Summer research fellowships

2011 SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS
To provide support for faculty research during the summer, fellowships are available in two categories on a competitive basis to provide support for faculty research during the summer. The first category (A) provides a stipend for a summer research project on a full-time basis, with the expectation of a submission to high quality, refereed journal or an equivalent standard of intellectual contribution. The second category (B) allows the faculty member to teach only one course during the summer sessions.

Carl Anthony, Biology
He will write an overview of the biology of the Eastern Red-Backed Salamander, Plethodon cinereus, that will be published as a book chapter.

Medora Barnes, Sociology and Criminology
She will complete the data analysis and writing of a manuscript entitled “Make Way for Max: Changes in the Experience of Pregnancy.”

Rebecca Drenovsky, Biology
She will complete the data analysis and writing of a manuscript entitled “Nutrient Resorption Plasticity in Herbaceous Plants of the Intermountain West.”

Michael Eng, Philosophy
He will complete work on an essay titled “Architecture and the Metaphysics of the Body.”

Simon Fitzpatrick, Philosophy
He will conduct a critical evaluation of an attempt to apply formal learning theory to a long-standing problem in the philosophy of science literature providing justification for the practice of choosing between rival scientific theories on grounds of their simplicity (often known as “Ockham’s Razor”).

Phyllis Braudy Harris, Sociology and Criminology
She will write an article-length manuscript that seeks to understand why some friends remain in the lives of those diagnosed with dementia.

Angela Jones, Psychology
Her research will investigate whether or not people rely on the same abstract representations during spelling and reading and will yield an article-length manuscript.

Julia Karolle-Berg, CMLC
She will complete primary research on German-language detective novels and write an article-length manuscript with the working title of “The Case of the Missing Detective Novels: Tracking down a Tradition in the German-Speaking World (1900-1933).”

Susan Long, Sociology and Criminology
Her project explores the decisions about funerals of Jewish/non-Jewish interreligious/intercultural couples and analyzes them in relation to changing ritual practices ad the creation of new understandings of death and self in post- industrial society.

Joan Nuth, Theology and Religious Studies
She will complete a book chapter with the subtitle “A Theological Primer for Spiritual Directors” of a text that will follow the pattern of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.

Thomas Pace, English
He will complete an essay tentatively titled “Weapons of Mass Instruction: Style as Counter-public to the Public Sphere.”

Naveed Piracha, English
He will set up an experiment and gather data allowing him to conduct a quantitative and qualitative study of rare gas atoms to understand better their structure and spectral characteristics.

Debby Rosenthal, English
She will complete a chapter in her book-length manuscript on performative speech theory in the American 1850s focusing on Fanny Fern and her use of language.

Ralph Saporito, Biology
He will write an article-length manuscript that examines how organisms use chemicals to themselves against natural predators focusing on how amounts of defensive chemicals change with frog age, from the egg to the adult stage.


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