|Division of Research awards $51,519 to faculty|
The Division of Research has awarded 12 grants to faculty members in the arts, humanities and social sciences -- units on campus that have less opportunity to vie for funding from federal and other sources, according to interim vice president for research Gary E. Johnson. In order to support new initiatives in these traditionally underfunded disciplines, the Division of Research made available $51,519 to be awarded on a competitive basis to faculty in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The awards are to be used to fund research and creative activity which will result in some benefit to the University and community. Grant recipients are required to submit a request for funding to an external agency before they will be eligible another award from the program.
The Division of Research received 15 proposals requesting a total of $112,476 and made 12 awards for a total of $51,519. Proposals were judged by a committee of faculty members from departments in the arts, humanities, and social sciences chaired by Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for research, on the basis of the significance of the project, the quality of the work, the likelihood of the project being completed, and the likely benefit to the University. The committee consisted of Royce Blackburn (music), Sandra Donaldson (English), Gordon Iseminger (history), John La Duke (arts and sciences), Michael Meyer (criminal justice), Barry Milavetz, Charles Miller (philosophy and religion), Richard Shafer (communication), and Phoebe Stubblefield (anthropology).
Following is a list of the recipients, their departments, and the amounts awarded:
* Gaye Burgess (Theatre Arts), "2008 New York Showcase, "$2,500
* Eric Burin (history), "Abd Rahman Ibrahima and the McDonogh Freedpersons: How Slaves' Emigration to Liberia Shaped the Politics of Slavery in the Atlantic World," $3,361
* William Caraher (history), "Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project," $5,055
* Frank Cuozzo (anthropology), "An Ethnoprimatological Approach to Assessing Predation Pressure on Endangered Wild Lemurs and Domestic Animals at Beza Mahafaly, Madagascar," $4,620
* Ronnie Ingle (music), "Implementarion of MIDI Wind Controller Technology," $5,160
* Adam Kitzes (English), "The Breath of Every Fool: Conspiracies and Intimacy in the Early Modern English Nation," $3,500
* James Mochoruk (history), "Women in Inter-War Winnipeg: Gendered Discourses and Economic Realities," $3,813.35
* Kimberly Porter (history), "B'nai Israel Synagogue: An Oral History via Experiential Education," $5,313.58
* Ann Reed (anthropology), "At the Crossroads of Economy and Culture: Cape Coast, Ghana After Fifty Years of Independence," $2,500
* Rebecca Weaver-Hightower (English), "Sorry Dreams, Guilty Deeds: Writing, Remorse and Reparation in the Post-Settler Colony," $6,517.65
* Jack Weinstein (philosophy and religion), "Development of a Manuscript Titled "Liberal Sympathies: Contemporary Pluralism, Rationality and the Moral Sentiments," $6,678
* Michael Wittgraf (music), "Composition and Presentation of Interactive Computer Music Employing Audible-Mobiles," $2,500.
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701/777-4278