CAS Faculty Research Award Recipients
Research Awards in the Natural and Social Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences Research Awards for the Natural and Social Sciences (RANSS) are designed to provide development support for faculty in the natural and social sciences akin to that provided to faculty in the humanities and fine arts by the Lattie Coor Humanities Endowment. Awards are available to support: 1) faculty research, and 2) international travel.
Approximately $20,000 is available each year to provide support and enhancement of the research, subventions, and other scholarly activities of faculty in the Natural and Social Sciences. Amounts up to $2500 may be obtained from this source.
The Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the recipients of the fall 2011 awards:
- Bryan Ballif, Assistant Professor or Biology. Project title --Characterization of the Molecular Consequences of Novel Chemotherapeutics by Quantitative Mass Spectrometry.
- Jeanne Shea, Associate Professor of Anthropology. Project title --Family Caregiving for the Elderly in China and Canada: Meanings, Experiences, Practices, Social Dynamics, and Local Resources.
- Elizabeth Smith, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Project title --Self as State: Popular Committees in Revolutionary Egypt.
- Peter VonDoepp, Associate Professor of Political Science. Project title --Legal Reforms for Media Independence: The Case of Ghana.
Research Awards in the Humanities
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 2012 awards:
Lattie F. Coor Faculty Awards in the Humanities
- Sean Field, Associate Professor of History. Project title -- Before Saint Louis: The Lives of Louis IX by Geofrey of Beaulieu and William of Chartres.
- Patricia Julien, Associate Professor of Music. Project --To create musical and theatrical work featuring solo flute and puppets.
- Mary Louise Kete, Associate Professor of English. Project title --American Ekphrasis: Slavery and the Problem of the Representative Self.
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.
- Jeanne Shea, Associate Professor of Anthropology. Her Coor Research Fellow will support an article in Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology.
- Sarah Turner, Senior Lecturer of English. Her Coor Research Fellow will support “The Colorblind Screen: Race and Television in Contemporary America.”
Faculty Research Support Awards
Each year the College of Arts and Sciences provides up to five Faculty Research Support Awards for tenure-track/tenured faculty. One of these awards may be designated as the Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award, which seeks to honor the memory of former College of Arts and Sciences Dean Joan Smith. This year's recipients are:
- Alec Ewald, Associate Professor of Political Science. Project title -- Civil Punishment: Collateral Consequences in the United States.
- Matthew Carlson, Associate Professor Political Science. Project title -- Political Corruption in Postwar Japan.
- Sayamong "Jom" Hammack, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Project title -- Blood levels of the peptide, PACAP, correlate with individual differences in anxiety in rats.
- Felicia Kornbluh, Associate Professor of History. Project title -- Disability, Civil Rights, and Law: Jacobus TenBrock, Howard Jay Graham, and the New Politics of Equality in the Middle Twentieth Century.
Joan Smith Faculty Research Support Award
- Jonah Steinberg, Assistant Professor of Anthropology. Project title -- The Disappearing Gypsy: Spatialized Modernities, Pollutive Bodies, and Urban Cleansing in the European Union.