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Dr. Tania Lopez Marrero (Assistant Professor) will join our Department and the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, in the Fall of 2011. For the 2010-2011 academic year she is a Visiting Researcher. Dr. Lopez Marrero received her PhD in Geography from Penn State with an emphasis in human-environment relationships and cartography. Her work includes the widely acclaimed Atlas Ambiental de Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico: U Puerto RicoPress, 2006) which she published with Nancy Villanueva Colon.

Samuel Ledermann awarded NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant, “Organic Justice: Non-Traditional Exports and Inequalities in Tanzania.”

Sean Tanner
wins AAG Middle State student paper award, "Lawless Lands: the experience of land titles in Guatemala"; and 2010 Hunter Shuster Award, “Ambiguous Territory: Landscapes of Landownership in Post-Civil War Guatemala,” and an RU Grad School predissertation travel award

Latoya Jones, who is majoring in geography, has won an all expenses paid internship to Ghana this summer through
the Center for African Studies and the Women and Gender Studies Program. Latoya is Rick Schroeder's RA this year
under the Aresty Program.


Stella Capoccia awarded a Rutgers Graduate School Dissertation Teaching Award


Sean Tanner won the student paper award at this year's AAG middle states conference in New Paltz, N.Y.
The title of his paper was, "Lawless Lands: the experience of land titles in Guatemala"


Mapping New Jersey, An Evolving Landscape is published

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Alexandra Stone is a candidate for the Doctorate of Public Policy at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation research focuses on pharmaceutical innovation, R&D productivity and the technology transfer process. Her research is funded through NSF Science of Science Policy grant: Modeling Innovation Chains Using Case-Based Econometrics and NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant: Modeling Pharmaceutical Innovation Pipelines. She recently presented research results at the Atlanta Conference on Innovation (October 2009) and will be presenting at the upcoming AAAS Science of Science Policy workshop (October 2010) and Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Conference (November 2010). Ms. Stone also won second prize in the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) graduate student literature review competition and presented the paper at the annual conference (April 2010). Prior to entering the PhD program, Ms. Stone was a research associate at the Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington D.C. She received a Master of Science in Public Policy from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from Smith College.


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John (Mac) Marston completed a Ph.D. in the UCLA interdepartmental graduate program in Archaeology in Spring 2010. His research interests are inter- and multidisciplinary, ranging across the humanities, social, and biological sciences, and focus on how people interact with their social and natural environments. While in graduate school, Mac received both the NSF Graduate Fellowship and the NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant.