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Advanced Study Grant Recipients 2008

university fellowships committee

Recipient
Project Proposal
Faculty Adviser
Cara Campanelli Improvisation:
To support an investigation of the concept in Khyal singing and American vocal jazz.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Ann Spinney
Music
Catherine Chopra-McGowan Teaching Theology in India:
To support theology instruction in a local parish in Dehra Dun, India.
David Vanderhooft
Theology
Marissa Cohler Environmental Portraiture with Shelby Lee Adams:
To support skills acquisition in environmental portrait photography.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Charles Meyer
Fine Arts
Katherine Dacey Political Science + Physics + NASA = Summer in the Office of External Relations:
To support an internship and research project with NASA's Export Control and Liaison Division.
Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Claire Duggan The Education System for Young Girls in Senegal:
To support a sociological analysis of the education system for girls in Dakar.
Michael Malec
Sociology
Meghan Gavin An Environmental Excursion to the East:
To support study of the science and management of water resources in Vietnam and China.
Noah Snyder
Geology/Geophysics
Ariana Ghom Improving Therapy Techniques in Ciudad Juarez:
To support language fluency and study of therapy techniques for victims of domestic violence in Mexico.
[Declined]
Karen Daggett
Psychology
Sara Goek Continuity and Innovation:
To support a study of traditional music in Scotland today.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Ann Spinney
Music
Kathryn Goettl Material Expressions of French and Mexican-American Catholicism:
To support a comparative study of Catholic cathedrals, chapels, and shrines in France and the American Southwest.
Margaret Flagg
Romance Languages
Daniel Gostin Discovering New Possibilities in Historical Performance:
To support conducting lessons With Boston's renowned Early Music director.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Jeremiah McGrann
Music
Faith Goronga Zimbabwe's Health Crisis:
To support a study of the challenges of reconstructing Zimbabwe's health care system following economic crisis.
Gilda Morelli
Psychology
Scott Jelinek Micro-Economics, Institutional Policies, and HIV/AIDS in Mozambique:
To support a study of the impact of standard of living and cultural attitudes on health care delivery.
Joseph Breines
A&S Honors Program
Jamila Jones Non-Governmental Organizations and Their Struggle to Succeed:
To support a comparative study of non-governmental social-service organizations in New York City and Pittsburgh.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr., Advanced Study Grant]
Paul McNellis, S.J.
Philosophy
Kenta Kodema Paradox: Scottish Devolution and European Integration:
To support a study of the link of Scottish devolution to the rise of the European Union.
Anne Davenport
A&S Honors Program
Alexandra Yejin Lee West Indian Immigrant Culture as Resistance and Critique:
To support a study of the differing cultural responses of Caribbean immigrants to the United States. [A Martin Luther King, Jr., Advanced Study Grant]
Marilynn Johnson
History
Christopher Lemming Researching the Modern Catholic Church:
To support language fluency and archival research in Church archives in Parma.
Susan Michalczyk
A&S Honors Program
Rene Lento Male Preferences among Female Body-Types:
To support research into changing body-type preferences held by adolescent minority males.
Karen Rosen
Psychology
Jennifer Leung Gateway to Japan:
To support intensive language study in Japan.
Kazuko Oliver
Slavic and Eastern Languages
Colleen Maher The Things We Know Best:
To support research into memory and attention functions in electro-convulsive therapy patients in Dublin.
Gene Heyman
Psychology
Cecelia McDonald The Next Billion:
To support language fluency and research into fostering micro-finance projects in China.
James Anderson
Economics
Madeline McSherry A Taste of Guadalajara:
To support Spanish language acquisition, cultural immersion, and service work in Mexico.
[A Peter Bowley Advanced Study Grant]
Suzanne Matson
English
Meghan Michael Arabic Language, Media and Culture:
To support language study and an internship at a major Egyptian newspaper.
Atef Ghobrial
Slavic and Eastern Languages
Tara O’Hanlon Investigating the Massachusetts Housing Crisis:
To support research into the effect of state and local housing and land-use regulations on housing shortages.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr., Advanced Study Grant]
Shep Melnick
Political Science
Brian Panichella Female Infanticide in South India:
To support language study and research in the practice and ideology supporting female infanticide. [Declined]
Margaret Thomas
Slavic and Eastern Languages
Jenna Peart Gender Roles and the Dissemination of HIV/AIDS in Guatemala City:
To support study of cultural norms among Guatemalan women and the links to HIV/AIDS. [A Peter Bowley Advanced Study Grant]
Thomas Epstein
A&S Honors Program
Celso Perez Bioethics, Public Health, and Catholic Theological Ethics:
To support participation in the European Academy of Bioethics conference in Germany.
James Keenan, S.J.
Theology
Jonathan Pike The Eco-village Development Concept:
To support research into local sustainable development practices in Senegal.
Marvin Kraus
Economics
Leon Ratz The Effect of Global Trade in Conventional Weapons on Human Rights Violations:
To support a research internship on weapons export/import regulations with Amnesty International in London.
Dennis Sardella
Chemistry
Maria Rivas Theater of Hope:
To support a collaborative theater project with poor children in Ecuador.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Crystal Tiala
Theater
Amanda Rothschild Anti-Semitism on College Campuses:
To support survey research into the attitudes of college undergraduates at eight New England universities.
[Horace Seldon Advanced Study Grant]
Jennie Purnell
Political Science
Jonathan Sege Assessment of Water-Borne Toxins:
To support field research on water-borne toxins and their effects on health in Nicaragua.
[A Peter Bowley Advanced Study Grant]
Rudolph Han
Geology/Geophysics
Colleen Silva Calling Out the Silence:
To support research on violence against women and girls in Guatemala.
[A Peter Bowley Advanced Study Grant]
Brinton Lykes
Educational Psychology
Dorothy Smith Corporate Responsibility and the Environment:
To support language fluency and an environmental internship in Kuwait.
Kathleen Bailey
Political Science
Catalina Tang Discovering Zen Philosophy and Art Through Japanese Language:
To support intensive language study and research into Zen philosophy.
Margaret Thomas
Slavic and Eastern Languages
Shelbi Thurau The Psychological and the Personal:
To support an inquiry into how psychological components and personal experience combine in recognizing "classic" works of theatre.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Stuart Hecht
Theater
Alexandra Valdez FUBiS Term II:
To support intensive language study at Freie Universität of Berlin.
Michael Resler
German Studies
Michael Weston-Murphy Kuwaiti Nationalism after Gulf War One:
To support language study and research on state- and pan-Arab nationalist sentiment in Kuwait.
Kathleen Bailey
Political Science
Paul Wooten Three Ships that Changed the World:
To support research on the transformative designs of three historical British warships.
Lynn Lyerly
History
Catherine Yun The Plight of the North Korean Refugee:
To support a study of the hardships of cultural assimilation.
Paul McNellis, S.J.
Philosophy