Faculty Internal Grants Awarded 2005-2006

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The following faculty received internal grant awards between August 2005 and July 2006.
(Abstracts are available by selecting the name of grant or award under individual’s name.)

Abrahamsen, Lee, Associate Professor of Biology; and
Lawson, Carolyn, Assistant in Instruction in Biology

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Curriculum Development Grant – Awarded May 2006
Course Development for Biology 242 (Cellular and Molecular Biology)

Ásgeirsdóttir, Áslaug, Assistant Professor of Politics (Bates); and
Andonova, Liliana (Colby); Deane, Shelly (Bowdoin); Henry, Laura (Bowdoin)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
New Frontiers in Political Science:  Mellon Faculty Seminar on the Interplay between International and Domestic Politics in a Globalized World

Ambrose, William, Professor of Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Research Grant – Awarded January 2006
Frequency, Intensity, and Ecological Consequences of Bloodworm (Glycera dibranchiate) Harvesting on Intertidal Flats in Maine

Baughman, John, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Student Research Apprenticeship Grant – Awarded January 2006
The Development of Congressional Institutions

Bessire, Mark H.C., Director, Museum of Art
Freeman Foundation – Awarded October 2005
Beijing 2008

Bigelow, Gerald F., Lecturer in Environmental Studies
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Shetland Islands Interdisciplinary Course Development

Bigelow, Gerald, Lecturer in Environmental Studies (Bates);
Jones, Michael, Professor of History (Bates);
Retelle, Michael, Professor of Geology (Bates);
and
Chang, Connie (Bowdoin); Josephson, Paul (Colby); Klingle, Matt (Bowdoin); Mazzeo, Tilar (Colby); McMahon, Sarah (Bowdoin); Nyhus, Philip (Colby)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
Nature, Climate,and Environment as Human Construct

Boucher, Helen C., Assistant Professor of Psychology
Freeman Foundation – Awarded October 2005
Culture, Self-Knowledge, Flexibility, Authenticity, and Psychological Well-Being

Buck, Patricia S., Assistant Professor of Education
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Educational Experiences among Maine’s Somali Adult Leaners

Buck, Patricia, Assistant Professor of Education
Harward Center Grants for Publicly-Engaged Academic Projects – Awarded May 2006
The Lewiston-Bates Literacy and Language Collaboration

Carnegie, Charles V., Professor of Anthropology
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Reconsidering Development

Chemistry Department
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Curriculum Development Grant – Awarded May 2006
Development of Laboratory Experiments for CHEM 107-108 & 107B-108B

Corlett, William, Professor of Political Science
Student Research Apprenticeship Grant – Awarded January 2006
Community-based Economics

Côté, Matthew, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Curriculum Development Grant – Awarded May 2006
Testing of Microscopy Equipment for BCIC

Côté, Matthew, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Research Grant – Awarded January 2006
Nanostructure Fabrication and Characterization

Creasy, John, Professor of Geology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Curriculum Development Grant – Awarded May 2006 Designing Effective and Innovative Courses in the Geosciences

Decker, Craig, Professor of German
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Sources of Modernity:  Vienna 1900

Dillon, Steven, Professor of English
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Orson Welles and Global Vertigo

Dillon, Steven Professor of English
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
The Solaris Effect:  Art and Artifice in Contemporary American Film

Eames, Elizabeth, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
“Nollywood” Abroad

Fatone, Gina, Assistant Professor of Music
Freeman Foundation – Awarded October 2005
Cambodian Artists Residency,Winter 2006

Faure, Laura, Director, Bates Dance Festival
Harward Center Grants for Publicly-Engaged Academic Projects – Awarded May 2006
Dancing Our Community: The Lake Andrews Project

Greer, Meredith, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Development Grant – Awarded May 2006
Support for travel to conferences and  for research

Hanrahan, Michael, Assistant Director of Information and Library Services and Instruction Coordinator and
Kleckner, Nancy, Associate Professor of Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Curriculum Development Grant – Awarded March 2006
Development of an Interactive Tutorial for BLAST Bioinformatics Research Tools for Biology and Biochemistry

Hansen, Elaine, President (Bates);
Kane, Emily, Professor of Sociology (Bates);
and
Arellano, Lisa (Colby); Arendell, Terry (Colby); Bell, Susan (Bowdoin); Dickey, Sara (Bowdoin); Mills, Mary Beth (Colby); Riley, Nancy (Bowdoin); and Van Vleet, Krista (Bowdoin)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
Gender, Kinship, and Reproduction

Houchins, Sue E., Associate Professor of African American Studies
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Sor Teresa/Chicaba, an African Nun in the Early Diaspora

Hughes, James, Thomas Sowell Professor of Economics (Bates);
Maurer-Fazio, Margaret, Associate Professor Economics (Bates);
and
Brown, Philip (Colby); Connelly, Rachel (Bowdoin); Cui, Shuqin (Bowdoin); Riley, Nancy (Bowdoin); Zhang, Hong (Colby)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
The Changing Lives of Contemporary Chinese Women

Jensen, Phyllis Graber, Senior Staff Writer and Photographer, Office of Communications and Media Relations
Harward Center Grants for Publicly-Engaged Academic Projects – Awarded May 2006
In Our Own Words:  A Documentary Project about the Jewish Community in Lewiston-Auburn

Johnson, Beverly, Assistant Professor of Geology (Bates); and
Johnson, Eileen, (Bowdoin)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
The Androscoggin River – A Living Laboratory

Jones, Michael, Professor of History (Bates);
Bigelow, Gerald, Lecturer in Environmental Studies (Bates);
Retelle, Michael, Professor of Geology (Bates);
and
Chang, Connie (Bowdoin); Josephson, Paul (Colby); Klingle, Matt (Bowdoin); Mazzeo, Tilar (Colby); McMahon, Sarah (Bowdoin); Nyhus, Philip, (Colby)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
Nature, Climate ,and Environment as Human Construct

Kane, Emily, Professor of Sociology (Bates);
Hansen, Elaine, President (Bates);
and
Arellano, Lisa (Colby); Arendell, Terry (Colby); Bell, Susan (Bowdoin); Dickey, Sara (Bowdoin); Mills, Mary Beth (Colby); Riley, Nancy (Bowdoin); and Van Vleet, Krista (Bowdoin)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
Gender, Kinship, and Reproduction

Kelsey, John, Professor of Psychology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Research Grant – Awarded January 2006
Glutamatergic Transmission and Schizophrenia

Kemper, Steven, Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology
Freeman Foundation – Awarded October 2005
Anagarika Dharmapala and the Invention of Buddhist Missionizing

Kessler, Mark, Professor of Political Science
Phillips Fellowship – Awarded October 2005
Looking for Law in All the Wrong Places

Kleckner, Nancy, Associate Professor of Biology; and
Hanrahan, Michael, Assistant Director of Information and Library Services and Instruction Coordinator
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Curriculum Development Grant – Awarded March 2006
Development of an Interactive Tutorial for BLAST Bioinformatics Research Tools for Biology and Biochemistry

Kleckner, Nancy, Associate Professor of Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Research Grant – Awarded January 2006
Characterization and Localization of Excitatory Glutamate Receptors from the Pond Snails, Helisoma trivolvis and Biomphalaria glabrata

Koviach, Jennifer, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Research Grant – Awarded January 2006
Synthesis of Spiroketal Enol Ether Analogs

Lawson, Carolyn, Assistant in Instruction in Biology; and
Abrahamsen, Lee, Associate Professor of Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Curriculum Development Grant – Awarded May 2006
Course Development for Biology 242 (Cellular and Molecular Biology)

Lawson, T. Glen, Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Research Grant – Awarded January 2006
Characterization of the N-terminal Ubiquitination of the Encephalomyocarditis Virus 3C Protease

Lewis, Lynne, Associate Professor of Economics
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Travel  to theThird World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists

Lewis, Lynne, Associate Professor of Economics
Harward Center Grants for Publicly-Engaged Academic Projects – Awarded May 2006 
The Androscoggin River:  A Socioeconomic Inventory

Maurer-Fazio, Margaret, Associate Professor of Economics; and
Yang, Shuhui, Professor of Chinese
Freeman Foundation – Awarded October 2005
Short-Term Unit:  Chinese Color Ink Painting

Maurer-Fazio, Margaret, Associate Professor Economics (Bates);
Hughes, James, Thomas Sowell Professor of Economics (Bates);
and
Brown, Philip (Colby); Connelly, Rachel (Bowdoin); Cui, Shuqin (Bowdoin); Riley, Nancy (Bowdoin); Zhang, Hong (Colby)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
The Changing Lives of Contemporary Chinese Women

McClendon, John H., Associate Professor of African American Studies and American Cultural Studies (Bates); and
Gordon, Jill (Colby)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
Philosophy, Philosophical Research, and the History of African American Philosophy and Philosophers

Morris, Elke, Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Production and Exhibition of the Series “Domicile”

Nguyen, Trian, Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture
Freeman Foundation – Awarded October 2005
Vietnamese Art: Buddhist Sculpture

Nordberg, Mark, Assistant in Instruction in Physics and Astronomy
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Development Grant – Awarded April 2006
Training in LabView Software for use in the Introductory Physics Lab

O’Callaghan, Casey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Travel for Cross-Modal Perception Research

Ofuji, Keiko, Lecturer in Japanese
Freeman Foundation – Awarded October 2005 
Support for CBB Japan Fair at Bates College, March 2006

Pope.L, William, Lecturer in Theater
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Student Research Apprenticeship Grant – Awarded January 2006
Harward Center Grants for Publicly-Engaged Academic Projects – Awarded May 2006
The Black Factory

Rand, Erica, Professor of Art and Visual Culture
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Gender in Not Quite Everyday Life:  Figure Skating at the Gay Games

Read, Kirk D., Associate Professor of French
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Mother-wise:  Inscribing Maternity in Early Modern France

Retelle, Michael, Professor of Geology (Bates);
Bigelow, Gerald, Lecturer in Environmental Studies (Bates);
Jones, Michael, Professor of History (Bates);
and
Chang, Connie (Bowdoin);  Josephson, Paul (Colby); Klingle, Matt (Bowdoin); Mazzeo, Tilar (Colby); McMahon, Sarah (Bowdoin); Nyhus, Philip (Colby)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded May 2006
Nature, Climate, and Environment as Human Construct

Rice-DeFosse, Mary, Professor of French
Harward Center Grants for Publicly-Engaged Academic Projects – Awarded May 2006
Documenting the Transmission of Franco-American Culture

Richter, James, Professor of Political Science
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
The Rise and Demise of the Civil Society Project in Russia

Sargent, Michael, Associate Professor of Psychology
Phillips Fellowship – Awarded October 2005
Implicit Social Cognition and Shooter Bias

Schlax, Paula, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Curriculum Development Grant – Awarded December 2005
Introduction of Genomics and Bioinformatics to Core Courses in the Biological Chemistry Program

Scobey, David, Director, Harward Center for Community Partnerships; Harward Professor of Community Partnerships
Student Research Apprenticeship Grant – Awarded January 2006
Weaving the Millworkers’ World:  Historical Research and Museum Exhibition Design

Shankar, Lavina, Associate Professor of English
Freeman Foundation – Awarded October 2005
What Has Asian/Asian American Studies Got to Do with a New England Liberal Arts College?

Shankar, Lavina, Associate Professor of English
Harward Center Grants for Publicly-Engaged Academic Projects – Awarded May 2006
For the Love of Dogs

Shankar, Lavina, Associate Professor of English (Bates); and
Singh, Nikky (Colby)
Mellon Collaborative: CBB Faculty Development Projects Fund – Awarded April 2006
South Asian (American) Feminisms in Literature and Religion

Shulman, Bonnie, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Curriculum Development Grant – Awarded June 2006
Development of an Instructor’s Manual for Teaching LaTex to Mathematics and Science Students

Tracy, Thomas, Phillips Professor of Religion
Phillips Fellowship – Awarded October 2005
Theology and Science

Wenzel, Thomas, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Attendance at  the 18th International Symposium on Chirality in Busan, Korea

Wenzel, Thomas, Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Research Grant – Awarded January 2006
Crown Ethers as Chiral NMR Shift Reagents

Wong, Peter, Professor of Mathematics
Bates Faculty Development Fund – Awarded December 2005
Mini-conference and Research Collaborations in Topology

Wong, Peter, Professor of Mathematics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Development Grant – Awarded March 2006
Travel to the American Mathematical Society Regional Meeting in Durham, NH

Yang, Shuhui, Professor of Chinese; and
Maurer-Fazio, Margaret, Associate Professor of Economics
Freeman Foundation – Awarded October 2005
Short-Term Unit:  Chinese Color Ink Painting