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  • Alex Knodell, Alex KnodellAssistant Professor of Classics and Co-Director of Archaeology, has been awarded a 2019 New Research Grant from the Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) for the Small Cycladic Islands Project (SCIP). The INSTAP grant will advance a multidisciplinary archaeological project focused on several small, uninhabited islands in the Cyclades, an archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Such places have played many roles at various points in historyfor example as cemeteries, stepping stones, sanctuaries, refuges, and “goat islands.” SCIP will investigate the archaeological and environmental history of these islands from prehistory to the present, focused especially on questions of maritime connectivity, island communities, and an archaeology of uninhabited spaces and in-between places.

  • Cindy BlahaCindy Blaha, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, has just received an NSF grant to work with four collaborators to institutionalize a mentoring program for female physics faculty. Operating under the auspices of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and directed by a team that also includes lead PI Beth Cunningham and co-PIs Anne Cox from Eckerd College, Barbara Whitten from Colorado College, and Idalia Ramos from the University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, the “Mutual Mentoring to Combat Isolation in Physics” project will use a combination of face-to-face meetings and electronic connections to reduce the isolation of participating physicists and to support their career development. As many as 50 women physics faculty members will participate in the mutual mentoring alliances supported by this project.

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