Fall 2013 Kudos

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Beverley Eddy, professor emerita of German, published “A Mutilated Fox Fur: Examining the Contexts of Herta Müller’s Imagery in Der Fuchs was damals schon der Jäger in Herta Müller,” edited by Brigid Haines and Lyn Marven and published by Oxford University Press.

Associate Professor of Education Sarah Bair’s “The Early Years of Negro History Week, 1926–1950” was included in the 2012 essay collection Histories of Social Studies and Race, 1865–2000, published by Parker Macmillan.

Grants and Awards

Professor of History Marcelo Borges was awarded the EURIAS Senior Fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Borges is in residence in Wassenaar, Netherlands, to continue work on his project “Epistolary Connections: Portuguese Migration through Family Correspondence.”

Matthew Pinsker, associate professor of history, Brian C. Pohanka ’77 Chair in American Civil War History and director of the House Divided project, received a 2014 fellowship from The Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program at the New America Foundation. The highly competitive program supports talented journalists, academics and other public-policy analysts who offer a fresh and often unpredictable perspective on the major challenges facing our society. Pinsker is currently a visiting research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

Associate Professor of Spanish Mariana Past received $12,500 from the National Endowment for the Arts-Literature Fellowships: Translation Projects. With the assistance of co-translator Benjamin Hebblethwaite, Past is translating into English for the first time a work by prominent Haitian scholar Michel-Rolph Trouillot. The book, Ti difé boulé sou istoau Ayiti [Controversial Issues in Haitian History], was published in 1977 in Haitian Creole.

Ben Edwards, associate professor of earth sciences, was awarded $9,700 from the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration for his project, “Documentation of Lava Flows on Top of Glacier at Veniaminof Volcano, Aleutian Volcanic Arc, Alaska.”

Kamaal Haque, assistant professor of German, garnered a $7,800 grant from the DAAD Reinvitation Program to continue work on his book project, “Luis Trenker and the Persistence of Heimat.”

Provost and Dean Neil Weissman and Doug Stuart, professor of political science and international studies, received a three-year, $400,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project to sustain and institutionalize academic cooperation between selected liberal-arts colleges and their nearby military institutions of higher education. This initiative builds upon the momentum generated by several successful meetings and projects that were funded by a planning grant from the Mellon Foundation awarded to Dickinson in March 2011. Dickinson will serve as the lead institution, continuing its role as convener and organizer over the three-year grant period. For more, visit www.dickinson.edu/news-and-events/news/2012-13/Taking-the-Lead/.

ALLARM (Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring) has been awarded $40,000 for the first installment of a three-year grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to the Consortium of Scientific Assistance for Watersheds (C-SAW). ALLARM, a founding C-SAW partner, will be able to continue its work with Pennsylvania communities and provide them with the scientific tools they need to investigate stream health concerns ranging from shale-gas extraction to water pollution. The grant also will support ALLARM’s statewide quality-assurance/quality-control lab to verify that volunteer stream monitors are collecting credible data and using their equipment correctly. This grant significantly supports ALLARM staff to work with volunteer-based organizations in the state and to work with other C-SAW partners to provide regional educational workshops. 

Published October 28, 2013