Congratulations to Cassie Bower, who has just completed her MA in English and Folklore! Cassie and her partner Jim are moving shortly to Rhode Island, where Jim will be studying design and Cassie will take up a job at Brown University.
Jason Whitesel, one of Professor Amy Shuman's former students, recently published his dissertation, titled, Fat Gay men: Girth, Mirth, and the Politics of Stigma. Congratulations, Jason!
Congratulations to Ziying and Zuchao Shen on their new son Enle Lucas Shen, who was born on May 29, 2014 at 7lbs 13.6oz, and 21" long! Ziying reports that he is healthy and happy.
Warm wishes to the new parents!
On April 26 at the Center for Folklore Studies end-of-year potluck, Patrick Mullen presented our annual student paper prizes: the Patrick B. Mullen Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper and the brand-new Daniel R. Barnes Prize for Best Undergraduate Paper.
Several folklorists were honored in year-end departmental celebrations.
At the Department of Comparative Studies Awards Ceremony:
Katey Borland received the student-chosen Margaret Lynd Faculty Teaching Award.