• ACM FaCE grant to Drew

    28 December 2007

    In late 2007, Steven Drew (Chemistry) was awarded an Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) grant in the amount of $2,840 to develop skills necessary for increasing his proficiency with the theory and practical application of X-ray crystallography. The funds allow Professor Drew to attend the Crystallography Summer School at the University of California, San Diego during the summer of 2008. Read more on recent grants.

  • Monson receives Faculty Career Enhancement grant

    28 December 2007

    The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) awarded a Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) grant to Jamie Monson (History) in the amount of $3,000. The funds support enrollment in an intensive Chinese language and cultural studies program in Beijing, offered by CET Academic Programs in June and July 2008. Her current research project – a study of a Tanzanian railway project that was built with Chinese development assistance in the 1960s and 1970s – requires her to acquire language skills in Mandarin Chinese and deepen her understanding of Chinese history and culture. Read more on recent grants.

  • Music award for “Melville’s Dozen”

    10 December 2007

    Nicola Melville (Music) was the recipient of a $5,200 Argosy Foundation Contemporary Music Fund award. The grant supported the later phases of a project that has culminated in a CD “Melville’s Dozen” of new piano music in various styles – jazz, funk, Appalachian, Andean, tango, et cetera – that build bridges to different kinds of audience, including high school and college piano students. This grant, along with one from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council, have helped with the cost of commissioning the thirteen included pieces from well-known composers, premiering it at a concert here at Carleton last year, recording the music, and manufacturing the CD. Read more on recent grants.

  • Commissioning grant to Gao Hong Dice

    30 November 2007

    Gao Hong Dice (Music) was chosen to receive The “St. Paul Listens” grant from the American Composer Forum with award amount of $6,000. This program will commission her to write a work to be performed and recorded by Zeitgeist that will engage children and adults in listening to a new musical work. Gao Hong is the one of the first three composers to be selected for this new project. Read more on recent grants.

  • Susan Singer Awarded Grant from NSF

    13 September 2007

    In September, Susan Singer (Biology) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $200,000 for a collaborative project with coPIs from Cornell University and the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR). Their research “Big Science at Small Schools Collaboration: Genomics of Chamaecrista fasciculata, a native prairie plant with potential for mixed prairie biomass” will bring new-generation sequencing technology and the opportunity to work with whole transcriptome sequences to an undergraduate collaborative, and will generate an educational module accessible to high school teachers. Read more on recent grants.

  • David Liben-Nowell Receives NSF Grant

    11 September 2007

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a three-year grant of $220,156 to David Liben-Nowell (Computer Science). His Theoretical Foundations project, “Algorithms for Social Networks,” has two main threads: the investigation of formal mathematical models and systematic analysis of large-scale realworld social networks. Prof. Liben-Nowell’s research (and that of the students who will be funded by the grant) will use well-known online communities to better understand the general characteristics of networks. Read more on recent grants.

  • SERC Awarded Grant for Collaborative Research

    30 August 2007

    The Science Education Resource Center (SERC), directed by Cathy Manduca, received a National Science Foundation (NSF) REC award of $61,039 for a collaborative project with Columbia University titled “Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences.” Read more on recent grants.

  • Joseph Chihade Receives Supplement from NIH

    26 June 2007

    A National Institutes of Health (NIH) Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research was awarded to Joseph Chihade (Chemistry). These additional funds to an AREA grant support an African American female biology major to participate in his work exploring the evolution and specificity of an important enzyme family, with implications for antibiotic development and insight into several inheritable mitochondrial diseases. Read more on recent grants.

  • Sarah Titus Awarded Grant from ACS Petroleum Research Fund

    15 June 2007

    Sarah Titus (Geology) received an American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund Type G grant to investigate distributed deformation within the San Andreas Fault in central California. Read more on recent grants.

  • Gao Hong receives Jerome Foundation, other grants

    5 June 2007

    Gao Hong Dice (Music) received a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant to work on Chinese Temple Music in Beijing and Henan. Additionally, over the last six months, Gao received awards from the American Composers Forum Encore program providing support for performing a concerto for pipa by Changjun Xu, and from their Essentially Choral Program for a choral music composition entitled “Coming of Spring.” She won a Meet the Composer Creative Connections grant for composing and outreach, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Cultural Community Partnership Grant for composing music for Choral. For more information on Gao’s work and upcoming performances, visit Gao’s personal website.