Hewlett Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
Faculty and Curriculum Development Grants
Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects
McConnell Travel Fund Grants
McConnell Travel Fund Grants for travel between January 1 - June 30, 2009
Faculty Development Release Blocks
Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award
Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Awards
 

 

Hewlett Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs 2008-09

 

 

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

 

Name

Project

AWARD

First-Year Experience & Advising Committee

First Term, First-Year-Only Course Workshop

$1,100

Kinesiology Department

Evaluation of Revised Curriculum, Enrollment Trends and Implications; Future of Kinesiology Programs

$500

Politics Department

Considering the Future of the Politics Major


$600

 

 

 

 

Faculty and Curriculum Development Grants funded by the Hewlett Foundation and the Dimensions Program 2008-09

 

 

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

Baty, Devan

Travel expenses for the development of an interdisciplinary course in Morocco

$3,000

Ikach, Lynne
Yamanishi, David

Collaboration to link International Politics and Russian Culture and Civilization Courses

$2,500

McCollum, Andy
Freeman, Glenn
Denniston, Rhawn

Development of an Introductory Course in Environmental Studies

$2,200

Sacks, Steven Development of a new international course: New Religious Movements in Japan

$500

Walsh, Emily
Davis, Erin

Linked First Year Only Courses in Sociology and Geology: Thematic Focus on Consumption
$2,500

 

 

 

 

Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects Funded by the Hewlett Foundation and the Dimensions Program, Summer, 2008

 

 

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

Beauchamp, Kara
Lichty, Lyle

Fabricating, Testing, and Improving Organic Solar Cells

$9,000

Black, Bob
McCollum, Andy

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

$9,000

Cardon, Jeff

Altered motility and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

$4,500

Christie-Pope, Barbara

Models of Dopaminergic Neurotoxicity and Parkinson's Disease

$4,500

Condon, Marty

Speciation and sexual selection in Strauzia

$4,500

Denniston, Rhawn

Integrated Laboratory and Field-Based Studies Research

$2,250

Green, Melinda

The Psychophysiological Effects of Body Objectification: That Swimsuit Stresses You Out

$4,500

Liberko, Charles

Synthesis Dyes for Organic Solar Cell Applications

$4,500

Mackler, Stephanie

Research and work on the process of writing and revising a manuscript for publication: Toward the Hermeneutic University: Learning for Meaning's Sake

$4,500

Reed, Shannon

Documentary film and film-making

$4,500

Strong, Cindy

Metal-Binding Studies of Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase

$4,500

Teague, Craig

Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Materials

$4,500

Tepper, Craig

What does it mean to be a species? An examination of genetic, morphological and environmental factors in the speciation of the hydrozoan coral, Millepora

$4,500

 

 

 

 

McConnell Travel Fund Grants 2008-09

 

 

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, 2008 in Denver, Colorado

$1,100

Condon, Marty

Travel funding to present research at the Association of Tropical Biology annual meeting in June, 2008 in Suriname

$2,500

DeVries, Steve

Travel funding to attend the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference in St. Louis in September, 2008

$1,439

Freeman, Jim Travel funding to attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings (JMM) in Washington, D.C. in January, 2009 and MathFest 2008 in Madison, Wisconsin July 31-August 2, 2008

$1,000

Greenstein, Ben

Travel funding to present research at the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in July, 2008 and at the National Meeting of the Geology Society of America in Houston, TX in October, 2008
$2,489
Migely, Genevieve Travel funding to present research at the International Berkeley Conference in Newport, RI in June, 2008

$1,000

Molleur, Joseph Travel funding for expenses associated with research trip June 30-July 3, 2008 to the Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, MA and to the Boston College Libraries
$450

Teague, Craig

Travel funding to attend the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in March, 2009 in Salt Lake City, UT

$1,300

 

 

 

 

McConnell Travel Fund Grants - Second Call  for Travel between January 1, 2009- June 30, 2009

 

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 participate in a textbook writing workshop undertaken by SLAW (Statistics in the Liberal Arts).  Workshop to be held in Alexandria, VA January 1-4, 2009

$1,000

Dyas, Sandra

Travel funding for an exhibition opening (and lecture) of her artwork at Portland Community College in Portand, OR in April, 2009

$525

Green, Melinda

Travel funding to present research at the International Academy of Eating Disorders annual convention April 30-May 2, 2009, in Cancun, Mexico.

$2,119

Greenstein, Ben

Travel funding to participate in the 13th Natural History Confrence of the Bahamas June 18-22, 2009, in San Salvador, Bahamas where his research will be presented.

$1,000

Hankins, Leslie

Travel funding for participation in the International Virginia Woolf conference in New York in June 2009

$1,267

Iber, Mary

Travel funding to participate in the Association of College and Research Libraries 14th National Conference March 12-15, 2009

$1,379

Mackler, Stephanie

Travel funding to present research from her book at the annual conference of the Philosophy of Education Society (PES) March 20-23, 2009, in Montreal, Canada

$1,200

Olinger, Scott

Travel funding to participate in the annual United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) in Cincinnati, OH in March 2009

$435

Quehl-Engel, Catherine

Travel funding to support an exploratory and research trip to India to set up two Cornell courses.  Travel during January 2009

$500

Stewart, Catherine

Travel funding to present research at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 2009 convention in Boston February 26-March 1, 2009

$1,151

Whale, Ellen

Travel funding to participate in the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention March 31-April 4, 2009 in Tampa, Florida

$1,595

 

Faculty Development Release Blocks 2008-09

 

 

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

 

Name

Project

AWARD

Mackler, Stephanie

Release time to convert her dissertation into a book, tentatively titled, Toward the Hermeneutic University: Learning for Meaning's Sake. The book proposal has already been accepted for publication.

Release Block
Awarded

 

 

 

 

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award 2008-09

 

 

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

Sacks, Steven

New Religious Movements in Japan

$1,000

 

 

 

 

Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Awards 2008-09

 

 

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

Christie-Pope, Barbara

Pursuing two projects: establishing a community outreach program in neuroscience (including the Brain Bee) and enhancing her research and courses in cellular biology.

$7,235

Farrington-Clute, Sally

Resarch and writing of a book or article on the concept of "anhelo" (sacred longing or yearning) in the works of Miguel de Unamuno and his meeting and correspondence with Professor of Music Gilbert Chase; collaboration with the family of art historian Dr. Enrique Lafuente Ferrari, her first faculty mentor.

$2,323

Givens, Robert

Research on recent Russian scholarship on the late Stalinist Period (1941-1953); continued collaboration with St. Petersburg State University to further develop an off-campus course.

$3,040

Hanson, Doug

Rework present forms of pottery, design new forms and develop additional glaze surfaces and colors; research contemporary ceramics.

$1,370

Martin, James

Gain new perspectives and interpretations of musical works by experiencing and researching performances both in the U.S. and at the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany; provide time for professional reading and the study of music literature.

$7,500

Olinger, Scott

Research trips to study and collaborate with professional lighting designers across the country including "shadowing" their projects on site and learning design software firsthand.

$8,268