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  • Timothy Raylor (English) wins Burkhardt Fellowship from ACLS

    3 April 2003

    Timothy Raylor, associate professor of English, has been awarded a Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars by the American Council of Learned Studies (ACLS). The fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and social sciences. Raylor’s project is titled “The Foundations of Hobbes’ Natural Philsophy: Texts and Contexts” and will be based at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.

  • Quy T. Ton ’95 and Kao Yang ’03 awarded Soros Fellowship for New Americans

    18 March 2003

    Quy T. Ton ’95 and Kao Yang ’03 have been awarded 2003 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. The purpose of fellowship is to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished new Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields. Ton is a first year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He previously earned a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. Ton was born in Saigon, but when he was 18 months old his family fled Vietnam; they now live in Mansfield, Penn. Ton received both a Larson International Fellowship and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study East Asian medicine in Vietnam, China, Japan, and Korea. Following his graduate work in public health, he was hired by Partners in Health in Boston. At the University of Minnesota, he has been president of the Medical School chapter of Physicians for Human Rights and co-chair of the American Medical Students Association chapter. Yang is a Hmong-American senior at Carleton. She was born in Ban Vinai Refugee Camp in Thailand, where her family had fled to escape the ethnic cleansing of the Hmong, a preliterate highland tribal people who fought with the American soldiers during the Vietnam War. After six years in the refugee camp, the family moved to St. Paul, Minn., where they have lived since. At Carleton, Yang has focused on broadening her experience and exposure to the liberal arts rather than on refining her fiction writing. She is majoring in American studies, with minors in cross-cultural and women’s and gender studies. Yang received the Page Foundation awards for excellence three years in succession, the Gilman Scholarship for International Study, and the Freeman in Asia Scholarship for international study in Asia.