Faculty Awards 2006-07

Hewlett Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
Faculty and Curriculum Development Grants
Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Project
Dimensions Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects

McConnell Travel Fund Grants
Faculty Development Release Blocks
Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award
Ryan-Sklenicka Faculty Award
Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Awards
Hewlett Fund for Student Course-Related Conference Attendance

 

Hewlett Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs 2006-07

 

 

The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support.

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Biology Dept.
Chemistry Dept.

Redesign of the Biochemistry and Molecular
Biology major

$600

Computer Science Department

The Design and Presentation of Software

$450

Education Department

Discussion of curricular and departmental issues

$750

Education Department and Physical Education Department

Review of Interdepartmental Implementation of State of Iowa Health Teaching Certification

$900

Interdisciplinary Faculty Group
(Katy Stavreva)

New Interdisciplinary Program in Text, Media, and Performance (TeMP)

$1,650

Women’s Studies Program

Consideration of the benefits/challenges and feasibility of implementing curricular enhancements

$450


 

 

Faculty and Curriculum Development Grants funded by the Hewlett Foundation and the Dimensions Program 2006-07

 

 

The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support.
The Dimensions program, funded by the generosity of Dr. Lawrence Dorr ’63, aims to educate, inform, and inspire Cornell students regarding the art, culture, and science of healthcare.

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Dragon, Bill
Christie-Pope, Barbara

Interdisciplinary Teaching of BIO 141 and PSY 161

$1,450

Greenstein, Ben

Development of a field course in Western Australia to allow students from Cornell and the Univ. of Western Australia to compare modern and ancient sedimentary environments

$1,325

Lauroesch, Janet

Landscape Drawing/Painting I & II

$2,250

McCollum, Andy

Course development: Marine turtle biology and conservation

$3,000

McOmber, Chris
Stavreva, Katy

Interdisciplinary Seminar in Art, Literature, and Material Culture

$3,000

Moffitt, Julia
Green, Melinda

Increasing Interdisciplinary Competence in the Sciences: Biopsychology Curriculum Development

$2,000

Strong, Cindy
Christie-Pope, Barbara
Pionek, Andrea

Joint Introductory Course in Biology and Chemistry

$3,000

Walsh, Emily

Teaching the National Parks: Geology and Contemporary Issues

$1,600

 

 

 

 

Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects Funded by the Hewlett Foundation and the Dimensions Program, Summer, 2006

 

 

The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support.
The Dimensions program, funded by the generosity of Dr. Lawrence Dorr ’63, aims to educate, inform, and inspire Cornell students regarding the art, culture, and science of healthcare.

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Astley, Sue

Neurological evaluation and neuropsychological rehabilitation of patients with cognitive, behavioral, and emotional disturbance caused by brain dysfunction

$3,250

Bean, Stephen

History of Gamma Function

$4,500

Beauchamp, Kara

Analyzing Wind Speed

$4,500

Black, Bob
McCollum, Andy

An Investigation of the Reproductive Biology of Ornate Box Turtles in Eastern Iowa

$9,000

Cardon, Jeff

Isolation of bacteriophage from local environments; biofilms; molecular techniques in microbial ecology

$4,500

Christie-Pope, Barbara

An In-Vitro Study of Neurodegeneration

$4,500

Denniston, Rhawn

Geoarcheology: A Geomorphological Investigation of Late Pleistocene Shoreline Deposits in West-Central Protugal

$4,500

Liberko, Charles

Synthesis of Novel Cyanine Dyes

$4,500

Lichty, Lyle
Beauchamp, Kara
Sherman, Derin

Fabricating and Testing Organic Photovoltaic Cells

$9,000

Strong, Cindy

Production, Purification, and Metal-Binding Studies of Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase

$4,500

Teague, Craig

Interaction between polyoxometalates and metal oxide surfaces

$4,500

Tepper, Craig

Millepora complanata and Millepora alcicornis: Speciation or Phenotypic Plasticity?

$4,500

Wildenberg, Andy
Tabak, Leon

Distributed cryptography

$4,500

 

 

Dimensions Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects
Second Call
Summer, 2006

 

 

The Dimensions program, funded by the generosity of Dr. Lawrence Dorr ’63, aims to educate, inform, and inspire Cornell students regarding the art, culture, and science of healthcare.

 

Cardon, Jeff

Isolation of bacteriophage from local environments; biofilms; molecular techniques in microbial ecology

$4,000

Condon, Marty

The evolution of highly host-specific insects

$4,500

Moffitt, Julia

The effects of vagal nerve stimulation on cardiovascular function and ingestive behavior in rats

$4,000

Sherman, Derin

Investigating microorganisms, such as green algae, that serve to collect solar energy

$3,500

Tepper, Craig

The Nature-Nurture Controversy: The Role Environment Plays in the Expression of Genotype and Phenotype

$4,000

 

 

McConnell Travel Fund Grants 2006-07

 

 

The McConnell Travel Fund, established through the generosity of Campbell McConnell ’50, recognizes that regular professional interaction and continued development for faculty members is important to the intellectual life of Cornell College.

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Cannon, Ann

Travel to support attendance at the Joint Statistics Meetings (JSM) in August, 2006 in Seattle, Washington

$1,150

Freeman, Glenn

Travel expenses to attend the Associated Writing Programs conference in February, 2007 in Atlanta, GA

$1,325

Greenstein, Ben

Travel expenses to present research in Perth, Western Australia and in Philadephia, PA

$2,500

Hankins, Leslie

Travel funding to attend Modernist Studies Conference in Oklahoma

$980

Martin, James

Travel expenses to attend the Joint National meetings of American Musicology Society and Society for Music Theory; attend opera performances; Tristan project; music conferences/festivals

$2,500

Mouton, Michelle

Travel expenses to participate in Trollope & Gender conference at Exeter University, UK in July, 2006

$1,044

Peterson, Dick

Travel expenses to attend a Professional Development Seminar in Education for Global Citizenship in Nicaragua June-July, 2006

$2,000

Teague, Craig

Travel expenses to attend the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Chicago in March, 2007

$1,000

 

 

 

 

Faculty Development Release Blocks 2006-07

 

 

The College has designed these blocks of release time to promote the scholarly development of its faculty.

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Hejeebu, Santhi

Release time to research the “Economic Origins of British India” and to craft the findings into a single journal-length publication

Release Block
Awarded

Teague, Craig

Release time to synthesize research on aspects of surface chemistry, including spectroscopy, nanoscience, colloid science, and fundamental investigation into molecule/surface bonding

Release Block Awarded

 

 

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award 2006-07

 

 

The Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award, funded through the generosity of Richard A. “Joe” Morton (’50) and Joy Gaarde-Morton (’80 Honorary Alumna), honors the many Cornell College faculty who have effectively inspired, advised, encouraged, and fostered a love of learning in Cornell students over the years.

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Mackler, Stephanie

Foundations of Liberal Arts Education

$1,000

Teague, Craig

Developing an Interdisciplinary course grounded in Chemistry; CHE 2XX Environmental Chemistry

$1,000

 

 

 

 

Ryan-Sklenicka Faculty Award 2006-07

 

 

The Ryan-Sklenicka Faculty Award, funded by the generosity of alumnus and trustee Richard Ryan ’67 and his wife Carol Sklenicka, provides support for a faculty member’s major scholarly or creative project.

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Stavreva, Katy

To complete a book-length study of female rhetorical violence in early modern England: the curses, invectives, and ecstatic prophesies publicly wielded by women between the 1590s and the 1660s, as well as the representations of these verbal assaults on the Renaissance stage

$3,000

 

 

 

Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Awards 2006-07

 

 

The McConnell Sabbatical Award, funded by Campbell McConnell ’50, supports a faculty members’ major scholarly, creative, or curricular project during his/her sabbatical leave.

Cornell faculty receive half-year or full-year sabbaticals which are awards in themselves of time to pursue projects. McConnell funding is not requested for all sabbatical projects.

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Cannon, Ann

Developing a more modern approach to teaching statistics; working with statistician at Bowdoin College to develop modern statistics lab experiences; work with statisticians at Wittenberg University to develop writing exercises; teach-team statistics courses at Colorado College (half-year leave granted)

$5,605

Denniston, Rhawn

Research focus is applying geochemical methods to reconstruct past climates; publish results of completed projects, conduct field and laboratory work to advance newer research, reconfigure course; research work at University of New Mexico and Australian National University (full-year leave granted)

$15,000

Donham, Jean

Develop plans for Center for Teaching and Learning programming and resources for both students and faculty; design library faculty development material as substance for Block Break Thursdays during the 07-08 academic year; visit Centers for Teaching and Learning in Connecticut and researchers in either Europe or Australia, New Zealand (half-year leave granted)

$3,895

Ganzel, Alice

Research the impact of trait and state emotions on decision-making in adolescents, and to investigate developmental changes associated with these variables; publish findings (half-year leave granted)

$2,880

Lacy-Salazar, Carol

Further develop on-line Spanish tutorial and work toward making Spanish placement exam available on-line; travel to Bolivia to take a Quechua review course and spend time living in a Quechua-speaking community (second half of a year-long leave granted)

$2,500

McCollum, Andy

Research on leatherback sea turtles; obtain estimates of mortality of hatchlings’ first day at sea; work with Dr. James Spotila (Drexel University) at Playa Grande, Costa Rica (full-year leave granted)

$13,000

Mouton, Michelle

Continued work on a book on the Victorian Parliamentary Novel; research in libraries in the U.K.; complete and circulate articles currently underway; develop new courses and reenergize existing courses; complete several technology-related projects (half-year leave granted)

$9,150

Ochoa-Shivapour, Marcela

Research the Chile of today; study its new society, interview political leaders from today and the past; write an essay/book; incorporate findings into course; travel to Chile (half-year leave granted)

$2,500

Plaut, Tony

Dedicated studio work to produce a new round of oil paintings; travel to a major international urban art center to study contemporary art ( Venice, Italy- Basel, Switzerland or NYC-London); nurture gallery affiliations for community art displays (half-year leave granted)

$9,325

 

The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support.

Cotton, Greg (faculty)
Wieskamp, Monica (student)

OCLC Members Council Meeting in Quebec

$300

DeLong, Steve (faculty)
Wright, Brad (student)

Presentation of Nine Mile Canyon Holocene River Dynamics research at North-Central Section, Geological Society of America meeting in Lawrence, Kansas April 11-13, 2007

$300

Greenstein, Ben (faculty)
Rhodes, Kristopher (student)

Participation in North-Central Section, Geological Society of America meeting in Lawrence, Kansas in April, 2007

$300

Greenstein, Ben (faculty)
Trodick, Charles (student)

Participation in North-Central Section, Geological Society of America meeting in Lawrence, Kansas in April, 2007

$300

Mackler, Stephanie (faculty) & 6 students in EDU 324

Attendance of students in EDU 324 at the 2007 Governor's Conference on LGBT Youth, February 22, 2007 at Drake University in Des Moines

$328

Strong, Cindy (faculty) and 7 students in CHE 333

Advanced Analytical Chemistry field trip to attend the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in March, 2007 in Chicago

$900

Teague, Craig (faculty) Valenstein, Justin (student)
Bean, Jennifer (student)

Student research presentations at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in March, 2007 in Chicago

$600

Teague, Craig (faculty)
Beary, Teresa (student)

Presenting student leadership experiences and receiving a national award at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in March, 2007 in Chicago

$300