Trinity College Fulbright Awardees Announced
Posted on: 26 June 2008
Seven Trinity College students have been successful in achieving Fulbright Scholarships for 2008-09. The Fulbright Commission awards scholarships to Irish citizens to study and research in the United States and to US citizens to study and research in Ireland and continues to contribute to on-going dialogue and collaboration between Ireland and the United States. Now in its 51st year the Commission has awarded a record 60 scholarships, 30 to Irish citizens and 30 to US citizens for 2008-09.
Of the United States Fulbright recipients, Mr. Rahul D’Silva, a graduate of Swarthmore University in Pennsylvania will come to Trinity to study on the M.Phil in Creative Writing run by the College’s Oscar Wilde Centre and Dr. Stephen Wegener of John Hopkins University will work with the Dublin Psychoprosthetics Group which is based in Trinity College.
TCD Fulbright Awardees:
Dr. Niamh Nowlan, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Zoology and the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, will research Forcing Bone: Interplay between Mechanics and Molecules during Bone Formation at Boston University.
Ms. Grace O’Malley received her BSc in Physiotherapy and research MSc from Trinity College and will undertake research into the pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes in children at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
Ms. Alanna Ní Mhíocháin finished her B.Sc. in Speech and Language studies in 2007. She will be a Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship at the University of Southern Illinois in Carbondale
Dr. Oran Kennedy, a Ph.D. in Bioengineering is currently based at the Department of Anatomy in the Royal College of Surgeons. Oran will undertake research in the area of Bioengineering at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in NY.
Mr. David Kenny is currently completing his LL.B. David will undertake a Master’s of Law (LL.M) focusing on Constitutional and Comparative Law at Harvard Law School.
Dr. Giuliana Adamo, a lecturer in the Department of Italian will research the Western Literary Canon at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Michael Daly, a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology will research emotional regulation and its psychophysiological correlates at Florida State University.
US Fulbright recipients to study at Trinity College
Mr. Rahul D’Silva, a graduate of Swarthmore University in Pennsylvania will enroll on Trinity College Dublin’s M.Phil in Creative Writing. Rahul intends to compare and contrast the development of Irish lyric poetry from Yeats to Longley to US contemporary poetry and to produce a collection of poems influenced by his research and Ireland’s cultural landscape.
Dr. Stephen Wegener of John Hopkins University will be based at Trinity College Dublin to work with the Dublin Psychoprosthetics Group contributing his expertise of self-management of amputees.