2014-15 Awards

Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowships and Sabbatical Grants

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds for Travel from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 201

Campbell McConnell Travel Funds (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2015, through June 30, 2015

Fund for Course Development

Gaarde-Morton Junior Faculty Award for Course Development

Mellon Foundation Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs

Mellon Foundation Curricular Enhancement Grants

Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Course Development Grants

Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects

Howard and Doris Troyer Faculty Award

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2014-15

Prof. Melinda Green, Department of Psychology, has been appointed the Ringer Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17. The criteria for selecting the Ringer Professorship include exemplary teaching, service and scholarship, and leadership in the development of courses and teaching methods supporting active, independent learning by students.

Prof. James Martin, Department of Music, has been appointed the Richard and Norma Small Distinguished Professorship at Cornell College for 2013-14 and 2014-15.  The criteria for selecting the Small Professorship include exemplary teaching, service and scholarship, and leadership in the perpetuation of a vital and invigorating faculty community at Cornell.

 

Campbell McConnell Sabbatical Fellowships and Sabbatical Grants 2014-15

 

 

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

Bean, Stephen

Prof. Bean plans to conduct a systematic examination of the Putnam Mathematical Competitions in order to better prepare our students for competition, to explore analytic number theory to find ways to incorporate its concepts into his teaching, and to study the Einstein Field Equation and the Ricci Flow.  

No funding requested

Dragon, William

Prof. Dragon plans to conduct an extended study on the misattribution of arousal in a field setting over an extended period of time, to continue to research and analyze dating patterns found in online dating sites including piloting a "content analysis" software program, and to investigate the feasibility of offering an online summer psychology class.

$2,219

Givens, Robert

Prof. Givens plans to conduct research on public opinion in the Soviet Union at the close of the Second World War to help explain the support the regime drew upon in promoting its aggressive policies during the Cold War in subsequent decades. 

$5,150

Gruber-Miller, John

Prof. Gruber-Miller plans to continue his work on a collaborative book project to create an intermediate Greek textbook/reader, to expand and revise several papers for submission to journals, to become more fluent in speaking Latin, and to attend a digital humanities conference to share recent developments with Cornell faculty.    $6,700
Hearne, Martin
Prof. Hearne plans to continue his research in Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) technology and to begin research into the implementation of Virtual Instruments and pursue their application to the fields of music education, composition, and digital recording. No funding requested
Molleur, Joseph Prof. Molleur plans to work to gain a reading knowledge of Sanskrit (the language in which most of the sacred texts of Hinduism, and many sacred texts of Buddhism, were originally written) and to supplement the language study with specific research related to Hinduism and/or Buddhism.  No funding requested
Mouton, Michelle Prof. Mouton plans to devote significant research and writing time on her book manuscript, regarding the expanding electorate portrayed in Victorian literature, to prepare for publication submission.  She also plans to develop her knowledge base and courses on the history of the book and printing, related to the use of Cornell's recently-acquired historic Washington letterpress.  (spring semester of 2013-14 and fall semester of 2014-15) $10,000
Nowak-Thompson, Brian

Prof. Nowak-Thompson plans to develop an applied research program, evaluating soil biological activity and its effect on plant health, in order to serve as a scientific resource within a regional network of organic farmers.

$6,000
Stavreva, Katy

Prof. Stavreva plans to work on copy-editing and indexing her book, "Words Like Daggers": Violent Female Speech and Gender in Early Modern England, to produce a scholarly edition of docu-fictional texts on witchcraft cases from the English Civil War era, to collaborate with Prof. Bioka Sokolova of Notre Dame University on a short book or essay on recent Shakespearean performances in Bulgaria, to improve her skills in letterpress and book arts, and to develop a new first-year seminar on film and book arts.

$10,000
Strong, Cynthia Prof. Strong plans to conduct research full-time with Prof. Mishtu Dey's chemical lab group at The University of Iowa in order to learn new techniques and to apply her knowledge and experience to ongoing research.   $2,229
VanValen, James Prof. VanValen plans to perform in the one-person show, Underneath the Lintel, in Florida and to participate in the Summer Meisner Certificate Training Program for curriculum development in his advanced acting courses. $7,800
White, James Prof. White plans to use his leave for concentrated study of philosophical interests and curriculum development including the review and revision of materials used in upper-level courses, the creation of a moral theory course, the addition of "neurophilosophical" materials to the philosophy of mind course, and a "reimagining" of the environmental ethics course. No funding requested
Yamanishi, David Prof. Yamanishi plans to update his dissertation work on judicial independence and different types of human rights violations with current research, to review literature in international relations to improve course materials for teaching, to organize a research program for advanced undergraduates, and to develop a study abroad class opportunity in Latin America for Cornell students. $4,530
   
 
Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants for Travel from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015

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

  Awards will be announced in March 2014.  

 

 

   
   
 Campbell McConnell Travel Fund Grants (Second Call) for Travel from January 1, 2015. through June 30, 2015

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

 

If funding is available, these awards will be announced in the Fall of 2014.  
   
   
Fund for Course Development
The Fund for Course Development is available through the generosity of the Hewlett Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.

Name

Project

AWARD

  These awards will be announced in March 2014.  
   
   
   
   
   
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

 

These awards will be announced in March 2014.

 

 
Mellon Foundation Planning Grants for Departments and Interdisciplinary Programs
Funding from the Mellon Foundation provides support to departments and interdisciplinary programs as they consider significant curricular revision, innovation, or assessment.

Name

Project

AWARD

 

These awards will be announced in March 2014.

 

 

 

Mellon Foundation Curricular Enhancement Grants 2014-15
Funding from the Mellon Foundation provides support to groups of faculty members within a department, and interdisciplinary program, or from diverse disciplines across the campus to take on projects of significance that have the potential to enhance the curriculum in innovative and significant ways.
Name Project AWARD
Awards will be announced in Fall 2014.
Mellon Foundation Interdisciplinary Course Development Grants 2014-15
Funding from the Mellon Foundation provides support to teams of two faculty members to develop and team-teach new interdisciplinary courses.
Names Title of New Course to be Developed AWARD

Barnes-Brus, Tori
Entel, Rebecca

Novel Action: Literature, Society, and Social Movements $2,000 plus course replacement
Cannon, Ann
Sowell, Ross

Dealing with Data: Data Manipulation, Data Visualization, and Big Data $2,000 plus course replacement
Reed, Shannon
Thomas, Aparna

Social Justice Perspectives and Practice $2,000 plus course replacement
  Summer Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Projects Funded by the Hewlett Foundation, the Dimensions Program, the Berry Center, the Rogers Gillette Student-Faculty Research Fund, and the Rebecca Joe Wearin Pulk Student-Faculty Research Fund, Summer 2014

The Hewlett Endowment is a Presidential discretionary fund to which the Office of Academic Affairs applies annually for faculty development support. The Dimensions program 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. Funding is also provided by the Rogers Gillette Student-Faculty Research Fund and the Rebecca Joe Wearin Pulk Student-Faculty Research Fund.

Name

Project

AWARD

Beauchamp, Kara
Lichty, Lyle
Sheman, Derin

Investigating the Use of Graphene in Solar Cells and Super-Capacitors

$9,000

Cardon, Jeff

Alternative Carbon Sources Influence the Allocation of Resources by Yeast

$4,500

Condon, Marty

Patterns of host-use by sunflower flies (Strauzia, Tephritidae)

$4,500

Denniston, Rhawn

Development of a Late Holocene Decadal-Scale Proxy Record of the North Atlantic Oscillation from Portugese Stalagmites

$4,500

Hassell, Hans

Does the Medium Matter? Identifying the Priority of Email Targeted Constituencies in Congressional Campaigns

$4,000

Hoobler, Ellen

Making 3D Digitial Models of Ancient Tombs from Mexico: Cutting Edge Technology Meets International Collaboration for Good

$5,209
Liberko, Charley

Synthesis and Properties of Organic Co-Crystals

$4,500
McCollum, Andy

Movements, Survival, and Habitat Use of Juvenile Ornate Box Turtles

$4,500
Nowak-Thompson, Brian

Developing Standardized Protocols to Monitor Changes in Soil Quality

$5,213

Sowell, Ross

Privacy Interfaces for Remote Presence Systems

$4,000

Teague, Craig

Quantum Chemical Calculations on Ion-containing Chemical Systems

$4,500
Tepper, Craig

Millepore Phylogeny and Endosymbiont Specificity

$5,500
Walsh, Emily

Trace Element Geochemistry of Garnets from Ultrahigh-Pressure Terranes

$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

 

This award will not be granted in 2014-15.

 

Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences for 2014-15

The Emil and Rosa Massier Award in the Social Sciences, funded through the generosity of alumna Elfriede Massier ('62) and her husband Larry E. Schrader, honors Dr. Massier's parents, who had the courage to begin life in a new country in the wake of World War II, and acknowledges the profound impact Cornell College had on Dr. Massier's life.

Name

Project

AWARD

 

This award will be announced in March 2014.