AUNE ES PhD student Karen Saunders wins competitive spot at UMN institute

Antioch University New England ES PhD student Karen Saunders has been accepted to the LacCore/CSDCO Drilling and Coring Summer Institute (DCSI). Karen is researching the long-term climate, environmental, and human history of New England and the Northeast US by examining geological records (last 12,000 years) of changes preserved in cores of organic materials in ideal locations determined by her and her committee via searches of existing literature and independent surveys and coring.

The applicant pool for the institute was extremely competitive, and it was noted that Karen’s application stood out as excellent “because of its thoughtfulness, detail, and specificity, and how her stated needs align with what the DCSI offers.”

LaCCore is a highly regarded analytical laboratory housed at the University of Minnesota. LacCore and the associated Continental Scientific Drilling Coordination Office (CSDCO) provide infrastructure for scientists utilizing core samples from Earth’s continents in their research, through integrated support for coring and drilling projects, from project inception through curation.

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Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) piece, “Sinking, Singing,” was reprinted by Mermaids Monthly.

Theresa Daskalakis ‘14

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Jeri Frederickson ‘18

Jeri Frederickson’s ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) chapbook You Are Not Lost will be published by Finishing Line Press on October 1, 2021.

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18

Jesus Francisco Sierra ‘18 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) was accepted into and attended a two-week residency at Mesa Refuge. His essay, “Twelve Grapes,” was published in the Write Now! SF Bay anthology Essential Truths: The Bay Area in Color.

Mary Birnbaum ‘17

Mary Birnbaum’s ‘17 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “Everything Was Wild, No One Was a Stranger,” was a 2021 Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize finalist.

Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder’s ‘01 (Antioch University Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) essay, “A Trampoline,” was published in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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