The University of Vermont has honored five distinguished emeriti professors with its Retired Scholars Award, which supports longtime faculty members in completing a research or scholarship project during their retirement.

The awards program receives support from President Tom Sullivan and direction from the UVM Association of Retired Faculty and Administrative Officers. It helps the professor cover costs to travel to present at a national or international conference; complete and publish a scholarly manuscript under contract; prepare an artistic work to present in a juried exhibition; prepare a performance in music, dance or theater; complete and publish a literary composition under contract with a publisher or distributor; acquire research materials, such as data sets for secondary analysis, or support field research; or other specific expenses related to a creative or research project.

The awards require an application letter that explains the project and projected expenses, estimated completion date and specific outcomes.

The recipients for the 2015-2016 academic year are:

  • Anthony Bradley, professor of English emeritus, who is scheduled to present his refereed paper and chair a session at the Conference of the International Yeats Society at the University of Limerick in Ireland;
  • Stephanie Kaza, professor emeritus in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, who plans to present a scholarly manuscript, “Buddhist Environmental Ethics,” at a conference at Dickinson College and to include that manuscript as a chapter for the Oxford Handbook of Buddhist Ethics;
  • William Lipke, professor of art history emeritus, who expects to publish a book entitled Grafting Memory: Essays on War and Commemoration;
  • David Maughan, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics emeritus, who will present his recent biochemical research at the Fort Lauderdale meeting of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and
  • William Paden, professor of religion emeritus, who is publishing selected essays in a collection with the working title New Patterns for Comparative Religion: Passages to an Evolutionary Perspective, along with an introduction and commentary.


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