The following current and past MA students have received the following offers to continue their education!
Katie Osborn (a current MA student): Katie has been accepted to PhD programs at the University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Oregon; University of Nevada Reno; University of Kansas; University of Iowa; University of Colorado; University of Notre Dame; University at Buffalo (SUNY); she has decided to go to Notre Dame!
Eric Loy (2012 MA grad): Eric will be starting a PhD Program at the University of Rochester in the Fall term.
Both have received assistantships. Congratulations to both of them!
The forum was held on February 23, 2013. 31 of the 107 participants were from Creighton University. Creighton students won 7 of the 16 awards given. The recipients and awards are listed below:
Congratulations to Tyler Engel who is a graduate student in the Research Design and Analysis track of International Relations and is also an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence scholar. He won the best poster presentation award at the annual Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC CAE) colloquium held Friday, March 2, at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Tyler's poster was titled Rise of the Right: Explaining Support for Radical-Right Wing Parties in Europe. Click here to view his poster. Tyler wrote the paper while a senior in political science.
Congratulations to Richard Palmer who is in the Negotiation Dispute Resolution and the Master of Business Administration programs. Richard was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow for 2012. The Presidential Management Fellows Program is a leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. It provides two-year fellowships with the goal of instilling a spirit of public service and developing potential government leaders. Richard was selected, along with 627 other graduate students from across the United States, from an application pool of over 9100 applicants.
Congratulations to Gail M. Jensen, PT, PHD, FAPTA, Dean of Creighton University Graduate School and Associate Vice-President of Research. Dr. Jensen delivered the 42nd annual McMillan lecture titled "Learning: What Matters Most" on June 9, 2011.
Congratulations to Dr. Ellyn Mulcahy, a doctoral graduate of Creighton's PhD program in Medical Microbiology and Immunology for receiving the prestigious Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education 2010 Kansas Professor of the Year award. To read more about Dr. Mulcahy's story please click here.
Congratulations to Chris Shreve, a MA graduate of Creighton's MA program in English for the publication of the 2nd edition of a textbook of which she is the co-author, Internal Auditing: Assurance and Consulting Services. This edition will be translated into Spanish, Japanese and French.
Congratulations to Gerhard Posch for the acceptance of hispaper “The theoretical lisp: how critical accents split the discussion of adaptive film authorship and render the discipline conceptually fragmented” for presentation in a Film Area session at the 2010 joint national meeting of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association.
Joju George, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology, received the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics 2009 Best Graduate Student Poster Award. The competition was held at the national Experimental Biology 2009 Meeting on April 18—22 in New Orleans. As a result of winning the 1st Prize, JoJu will also become a member of the Executive Committee of the Division for Neuropharmacology for this coming year. Joju works in Dr. Tom Murray’s laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology.
Daniel Rueth, a 2008 graduate of the graduate program in international relations(INR), has been awarded an Olmstead Scholarship. The Olmstead Scholarship "provides outstanding young military leaders an opportunity to achieve fluency in a foreign language, pursue further graduate study at an overseas university, and acquire an in depth understanding of foreign cultures, thereby further equipping them to serve in positions of great responsibility as senior leaders in the United States Armed Forces".
Following his current deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dan will be going to Russian language training at the Defense Language Institute, followed by two years of in-residence study at St. Petersburg State University, Russia for a (second) Masters in History.
Another graduate of the INR program, Brian Kreitlow (2007), was a selected as an Olmstead Scholar in 2007. Brian is studying at the University of Montenegro.
Congratulations go out to the following individuals for presenting papers at the recent conference of the International Studies Association, Midwest (ISAMW).
Peter Colum Casey and Steven G. Mahon served as discussants on panels other than their own, and Peter Colum Casey received the Lynne Rienner Award for best paper presented by a graduate student at the 2007 conference of the ISAMW.
Peter Casey has won the Lynne Rienner Award for best graduate student paper presented at the 2007 International Studies Association (ISA)-Midwest conference. His paper was titled “Policy Stability in Turkey's Political Crises.” Mr. Casey is a student in the graduate program in international relations (INR) and one of four INR participants at the 2007 ISA-Midwest conference. He will receive the award, which comes with a small cash prize, at the 2008 ISA-Midwest conference.
Brian Kreitlow, a 2007 graduate of the graduate program in international relations (INR), has been selected as one of 9 Air Force Officers to participate in the Olmsted Scholar Program (http://www.olmstedfoundation.org/olmsted/web/index.cfm). As an Olmsted scholar, he will attend language training at the Defense Language Institute in Monterrey, CA to learn Serbian. After about a year of language training, he will attend the University of Montenegro. where I will attend the University of Montenegro where he will earn a second Master’s degree, most likely in European Studies/Euro-Atlantic Integration.
Jill Wittrock (INR 2003) has successfully defended her dissertation and will receive the Ph.D. in political science at the University of Iowa this month. Jill graduated with the MA in INR in 2003.
As many of you are aware, the INR program has been increasingly emphasizing competence in both research design and quantitative (mathematical) technologies. In spring semester, we are offering courses in game theory and spatial modeling. In the next year or so we hope to roll out a new “track” for those who wish to place themselves in this emerging market. So, stay tuned!
Former INR student April Hartman Clausen is living in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and has accepted a position as an analyst with National Security Innovations (NSI). NSI is a privately-owned business that specializes in providing a range of services to national security decision makers who seek innovative socio-cultural solutions to their most challenging and complex problems. The company is committed to providing fresh, new, cutting-edge solutions that are grounded in quantitative and computational methods coupled with principles from the social, information, and physical sciences.
Creighton Student Earns Coveted Fellowship
OMAHA, Neb. – Amber Schmidtke, a Creighton University School of Medicine postdoctoral fellow from Papillion, Neb., has been selected as an Association of Public Health Laboratories Emerging Infectious Disease Postdoctoral Fellow with the National Center for Infectious Disease. The association is headquartered at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
She is one of only nine postdoctoral fellows in the United States to receive the coveted two-year fellowship in 2008. The program’s goal is to attract the nation’s best laboratory scientists for careers in public health.
Schmidtke will begin her fellowship in January, investigating the potential reasons behind a global upsurge in pertussis infections, also known as whooping cough, in recent years.
At Creighton, Schmidtke completed her doctoral dissertation on the molecular mechanisms of antibiotic resistance in the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an organism that can cause suffering and even death due to complications from pneumonia among cystic fibrosis patients. Nancy Hanson, associate professor with the Creighton School of Medicine’s Center for Research in Anti-Infectives and Biotechnology, served as Schmidtke’s mentor. Hanson is a leading expert on the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains.
Jacob Ayers, Graduate Student in the Medical Microbiology and Immunology program, attended an international Prion meeting in Edinburgh last year. His poster, entitled “Strain targeting without strain-specific axonal transport or neuronal tropism,” was so well received that he has been asked to give a lecture at the opening Plenery session in Madrid in October. More information can be found here.
Theodore Wheeler, a 2008 MA English graduate has had his story “Your Raisins are Just Dead Grapes” published in the 2009 Best New American Voices anthology edited by John Kulka (of Yale UP) and novelist Natalie Danford and published by Harcourt/Harvest Books. The story was selected by guest editor Mary Gaitskill. The anthology will be on shelves around Oct. 31, 2008. -The short story, "Your Raisins Are Just Dead Grapes," is about a young soldier from Nebraska who refuses to fire his weapon during battle in order to return home to his wife unmarred by war. The story deals with the notion that no citizen of a nation can avoid the tincture of war waged on his behalf.
The story was nominated by Anne Greene, director of the Wesleyan Writers Conference at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Wheeler attended the WWC in June 2007 on a Joan Jakobson Scholarship awarded by the conference. Stories must be nominated in order to have a chance at being selected. Best New American Voices publishes "the best young writers on the cusp of their careers [...] culled from hundreds of writing programs such as the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Johns Hopkins and from summer conferences such as Sewanee and Bread Loaf." Here is a link to the publisher's listing of the 2008 edition, http://www.harcourtbooks.com/bookcatalogs/bookpages/9780156031493.asp
Wheeler completed a short story collection for his Masters thesis. He has also begun work on a novel.
Barbara Ball, Graduate Student in the English Department, was awarded a full fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year.
We also want to point out that the English Department has moved into newly remodeled rooms in Creighton Hall, on the first floor, towards the rear of the building. Come and check out their new digs!
Alicia Bryan, Graduate Student in the Biomedical Sciences Department, presented her poster, entitled "hPTHrP 1-36 Stimulates PKA-Dependent Phosphorylation and Nuclear Translocation of ?-Catenin In Neonatal Mouse Calvarial Bone Cells," at the annual ASBMR meeting in Montreal in September. Her poster was displayed at both the Welcome Reception/Plenary Poster Session and for the Poster Session 1, where she stood by and explained and answered questions. Links of interest: asmbr website: http://www.asbmr.org/meeting/CME.cfm#credit and ORC website: http://osteoporosis.creighton.edu/
Beth Balkus Fink, MS'02, received the 2008 Graduate School Alumni Merit award at the Evening Honors: Alumni Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 09/27/08, at the theatre in the Mike and Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning.