Members of the Faculty Research Committee have selected 14 winners for the 2013 Faculty Research Summer Fellowship program. Each recipient will receive $10,000.
“It is a competitive process, and we had 52 proposals submitted to the competition,” says Dr. Robert M. Schwartz, who chairs the committee. He is an associate professor of emergency management and homeland security, and director of the Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy Research at UA.
“It was challenging for the committee, which is composed of faculty in several disciplines and various colleges, to review and select the winners, as there were many excellent proposals,” adds Schwartz. “These awards are made for summer salary and/or other legitimate uses specified in the proposals, such as equipment or research travel.”
Here are the recipients:
Dr. Patrick Chura, English, “Ten Days That Shook Lithuania: The Atgavia Drama Festival of 1988.”
Dr. Terry Daugherty, marketing, “Electronic Word-of-Mouth and the Importance of Capturing Consumer Attention Within Social Media.”
Dr. Janette Dill, sociology, “Men in the New Economy: Wages and Job Stability among Men in Health Care.”
Dr. Elisha Dumser, art, “Building Power: The Architectural Patronage of Maxentius in Rome.
Dr. Malena Espanol, mathematics, “MRI-based Classifiers for the Detection of Chiari Malformations.
David Giffels, English, “The Box: An Exploration of Mortality, the American Death Ceremony, Fine Carpentry and Fatherly Wisdom Through Immersion Narrative Nonfiction.”
Dr. Peter Gordon, mathematics, “Reaction-diffusion Systems in the Theory of Thermal Explosion.”
Dr. Walter Hixson, history, “Religious and Cultural Dimensions of the Johnson Administration’s Tilt toward Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.”
Dr. Lingyun Liu, chemical and biomolecular, “Amino Acid-based Polymers as a New Type of Biomimetic Antifouling Materials.”
Dr. Mardi Parelman, School of Nutrition and Dietetics, “Obesity, Inflammation, and Bone: The Anti-inflammatory Effects of Kaempferol on Proliferation, Differentiation, and Mineralization of Bone Cells Grown in an Obesogenic Environment.”
Dr. Martha Santos, history, “Engendering Slavery: Enslaved Women, Family, and Agency in the Hinterlands of Northeast Brazil, Ceara, 1813-1884.”
Dr. Michael Sheng, history, “Mao Zedong and the Korean Conflict: A Revision.”
Dr. Adam Smith, chemistry, “Protein-Lipid Interactions in Cell Signaling.”
Melissa Stallard, art, “The Shrinking City: A Model for Sustainability in the Post-Industrial Midwest.”
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