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Advanced Study Grant Recipients 2012

university fellowships committee

Recipient
Project Proposal
Faculty
Advisor
Omeed Alerasool Economic Policies of the United States and the European Union: To support German language study and comparative economics research. Peter Ireland
Economics
Eva Alonso Rodriguez The Stock Market in Venezuela: To support research into norms of brokerage activities. Harold Petersen
Economics
Patrick Angiolillo "And He Went Down to Ashkelon": To support excavation research in a Biblical city. David Vanderhooft
Theology
James Ball Music Composition: To support instruction in the composition of a piano quartet. Ralf Gawlick
Music
Rostislav Brichko The Need for Space: To support Mandarin language study and research on sustainable urban development in Sichuan. Paul Christensen
Political Science
Douglas Brown Small Molecules and Proteomics: To support presentation of research and critique of senior project design at the international Tetrahedron Symposium.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Eranthi Weerapana
Chemistry
Amelia Burke Nurse Without Borders: To support an internship and research into healthcare delivery in Durban, South Africa. Dorean Hurley
Nursing
Karel-Bart Celie The Mind-Body Problem: To support research into the European perspective on the personhood issue in bioethics. James Weiss
Theology
Christopher Chung Dokdo or Takeshima? To support research into the Korea-Japan territorial dispute over two islands. Sheila Gallagher
Fine Arts
Katherine Clarke Project Kindle: To support research into how children of the digital age respond to literature on e-readers. Matthew Heitzman
English
Annelise Corriveau Escaping the Shadow of Chardin: To support a re-examination of the 18th C. French still life painters, Chardin and Anne Vallayer-Coster. Katherine Nahum
Fine Arts
Karolina Cyburt The Sun and the Sky: To research the frequency and effects of coronal mass ejections on air travel. Jenny Baglivo
Mathematics
Matthew DeMaio Contemporary Academic Discourse in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: To support research on the creation of national narratives by Israelis and Palestinians.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Eve Spangler
Sociology
Geena DeRose Debates, the Media, and Public Opinion: To support research into the response of the media and the public to the Presidential debates in the 2000 election. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Frank DiRenno The Church of San Pietro a Pozzeveri: To support research into archeology and bioarcheology at a medieval site. Robin Fleming
History
Ashley Dowd Memorializing the Dirty War: To support research into the forms of monuments and memorials of Argentina’s Dirty War. Jennie Purnell
Political Science
Daniel Farrell The Adirondack Regional Medical Home Pilot: To support research into healthcare access for rural seasonal workers. Danielle Taghian
Biology
Margaret Farrell Museum Education at the Getty Villa: To support skill acquisition in project management and technology services in museum education programs. Nadia Smith
History
Alana Fruauff At the Foot of the Himalayas: To support research into traditional and allopathic medical practices in Nepal. Neil Wolfman
Chemistry
Mary Gerardo Shelters for Victims of Sexual Assault: To support Spanish language study and research into culture-awareness in care for assault victims. Ann Burgess
Nursing
Andrew Gier The Hessian Mercenary State: To support research into the rise of the Hessian mercenary forces of the 17th and 18th centuries. Julian Bourg
History
Patrick Hyland Protecting the Neuron: To support qPCR research on how specific molecules can prevent cellular death.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Joseph Burdo
Biology
Meredith Irvine Well-being of Older Adults in Two Countries: To support comparative research on healthcare satisfaction of aging populations in the United States and Great Britain.
[An Institute on Aging Advanced Study Grant]
Sara Moorman
Sociology
Sean Keeley The French Film Industry under Occupation: To support research into film-making during World War II in Vichy France. Martha Bayles
A&S Honors
Harrison Kent The Banker-Poet of Boston: To support research on the life and works of Charles Sprague.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Paul Lewis
English
Maariyah Lateef The Ottoman Legal Tradition: To support Turkish language study and research into Ottoman jurisprudence. Franck Salameh
Slavic & Eastern Languages
Mabel Lee A Divided People: To support research into the ethical, economic, and international aspects of Korean reunification. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Alexandra Lewis Beyond the Stage: To support study of 3D animation and voice-over techniques at the Digital Media Academy. Patricia Riggin
Theater
Narintohn Luangrath An Coimisiún Um Chearta An Dune: To support research on Roma immigrants in Ireland. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Victoria Luu Quantifying Ocean Acidification: To support research into the global effects of CO2 emissions absorbed by seawater. Rudolph Hon
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Victoria Mariconti Berklee at Umbria: To support language study and the study of jazz at the Berklee Jazz Clinics in Italy. Christopher Constas
A&S Honors
Claire Marinello The Other Side of the Midway: To support research on the human exhibits at World's Fairs.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Seth Jacobs
History
Sarah Mathey A Portal to Economic Development in Brazil: To support Portuguese language acquisition. Jennie Purnell
Political Science
Phoebe Matthews The Rocky Mountain Outdoor Educator: To support study as a medical first-responder in wilderness areas. Melissa Sutherland
Nursing
Christopher McLaughlin Infant Mortality in Rural Haiti: To support Creole language acquisition and research into improvement of neonatal healthcare.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Donna Cullinan
Nursing
Thais Menendez Summer Under the Hot Lights: To support study of film and theater performance at the New York Conservatory. John Houchin
Theater
Emily Mervosh Does Music Bring Harmony: To support research into the effect of a cross-community youth orchestra on Catholic-Protestant relations in Northern Ireland. David Harker
Sociology
Sarah Messer Collaboration, Cooperation, and Resistance: To support archival research on Occupied France during World War I.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Paul Spagnoli
History
Alissa Michel Cultural Practices versus Western Medicine: To support research into public health programs among the Maasai of Kenya. Martin Cohen
A&S Honors
Chelsea Mickel Religious Amphibianism in Bulgaria: To support language acquisition and study of Sufi Bektashi and Pomak Islam. Kathleen Bailey
Political Science
Benjamin Miyamoto Religion, Human Rights, and Networking: To support research on religion and informal communication in peacemaking organizations of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. John McDargh
Theology
Alexandra Moscovitz Re-Cycle of Life: To support research into carbon negative cooking systems in rural Dominican Republic. Diane Hotten-Somers
English
Colin Notis-McConarty The Battle of the Crater: To support research on the political and racial influences on the conduct of the Civil War Battle of the Crater in July, 1864.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Heather Cox Richardson
History
Wei Kuang Pan Erasmus Academy: To support German language study for reading and translation in Philosophy. Margaret A. Schatkin
Theology
Kayla Parr Culture, Language, and Education: To support Arabic language study and research into education for young girls in Jordan. [Declined]
Kathleen Bailey
Political Science
Molly Phelps At the Sanctuary of the Siculi: To support skill acquisition and research on an archeological dig at ancient Palikē in Sicily. Kenneth Craig
Fine Arts
Mary Popeo Japan’s Christian City: To support research into Nagasaki's Christian legacy. Franziska Seraphim
History
Robert Rodine First Dollar: To support research into the development of social entrepreneurship among middle-school students.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
James Weiss
Theology
Terese Rutkowski Natural Incentives: To support language study and research into organic farming in Krakow, Poland. David Vanderhooft
Theology
Yvonne Shih A Nurse's Role in the Economy: To support research into hospital productivity and registered nurse to patient ratios in two states. Judith Shindul-Rothschild
Nursing
Jihyo Sim Discovering Music in Germany: To support acquisition of advanced violin performance skills in Regensburg, Germany. Sandra Hebert
Music
Nicholas Spetko Tarahumara Medical Challenges: To support Spanish language study and research into healthcare services in rural Mexico. Mary Joe Hughes
A&S Honors
Karli Sultzbaugh Revitalizing the Lusieño Language: To support research into programs for promoting Native American indigenous languages. Jennie Purnell
Political Science
Rakeen Tanvir Rainwater Harvesting Organizations in Kathmandu: To support research into the effectiveness of private organizations in promoting rainwater harvesting in Nepal. Gene Heyman
Psychology
Peter Tasca W. B. Yeats, Walter Pater, and the Symbolism of A Vision: To support archival research on the influence of Pater upon Yeats' symbolic system.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Kevin Ohi
English
Diana Tran Social Media and the 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake: To support Japanese language study and research into the role of social media in recovery from natural disasters. Franziska Seraphim
History
Alison Wawrzynek An Analysis of Modern Globalism: To support German language study and research into economic change in Germany. Michael Resler
German Studies
Grace West Afro-Moravians in the North Carolina Piedmont: To support archival research into the black experience within a Moravian religious community. Christopher Constas
A&S Honors
Ellen White Global Environmental Microbiology: To support skill acquisition in an NSF-supported workshop on micro-biology techniques. [Declined]
Danielle Taghian
Biology
Robert Williams Dystopian Nightmares / Utopian Dreams: To support research into the philosophy and style of Aldous Huxley's fictional societies. Michael R. Kelly
Philosophy
Katie Wullert Bambini e Libri: To support research into the gender depictions in Italian children’s' literature. Susan Mattis
A&S Honors
Lorenda Ziazikova Why Here and Not There? To support research into civic education and the cultivation of democratic norms in Russia and Chechnya. Paul Christensen
Political Science