual liberties, independent judiciaries and civilian control of the armed forces strongly promotes democratic survival.
APA AwardsThree Urban Studies and Planning students each received a $1,000 scholarship from the San Diego Section of the American Planning Association. The students are Mark Anderberg, Isabel Ignacio and Vincent Page.
2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholars AnnouncedThe Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has identified 10 emerging faculty leaders, including Anthropology alumna Sara Gonzalez. Gonzalez is currently an assistant professor at the University of Washington.
Communicating Science 2017Graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply now for the ComSciCon-SD workshop, to be held at UC San Diego in September 2017. The workshop is for young scholars who are interested in communicating science to an audience beyond their narrow academic discipline. Free for accepted applicants. Application deadline is June 15.
April 9: Triton 5K If you like the idea of having fun while raising funds for student scholarships, TEAM SOC SCI will see you at the Triton 5K. Running not required. Music, food, drink and Fun Zone are also part of the day.
A Heartfelt Thank You The UC San Diego annual Hearts and Scholars dinner connects scholarship recipients with donors, including Jayaram Bhat of the Bhat Family Scholarship. Bhat decided to support student scholarships for transfer students after his son, Rohit Bhat, graduated with a Psychology degree in 2014.
Team Soc Sci Needs You Yeah, you! Join the divisional team, Team Soc Sci, in support of student scholarships at the annual Triton 5K on Sunday, April 9. You can run, walk, hop, skip or jump. But you must register first.
Quetzal Mama Scholars Ready to Soar Education Studies Ph.D. student Roxanne Ocampo and her work with the Quetzal Mama Scholars program was featured in the Union-Tribune and Entravision. Two books by Ocampo are also finalists for the 2016 International Latino Book Awards.
Veni Grant to Verhoef Center for Research in Language post-doc Tessa Verhoef has been named a recipient of a Veni grant from the Dutch Science Foundation. This, along with her Rubicon Postdoctoral Fellowship and UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program fellowship, are highly sought, junior-career grants.
This article is an excavation of Kehimkar's defense. Unlike most scholarship on the Bene Israel, the question of whether the Bene Israel are \"true\" Jews does not concern me. Rather, I am interested in how Kehimkar explained the Jewishness of the Bene Israel and the epistemological framework used to support that explanation. In his historical writings(7)--composed between 1888 and 1897--Kehimkar was keen to \"prove\" the \"true\" Jewishness of the Bene Israel as a means to thwart the claim that the Bene Israel were not a Jewish community but an Indian community. Kehimkar articulated his defense of the Bene Israel's Jewishness through the language and the classificatory schemas... 1e1e36bf2d