Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowships and Sabbatical Grants

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds for Travel from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2011, through June 30, 2011

Fund for Course Development

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development

Hewlett Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs

Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects

Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award

 

Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowships and Sabbatical Grants 2010-11

 

 

The McConnell Sabbatical Award, funded by Campbell McConnell ’50, supports a faculty members’ major scholarly, creative, or curricular projects 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

Cardon, Jeffrey

Prof. Cardon plans to research the influence of professional chemists on state and federal policy decisions, particularly the Pure Food and Drug Act, and to continue his research relating to covalent organic framework polymers.

$3,350

Condon, Martha

Prof. Condon plans to research and test hypotheses about the evolution and diversity of parasitoids of Blepharoneura (flies in the family Tephritidae).  This research is part of a larger project funded by a National Science Foundation grant.

$10,705

Freeman, Glenn

Prof. Freeman plans to continue his work on a second collection of poetry and a novel, and to research and write a series of essays about landscape, memory, and relationships with the environment.  He also will work with the non-profit organization, Act and Empower, to assemble and translate a book of stories from the Batwa Villages of Uganda.

$7,500

Greenstein, Ben

Prof. Greenstein plans to research the effects of differential disturbance patterns on coral reef diversity and function, and to research the temporal context of the recent collapse of coral reef systems. $10,000
Hejeebu, Santhi
Prof. Hejeebu plans to analyze the Indian textile market in the Eighteenth Century and to conduct a demographic study of overseas employees of the East India Company.  This research will contribute to her work on a book-length manuscript. 15,000
Liberko, Charles
Prof. Liberko plans to continue his research in the field of materials chemistry, including taking part in active laboratory research.  He also plans to disseminate the results of previous research and establish connections with other researchers in the field. $3,598
Olson, Mary Prof. Olson plans to research and develop a new course in environmental sociology and to transcribe interviews with American Indian individuals as a part of her research on Native American treaty fishing rights. $1,860
Tabak, Leon
Prof. Tabak plans to complete a course of study to prepare for the Certified Software Development Professional examination for greater opportunities to establish professional relationships and to better advise students of industry expectations.  $2,945
Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011
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) July 31-August 5, 2010 in Vancouver, BC, Canada $2,020
Dyas,
Sandra
Travel to various Iowa towns to photograph people and their relationships to the land and their homes (10 days of travel $1,025
Freeman,
Jim
Travel to MathFest August 5-7, 2010, in Pittsburgh, PA $1,304
Green,
Melinda
Travel to attend the 2011 Annual Convention of the International Academy of Eating Disorders April 28-30, 2011, in Miami, FL $1,913
Hankins,
Leslie
Travel to present at the International Virginia Woolf Conference 2011 June 9-12, 2011, in Glasgow, Scotland, and to complete research beforehand in London at the British Film Institute June 1-8, 2011  $2,500
Martin,
James
Travel to present at the North-American Society for Exile Studies October 1-2, 2010, in Lawrence, KS $960

Migely, Genevieve

Travel to present at "A Workshop in Honor of the 300th Anniversary of the Principles concerning Human Knowledge: Berkeley's Philosophy of Mind" September 24-26, 2010, in London, Ontario, Canada $1,306
Ochoa-Shivapour, Marcela Travel to present at the International Congress of Literature: Memory and Imagination in Latin America and the Caribbean August 4-6, 2010, in Puerto Espana, Trinidad $1,707
Olinger,
Scott
Travel to serve as Special Events Coordinator at the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) annual conference in March 2011 in Charlotte, NC $675
Sacks,
Steven
Travel for field research associated with the study of The Academy of Elijah and the Reinvention of Culture $2,500
Walsh,
Emily
Travel to Albion, MI to collaborate with colleague on new research project: Study of Cambrian Suture in Qaidam-Qilian Block, Northern Tibet $1,000
 
 Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011
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

Astley,
Sue
Travel to participate in the 15th Annual Gregynog Conference on Associative Learning at the University of Cardiff, Wales, April 10-15, 2011. $1,424
Christie-Pope, Barbara Travel to attend the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Sex Differences (OSSD) in Oklahoma City, OK, June 2-4, 2011. $730
Denniston,
Rhawn
Travel to Western Australia to conduct fieldwork and obtain additional stalagmites for research, June, 2011. $2,000
Dyas,
Sandra
Travel to attend the International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition in Los Angeles, CA, January 13-16, 2011. $765
Entel,
Rebecca
Travel to present research at the American Literature Association conference in Boston, MA, May 26-29, 2011. $932
Fagenbaum,
Jennifer
Travel to attend the 58th Annual American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), held in conjunction with the 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine, in Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 2011. $2,000
Gannes,
Lenny
Travel to Israel in March 2011 to lay the groundwork to take students there to research songbirds crossing the Sahara Desert. $2,000
Givens,
Robert
Travel to attend the 20th Russian-American Seminar, hosted by the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 16-27, 2011. $2,000
Iber,
Mary
Travel to participate in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 15th National Conference in Philadelphia, PA, March 30-April 2, 2011. $1,825
Kelchen,
Jenny
Travel to attend the Airbrush Makeup Workshop at the Kryolan Professional Makeup Training Center in Chicago, IL, June 27-28, 2011. $725
Martin,
James
Travel to attend a performance of Wagner's opera, Lohengrin, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, March 4-6, 2011. $491
Reed,
Shannon
Travel to present research at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS) conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 18-20, 2011. $1,115
Siebert,
Judith
Travel to attend the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Applied Anthropology (SfAA) in Seattle, WA, March 29-April 2, 2011. $1,491
Stavreva,
Katy
Travel to participate in the 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2011. $647
Teague,
Craig
Travel to attend the 241st American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in Anaheim, CA, March 27-31, 2011. $1,550
 
Fund for Course Development
The Fund for Course Development is available through the generosity of the Hewlett Foundation and funding through Dimensions and The Berry Center.

Name

Project

AWARD

Conrad,
Chris
Development of a course in Health Economics $1,000
Givens,
Robert
Development of new course: HIS 249: The U.S. and the Modern Middle East $2,345
Heinrich,
Jill
Development of a new interdisciplinary course: Masculinity and Culture $1,000
Herder,
Michelle
Development of a new course: HIS 331: The Crusades $1,700
Lacy-Salazar,
Carol
Explore opportunities for course development in Rosario, Argentina $1,226
Martin,
James
Development of a new First-year Seminar: Concepts of Love as Seen Through the legend of Tristan and Isolde $1,000

Ochoa-Shivapour,
Marcela

Development of a FYS course: Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture $1,288
Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development
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

Venticinque,
Phil
CLA 9-279 Cultural Crossroads in Antiquity: Egypt, Greece, and Persia (based in Chicago) $1,000
Hewlett Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support.

Name

Project

AWARD

Education
Department
Continued Development and Expansion of the Departmental Assessment Program $750
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Creating and/or Adapting Current Course Offerings in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to be Offered as FYS Courses $300
Kinesiology
Department
Goals, Content, and Outcomes of Coaching Methods Courses $100
Chemistry
Department
Investigating How We Teach: A Workshop on Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning $750
 
 Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects Funded by the Hewlett Foundation, the Dimensions Program, and the Berry Center, Summer 2010
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.  The Berry Center for Economics, Business, and Public Policy is a distinctive program that provides students with exceptional training in applied economics and public policy, with a special emphasis on experiential learning.

Name

Project

AWARD

Barnes-Brus,
Tori

The American Dream in Middle America $4,375
Cardon,
Jeff
Altered motility and biofilm formation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa $4,500
Christie-Pope,
Barbara
Determining if the Neuroprotective effect of Deprenyl is the Result of Manipulations of the Innate Immune System in the brain $4,500
Condon,
Marty
Temporal Dimensions of Resource Use in a Community of Flies $4,500
Davis,
Erin
Feminist Ideologies and Identification Among Contemporary College Students $4,500
Denniston,
Rhawn
Dynamics of the Western Pacific Intertropical Convergence Zone and the Australian Summer Monsoon $4,100
Freeman,
Jim
Is Room Draw Fair?  Social Choice Theory of Room Draw $4,500
Green,
Melinda
Psychophysiological Reactions to Weight-Related Stimuli $4,500
Greenstein,
Ben
Using Epibont Succession Patterns to Determine Fair Weather vs. Storm Accumulation of Late Pleistocene Fossil Reefs $4,500
Gruber-Miller,
John
Developing an Intermediate Greek Textbook $3,600
Lichty, Lyle
Sherman, Derin
Fabricating, Testing, and Improving Organic Solar Cells $9,000
McCollum,
Andy
Olfactory Cues Associated with Ornate Box Turtle Nests $4,000
Nowak-Thompson,
Brian
Validating a Screening Process Used to Identify Factors Affecting Antibiotic Production in a Bacterial Biocontrol Agent $4,500
Sacks,
Steven
The Teachings of the School of Elijah (Seder Eliyahu) $4,500
Strong,
Cindy
Studies of the Metal Binding Properties of Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase $4,500
Tepper,
Craig
Searching for Symbiont Specificity in Fire Coral $4,500
Walsh,
Emily
Microstructural Study of the Luliangshan Detachment Zone, North Qaidam, China $4,500
Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award
The Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award, funded by the generosity of an anonymous donor, provides support for a faculty member’s major scholarly or creative project. Howard Troyer was Dean of the College from 1957-1969.

Name

Project

AWARD

Walsh,
Emily
Putting the Jigsaw Puzzle Back Together: Tectonic History of Moldefjorden, Western Gneiss Region, Norway $3,000