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Advanced Study Grant Recipients 2014

university fellowships committee

Recipient
Project Proposal
Faculty
Advisor
Kristy Barnes Tracking Ancient Climate: Reconstructing ancient climate data from the Late-glacial fossil insect assemblages in Wooler, Northumberland.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Jeremy Shakun
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Jolivia Barros Cabo Verde: For research on first-language acquisition among young children in Cape Verde. Margaret Thomas
Slavic and Eastern Languages
Erin Barry From the Killing Field to the Mining Fields: For research on Cambodian immigration in Lowell, Massachusetts. Cynthia Lyerly
History
Josephine Bearden Composing for Film: For artistic internships in composing music in New York City. Thomas Oboe Lee
Music
Lauren Beausoliel Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay: For research on water quality testing, agricultural interventions, and cultural barriers. Karen Howard
Theology
Natasha Bednarz Stride Toward Geothermal Development: For research on the future of energy production on the Jemez Pueblo of New Mexico. Susan Mattis
A&S Honors
Yolanda Botti-Lodovico The Spirit of Protest in Franco's Spain: Achieving justice through art. Cecelia Levin
Fine Arts
Elizabeth Cai In the City of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven: For advanced study of ensemble and violin performance in Vienna. Jeremiah McGrann
Music
Leslie Carandang Unidad de Terminologia Medica: For a comparative linguistic analysis of Spanish used in medical pamphlets. Neil Wolfman
Chemistry
Daniel Cattolica Investigating Montalbano: Andrea Camilleri's Sicily and the art of the detective novel.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Mattia Acetoso
Romance Languages
Nicholas Centrella Rifles and Rhetoric: Paramilitary Anti-semitism in New Deal America.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Charles Gallagher, S.J.
History
Christy Coco From Boston to the Great White Way: For musical theater training at the Circle in the Square Theater School. Scott Cummings
Theater
Catherine Cole "If He Beats You, It Means He Loves You": For advanced language studies and research on women's rights in Russia. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
George Cortina All Politics is Local: For research on micro-targeting and social media in local elections. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Andrew Cressman Toda esa gente solitaria: For research on Cuba's HIV/AIDS quarantine policy and its literary representation in Cuban short stories. Brian Zimmerman
English
Sarah DiGirolamo Global Health Nursing in India: For a research internship in Tamil Nadu. William Fehder
Nursing
Frank DiRenno Unde venerunt ad te: Studying historical Italian populations through strontium isotope analysis of tooth enamel.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Robin Fleming
History
Matthew Evans How One Cell Becomes a Computer: To support research on the biology of neuron growth.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Laura Anne Lowery
Biology
Anthony Frascotti From Green to Green: For research on the economic and political feasibility of using algae to produce ethanol. David Deese
Political Science
John Gabelus Primum non nocere: For research on the impact of slavery on modern medicine.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
M. Shawn Copeland
Theology
Martin Gamboa Family Time: For research on the effect of family maintenance achivities on low-income urban adolescent achievement.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy
Developmental Psychology
Emma Geiger An Introduction to Biological Archaeology: For participation in a research archaeology project at the Black Friary in Trim, Ireland. Brian Gareau
International Studies
Amber Glavine Nur Bahnhof verstehen: For advanced language study in German language and culture. Arthur Madigan
Philosophy
Evan Goldstein German language study for research in Catholic and Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Andrew Prevot
Theology
Yushu Han Understanding IPO Pricing in China: For research and modeling of initial public offerings of stock in Beijing. Harold Peterson
Economics
Emma Harney Comparing and Contrasting: For research into patterns of philanthropy by small businesses and corporations. Richard Keeley
Carroll School
Matthew Hewett The History under Ashkelon: For participation in a research excavation in Israel. David Vanderhooft
Theology
Maria Ireland Transformative Education: The impact of Seeds of Peace cross-cultural workshops.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Aspen Brinton
Philosophy
Ahnastasia Kielar Effective Medical Missions: For a research internship on rural medical services in Pucallpa, Peru. Alexander Coverdill
Political Science
DongKyu Kim Reconciliation or Hazard to Security: For research on South Korea's changing perspective toward the North. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Tate Krasner Security Shuffle: For research into the political implications of China's military transformation. Laurie Shepard
Romance Languages
Catherine Larrabee Spanish Acquisition for Liberation Theology and Social Advocacy: For advanced language study in Quito, Ecuador. David Vanderhooft
Theology
Nathalie Lavoie Monitoring the Effects of Sanitation Initiatives: For quantitative clinical and bacteriological research in Tamil Nadu, India Douglas Warner
Biology
Anna Link From Global Dominance to Global Retreat: For research on United States foreign policy after hegemony. Charles Derber
Sociology
Daniel Lundberg A Marathon of Story, Research, and Empowerment: For research into muscular dystrophy in Ghana. Julia Whitcavitch-DeVoy
Developmental Psychology
Jue Luo Quality Healthcare in a Developing Country: For a research internship in rural Thailand. John McDargh
Theology
Laura Maida Displaced from Home: For research on Somali refugee resettlement and mental health in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Meghan Sweeney
Theology
Victoria Mariconti Music of Use: To support research on the interface between music and politics in the 20th century America and Europe.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Jeremiah McGrann
Music
Olivia McCaffrey Neither Red nor Blue: For research into the prevalence of independent voters in Massachusetts. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Benjamin Miyamato Metaphor, War, and Political Identity: Intensive French acquisition and research on Paul Ricoeur.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Kenneth Himes, O.F.M.
Theology
Jesse Mu Our Data-Driven World: For advanced study of data science and language fluency in China. Timothy Duket
A&S Honors
Patricia Owens Voices in Exile: Writing English language translations of Tibetan poetry.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Maxim Shrayer
Slavic and Eastern Languages
Joo Hyun Park Reading and Writing in Korean: For intensive language study at Yonsei University in South Korea. Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Deirdre Petkiewicz If Walls Could Talk: A study of Argentinian street art. Martin Cohen
A&S Honors
Samantha Pinsak The Maya Research Project: For advanced study of the archaeological material world. Sarah Ross
History
Isabel Ramos Challenging Our Gender: For participatory research on young girls' empowerment in Ghana. Michael Malec
Sociology
Lisa Richmond Criminal Justice Equality: For research on racial disparities in the juvenile and adult criminal justice systems.
[A Martin Luther King, Jr. Advanced Study Grant]
Kenji Hayao
Political Science
Vince Rubertone The Cost of Human Capital: For research on the change in educational policy of New Orleans post-Katrina. Richard Tresch
Economics
Sarah Schmidt Disability in Ghana: For research into policy and agents of change in Accra. Aspen Brinton
Philosophy
Eric Schmitt Replacing Micro-Plate Technology for Cell Screening: For research on superhydrophillic microarrays separated by superhydrophobic thin barriers. Udayan Mohanty
Chemistry
Taylor Shannon Plagued Development: For research on the epidemiology and treatment of infectious disease in Tanzania. James Weiss
Theology
Peter Sheridan Antoine Arnauld and Blaise Pascal: For advanced language study of French for philosophy and theology. Ronald Tacelli, S.J.
Philosophy
Bryan Shusterman Eroding Legacy: For research on the agents and patterns of deterioration in Florentine marble sculpture. Margaret Leveque
Fine Arts
Kathryn Slein "But confess plainly that events have controlled me": For research on Abraham Lincoln's changing political and social beliefs during the Civil War. David Storey
Philosophy
Willow Sommer Wie sagt man 'IPO' auf Deutsch: For advanced language study and acquisition of business vocabulary in German. Jennifer Erickson
International Studies
Hagop Toghramadjian Survivors: For language acquisition and research on the resilience of Jerusalem's Armenian Quarter. Kathleen Bailey
Political Science
Stephen Trudeau Development and Tracking of Healthcare Practices: For a research internship in sanitation and public health in rural india. Clare O'Connor
Biology
Eleanor Vorys The Streets Speak: Examining the role of street art in Buenos Aires -- A Film John Michalczyk
Film Studies
Alec Walker Vergangenheitsbewältigung: For advanced language acquisition and research on the German Student Movements. Michael Resler
German Studies
Yanyi Weng The Road to Reconciliation: A photographic documentary of Dominican and Haitian college students. Brinton Lykes
Developmental Psychology
Grace West Prayer and Protest: To support archival research on the use of prayer in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Lynn Lyerly
History
Vivian Wong The Art and Science of Translation: For research on computational linguistics and machine translation. Michael Resler
German Studies
Logan Wren Augustan Poetry and Politics at Rome: Two thousand years later.
[An ACC-IAC Thesis Research Grant]
Brigitte Libby
Classics
Helen Zhang The Blind Masseur Movement: For advanced language study and research into the Center for Massage by Blind People in Beijing. Thomas Wesner
Business Law