2014 College of Arts and Sciences Achievements
• The 2014 Edward C. Dimock Prize in the Indian Humanities goes to K-State cultural anthropologist Jessica Marie Falcone for her manuscript, "Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built."
• Douglas N. Dow, art, publishes the book "Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the Age of Reform," which examines the art patronage of three different confraternal organizations at a crucial moment in their histories.
• Ranin Kazemi, history, is the winner of the Prince Dr. Sabbar Farman-Farmaian Research Project Fellowship from the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, an advanced Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
• Joye Gordon and Bonnie Bressers, journalism and mass communications, receive the third annual Industry Research Forum Award from the Council of Affiliates of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Scripps Howard Foundation.
• Kansas State Collegian managing editor Jena Sauber is one of eight collegiate journalists selected for the 2014 National Newspaper Association Foundation News Fellow program.
• Eight of the nine cadets with K-State's Air Force ROTC detachment are selected for the U.S. Air Force's rated position of pilot, beating the national selection average of 79 percent for a rated position and 52 percent for students seeking to be rated as pilots.
• Uwe Thumm, professor of physics, is a Femtosecond and Attosecond Science and Technology fellow at the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology.
• Nora Bello, assistant professor of statistics, co-authored the best paper by an International Biometric society member in the Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics.• Rabia Akhtar, doctoral student in security studies, is one of 16 junior scholars who will attend the Woodrow Wilson Center's Nuclear Proliferation International History Project's 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp in May near Rome, Italy.
• Three master's students in geology received scholarships from the Kansas Geological Foundation. Logan Kelley received the $1,000 Knighton Family Scholarship and Megan Wall and Anna Downey each received a $1,000 scholarship.