Non-Travel Awards 2019-2020

Dana Research Assistantships Academic Year Projects

Santiago Anria, Political Science & Latin American Studies/Gabriella Farrell ’21 for the fall semester to work on the project, “A Right Turn in Latin America?”

Heather Bedi, Environmental Studies/Lily Tarwater ’21 & Brendan Carr ‘21 for the academic year to work on the project, “Indian Energyscapes: Coal Histories, Climate Vulnerabilities, and Solar Futures”

Carolina Castellanos, Spanish & Portuguese/Erlyn Garcia ’21 for the fall semester to work on the project, “Representation of Mexican Female Drug Traffickers”

Holley Friedlander, Math & Computer Science/Nam Tran ’21 for the spring semester to work on the project “Pinch Families of Apollonian Circle Packings”

Jenn Halpin, College Farm & Food Studies Certificate/Audree Khalishah ‘21 for the spring semester to work on the project “Food System Assessment: Carlisle Residents Attitudes Toward Home Gardening and Food Insecurity”

Sherry Harper-McCombs, Theatre & Dance/Hannah Ableman ‘22 for the academic year to work on the project, “Documentation, Inventorying and Organization of Properties” 

Kathryn Heard, Political Science/Lizzie Becker ‘20 for the spring semester to work on the project “The Religious Life of Legal Death: Capital Punishment in the Anthropocene”

Lynn Johnson, Africana Studies/Myriam Smith ’21 for the academic year to work on the project, “Tricks of the Mind or Metabolic Dysperceptions?: (Dis)Figuring Fantasies of Black Male (Corpo)reality”

Lorelei Koss, Math & Computer Science/Kathryn Beck ’20 for the academic year to work on the project, “Symmetries of Online Culture: Frieze Patterns in Friendship Bracelets”

Nicoletta Marini-Maio, Italian & Film Studies/Natura Sant Foster ‘20 for the spring semester to work on the project, “gender/sexuality/Italy -- Online Open-Access Peer-Reviewed International Journal”

Siobhan Phillips, English/Jackie Greger ’22 for the spring semester to work on the project, “Home, Work, and Privacy in Vibration Cooking

Matthew Pinsker, History/Cooper Wingert ’20 for the academic year to work on, “House Divided Project”

David Sarcone, International Business & Management/Jacob Saltzberg ’20 for the academic year to work on, “Multiple Community Health Projects”

Claire Seiler, English/Julia Saltzberg ‘20    for the academic year to work on the fall project, “Midcentury Suspension” and the spring project, “The Public Health of Modernism”

Naila Smith, Psychology/Aya Salim ’20 for the academic year to work on the project, “How Does the Context of Reception Shape Recent Immigrants’ Parenting Practices and Immigrant Youth Development?”

Amy Steinbugler, Sociology/Alana Richards ‘20 for the spring semester to work on the project, “Untethered Ties: Neighborhood Networks in the Era of School Choice

Gregory Steirer, English & Film Studies/Ben Doern ’22 for the academic year to work on the  project, “Hollywood and the American Comic Book Industry”

Vincent Stephens, Music/Olivia Riordan ’21 for the fall semester to work on the project, “Cue the Music: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as a 21st Century Metonym”

Vincent Stephens, Music/Olivia Riordan ’21 for the spring semester to work on the project, “Cue the Music: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend as a 21st Century Metonym

Jodie Vann, Religion/Katie Martin ‘20 for the spring semester to work on the project, “Spiritual Economies: Resources, Labor, and Exchange in Glastonbury and Sedona

Todd Wronski, Theatre & Dance/Erin Lowe ‘22 for the spring semester to work on the project, “Kurt Vonnegut on Stage

 

Dana Research Assistantships Summer 2020

Erin Diaz, Spanish/Kara Smith ‘21 to provide a research assistant for the summer to work on the project, “Art in the Foreign Language Curriculum”

Sherry Harper-McCombs, Theatre & Dance/Kristen Kim ‘21 to provide a research assistant for the summer to work on the project, “Creation of Performance Objects and Development of Puppet Piece” (slight change due to COVID19)

Sheela Jane Menon, English/Julia Chandler ‘22   to provide a research assistant for the summer to work on the project, “Malaysian Multiculturalism: Reading Race in Contemporary Literature and Culture”

*Brett Pearson & David Jackson, Physics & Astronomy-  to provide a research assistant for the summer to work on the project, “Workshop Physics Activity Guide Revisions”

Matthew Pinsker, History/Elizabeth McCreary ‘22 to provide a research assistant for the summer to work on the project, “House Divided Project / NPS Stampedes grant”

Claire Seiler, English/Julia Barone ’22 to provide a research assistant for the summer to work on the project, “The Public Health of Modernism”

*Amy Steinbugler, Sociology-  to provide a research assistant for the summer to work on the project, “Untethered Ties: Neighborhood Networks in the Era of School Choice”

Gregory Steirer, English & Film Studies/Logan Cort ‘22 to provide a research assistant for the summer to work on the project, “Quasi-Social Media: Deliberative Discourse and the Rise of the Digital Newsletter”

 

Scholarly/Creative Fall 2019, Spring 2020 

Suman Ambwani, Psychology to support the project, “Youth Perceptions of "Influencer" Based Advertising for Nonprescription Weight-Loss Products”

Qing Bai, International Business & Management to support the project, “Expert Opinion and ICO Success”

Bruno Grazioli, Resident Director of the Italian Studies Program in Bologna to support the project, “Oral Histories of LGBTQ+ Activists in Bologna (Italy)”

Erik Love, Sociology to support the project, “'Held Hostage to Race' Advocacy for Public Transportation in American Cities”

Wei Ren, Art & Art History to support the project, “Vernacular Painting & Transitional Beijing: Chen Shizeng's Beijing Fengsu Album”

Hilary Truchan, Biology to support the project, “Examination of Symbiotic Relationships between Legionellae and Amoebae”

Amy Wlodarski, Music to support the project, “Der Kaiser von Atlantis: Cultural Witness of a Holocaust Opera”

Rui Zhang, Psychology to support the project, “Validating a Refined Triad Task”

 

Scholarly/Creative Summer 2020

Tom Arnold, Biology to support, RNA-seq Analyses in support of collaborative NSF proposal resubmission

Qing Bai, International Business & Management to support the project, “Patent Litigation and the Cost of Innovation”

*Andrew Bale, Art & Art History to support the project, “Arrivals: What's Left Behind, What Lies Ahead”

*Anthony Cervino, Art & Art History to support the project, “Art in Norway: Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder Residency”

Eva Copeland, Spanish & Portuguese to support the project, “Spanish Writers and Texts at the End of Empire in Cuba”

Rachel Eng, Art & Art History to support the project, “Site, Place, and Landscape”

Scott Farrington, Classical Studies to support the research trip to, “Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies”

Sherry Harper-McCombs, Theatre & Dance to support the project, “Creation of Performance Objects and Development of Puppet Piece”

Rachel Jacobs, Political Science & International Studies to support the project, “Buffers Against Famine: Community and Family Ties in Cambodia Under the Khmer Rouge”

John Katunich, Writing Program to support the project, “Latin American English Teachers Locating Professional Identities after the 2019 Anti-Neoliberal Protests”

Nan Ma, East Asian Studies to support the project, “Mass Dance in the Chinese Great Leap Forward Movement (1958-1962)”

Jerry Philogene, American Studies to support the project, “Beyond Vodou Iconography: Luce Turnier a Feminist Modernist in Haiti”

Kristin Strock & Dana Somers, Environmental Studies & Biology to support the project, “Thermal Controls on Microbial Activity and Methane Dynamics in Icelandic Lakes”

Xiaolu Wang, International Business & Management to support the project, “Pricing through Ambiguities: Pricing Practices and Market Uncertainties”

Blake Wilson, Music Emeritus to support the project, “Pricing through Ambiguities: Pricing Practices and Market

Rui Zhang, Psychology to support the project, “Validating a Refined Triad Task”

 

Collaborative Student-Faculty Research Summer 2020

Shamma Alam, International Studies/Brendan Harlan ‘22 for the project, “The Impact of the Great Recession on Mental Wellbeing of Young Adults”

Qing Bai, International Business & Management/Ha Hoang Vu ‘21 for the project, “International Student Enrollment and Economic Policy Uncertainty”

Scott Boback, Biology/Jack Buck ‘21 for the project, “Energy Budgets of Prairie Rattlesnakes at a High Elevation Site in Northwestern Colorado”

*Maria Bruno, Anthropology & Archaeology -  for the project, “Reconstructing Animal, Plant, and Landscape Domestication and Management Processes at the Onset of Agriculture in the Lake Titicaca Basin”

*Rebecca Connor, Chemistry -  for the project, “Investigation of the Effects of Electrophilic Compounds on Heat Shock Response Induction in Mammalian Cells”

Jeff Engelhardt, Philosophy/Sara Bennett ‘22 for the project, “The Metaphysics of Oppression”

Tiffany Frey, Biology/Andrew Howe ’21 & Tao Xu 21   for the project, “Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles in Autoinflammatory Disease” (slight change due to COVID19)

*Christine Guardino, Psychology -  for the project, “Mindfulness and Health: Understanding Mechanisms and Outcomes”

Grace Larson, Psychology/J. Miles Krein ‘22 for the project, “How Shared Emotions Bring Us Together: Disentangling the Consequences of Similarity in Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions”

Christofilis Maggidis, Anthropology & Archaeology/Hannah Hillegas ‘22 for the project, “MY.SPE.AR Project: In Search for the Palace of Achilles”

Emily Marshall, Economics/Sarah Morgan ’21 for the project, “Competitiveness of Admission to U.S. Graduate Schools During the Great Recession (December 2007 to June 2009)”

Siobhan Phillips, English/Lucy Nguyen ‘22 for the projects, “Privacy in the 1960s (scholarly), Climate Change and the National Wildlife Refuge System (creative)”

Anthony Underwood, Economics/Abigail Hyde ’21 for the project, “Core Requirements for the Economics Major: A 10-Year Update”

 

Sabbatical Expense Support 2019-2020

Thomas Arnold, Biology to support the sabbatical project, “Plants vs. Insects: Do Plants use Bitter Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors to Sabotage the Epigenetic Programing of Pests?”

Kent Barrett, Theatre & Dance to support the sabbatical project, “Sculpting Space with New Technology”

Marcelo Borges, History to support the sabbatical project, “Emotions on the Move: Migration and Transnational Families from Southern Europe through the Lens of Personal Letters and Photographs, 1870s–1970s”

Michele Ford, Psychology to support the sabbatical project, “Science of Well-Being: Mindfulness and Yoga-Based interventions in Psychotherapy”

Kamaal Haque, German to support the sabbatical project, “The Changing Face of Luis Trenker”

David Kushner, Biology to support the sabbatical project, “satC Dimer Formation: Preliminary Data Acquisition”

John MacCormick, Math & Computer Science to support the sabbatical book project, “AI Alive: Minds, Brains, and the Modern Revolution in Artificial Intelligence”

Emily Marshall, Economics to support the sabbatical project, “Is Economics STEM: Process of Reclassification, Requirements, and Quantitative Rigor”

James McMenamin, Italian to support the sabbatical project, “The Philosophy of the Middle”

Kristine Mitchell, Political Science & International Studies to support the sabbatical project, “Culture Shift: Immigration and Transformation in Southall, London after the Second World War”

Wei Ren, Art & Art History to support the sabbatical book project, “Between Artistic Nationalism and the Avant-Garde: Lu Xun and The Rise of Modern Chinese Design”

Magda Siekert, Middle East Studies to support the sabbatical project, “developing a deeper understanding and up-to-date material on Egypt and Egyptian culture post Arab-Spring for a new course “Modern Egypt:  Literature, Cinema, Music, and Popular Culture”

Adeline Soldin, French to support the sabbatical project, “The Snob, the Invert, and the Jew: Performing and Subverting Identity in Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu”

Amy Steinbugler, Sociology to support the sabbatical project, “Untethered Ties: How Parents Connect Through Schools and Neighborhoods in the Era of School Choice”

Rui Zhang, Psychology to support the sabbatical project, “Wise Reasoning Among Biculturals”

 

Professional Development Academic Year Projects

*Margaret Frohlich, Spanish & Portuguese to attend, “Annual Young Cuban Directors Exhibit”

Nitsa Kann, Judaic Studies to attend, “Innovation in Second Language Acquisition: Technology in the Classroom”

Magda Siekert, Middle East Studies to travel to Egypt for new course development, “Modern Egypt:  Literature, Cinema, Music, and Popular Culture”

Rui Zhang, Psychology to attend, “Workshop on Item Response Theory (IRT) by Statistical Horizons”

*Rui Zhang, Psychology to attend a Workshop on Scale Construction and Development

 

Professional Development Summer 2020

Erin Crawley-Woods, Theatre & Dance to support attendance for Professional Training Program at the Bates Dance Festival

Christine Guardino, Psychology to support attendance for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Medicine, Practice, and Science

Karen Kirkham, Theatre & Dance to support attendance for Intimacy Direction Accreditation

Akiko Meguro, East Asian Studies to support attendance for Developing Effective Online Japanese Courses

 

Teaching Projects

Edward Webb, Political Science & International Studies for the fall semester to work on the project, “Creating Engaging Syllabi for Two New Courses to be Taught in Bologna”

 

Study Groups

Donna Bickford & Brenda Bretz, Office of Equity & Inclusivity/VP for Institutional Effectiveness & Inclusivity to support a Faculty Summer Study Group on Inclusive Pedagogies

Mireille Rebeiz, French to support Curricular Review for French and Francophone Studies

Jerry Philogene, American Studies to support Summer Study Group for Africana Studies

 

Publication and Dissertation 2019-2020

Marcelo Borges, History to support the publication, “Cadenas de Oro: Inmigración Portuguesa en Argentina en Perspectiva Transatlántica (Spanish edition)”

Alyssa DeBlasio, Russian to support the publication, “Russian translation of "The Filmmaker's Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema"”

Neil Diamant, Political Science to support the project, “The Politics of Veteran Benefits in the 20th Century: A Comparative History”

Richard Forrester, Mathematics & Computer Science to support the project, “Computational Comparison of Exact Solution Methods for 0-1 Quadratic Programs: Recommendations for Practitioners”

Jorden Hayes, Earth Science to support the publication, “Porosity Production in Weathered Rock: Where Volumetric Strain Dominates Over Chemical Mass Loss”

John Katunich, Writing Program to support the publication, “TESOL and Sustainability: New Perspectives on English Language Teaching in the Anthropocene Era”

Noreen Lape, Writing Program to support the publication, “Internationalizing the Writing Center: A Guide to Developing a Multilingual Writing Center”

Elizabeth Lee, Art & Art History to support the publication, “The Medicine of Art: Disease and the Aesthetic Object in Gilded-Age America”

Emily Pawley, History to support the publication, “The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North”

Robert Pound, Music to support the publication, “Albany Records Contract for Producing and Distributing Recording of Songs Composed for the 2010 & 2014 Stellfox Awards”

Karl Qualls, History to support the publication, “Stalin's Ninos”

Peter Sak, Earth Sciences to support the publication, “Quantifying shortening across the central Appalachian fold-thrust belt, Virginia and West Virginia: reconciling grain, outcrop and map scale shortening.

Claire Seiler, English to support the publication, “Midcentury Suspension: Literature and Feeling in the Wake of World War II”

Jacob Sider Jost, English to support the publication, “Interest and Connection in the Eighteenth Century”

Dana Somers & Kristin Strock, Biology & Environmental Science to support the publication, “Environmental Controls on Microbial Diversity in Arctic Lakes of West Greenland”

Amy Witter, Chemistry to support the publication, “Quantification of Azaarenes, Hydroxylated Azaarenes Derivatives, and Other Polar Compounds Released in Urban Runoff from Two Commercial Sealcoat Products”

 

*Project canceled due to COVID19