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Internal Competitive Funding Opportunity to Advance Scholarship in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

FY 2013 CAHSS Award Recipients Announced

Sixty winning proposals have been selected in the Texas Tech Internal Competitive Funding Opportunity to Advance Scholarship in the Creative Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Last year, more than $440,000 was distributed to more than 40 faculty members in the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. This year, the university made available $600,000 for the competition to be distributed through four types of awards: Level 1 ($3,000 or less), Level 2 ($10,000 or less), Level 3 ($20,000 or less), and Level 4 ($40,000 or less).

The program is a means to support the scholarship and creative activity of faculty in disciplines with little external funding as compared to the sciences and engineering. Applications were examined by a peer review committee. The committee evaluated every submission using specific criteria for each of three award levels.

The FY2013 CAHSS Award recipients are:

Level 1 Winners

Janice Boyce, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition Hospitality & Retailing), Cheryl Stanley, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition Hospitality & Retailing) - The Michelin Restaurant Review System as Perceived by Hospitality Instructors Teaching in the United States

George Cole, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL) - Creating New Worlds: Young Costa Rican Science Fiction

Michael Jordan, College of Arts & Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work) - Indigenous Cultural Heritage in the Digital Afe: James Mooney's Field Notes on the Kiowa and Southern Cheyenne

Min-Joo Kim, College of Arts & Sciences (English) – Adjective Ordering and Noun Phrase Internal Structure

Mei Fang Lin, College of Visual & Performing Arts (School of Music) - Asian Composers League 30th Conference and Festival

Brian McFadden, College of Arts & Sciences (English) - Monsters, Vikings, and Monks: The Cultural Context of the Monster Texts of the Beowulf Manuscript

Level 2 Winners

Curtis Bauer, College of Arts & Sciences (English) - Translating the Poetry of Carlos Pardo and Jorge Gimeno: Completing Two Poetry Manuscripts

John Beusterien, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL) - Reading Cervantes in the Twenty-First Century

Paul Bjerk, College of Arts & Sciences (History) - Julius Nyerere

Christie Blizard, College of Visual & Performing Arts (School of Art) - Summer Residency at the School of Visual Arts

Christina Bradatan, College of Arts & Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work) - Place attachment, environmental changes and migration

Laura Calkins, College of Arts & Sciences (History) - Bioethical Challenges in Humanitarian Aid: The United Nations in China, 1944-49

Erin Collopy, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL) - Folkloric Vampire of Russia

Kelly Cargile-Cook, College of Arts & Sciences (English) - Advancing Technical Communication and its Instruction in the Republic of Korea

Kurt Caswell, Honors College - Researching and Writing a Travel Book about Iceland and Its Myths

Kevin Chua, College of Visual & Performing Arts (School of Art) - Enlightenment Vitalism and the Matter of Painting

Stefano D'Amico, College of Arts & Sciences (History) - Fall and Redemption: Female Poverty and Shelters for "Imperiled Women" in Counter-Reformation Milan

Genevieve Durham DeCesao, College of Visual & Performing Arts (Theatre & Dance), Elizabeth Sharp, College of Human Sciences (Human Development & family Studies) - Making Space: Publicizing 'Ordinary' Women’s Lives through a Transdisciplinary Dance & Social Science Collaborative Project

Carole Edwards, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL) - Mimi Barthelemy's Haitian Theater as Resilience and nation building

Upe Flueckiger, College of Architecture - 28 Dollars and 12 1/2 Cents (A Case Study Book on TTU’s Sustainable low Cost Cabin and its Predecessors)

Barbara Hahn, College of Arts & Sciences (History) - The Cotton Bull and the New York Bears: A Study in Prices & Information

Katie Langford, College of Arts & Sciences (Communication Studies) - Communicating Protest: The Fight for Civil Rights in American Social Movements

David Larmour, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL), Corby Kelly, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL) - Mapping Identity in Imperial Rome

Ron Milam, College of Arts & Sciences (History) - Cambodia and Kent State: Killing in the Jungles and on the College Campuses

Leslie Jill Patterson, College of Arts & Sciences (English) - Teaching White Jurors to See the Environmental "Setting" for Capital Murder "Stories"

Maria Perbellini, College of Architecture - A textbook on Digital Media

John Poch, College of Arts & Sciences (English) - Memorial: A Book of Short Stories

Anthony Qualin, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL) - Vladimir Vysotsky as a Soviet Pop Culture Phenomenon

Autumn Shafer, College of Media & Communications, Rebecca Ortiz, College of Media & Communications - Developing scales to measure how adolescents process and are affected by health messages in entertainment-education narratives

Christopher Smith, College of Visual & Performing Arts (School of Music), William Gilber, College of Visual & Performing Arts (Theatre & Dance) - Dancing at the Crossroads: Enhancing Campus-Community Engagement through the Participatory Arts

Victoria Surliuga, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL) - Beyond Fellini: The Life and Art of Giulietta Masina

Jeffrey Williams, College of Arts & Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work) - Documenting the French variety of Terre de Bas, Ties des Saintes, Guadeloupe, French West

Jessica Yuan, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition Hospitality & Retailing) - Consumer bargaining behavior on purchasing online opaque travel products

Level 3 Winners

Kanika Batra, College of Arts & Sciences (English) - Presenting “Genders and Sexualities in Print” Research at Conferences and Finalizing my Second Book Manuscript

Costica Bradatan, Honors College - "Dying for Ideas"

Arthur Durband, College of Arts & Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work) - Computerized Tomography (CT) scanning of the Willandra Lakes Fossil Human

Idoia Elola, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL) - Book proposal: Writing in Spanish in diverse contexts

Kristi Gaines, College of Human Sciences (Design) - Designing for Autism

Robin Germany, College of Visual & Performing Arts (School of Art) - Materials, Services and Travel to Facilitate Three Photographic Exhibitions

Justin Hart, College of Arts & Sciences (History) - "Total War Means Total Effort": The Forgotten Debate over Universal Military Training, 1945-1951

Amy Heuman, College of Arts & Sciences (Communication Studies) - Mobilizing for Social Change in the South Texas Colonias

Karlos Hill, College of Arts & Sciences (History) - One Nation Under Lynch Law: Confronting the Crisis of Lynching in African American Life and Memory

Marta Kvande, College of Arts & Sciences (English) - Negotiating Print and Manuscript Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Elizabeth Louden, College of Architecture - Remnants of West Texas Migrant Worker Housing: Recordation and Analysis 1930 – 1965 Living Conditions

Kelly Phelan, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition Hospitality & Retailing), Cynthia Mejia, College of Human Sciences (Nutrition Hospitality & Retailing) - Examining Cultural Sensitivity for Expatriates Working in Chinese-Based Hotels

Rich Rice, College of Arts & Sciences (English) - Developing the "Smart" Media Connect-Exchange Study Abroad Model

Yuan Shu, College of Arts & Sciences (English) - “Co-editing Two Essay Volumes that Would Transform the Field of American Studies”

Chris Taylor, College of Architecture - Great Salt Lake Exploration Platform

Diane Warner, University Libraries (Southwest Collection/Special Collections) - Conference Celebrating the Sowell Collection

Christopher Witmore, College of Arts & Sciences (CMLL) - The Binchester Archaeological Project

Level 4 Winners

Dorothy Chansky, College of Visual & Performing Arts (Theatre & Dance), Carol Flueckiger, College of Visual & Performing Arts (School of Art) - Three Eleanors and Their Solar-Powered Paper Dolls: Arts as Historiography

Jeffrey Wherry, College of Human Sciences (Human Development & Family Studies), Michael O'Boyle, College of Human Sciences (Human Development & Family Studies) - An fMRI Study of Amygdala and Hippocampal Functioning in Abused and Non-Abused Children

William Westney in Class

CAHSS Award Recipients

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael San Francisco in the Office of the Vice President for Research at michael.sanfrancisco@ttu.edu or at (806) 742-3905.

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