Top Honors 

PYNE HONOR PRIZES, the top award for undergraduates, went to: 

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EMMA COLEY ’20, a religion major with certificates in ethnographic studies, humanistic studies, and urban studies. A volunteer and activist on the issue of homelessness since her high school days in Ohio, Coley is exploring homelessness in Portland, Ore., for her thesis, which incorporates fieldwork, urban history, and Catholic social thought.

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BEN PRESS ’20, a history major with certificates in medieval studies and in history and the practice of diplomacy. He has chaired the Butler College Council and the Undergraduate Student Government’s U-Councilors. His thesis investigates how the collapse of governance in mid-1620s England fueled new models of parliamentary representation.

THE PORTER OGDEN JACOBUS FELLOWSHIPS, which fund a graduate student’s final year, were awarded to four students: 

VINICIUS DE AGUIAR FURUIE, anthropology. His work analyzes the economic life of traders on the Iriri River, a tributary of the Amazon. 

TALMO PEREIRA, neuroscience. Using artificial intelligence and insights from multiple fields, he builds novel methods for quantifying body language.

KARAN SINGH, computer science. His dissertation seeks ways to improve feedback-driven interactive learning algorithms. 

RAISSA VON DOETINCHEM DE RANDE, religion. Her research focuses on Islam and the study of religious ethics. 

Alumni Awards

THE CLASS OF 1994 received the Class of 1926 Trophy for raising $7,028,794 for its 25th reunion.

The Harold H. Helm Award for sustained service to Annual Giving went to TOM HOSTER ’72 of Palo Alto, Calif.