The University Record, July 19 , 1999

Faculty-student Seminars Program grant recipients named

From the Office of the Vice President for Research

Recipients of grants under the Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Student Seminars Program have been announced by Earl Lewis, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, and Fawwaz Ulaby, vice president for research.

The program is designed to enhance the intellectual climate for faculty and graduate student scholarship by sponsoring special seminars, colloquia and distinguished visitor events. “The opportunity for faculty and graduate students to spend time exploring topics of mutual interest—often with the benefit of interaction with renowned scholars from other institutions—has proven to be an excellent means of fostering collaboration and stimulating new research,” Ulaby said.

In reviewing the applications, special attention was paid to proposals that address areas of innovative and/or emerging interdisciplinary scholarship, complement the development of new research centers and training programs, and serve the needs and interests of both faculty and graduate students.

Awards of $5,000–$10,000 have been made, which may be supplemented with funds from department, college or external sponsors.

The faculty recipients, the discipline and titles of the projects are:

  • Linda M. Abriola, civil and environmental engineering, Environmental Science, Engineering and Policy in the 21st century.

  • Jane Burbank, history, Empires, States and Political Imagination.

  • Gregory R. Dressler, pathology, third annual symposium, Molecular Control of Organogenesis.

  • James Ferrara, internal medicine, Bone Marrow Transplant Symposium.

  • Elaine Gazda, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, The Villa of the Mysteries: Modern Readings of Ancient Art and Religion in Pompeii.

  • C. Keith Harrison, kinesiology, Second Annual Paul Robeson Symposium.

  • Nancy Hunt, history, The Africa Workshop and the Health and Human Rights Committee.

  • Lori L. Isom, pharmacology, Structure of Voltage-Gated Ion Channels Involved in Human Disease.

  • James Porter, classics and comparative language, Rethinking the Humanities: Models of Discipline and Desire.

  • Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy, chemistry, Biophysics/Chemical Biology Seminar Series.

  • Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, American culture, Atlantic Studies Colloquium Initiative.