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Carmela Amato-Wierda, assistant professor of materials science, and Liming Ge, associate professor of mathematics, won National Science Foundation Career awards. Amato-Wierda will receive $320,000 to advance her research and for further development of a new team taught interdisciplinary course on materials synthesis. Ge will use his award of $200,000 to further his research in functional analysis and to set up an enrichment program for gifted middle school students.

Lynne Tuohy '77,was part of a Hartford (Conn.) Courant news team that won a 1999 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news. Tuohy has also won Polk and American Bar Association Silver Gavel awards.

Ellen Fitzpatrick, associate professor of history, has been awarded a $100,000 Ford Foundation grant to support her research examining religion's impact on American historical writing from 1880 to the present. Her findings will be included in an upcoming book.

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