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Advanced Study Grant Recipients 2010

university fellowships committee

Recipient
Project Proposal
Faculty
Advisor
Tair Akhmejanov Mathematics of the Computer: To support exploration of abstract mathematical theories to computer science. Christine Goldman
Chemistry
Kasey Brown Theater and Service: To support research into modes of art therapy in a special-needs community in Ballytobin, Ireland.
[An Arts & Social Responsibility Advanced Study Grant]
Crystal Tiala
Theater
Thomas Carroll The Foundations of Non-Profit Organizations: To support research into the strategies for success of non-profit community service organizations. 
[A Horace Seldon Advanced Study Grant]
Peter Ireland
Economics
Okello Carter New York's Best-Kept Secret: A study of sexual identity and the Harlem Renaissance. Lynn Lyerly
History
Shirley Chen Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo: To support language fluency and research into the role of NGOs in social and political change in Argentina. 
[A Peter Bowley Advanced Study Grant]
Ernesto
Livón-Grosman
Romance Languages
Han Cho Finding Movement and Rhythm: To support study of dance and performance with the East West Players and the International Dance Academy in Los Angeles.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
John Houchin
Theater
Darcy Corcoran Quisnam sum ego: To support research on the influence of self-esteem and family dynamics on an adoptee's decision to search for biological parents.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Fellowship]
Karen Rosen
Psychology
Rachel Craft Living Realities and Found Translations: To support intensive study of German and research into urban development in early-modern Strasbourg. Virginia Reinburg
History
Michael Cuttler Under the Sea: To support skill acquisition in instrument calibration for a study of sediment transport from the continental shelf to the Ebro margin. Gail Kineke
Geology
Zachary Desmond Finding the Self On-stage: To support intensive theatrical training at New York's Circle in the Square.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Stuart Hecht
Theater
Kate Donohue Going Beyond Welfare: To support and research internship at a support-service center for the homeless in Chicago. 
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Keegan Dougherty ¡Cochabamba! To support Spanish language fluency and a study of the science and politics of watershed management in the developing world. Kathy Lee
Romance Languages
Andrea Dzwinyk Ukraine and the West: To support archival research and interviews in Lviv on the pro-West political sentiments of western Ukraine.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Fellowship]
Gerald Easter
Political Science
Elizabeth Fair Autism Spectrum Disorder Intervention: To support a research internship at a center for specialized services for ASD children. Hiram Brownell
Psychology
Ryan Folio Syrian Newspapers in an Era of Economic Reform: To support language fluency and analysis of local newspaper coverage of economic policy in Damascus. Kathleen Bailey
Political Science
David Francazio On the Track of Coyotes: To support coyote tracking and data collection on coyote diet and territorial marking in the Naragansett Basin.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Fellowship]
Eric Strauss
Biology
Ian Graham The Web of American Democracy: To support research into the emerging role of social networking in national politics. Hiroshi Nakazato
International Studies
Adam Gross Roman Burial Customs: To support research at the archaeological excavation of the necropolis of Sanisera, Spain. Gail Hoffman
Classics
Adriana Henquen The Politics of "Earmarks": To support research into the strategies of non-profit community organizations in obtaining "earmark" funding from Congress. Susan Michalczyk
A&S Honors
Youngkwang Jeon The Human Cost of High Achievement: To support research into the Korean educational system. Dennis Shirley
Teacher Education
Claire Kairys Learning Spanish by Teaching English: To support intensive Spanish language study through cultural immersion and teaching in Costa Rica. Brian Braman
Philosophy
Christina-Minsun Kim ”The Trial of All Crimes Shall Be By Jury”: To support comparative research on the operation of jury systems in South Korea, Japan, and the United States.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Fellowship]
Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Karen Kovaka The Science of Hunger: To support research into agricultural development in Bangalore, India. Patrick Byrne
Philosophy
Abigail Letak Experience and Belief: To support research into the link between Catholic adolescents' experience and their interpretations of Catholic teachings and modern societal values. Deborah Piatelli
Sociology
David Loftus Entitlement States and Youth Opinion: To support research into the opinions of young males in oil-rich states of the Middle East. Kathleen Bailey
Political Science
Nora Lopopolo A War within a War: To support research on the propaganda war during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Mark O'Connor
A&S Honors
Isiuwa Mabatah Ending Pediatric HIV/AIDS: To support a research internship with the Global AIDS Alliance. Rosanna DeMarco
Nursing
Alex Macheras Budget Building and Policy: To support research and the design of a school district budget in accordance with local regulations. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Benjamin Mayer Faces of Disaster: To support a documentary film comparing emergency medical relief following Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake (with Sagar Wadgaonkar).
[An Arts & Social Responsibility Advanced Study Grant]
John Michalczyk
Fine Arts
Gabrielle McKenzie Doesn't Anyone Write Here Anymore?: To support a study of novels set in Washington, DC. Paul Doherty
English
Theodore Moller Life on the Fringe: To support preparation of a performance art presentation at the International Fringe Festival.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Patricia Riggin
Theater
Taylor Norton The Lobbying Ties that Bind: To support research into the role lobbying groups play in linking politicians with their constituents. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Emily O'Brien Poverty, Health, and Hope: To support participant-observer research in a health clinic in Nueva Vida, Nicaragua.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Michael Malec
Sociology
Xinyu Pan Beijing Immersion: To support Chinese language fluency and research into political influences on art. Judith Bookbinder
Fine Arts
Sofia Papastamelos Microfinance in El Salvador: To support research into the interaction of capitalism and culture in Central America. Richard McGowan, SJ
Economics
Emily Raiche The Fundamental Attribution Error: To support research into how observers' biases affect their perception of people of differing races.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Jason Taylor
Philosophy
Matthew Richey The Greeks in Egypt: To support research into the contacts among ancient civilizations of the Eastern Mediterranean. David Vanderhooft
Theology
Amanda Rothschild Why the Genocide Convention Failed: To support research into the politics of the Genocide Convention at the United Nations Archives in Geneva.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Fellowship]
Donald Hafner
Political Science
Ian Roundtree Development of Relevant Synthetic Methods for Reagents: To support research into the synthesis of organoboron reagents and participation in the 18th International Conference on Organic Synthesis in Norway. James Morken
Chemistry
Olena Savytaska Order of Business: To support comparative research of the commercial courts in Russia and Ukraine. Paul Christensen
Political Science
Ashley Schneider Anticipating St. Petersburg: To support intensive advanced study of Russian. Cynthia Simmons
Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literature
Christopher Sheridan Translation Moments: To support advanced intensive study of German in Munich. Michael Resler
German Studies

Michael Slovak

Intellectual and Personal Discovery: To support intensive theological study in Rome. David Vanderhooft Theology
Anne Spencer The Homeless Female Experience: To support research into the role of social relationships in pulling women out of poverty.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Deborah Piatelli
Sociology
Corey Streitwieser India's Ancient Language: To promote language fluency in Sanskrit. Gail Hoffman
Classics
Thomas Tarangioli Music in Regensburg: To support advanced study of the piano at the International Music Academy.
[An Advanced Study Grant in the Arts]
Jeremiah McGrann
Music
Siobhan Tellez A Study of Global Health: To support Spanish language fluency and clinical work with the School of Medicine at Panama University. Cathy Read
Nursing
Jacob Throwe The question of democracy astride the Taiwan Strait: To support research in Bejing on the influence of Taiwan’s democratization on China’s political culture and evolution.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Fellowship]
Rebecca Nedostup
Theater
Daniel Tonkovich From Fur to Fortune 500: To support research on the historical economic development of the Pacific Northwest. Joseph Cioni
Carroll School
Sagar Wadgaonkar Faces of Disaster: To support a documentary film comparing emergency medical relief following Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake (with Benjamin Mayer).
[An Arts & Social Responsibility Advanced Study Grant]
John Michalczyk
Fine Arts
Alexander Walker The Erdös Conjecture: To support study of advanced combinatorics and pursuit of a solution to Erdös' Conjecture on arithmetic progressions. William Keane
Mathematics
Tedd Wimperis Ars Scribendi, Ars Edendi: To support research on medieval manuscripts and medieval textual criticism.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Fellowship]
Michael J. Connolly
Slavic Languages