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Scholarship Facilitation Fund Awards 2014-2015 Academic Year

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Vice President for Research Jeff Seemann is pleased to announce the recipients of the Scholarship Facilitation Fund (SFF) Awards for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. The SFF is designed to assist faculty in the initiation, completion, or advancement of research projects, scholarly activities, creative works, or interdisciplinary initiatives that are critical to advancing the faculty member’s scholarship and/or creative projects. Additional information about the program, including the guidelines and application form for the 2015-2016 academic year is available on our website. We are very pleased to announce support for 55 awards for a total of $85,000. The 2014-2015 SFF awardees are:

Cesar Abadia, Anthropology, Human Rights Institute, Living Memory of San Juan de Dios Hospital

Michele Baggio, Economics, Do We Really Care About the Environment? Evidence from Real-time Environmental Monitoring

Marianne Barton, Clinical Psychology, Effectiveness of Circle of Security Parent Training

Margarita Blush, Dramatic Arts, Unfolding the Story, A Journey of Her Own

Monica Bock, Art & Art History, Galatea Triumphant: Explorations in Figurative Ceramic Sculpture for Upcoming Solo and Group Exhibitions

Alaina Brenick, Human Development & Family Studies, Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Arab-Jewish Classroom Exchange Program in Reducing Outgroup Prejudice and Increasing Empathy and Moral Reasoning About Coexistence

Benjamin Campbell, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Visualization and Valuation of Nutritional Information on Menus

Katharine Capshaw, English, Civil Rights Childhood: Picturing Liberation in African American Photobooks (Minnesota 2014)

Ellen Carillo, English, Securing a Place for Reading in Composition: The Importance of Teaching for Transfer

Ming Chen, Statistics, Twenty-Ninth New England Statistics Symposium

Milagros Castillo-Montoya, Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administrators’ Learning of Assessment, Evaluation and Research

Vernon Cormier, Physics, Boundary Control on the Geodynamo

Amanda Denes, Communication, Department of Communication Colloquium Series

Michael Fendrich, Social Work, Qualitative Data Analysis with NVIVO: A One-Day Workshop

Anke Finger, Literatures, Cultures & Languages, KulturConfusao: On German-Brazilian Interculturalities

Jeffrey Fisher, Psychology, CHIP Lecture Series

Jon Gajewski, Linguistics, Sign Languages and the Typology of Comparative Constructions

Yan Geng, Art & Art History, Asian and Asian American Studies, Mao’s Image: Art and Politics in the Early People’s Republic of China

Robin Greeley, Art & Art History, Conversación: Néstor García Canclini

Elizabeth Holzer, Sociology, Human Rights Institute, Refugee Activists and the Dilemmas of Humanitarian Rule

Elizabeth Jockusch, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Support for Open Access Publication in Frontiers in Zoology

Mary Ellen Junda, Music, Gullah Music Traditions: The Georgia Sea Island Singers

Debra Kendall, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014 Neuroscience at Storrs Symposium

Suzy Killmister, Philosophy, Human Rights Institute, Injustice League Workshop on Dominating Speech

Ana Legrand, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, Survey of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Egg Parasitoids in Natural and Managed Landscapes

Diane Lillo-Martin, Linguistics, SignFest

Yangchao Luo, Nutritional Sciences, Development of Re-dispersible “All-Natural” Solid Lipid Nanoparticles as Nutrient Delivery System Using Innovative Nano Spray Drying Technology

Margo Machida, Art & Art History, Contemporary Asian American Art, Global Exchanges, and Trans-Pacific Flows

Adrienne Macki Braconi, Dramatic Arts, Africana Studies Institute, Harlem’s Theaters: A Staging Ground for Community, Class, and Contradiction, 1923-1939

Nora Madjar-Nanovska, Management, Fostering Creativity and Innovation: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

David Magee, Animal Science, Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Candidate Bovine Imprinted Genes and their Association with Phenotypic Traits in US Angus Beef Cattle

Liansu Meng, Literatures, Cultures & Languages, Looking Through the Dust: A Poetic Study of Transnational Feminist Imaginations of Technological Modernity in China (1900-1980)

Jenifer Nadeau, Animal Science, Effect of Season on Travel Patterns, Hoof Growth, Body Condition, and Muscle Area in Young Horses

Michael Orwicz, Art & Art History, Hire a Translator During Conference in Bogotá on Colombia’s Victims’ Law, Transitional Justice and Symbolic Reparations

Mark Overmyer-Velazquez, El Instituto, 2014 Robert G. Mead Jr. Lecture

Sachin Pandya, Law, The Civil Rights Injunction at Vandy’s BBQ

Crystal Park, Psychology, Affect, Emotion Regulation, and Health Behaviors: Pilot Study to Assess Feasibility and Effect Sizes

Nishith Prakash, Economics, Human Rights Institute, The Impact of Criminally Accused Politicians on Economic Activity: Evidence from India

Jeremy Pressman, Political Science, Middle East Studies, North East Middle East Politics Working Group, 9th Annual Workshop

Kim Price-Glynn, Sociology, Sharing Caring: Negotiating Motherhood, Child Care, and Labor

Barry Rosenberg, Art & Art History, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: Visualized

Marcus Rossberg, Philosophy, UConn Logic Group

Glenn Stanley, Music, Research in the Beethoven Archive, Bonn Germany, for a Lecture/Essay on Beethoven Editions and Performance Practices

David Stern, Dramatic Arts, Estuary Accent for English-Speaking Actors: Determining the Need for a Standard Definition and Pedagogy

Jianjun Sun, Physiology & Neurobiology, Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 is Required for Ovulation and Corpus Luteum Formation in Drosophila

Rebecca Thomas, Social Work, Immigrants as Economic Engines for Small Business Enterprise

Charles Towe, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Stream Restoration and Ecosystem Health: An Evaluation of Catch and Trips of Swiss Anglers

Nate Trumbull, Geography & Maritime Studies, Geography Colloquium

Charles R. Venator-Santiago, Political Science, El Instituto, Legal History of the Extension of U.S. Citizenship to Puerto Rico

Olga Vinogradova, Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11th annual North Eastern Structural Symposium (NESS 2014): Structural Biology of Inflammation

Maxim Volgushev, Psychology, Open Access Journal PLoS ONE

Chunsheng Yang, Literatures, Cultures & Languages, A Pilot Study on the Acquisition of Second Language Mandarin Phonology

Ping Zhang, Molecular & Cell Biology, Pilot Studies to Investigate Synthetic Lethality of the Polyglutamine Disease Proteins in Drosophila

Kai Zhao, Economics, The Macroeconomics Implications of the US Health Insurance System

Mark Zurolo, Art & Art History, The World is Relief: A Taxonomy of Urban Reliefs in London

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