The Toulouse Graduate School recently awarded $1,000 each to three students in departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. Award winners are:
- Laura Cardona, Department of Clinical Psychology, received the Impact Award for work that offers the greatest societal impact. Cardona uses sophisticated statistical tools to explore factors that contribute to people’s quality of life and plans to study college students to determine how quality of life may predict university attrition rates.
- Ivana Corsale, Radio, Television and Film Department, received the Interdisciplinary Award for work that best incorporates interdisciplinary research. Corsale directed, produced, and edited Campania In-Felix (Unhappy Country), a documentary that spotlights the human and cultural toll of illegal toxic dumping by powerful organized crime interests in southern Italy.
- Rosa Aloisi, Department of Political Science, received the International Award for work that best exemplifies an international scope. Aloisi was a practicing attorney in Italy before pursuing graduate studies. She spent fall 2010 participating in a competitive and highly prestigious internship at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Her research analyzes the factors that influence countries’ compliance with international human rights treaties.
Competition is open to all graduate students. Students must be nominated by a faculty member and provide supporting information.