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Karin Honarvar ’17

A paper by Karin Honarvar ’17, “Sunshine: Bright Over Seoul,” has received this year’s ASIANetwork Marianna McJimsey Award for undergraduate student papers in Asian studies. Honarvar, who is majoring in East Asian studies and architecture at Smith, will receive $200 and will attend ASIANetwork’s annual conference in April in Oak Brook, Ill. Honarvar’s paper, which explores South Korea’s “sunshine policy” toward North Korea, will be published in an upcoming issue of ASIANetwork Exchange. Marnie Anderson, associate professor of history, is Honarvar’s adviser.

Professor of Engineering Judith Cardell is the recipient of a $79,648 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Tech Lab for a project on “Management of risk and uncertainty through optimized co-operation of transmissions systems and micro grids with responsive loads.” The project is being done in collaboration with Cornell University.

Rosetta Marantz Cohen, professor of Education and Child Study and director of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, is the author of The Work and Lives of Teachers: A Global Perspectivea new book from Cambridge University Press exploring the status of the teaching profession around the world.

Jack Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences, has received a $31,746 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program for “Sparsity-based estimates of slow slip distributions in Cascadia,” a project exploring the relationship between “slow slip events” and major earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest.

Professor of Astronomy James Lowenthal is the recipient of a $155,047 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Space Telescope Science Institute for a project that involves using Hubble Space Telescope’s sharp infrared vision to study 22 gravitationally lensed galaxies in the early universe. The project is being done in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

A new edition of The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Path by Karen Kukil, associate curator of special collections and curator of Smith’s Sylvia Plath Collection, is now available in Spanish. Kukil’s 2000 book is the first to publish journals by Plath ’55 in their entirety.

Marc Steinberg, Sydenham C. Parsons Professor of Sociology, is the author of England’s Great Transformation: Law, Labor and the Industrial Revolution, a book that offers a new perspective on the shift to a modern labor market in 19th-century England. The book is published by University of Chicago Press.

Chloe Hill ’12 has won the American Literary Translators Association’s prestigious Cliff Becker Book Prize for her translation of Brazilian poet Myriam Fraga’s Purifications or the Sign of Retaliation. Hill—who majored in comparative literature and Portuguese-Brazilian studies at Smith and earned a Fulbright to Salvador, Bahia, in 2013—is currently a doctoral student at Brown University. Her translations have appeared in the journals Metamorphoses and Exchanges.

Kathleen Walter ’96

Kathleen Walter ’96 is the new communications director for the city of West Palm Beach, Fla. Walter, who majored in English language and literature at Smith, has worked as a news reporter and anchor for WPEC-TV and as public relations director for Hospice of Palm Beach County. She earned a master’s degree in political science from Florida Atlantic University.

Elizabeth Peterson ’93

Trial attorney Elizabeth Peterson ’93 has been appointed a Santa Clara, Calif., County Superior Court Judge by California Gov. Jerry Brown. Peterson, a partner in the Palo Alto law office of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, majored in English language and literature at Smith and earned a law degree from the University of Michigan.

Stacey Hadash ’88 has been named managing director of Bank of America’s Global Commercial Bank. Hadash, who majored in government at Smith, previously served as chief operating officer for the firm’s Global Capital Markets business and is a former managing director and head of financial planning for The New York Stock Exchange. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jane Simoni Cooke ’79 is the new director of development and marketing for the Teatown conservation reservation in Ossining, N.Y. Cooke, who majored in history at Smith, earned a master of arts in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia.