Iryna Shuvalova, GR '14 names Gates Cambridge Scholar

Award-winning Ukrainian poet and translator Iryna Shuvalova, GR ’14, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar for 2016. huvalova plans to earn a PhD in Slavonic studies, focusing on how armed conflict and post-conflict trauma have informed the Ukrainian oral poetic tradition.

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship was created in 2000 through an endowment gift from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to Cambridge University that aims “to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others,” according to the program’s website. This year the program selected 90 scholars—35 from the United States and 55 from 30 other countries—to pursue advanced study at Cambridge. Shuvalova is the third Dartmouth graduate to receive the award; Peter Sutoris ’11 and Ingrid Nelson ’05 received the honor in 2015 and 2005, respectively.

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