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Scholarship Catalyst Program

The 2017 Scholarship Catalyst Program Award Recipients

  • Zenaida Aguirre-Munoz, College of Education (Teacher Education) - Developing Linguistic Confidence and Awareness via Service Learning among Spanish Heritage Language Speakers

    Co-applicant: Diegeo Pascual y Cabo, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures)

  • Joseph Aranha, College of Architecture (Architecture) - Urban placemaking in Seville, Spain

  • Daehee Bak, College of Arts and Sciences (Political Science) - Deadline Effects in Crisis Bargaining

  • Stefanie Borst, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - "To see or not to see" your chat partner: Video chatting and foreign language anxiety
    Co-applicant: Yanlin Wang, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures)

  • Zachary Brittsan, College of Arts and Sciences (History) - Marginal Nations: Community, Commerce, and Conflict in Western Mexico and the United States, 1821-1880

  • Laura Calkins, College of Arts and Sciences (History) - International Aid to China, 1944-49

  • Hyojung Cho, Texas Tech University Museum (Museum Science) - Collaboration for Capacity Building of the National Museum of Afghanistan

  • Ali Duffy, Visual and Performing Arts (Theatre and Dance) - Restaging Dance Works for Invited Residency at UNC Charlotte

  • Carole Edwards, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literature) - Laurent Gaudé's Postcolonial Aesthetics as Poetics of Relation

  • Idoia Elola, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literature) - Linguistic landscapes: Geographically mapping Spanish and bilingual public signs in metropolitan areas in Texas

  • Kristi Gaines, College of Human Sciences (Design) - Promoting Child Health and Education through the Built Environment: The Implementation of Outdoor Learning Environments (OLE!)

    Co-applicant: Charles Klein, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (Landscape Architecture)

  • Jiawei Gong, College of Visual and Performing Arts (School of Art) - Explore the Visual Rhetoric between East and West

  • Sara Guengerich, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Moving Histories: The Earthquakes of Colonial Peru and their Impact for Interdisciplinary Research

  • Molly Ireland, College of Arts and Sciences (Psychological Sciences) - Long-Term Associations Between Language Style Matching and Marital Quality and Health in Latino and White Newlywed Couples

    Co-applicant: Sylvia Niehuis, College of Huamn Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies)

  • Catherine Jai, College of Human Sciences (Hospitality and Retail Management) - Aging and online purchase decision making: The comparison of eye-tracking data and behavioral data

    Co-applicant: Charlene Kalenkoski, College of Human Sciences (Personal Financial Planning)

  • Amy Koerber, College of Media and Communication (Communication Studies) - Communication and Professional Success in the STEM Workplace: A Qualitative Study

  • Sung-Wook Kwon, College of Arts and Sciences (Political Science) - Interlocal Economic Development Collaboration in Rural Metropolitan Areas: Network Approach to the Case of Municipalities in West Texas

  • Anita McChesney, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Crime Scene Austria. Hidden (Dis)chords behind the Sounds of Music

  • Kimi Nakatsukasa, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Analysis of the interactions between foreign language learners' individual differences, level of cognitive processes, and language learning

  • Sylvia Niehuis, College of Human Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies) - Pilot Study of Couples' "Shared Reality"

    Co-applicants: Alan Reifman, College of Human Sciences (Human Development and Family Studies) and Molly Ireland, College of Arts and Sciences (Psychological Sciences)

  • Jorgelina Orfila, College of Visual and Performing Arts (School of Art) - Display Strategies in Two International Survey Exhibitions

  • Robert Paine, College of Arts and Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work) - Human skeletal assessment of modern remains from Heraklion, Island of Crete.

  • Diego Pascual, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures) - Probability in Spanish as a Heritage Language

  • Carmen Pereira, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Dis/placements: Politics and Poetics of Place and Absence in Rosalía de Castro and Emilia Pardo Bazán

  • Brandy Piña-Watson, College of Arts and Sciences (Psychological Sciences) - A Resilience Approach to Intergenerational Acculturation Differences in Latina Adolescent Suicidality: The Role of Father-Daughter Relationships

  • John Poch, College of Arts and Sciences (English) - New Psalms

  • Yuan Shu, College of Arts and Sciences (English) - Doing Research at Yale and Princeton

  • Victoria Surliuga, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures) - Negotiating Roles in Modern Art: Artist, Art Publisher, and Collector Ezio Gribaudo

  • Abigail Swingen, College of Arts and Sciences (History) - The Financial Revolution and the British Empire

  • Megan Thoen, College of Arts and Sciences (Institute for Forensic Science) - Assisting Their Own: Assessing Suicide Prevention & Wellness Programs Utilized By Law Enforcement Agencies

  • Chenggang Wang, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (Agriculture and Applied Economics) - Emergence of Institutions for Sustainable Production of the Caterpillar Fungus Resource on the Tibetan Plateau

  • Dustin White, College of Architecture (Architecture) - Infinity Helmet

  • Julie Willett, College of Arts and Sciences (History) - Nothing to Laugh At: The Vietnam War and the Comic Stage

    Co-applicant: Randy D. McBee, College of Arts and Sciences (History)

  • Christopher Witmore, College of Arts and Sciences (Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures) - Revisiting Samothrace: An archaeological survey

  • Jingxue Yuan, College of Human Sciences (Hospitality and Retail Management) - Emotion-centered hedonic consumption experience: An fMRI investigation of the Millennials' perception of congruency between music genres and upscale restaurant styles