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Archaeology Student Award Recipients UPDATED 5/28

May 6th, 2014 in Archaeology, awards, Discoveries, Events, Students

We congratulate to the following students

Graduate Students:

Aviva Cormier (GRS’16) Summer Research Fellowship and a Graduate Student Abroad Fellowship
Matthew Flynn (GRS’19) S&J Tom Family Foundation Scholarship and Graduate Student Organization Travel Research Fellowship
Anna Goldfield (GRS’17) Summer Research Fellowship
Luke Pecoraro (GRS’15) Summer Research Fellowship
Franco Rossi (GRS’15) The Angela J. and James J. Rallis Memorial Award and The Helen G. Allen Humanities Award
Kristen Wroth (GRS’17) Graduate Student Abroad Fellowship

Undergraduate Student:

Alice Crowe (CAS’14) College Prize for Excellence in Archaeology
Adam DiBattista
(CAS’14) Paper selected to receive the Michael A. Sassano III Award for Writing Excellence in the Social Sciences, The Trowel Award for Excellence in Archaeology, and Scarlet Key
Elizabeth Mauer (CAS’15) The Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award
Nami Shin (CAS’15) The Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award

Franco Award May 2014

Franco Rossi with his fiance Amy at the Center for Humanities Award Ceremony, May 13, 2014 at The Castle.



Please check back often as we will be listing additional award recipients.

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Matthew Egger (CAS’14) awarded Fulbright grant

April 9th, 2014 in Alumni, Archaeology, awards, Students

Matthew Egger, Archaeology graduating senior was awarded a Fulbright grant for next year.

He will be attending the first year of a Master’s program in classical archaeology and ancient numismatics at the University of Tuebingen in Germany.  The research area of focus is a site on the Western Anatolian coast dating to the Hellenistic Period called Herakliea on Latmos.

During the summer months Matthew will be engaged in archaeological excavations under direction of Junior Professor Richard Posamentir, where he will apply the technical skills and cultural-historical knowledge gained at Tuebingen working directly in the field with a German research team.

German and American practices of archaeology are quite different; Americans approach the practice of archaeology through an anthropological lens, whereas in Germany, archaeology is its own unique discipline.  The goal of this project is to help to bridge the disciplinary gap between German and American styles of archaeology, while coming to more accurately understand our shared Western material heritage.


Daniel Fallu (GRS’16) recipient of a GRAF and AIA Pomerance Fellowship

February 6th, 2014 in Archaeology, awards, Discoveries, Discovery, Graduate Student, Research, Uncategorized

Dan Fallu, Boston University Department of Archaeology graduate student has been awarded the long term GRAF.  The GRAF is specifically for his field work and residency in Greece. The bulk of the funding will be put towards coring the banks of the Chavos River (part of the natural fortification of Mycenae) in order to develop a history of sediment dynamics. The main goal of this coring is to determine if a dam (yet to be discovered architecturally) created a reservoir that resulted in the eventual burial of the site.
The AIA Pomerance Fellowship will pay for dating (carbon and osl) and isotope analysis to understand the effect of climate perturbuation on the stratigraphy at Mycenae.

Congratulations Dan!

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Jonathan Ruane(GRS’15) recipient of a long-term GRAF

January 13th, 2014 in Archaeology, awards, Discoveries, Graduate Student, Guatemala, Students

Archaeology student Jonathan Ruane  has been awarded the Graduate Research Abroad Fellowships, to support his research in Guatemala this Spring and Fall.  The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and the Humanities Foundation have established this fellowship primarily intended for students in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, where the opportunity to conduct foreign research is often crucial and where sources of funds are limited.  The long-term GRAF provides $10,000 to cover living, travel, and research expenses.  This award also provides, while the student is abroad for one year, Continuing Study Fees and participation in the BU student health plan.
Congratulations Jonathan!

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Alexandra Ratzlaff (GRS’14) awarded a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Haifa

December 12th, 2013 in Alumni, awards

The United States-Israel  Educational  Foundation (USIEF) awarded Alexandra Ratzlaff a Fulbright Post- doctoral Award to enable her to conduct research for twenty months at the University of Haifa during the 2013/2014/2015 academic years.  Congratulations!

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Paulo Medina (GRS’17) & Mario Giron-Abrego (GRS’18) awarded the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program

November 18th, 2013 in awards, Graduate Student, Research, Students

The Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program 2013 from The California State University Chancellor’s Office, is a mini-grant program is designed to support active CDIP Scholars and their CSU Faculty Advisors as they implement the Collaborative Plan of Support submitted with their applications. This exciting program provides money for travel to conferences/workshops, professional journals, small research projects.

Congratulations to Paulo and Mario!

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Prof. Chris Roosevelt part of a $1M NSF awarded to Dept. of Electrical & Computing Engineering

October 25th, 2013 in awards, Faculty, Research

Professor Chris Roosevelt to validate the techniques used by Professors Venkatesh Saligrama (ECE, SE) and David Castañón (ECE, SE), and Assistant Professor Mac Schwager (ME, SE), nearly $1M for their project, “CPS: Synergy: Data Driven Intelligent Controlled Sensing for Cyber Physical Systems.” read more.

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Two Archaeology Graduate Students Awarded Fellowship to the 4th Annual South Central Conference on Mesoamerica

October 9th, 2013 in awards, Graduate Student

Boston University Department of Archaeology graduate students Mary Clarke (GRS’20) and Paulo Medina (GRS’17)  recipients of the Scholarship award to attend the 4th Annual South Central Conference on Mesoamerica to be held in November 1-3, 2013 in Houston Texas.

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Jared Koller (GRS’19) recipient of the 2013 US State Department Critical Language Scholarship

September 17th, 2013 in awards, Students, Uncategorized

Jared Koller, Boston University Department of Archaeology graduate student was awarded a US State Department sponsored Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) for 2013.  The CLS Program in Indonesia provided an intensive language learning environment.


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Professor John Marston recipient of the 2013-2014 Career Development Professorship Award

September 9th, 2013 in awards, Faculty

Each year, Boston University has the pleasure of recognizing a handful of talented junior educators emerging as future leaders within their respective fields through the award of Career Development Professorships. Made possible through the generous support of BU Trustees Peter Paul, Stuart Pratt and his wife Elizabeth, Richard Reidy and his wife Minda, and the estate of BU School of Medicine alumnus Ralph Edwards, these professorships are presented to promising junior faculty who have been at BU for no more than two years and have held no prior professorships.

The awards highlight the caliber, potential, and continued vitality of Boston University’s diverse faculty and include a three-year, non-renewable stipend designed to support scholarly or creative work, as well as a portion of the recipients’ salaries. Nominations are submitted by the academic deans, and awardees are selected by the Office of the Provost. Peter Paul Career Development Professorships are awarded University-wide.

This year’s Career Development Professorship recipients have been cited for their extraordinary accomplishments in their areas of study, their passion for the creation and transmission of knowledge, and their efforts to enhance the student experience.

Peter Paul Career Development Professorship

  • John Marston, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Archaeology, College of Arts & Sciences

John Marston studies the long-term sustainability of agriculture and land use, especially in the Mediterranean and western Asia, focusing on how people make decisions about land use within changing economic, social, and environmental settings. He received his doctorate and Master’s degrees in Archaeology from UCLA and his Bachelor’s degree from Washington University (St. Louis).


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