|Senate Scholarly Activities Committee awards new faculty|
The Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) announces the following New Faculty Scholar Awards. Eleven applications were received for this award; the total amount requested was $51,459.41. New Faculty Scholar Awards provide support for research and creative activity of assistant professors who have completed less than three years at UND. Criteria used to review applications included excellence of the application, potential national prominence of the applicant, and potential for future external funding, if applicable.
* Amanda Boyd (modern and classical languages and literatures), "Demonizing Esotericism: Spirituality and Popular Culture in the Works of Gustav Meyrink," $4,500
* Dane Crossley II (biology), "To Understand Environmental Impact on Cardiovascular Physiology in Embryonic Snapping Turtles," $1,600
* Joel Jonientz (art), "Traditional Cell Animation," $4,988.98
* Krista Minnotte (sociology), "Examining the Role of Emotions in Work-Family Conflict and Marital Outcomes," $4,965
* Cynthia Culver Prescott (history), "Remembering and Redefining Western Women: Pioneer Monuments in the American West, 1900-1950," $4,979.43
* Steven Ralph (biology), "Improvement of Insect Resistance in Poplar Trees Using Activation Tagged Forward Genetics," $5,000
* Rebecca Romsdahl (Earth systems science and policy), "Adaptation Planning for Potential Impacts from Climate Change on the Northern Great Plains," $1,600
* Marcus Weaver-Hightower (educational foundations and research), "Mystery Meal: The Politics of Food at School," $5,000.
-- Patrick A. Carr, Ph.D., Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Anatomy and Cell Biology, email@example.com, 701/777-4278