Thom Moore (Physics) has been awarded a new three-year National Science Foundation grant to continue his efforts with undergraduate research in musical acoustics. The project, which investigates the underlying physical phenomena of musical instruments, has proven a successful way to introduce undergraduate students to important and original scientific research.Click here to read more.
Katie Sutherland (Biology), in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Georgia, has been awarded a five-year National Science Foundation grant to support high-impact ecological research on coral reef environments.The project will investigate an emerging infectious disease phenomenon known as "reverse zoonosis," in which diseases from humans infect wildlife, rather than the reverse. Click here to read more.
The Associated Colleges of the South awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Renewal Grant to faculty members Julian Chambliss (History), Creston Davis (Religion), Claire Strom (History), Robert Moore (Anthropology), Ashley Kistler (Anthropology), Susan Libby (Art History), Dawn Roe (Art), and Scott Hewit (Education) for their collaborative work on Project Mosaic: Zora Neale Hurston -- A Multidisciplinary Exploration of African-American Culture, which will use the prolific work of Zora Neale Hurston as a central theme to promote dialogue among faculty and enhance student understanding of the African-American experience.
The Office of Community Engagement secured an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) position through the Florida Alliance for Student Service (FASS). Gabriel Anderson, a recent graduate of the University of Richmond, will serve in a capacity-building role for the OCE over the coming year, working to connect students, faculty, and community partners to improve education and address local needs.
Denise Cummings (Critical Media/Cultural Studies) received funding from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to participate in the Jessie Ball duPont Summer Seminars for Liberal Arts College Faculty at the National Humanities Center.
Katie Sutherland (Biology) was awarded a grant from the Mote Marine Laboratory's "Protect Our Reefs" Grant Program, which is funded by proceeds from the sale of the Protect Our Reefs specialty license plate. Her research will explore the role of water quality -- specifically infectivity and disease causation of a coral pathogen isolated from human sewage -- on coral reef health in the Florida Keys. Learn more at www.mote.org/4REEF.
Thom Moore (Physics) received a Research Experience for Teachers (RET) supplemental grant from the National Science Foundation to support the involvement of local high school physics teacher Ms. Sarah Zietlow in Dr. Moore's current NSF RUI research grant, which is focused on using high-speed electronic speckle pattern interferometry to investigate the physics of musical instruments.
Dawn Roe (Art) and Jennifer Queen (Psychology) received an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Renewal Grant from the Associated Colleges of the South for a collaborative interdisciplinary service-learning project titled, The Photograph as Language: Developing Communicative Methods of Camera Use for Individuals with Aphasia.
Richard James (Computer Science) and Sigmund Rothschild (Music) were awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Renewal Grant from the Associated Colleges of the South to develop a unique Interdisciplinary Music Technology curriculum.
The Environmental Studies Program received a grant from the Associated Colleges of the South to support a two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Restoration.