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Achievements

See below for recent news and achievements from Gallatin students, faculty, and alumni. Over the last decade, the Gallatin community has been honored with major international awards and prizes. A full list of student academic awardees, including Fulbright, Marshall, and Rhodes Scholars, can be found on this Fellowship page. Awards for faculty and alumni include the Academy Award, Tony Awards, MacArthur "Genius" Grants, Guggenheim Fellowships, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and more.

June 2019

alumni

Jun 9, 2019

De Shields in Hadestown

André De Shields (MA ’91) won the 2019 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical for his role as Hermes in Anais Mitchell’s Broadway production of Hadestown. The show also won Best Director and Best Musical, taking home eight trophies in total. De Shields was featured in The Daily Beast article “Broadway Star André De Shields on ‘Hadestown,’ Tony Awards, Racism, Sexuality, and Fulfilling His Parents’ Dreams”.

May 2019

alumni

May 1, 2019

Henry the Boy

Molly Felder (BA ’02, MA ’05)’s children’s book, Henry the Boy, based on Felder’s own experience as someone born with cerebral palsy, was released by Penny Candy Books in April 2019.

alumni

May 1, 2019

Installation in Australia

Hayden Dunham (BA ’11)’s newest installation “HA: no name no sides :TH” was on display at Artspace in Sydney, Australia, from April 4 through 28.

staff

May 1, 2019

We Call Them Beautiful

We Call Them Beautiful, the first collection of poetry from Assistant Director of Communications, KC Trommer, has just been released by Diode Editions. She was interviewed about reading, writing, and telling stories by Girls at Library.

alumni

May 1, 2019

Dorrance Dance at NY City Center

Michelle Dorrance (BA ’01)’s Dorrance Dance performed at the New York City Center from March 28 through 30, 2019, and was reviewed in The New York Times: “Michelle Dorrance Happily Shares the Spotlight.”

alumni

May 1, 2019

Residency Awarded

Natalie Zutter (BA ’11) was awarded a Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency in Nebraska City, Nebraska, for the month of March 2019. Her most recent production Shotz: Choose Your Own Shotz! was held on April 3, 2019, in San Francisco, California.

alumni

May 1, 2019

Five Feet Apart

Cole Sprouse (BA ’15) plays Will, a surly teenager with cystic fibrosis, in Five Feet Apart, which was reviewed in The New York Times: “‘Five Feet Apart’ Review: Ailing Teenagers Live Dangerously for Love.”

alumni

May 1, 2019

Portraits of Writers

Beowulf Sheehan (MA ’96)’s exhibition Vignettes: Portraits of Writers from and Beyond the Pages of Author: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan was recently on view at the new Center for Fiction in Brooklyn.

alumni

May 1, 2019

Film Debut

Mickey and the Bear, Annabelle Attanasio (BA ’15)’s feature directorial debut premiered at South by Southwest and was featured in Variety and Women’s Wear Daily.

alumni

May 1, 2019

OkayAfrica List

Ethiopian artist and researcher Salome Asega (BA ’11) was included in OkayAfrica's 100 Women list.

alumni

May 1, 2019

Chicago Impact List

Courtney McGovern (BA ’18), Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hope’s In, an organization that sets out to empower families in Guatemala City, made Chicago Scholar’s 35 Under 35 Making an Impact list for 2019.

student

May 1, 2019

Student Service Awards

NYU's Annual Service Awards winners included New Major Records for Student Leadership and Campus Programming, for service on campus; Maame Boatemaa for Community Service and Civic Engagement, for service in the wider community; Jakiyah Bradley for Student Leadership and Campus Programming, for service on campus; Iris Carbonel for Student Leadership and Campus Programming, for service on campus; Louise Crawford for Student Leadership and Campus Programming, for service on campus; Jonathan Ji for Community Service and Civic Engagement, for service in the wider community; Sophie Khan for Student Leadership and Campus Programming, for service on campus; Keyli Peralta for Student Leadership and Campus Programming, for service on campus; and Brian Ruiz for Community Service and Civic Engagement, for service in the wider community.

student

May 1, 2019

Donaldson Wins Scholarship

Kevin Donaldson (BA ’22) will participate in the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program in Advanced Mandarin for the 2019-2020 school year. The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion experience.

student

May 1, 2019

Fulbright Awardees

Bojana Coklyat (MA ’19) will travel to Prague, Czech Republic, on a 2019 Fulbright and Jillian Castoro (BA ’19) and Hannah Williams (BA ’19) are 2019 Fulbright Grant Recipients to Indonesia and Laos, respectively. KD Harbeck (BA ’19) is a 2019 Fulbright Grant alternate to Hong Kong.

alumni

May 1, 2019

Ty Rex Reading

On April 18, 2019, Slightly Altered States theater company and DMNDR at The Arc presented a reading of Sari Caine Glickstein (BA ’04)’s new play, Ty Rex, an autism-inclusive production.

faculty

May 1, 2019

Stanley Publishes Book on Einstein's War

Matthew Stanley’s latest book, Einstein’s War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I (Dutton, 2019), was given starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. Stanley was featured in the March 22, 2019, Publishers Weekly feature “Only Human: PW Talks with Matthew Stanley.

faculty

May 1, 2019

Stanley Awarded Teaching Honor

Matthew Stanley has been awarded NYU’s 2018-2019 Distinguished Teaching Award. The Award, established in 1987, is presented annually to outstanding full-time faculty members in recognition that one of NYU's primary institutional priorities, along with research, is exceptional teaching inside and outside of the classroom setting.

faculty

May 1, 2019

If the Dancer Dances Screening

Lise Friedman hosted a screening of her film, If the Dancer Dances, on April 27 at the Quad Cinemas. The film was written and produced by Friedman and Maia Wechsler and was directed by Wechsler. The Quad screening included a post-screening Q&A with Friedman and Wechsler, moderated by faculty Julie Malnig.

faculty

May 1, 2019

Leila Buck's American Dreams

Leila Buck’s American Dreams, an immersive play staged as a US government game show in which the audience votes on which contestant will become the next US citizen, premiered at Cleveland Public Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, and ran from February 16 to March 8, 2019.

March 2019

student

Mar 1, 2019

Jones Launches Trail Mix

Gallatin student Sophie Jones, along with George Danias, launched Trail Mix, a podcast about sustainability.

student

Mar 1, 2019

Scarlett Curtis Edits Feminist Essays

Hailed as “brilliant, hysterical, truthful and real” by actress Reese Witherspoon and edited by Gallatin student Scarlett Curtis, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink and Other Lies: Amazing Women on What the F Word Means to Th (Penguin, 2018) is a collection of essays written by women all over the globe on their definitions of feminism.

alumni

Mar 1, 2019

Rachel Hilson as Teenage Beth on This Is Us

Rachel Naomi Hilson (BA ’18) has been cast in the recurring role of Teenage Beth in the NBC series This Is Us. Her role was covered by Essence in "'This Is Us' Guest Star Rachel Hilson Talks Working With Phylicia Rashad And Playing Teenage Beth: 'Behind Every Strong Woman Is Some History'".

alumni

Mar 1, 2019

Jesse Shatkin Wins Grammy Awards

At the 61st Grammy Awards, Jesse Shatkin (BA '01) was awarded the Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for his work as an engineer on Beck's album, Colors.

alumni

Mar 1, 2019

Atvur Named Presidential Scholar

Bahar Atvur (BA '08, Stern MBA '14) was named a 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar.

faculty

Mar 1, 2019

It Can Happen Here by Judith Sloan

Readings and performances of Judith Sloan's It Can Happen Here, were held at City Lore in New York in February 2019, featuring performances from Sloan as well as Meah Pace, Lisette Santiago, Bianca Vitale, and Emily Wexler.

faculty

Mar 1, 2019

Katchadourian's Ification at Fridman Gallery

Nina Katchadourian’s exhibition IFICATION is on display at the Fridman Gallery in New York through March 31, 2019. Katchadourian hosted a live
event, “On-Hold Music Dance Party”, at the gallery on March 7. This is the artist's first exhibition with the gallery and the show spans her career and includes selections from her recent traveling retrospective, Curiouser.

faculty

Mar 1, 2019

Diaz to Adapt Hercules

The New York Times announced that playwright Kristoffer Diaz (BA '99; TSOA MFA '02) has written the book for the stage adaptation of the Disney film Hercules, which will be performed at the Delacorte Theater in New York's Central Park, from August 31-September 8, 2019.

February 2019

faculty

Feb 13, 2019

Holnes Wins NEA for Poetry

Darrel Alejandro Holnes has been awarded a 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is among 35 recipients chosen from nearly 1,700 eligible applicants selected through a highly-competitive, anonymous, nationwide process. Works are judged solely on the artistic excellence of the work sample provided. Holnes is the first Panamanian-American to receive this fellowship.

January 2019

student

Jan 29, 2019

2019 YMA-FSF Case Study Competition Winner

Gallatin student Benjamin Weinger was named a 2019 YMA-FSF Case Study Competition Winner.  

student

Jan 29, 2019

NYU 2018 Influencers: Worawongwasu and Facchini

The NYU 2018 Influencers list includes Gallatin students Aree Worawongwasu and Kat Facchini.

faculty

Jan 29, 2019

Gianpaolo Baiocchi's "The Political Empowerment of the Disenfranchised: A Multi-Sited Ethnography"

Urban Democracy Lab (UDL) Director Gianpaolo Baiocchi's project “The Political Empowerment of the Disenfranchised: A Multi-Sited Ethnography” has been funded by the Research Collaborative Fund to help map out processes through which social justice activism can build the collective identities, civic skills, and sense of efficacy that translate to participation in voting and electoral politics.  

faculty

Jan 29, 2019

Meleko Mogosi 2018-2019 Shows

The work of artist and Gallatin faculty member Meleko Mokgosi was exhibited at Honor Fraser gallery and reviewed in the LA Times. Mokogi’s exhibition of new work, Double Bind, was on view at The Gallatin Galleries from December 3, 2018 through January 2019.  

alumni

Jan 29, 2019

Alumnus Daniel Seara (BA ’14) First Author for Article for Nature

Daniel Seara (BA ’14) is first author on a new paper published in the November 2018 issue of Nature, “Entropy production rate is maximized in non-contractile actomyosin”.  

alumni

Jan 29, 2019

Things You Can Do, a play by Kristen Palmer (MA ’04)

Things You Can Do, a play by Kristen Palmer (MA ’04), was published by Original Works Publishing.

alumni

Jan 29, 2019

Alumna Alysa Nahmias Named 2018 Sundance Momentum Fellow

Alysa Nahmias (BA ’01) joins seven other emerging filmmakers of the 2018 cohort of Sundance Momentum Fellows.

alumni

Jan 29, 2019

Aunty! Exhibition Co-curated by Alumna Catherine E. McKinley (MA ’16)

With Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Catherine E. McKinley (MA ’16) co-curated the exhibition “Aunty!” which was reviewed in The New York Times's November 14, 2018 article “How Photography Has Shaped Perceptions of African Women”.

alumni

Jan 29, 2019

Gun Love Wins Accolades

Gun Love, the 2018 novel by PEN International President Jennifer Clement (BA ’82), was named one of the top 10 books of 2018 by TIME Magazine. The novel was also finalist for the 2018 National Book Awards.

alumni

Jan 29, 2019

Rockaway Film

Rockaway, a feature film written and directed by John J. Budion (BA ’03), had its premiere at the Village East Cinema on January 11, 2019.

alumni

Jan 29, 2019

Sushi Noz Awarded Michelin Star

Sushi Noz, the Upper East Side establishment of chef Nozomu Abe co-owned by Josh Foulquier (BA ’15), was awarded a 2019 Michelin star.  

alumni

Jan 2, 2019

Alumna Dehradunwala Named 2019 Roddenberry Fellow

In addtion to Gallatin faculty member Frank Leon Roberts, alumna Hannah Dehradunwala (BA '16), co-founder of Transfernation, was named a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow by the Roddenberry Foundation. The award is one of twenty given annually to activists across the United States whose work impacts the country’s most vulnerable communities.

faculty

Jan 2, 2019

Roberts Named 2019 Roddenberry Fellow

Frank Leon Roberts was named a 2019 Roddenberry Fellow by the Roddenberry Foundation. The award is one of twenty given annually to activists across the United States whose work impacts the country’s most vulnerable communities.

December 2018

faculty

Dec 15, 2018

Barren Island Wins the 2018 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Fiction

Carol Zoref is the recipient of the 2018 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Fiction for her novel Barren Island.

faculty

Dec 15, 2018

2019 Grammy Nominations

2019 Grammy Nomination, Best Album Notes

Amanda Petrusich, album notes writer (Bob Dylan): “Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13"

Ben Ratliff, album notes writer (Sonny Clark Trio): “The 1960 Time Sessions”  

 

 

staff

Dec 1, 2018

Kim Coleman Foote Center for Fiction 2018 Emerging Writers Fellow

Kim Coleman Foote, Assistant Director of Global Programs at Gallatin, was one of nine writers named by the Center for Fiction as a 2018 Emerging Writers Fellow.

faculty

Dec 1, 2018

The College of Fellows of the American Theatre

Michael Dinwiddie (BA ’80) was elected as one of the 2018 fellows of  The College of Fellows of the American Theatre, a high honor bestowed on select educators and professionals of America’s educational and theater community.

faculty

Dec 1, 2018

Keith Miller 2018 Residency at The Camargo Foundation

Filmmaker, artist, and curator of The Gallatin Galleries, Keith Miller, was awarded a Summer 2018 BAU Institute Residency Award at The Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.

faculty

Dec 1, 2018

Fear City Named as 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics (Metropolitan Books, 2017) by Kim Phillips-Fein was named as a 2018 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

faculty

Dec 1, 2018

Katchadourian Rauschenberg Residency

Nina Katchadourian was a 2018 Artist-in-Residence through the The Rauschenberg Foundation and stayed on Captiva Island, Florida, at the former site of Rauschenberg's home and studio.

July 2018

alumni

Jul 1, 2018

Open Me, the Debut Novel of Lisa Locascio

Open Me, the debut novel of Lisa Locascio (BA ’07), is included on the Village Voice round up “5 Great Debut Novels to Help Get You Through This Summer." In the fall of 2018, Locascio will join Mendocino College and serve as Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Writers’ Conference.

alumni

Jul 1, 2018

AUTHOR: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan To Be Released

Beowulf Sheehan (MA ’96)’s first book, AUTHOR: The Portraits of Beowulf Sheehan, will be published in October 2018 by Black Dog & Leventhal and will feature some 200+ photographs of authors from 35 countries, with a foreword by Salman Rushdie.