Faculty Internal Grants Awarded 2008-2009

The following faculty received internal grant awards between August 2008 and July 2009.

Aburto Guzmán, Claudia, Associate Professor of Spanish
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Latin America On-Campus Studies Program

Ambrose, William, Professor of Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded April 2009
The Marine Rosetta Stone: Oceanic Moorings Help Translate Clam-Growth Patterns to Ecosystem Drivers

Ambrose, Jr., William, Professor of Biology
Phillips Fellowships – Awarded October 2008
Reconstruction of Climate in the European Arctic Based on Growth and Mineralogy of the Long-Live Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica) from Raised Beaches in Northern Norway

Ásgeirsdóttir, Áslaug, Associate Professor of Politics
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
The Nation State in a Global World: Curriculum & GEC Development, Interdisciplinary Faculty Workshop, and Quebecois Separatist Speakers on the Bates College

Austin, Rachel, Professor of Chemistry
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Purification of AlkB, an Important Metalloenzyme

Austin, Rachel, Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded January 2009
INBRE Student-Faculty Grant in Biology and Biochemistry – Awarded January 2009
Testing the Hypothesis that Lead Binds to Metallothionein

Austin, Rachel, Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded January 2009
Collaboration Project with Research Group at University to Develop Catalysis to Convert Wood Waste into Fuel

Bartel, Anna, Lecturer in Community Partnerships;
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Writing for Social Change: Developing a General Education Concentration

Baughman, John, Associate Professor of Politics
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
The Development of Constituency Attentiveness in the Nineteenth-Century House of Representatives

Beasley, Myron, Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies and American Cultural Studies
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Women Who Cook on the Streets: Haitian Women, the Informal System, and Underground Good Economics

Buck, Patricia, Assistant Professor of Education
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
‘Considering Africa’ – Development of Interdisciplinary, Introductory, Team-Taught Course “African Perspectives on Human Rights, Justice and Renewal”

Carnegie, Charles V., Professor of Anthropology
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
The Making and Unmaking of Civil Society in Jamaica

Carnegie, Charles V., Professor of Anthropology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
The Nation State in a Global World: Curriculum & GEC Development, Interdisciplinary Faculty Workshop, and Quebecois Separatist Speakers on the Bates College

Carnegie, Charles V., Professor of Anthropology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Latin America On-Campus Studies Program

Chapman, Dale, Assistant Professor of Music
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
‘Considering Africa’ – Development of Interdisciplinary, Introductor, Team-Taught Course “African Perspectives on Human Rights, Justice and Renewal”

Chapman, Dale, Assistant Professor of Music
Whiting Teaching Fellowship – Awarded November 2008
Specters of Jazz

Childress, Lilian, Assistant Professor of Physics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded January 2009
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Single Nuclear Spins in Diamond

Childress, Lilian, Assistant Professor of Physics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded April 2009
Numerical Simulation of Single Nuclear Spins in Diamond

Chirayath, Heidi, Associate Professor of Sociology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Poverty Health and Human Rights: A Cultural Comparison of Spanish and U.S. Physicians’ Views on Patient Worth

Chirayath, Heidi, Associate Professor of Sociology
Phillips Fellowships – Awarded October 2008
Physician Attitudes in Comparative Perspectives

Costlow, Jane, Professor of Russian
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Developing a Capstone Seminar: Interdisciplinary Synthesis and the Role of Diverse Lived Experiences within Environmental Studies

Côté, Matthew, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Curriculum Innovations in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Cummiskey, David, Professor of Philosophy
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Cross-Cultural Moral Theory and Medical Ethics

Cummiskey, David, Professor of Philosophy
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Philosophy and Psychology Workgroup and Visiting Scholar Series in Moral Psychology

Dauge-Roth, Alexandre, Assistant Professor of French
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
The Politics of Reconciliation in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Dauge-Roth, Alexandre, Assistant Professor of French
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
‘Considering Africa’ – Development of Interdisciplinary, Introductory, Team-Taught Course “African Perspectives on Human Rights, Justice and Renewal”

Dilley, Carol, Assistant Professor of Dance
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Dance Performance and Technology

Duina, Francesco, Associate Professor of Sociology
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Student Research Apprenticeship Grants – Awarded January 2009
Institutions and the Economy

Duina, Francesco, Associate Professor of Sociology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
The Nation State in a Global World: Curriculum & GEC Development, Interdisciplinary Faculty Workshop, and Quebecois Separatist Speakers on the Bates College

Eames, Elizabeth, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
‘Considering Africa’ – Development of Interdisciplinary, Introductory, Team-Taught Course “African Perspectives on Human Rights, Justice and Renewal”

Eusden, J. Dykstra, Professor of Geology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded January 2009
Paleostress Analysis of Mesozoic Fractures and Basalt Dikes, Mt. Washington Region, New Hampshire

Ewing, Holly, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded April 2009
Streamwater Chemistry and Nutrient Loading to Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire

Ewing, Holly, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Developing a Capstone Seminar: Interdisciplinary Synthesis and the Role of Diverse Lived Experiences within Environmental Studies

Fatone, Gina, Assistant Professor of Music
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Imagery and Gesture in Instrumental Music: Transmission

Federico, Sylvia, Assistant Professor of English
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
The Medieval in Modern Spain

Fra-Molinero, Baltasar, Associate Professor of Spanish
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Latin America On-Campus Studies Program

George, Jr., David, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
The Medieval in Modern Spain

Gandoff, Jessica, Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Bodies of Water: An Exhibition of Paintings

Hager, Patricia, Director of the Writing Program
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Writing for Social Change: Developing a General Education Concentration

Hall, Joseph, Associate Professor of History
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Teaching and Learning with Wabanakis at Bates

Hall, Joseph, Associate Professor of History
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Writing for Social Change: Developing a General Education Concentration

Henry, Joshua, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded January 2009
An Infrared Spectroscopic Study of the Surface Chemistry of Cadmium Selenide

Herzig, Rebecca, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Racial Science, Bodily Artifice, and the Indian Question

Hill, Leslie, Associate Professor of Politics
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Winter 2009
‘Considering Africa’ – Development of Interdisciplinary, Introductory, Team-Taught Course “African Perspectives on Human Rights, Justice and Renewal”

Houchins, Sue, Associate Professor of African American Studies
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Winter 2009
‘Considering Africa’ – Development of Interdisciplinary, Introductory, Team-Taught Course “African Perspectives on Human Rights, Justice and Renewal”

Jayawant, Pallavi, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Differences of q-binomial Coefficients

Jayawant, Pallavi, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Curriculum Innovations in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Johnson, Beverly, Associate Professor of Geology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded January 2009
Long-Term Records of Nearshore Foodweb Dynamics in the Gulf of Maine

Jones, Penelope, Lecturer in Art and Visual Culture
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Regenerations

Kahan, Todd, Associate Professor of Psychology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Philosophy and Psychology Workgroup and Visiting Scholar Series in Moral Psychology

Kane, Emily, Whitehouse Professor of Sociology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Writing for Social Change: Developing a General Education Concentration

Kelsey, John, Professor of Psychology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Philosophy and Psychology Workgroup and Visiting Scholar Series in Moral Psychology

Kemper, Steven, Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology
Phillips Fellowships – Awarded October 2008
Between Home and World: Anagarika Dharmapala Abroad

Kleckner, Nancy, Associate Professor of Biology
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Molluscan Neuroscience Meeting Attendance

Kleckner, Nancy, Associate Professor of Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded April 2009
Localizing Glutamate Receptor Subunits in the Central Nervous System of the Pond Snails, Helisoma trivolvis and Biomphalaria glabrata

Kleckner, Nancy, Associate Professor of Biology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Research Mentor Trial and Pilot Study on Maternal and Development Effects of Arsenic Exposure in Mice

Koven, Nancy, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
The Role of the DAT1 Genotype in Executive Dysfunction in Alexithymia

Koven, Nancy, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Philosophy and Psychology Workgroup and Visiting Scholar Series in Moral Psychology

Kuritz, Paul, Professor of Theater
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Stage and Screen Adaptation of Edith Wharton’s Roman Fever

Langdon, Susan, Lecturer in Psychology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Writing for Social Change: Developing a General Education Concentration

Lewis, Lynne, Associate Professor of Economics
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Developing a Capstone Seminar: Interdisciplinary Synthesis and the Role of Diverse Lived Experiences within Environmental Studies

Lin, Hong, Professor of Physics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded January 2009
Modal Dynamics of a Vertical-cavity Surface-emitting Laser with Optical Feedback

Lin, Hong, Professor of Physics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded April 2009
Sending Undergraduate Researchers to a National Conference on Laser Sciences

Lin, Hong, Professor of Physics
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Curriculum Innovations in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Lindkvist, Heather, Visiting Instructor in Anthropology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
‘Considering Africa’ – Development of Interdisciplinary, Introductory, Team-Taught Course “African Perspectives on Human Rights, Justice and Renewal”

Lindkvist, Heather, Visiting Instructor in Anthropology
Student Research Apprenticeship Grants – Awarded March 2008
Telling the “Lewiston Story”: A Cultural Analysis of Somali Secondary Migration to Lewiston, ME

López, Francisca, Professor of Spanish
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Latin America On-Campus Studies Program

MacLeod, Arlene, Associate Professor of Politics
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Place and Alternative Political Writings

Malcolmson, Cristina, Professor of English
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Race and Gender in the Early Royal Society

Maurer-Fazio, Margaret, Betty Doran Stangle Professor of Applied Economics
Student Research Apprenticeship Grants – Awarded January 2008
An Investigation into the Economic Well-being of China’s Ethnic Minority Peoples

Melvin, Karen, Assistant Professor of History
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Latin America On-Campus Studies Program

Miura, Hiroya, Assistant Professor of Music
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Premiere of Shore for Bass Clarinet and Creation of Audiovisual Project Motion Studies

Nguyen, Trian, Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Teaching Emaki: Japanese Narrative Scrolls

Nguyen, Trian, Associate Professor of Art and Visual Culture
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Buddhist Approach toward Dying: A Vietnamese Perspective

Nigro, Georgia, Professor of Psychology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Philosophy and Psychology Workgroup and Visiting Scholar Series in Moral Psychology

Nigro, Georgia, Professor of Psychology

Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Writing for Social Change: Developing a General Education Concentration

Nigro, Georgia, Professor of Psychology
Student Research Apprenticeship Grants – Awarded March 2009
Playful Learning and Cortisol Levels in Preschool Population

Okrent, Mark, Professor of Philosophy
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Philosophy and Psychology Workgroup and Visiting Scholar Series in Moral Psychology

Ortiz, Maria, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Latin America On-Campus Studies Program

Palin, Karen, Lecturer in Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded April 2009
Analysis of Understanding about Vitamin D Deficiency and Treatment within the B Street Patient Population, Lewiston, ME

Parrish, Camille, Learning Associate in Environmental Studies
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Developing a Capstone Seminar: Interdisciplinary Synthesis and the Role of Diverse Lived Experiences within Environmental Studies

Pérez-Armendáriz, Clarisa, Assistant Professor of Politics
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Latin America On-Campus Studies Program

Pieck, Sonja, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Developing a Capstone Seminar: Interdisciplinary Synthesis and the Role of Diverse Lived Experiences within Environmental Studies

Pieck, Sonja, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
The Nation State in a Global World: Curriculum & GEC Development, Interdisciplinary Faculty Workshop, and Quebecois Separatist Speakers on the Bates College

Pieck, Sonja, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Latin America On-Campus Studies Program

Plastas, Melinda, Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics and Women and Gender Studies

Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Gender and Smoking in a Transnational Context

Rand, Erica, Professor of Art and Visual Culture and Women and Gender Studies
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Red Nails, Black Skates: Getting Pleasure

Read, Kirk, Associate Professor of French
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Birthing Bodies: Inscribing Reproduction in Early Modern France

Read, Kirk, Associate Professor of French
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
‘Considering Africa’ – Development of Interdisciplinary, Introductory, Team-Taught Course “African Perspectives on Human Rights, Justice and Renewal”

Read, Kirk, Associate Professor of French
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Writing for Social Change: Developing a General Education Concentration

Retelle, Michael, Professor of Geology
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
High Arctic Glacial and Lacustrine Sediments in Linnédalen, Svalbard: Reconstructing Glacial and Postglacial Climate

Richter, James, Professor of Politics
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
The Nation State in a Global World: Curriculum & GEC Development, Interdisciplinary Faculty Workshop, and Quebecois Separatist Speakers on the Bates College

Sargent, Michael, Associate Professor of Psychology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Philosophy and Psychology Workgroup and Visiting Scholar Series in Moral Psychology

Schlax, Paula, Associate Professor of Chemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded April 2009
Identification of Cis-Acting Elements Involved in Translational Regulation of Ribosomal Proteins in Diverse Bacteria

Skinner, Jonathan, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Developing a Capstone Seminar: Interdisciplinary Synthesis and the Role of Diverse Lived Experiences within Environmental Studies

Sommer, Rebecca, Associate Professor of Biology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Developing a Capstone Seminar: Interdisciplinary Synthesis and the Role of Diverse Lived Experiences within Environmental Studies

Sommer, Rebecca, Associate Professor of Biology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Research Mentor Trial and Pilot Study on Maternal and Development Effects of Arsenic Exposure in Mice

Sommer, Rebecca, Associate Professor of Biology
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Curriculum Innovations in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Stark, Susan, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Winter 2009
Philosophy and Psychology Workgroup and Visiting Scholar Series in Moral Psychology

Strippoli, Roberta, Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Research Travel to Japan

Su, Hongjun, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Women Performing for Women: A Study of Women’s Yue Opera in China since 1949

Swan Tuite, Teresa, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Luther’s Tactual Itinerary of Grace

Wenzel, Thomas J., Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry
Mellon Faculty Innovation Fund – Awarded Fall 2008
Developing a Capstone Seminar: Interdisciplinary Synthesis and the Role of Diverse Lived Experiences within Environmental Studies

Wollman, Eric, Professor of Physics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Student-Faculty Grants – Awarded April 2009
Galactic Dark Matter Signature on the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation

Wong, Peter, Professor of Mathematics
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Research in Sangaku

Zhosan, Dmytro, Visiting Instructor in Economics
Bates Faculty Development Fund Grants – Awarded December 2008
Differential Evolution of Norms and Conservation Laws in Two Fisheries