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March 23, 2010

Wayne Morse Center Announces 2010-11 Fellows, Resident Scholars, Project Grants

The Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics recently announced the names of its 2010-11 Law Fellows, Dissertation Fellows, Resident Scholars, and Project Grant recipients.

Law Student Fellowships support law students who want to follow in the tradition of Senator Wayne Morse, who also was dean of Oregon Law. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated interest in the principles and issues that inspired Morse, including public service, fair labor practices, representative government, and civil rights.

Dissertation Fellowships are awarded, with the support of the Graduate School, to two graduate students while they conduct research and write dissertations related to the Wayne Morse Center theme or the Politics and Policy program.

Resident Scholars help frame the theme of inquiry, advise the center on thematic programs and the program on Politics and Policy, and work on academic writings.

Project Grants are awarded each year to support community organizations, university faculty and departments, and student organizations. Awards are given to projects that stimulate and support educational events related to the center’s current or upcoming theme of inquiry. Past awards have provided funding for new courses, conferences, symposia, community events, student projects, and youth education.

2010-11 2L Wayne Morse Law Fellows:
Nadia Dahab
Drew Johnston
Maya Leonard-Cahn

2010-11 3L Wayne Morse Law Fellows:
Marissa Garcia
Jeff Kane
Aaron Kraft
Kiran Sahdev
Brent Wilkins

2010-11 Wayne Morse Dissertation Fellows:

Thomas Nail, Philosophy, “Migrants, Nomads, and Citizens.”

Patrick Hayden, Anthropology, “Public Employee Unions and the Cultural Politics of the State.”

2010-11 Resident Scholars:

Richard Hildreth, Law, conference and paper on “Ocean Impacts of Climate Change: Science, People and Policy.”

Allison Carruth, English, conference on “Food Justice, Security and Sustainability,” research on environmental literature and media.

Derrick Hindery, International Studies, “Gas at What Cost? Social, Environmental, and Political Impacts of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Projects.”

2010-11 Wayne Morse Project Grants:

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon: Oregon Interfaith Power and Light Project to engage communities of faith on climate ethics and action.

Huerto de la Familia/The Family Garden: UO student interns will boost outreach efforts to expand gardens and small farms in the Latino community.

Institute for Sustainability Education and Ecology/Environmental Leadership Program: UO student interns will work with schools on the Cool School Challenge.

Western Environmental Law Center: UO law students will participate in the Clean Energy and Safe Environment project.

Land Air Water: Support for the 2011 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference.

Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation: Writing competition on Climate Ethics and Climate Equity.

BRING Recycling: Summer training for local teachers on the ethical issues of waste.

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