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The College of Arts and Sciences
CAS Faculty Research 2011

CAS Faculty Research Award Recipients

The Lattie F. Coor Endowment was created in 1992 to recognize the exceptional accomplishments of a President who served for 13 years at the University of Vermont, from 1976 to 1989. In keeping with Lattie Coor's humanistic values, his advocacy of liberal arts education, and his interest in the relationship of the Humanities and other disciplines, the Lattie Coor Endowment was established to encourage innovation and excellence in Humanities teaching and research, with special emphasis on multidisciplinary initiatives.

The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the recipients of the spring 2011 awards:

Lattie F. Coor Faculty Awards in the Humanities

  • Tina Escaja, Professor of Romance Languages. Project title – Latitude/Longitude: Weaving themes. Assembling stories. Reflections on identity and geographic coordinates in traditional and contemporary media.
  • John Gennari, Associate Professor of English. Book project - The Jazz Salon: Lenox, Music Inn, and the American 1950s.
  • Jonathan Huener, Associate Professor of History. Book project - Polish Catholicism under German Occupation: The Reichsgau Wartheland, 1939-1945.
  • Patricia Riley, Associate Professor of Music. Book project – Composing Culture: The Role of Cultural Context in Children’s Original Music Composition.
  • Helga Schreckenberger, Chair and Professor of German and Russian. Research project – They Say Hollywood is a Paradise!
  • Steve Zdatny, Chair and Professor of History. Book project – Clean and Modern: The Hygiene Revolution in France, 1870-1970.

Lattie F. Coor Research Assistantships

To foster research in the Humanities by providing assistance to faculty and financial support to students, faculty may apply for grants for a specified number of hours of research assistance. The maximum grant amount is $1,000 (=100 hours of research). The students assisting faculty who are awarded these grants will be known as Lattie F. Coor Research Fellows.

  • Sarah Turner, Senior Lecturer of English. Her Coor Research Fellow will support “The Colorblind Screen: Race and Television in Contemporary America.”

Lattie F. Coor Travel Awards: Spring 2011

In an effort to help with the costs of overseas travel, approximately $5,000 of Lattie Coor funds is allocated each year to provide support for faculty giving papers at Humanities meetings held outside the continental United States. The maximum award amount is $500 per faculty member each academic year.

  • Juan Francisco Maura, Professor of Romance Languages ~ Valladolid, Spain: Present a paper, “ ‘Que de su lujuria y deshonestidad hagan grave penitencia…’: sedas, brocados y bordados en las españolas de ultramar.” Lisbon, Portugal: Present a paper, “Presencia ibérica anterior a Jacques Cartier en la costa atlántica de Canadá y norte de Estados Unidos.”
  • Paolo Pucci, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages ~ Montreal, Quebec: Present a paper, “Christians make better (Machiavellian) rulers than Muslims: Bandello’s I,52 and his source.”
  • Patricia Riley, Associate Professor of Music ~ Bremen, Germany: Present a paper, "Effects of Teacher Feedback on Singing Self-Assessment Accuracy of Elementary School Children.”
  • Robert Rodgers, Professor of Classics ~ Cambridge, England: Present a paper, “A New Text of De Re Rustica.”


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