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Apr 13, 2012

 

Research and Creative Activity

WRITE-ON-SITE
If you are working on an article, a book chapter, a grant report or any other writing project, you might be interested in the “write-on-site” group that meets in the Faculty Development Office (in Booth Library basement below the north entrance) every Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m., and in Booth Library’s Faculty Reading Room on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m.

What does it mean to “write-on-site”? Kerry Ann Rockquemore coined the term to describe people coming together to work on their particular projects for up to two hours at least once a week. Writing together in one place can provide the accountability of showing up, cultivate the sense that we are part of a community of writers and help create that energy buzz that comes from being around others who are doing the same thing. Please join us. Bring your laptop to the Faculty Development Office, check in, grab a cup of tea or coffee (sometimes we even have cookies), and start working.

Faculty Development supports your research: thus, even if you can’t make it on Wednesdays, please consider coming by whatever day or time you can. If the office is open, check in, help yourself to coffee or tea, and then enjoy the great working space in the Faculty Reading Room. For further information, contact the Faculty Development Office at 581-7051.

WANDA KAY ROBINSON, Faculty Development
Posted: Jan 10, 2012


FY2013 PROPOSAL INITIATIVE FUND
Proposals for grants from the Proposal Initiative Fund (PIF) are due by noon on May 9. The purpose of the PIF is to support projects with potential to lead to significant external funding. Eligible projects include—but are not limited to—research, creative activity, service, curriculum development and outreach. All university personnel are welcome to apply for PIF grants. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see here.

BOB CHESNUT, Director/Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Feb 21, 2012


FY 2013 PRESIDENT’S RESEARCH FUND AWARDS ANNOUNCED
President William Perry and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs would like to congratulate the faculty members who have received Academic Year 2012-2013 President’s Research Fund Awards. Faculty members receiving awards are: Jeffrey Boshart, art; Thomas Canam, biological sciences, and Peter Ping Liu, School of Technology (collaborative proposal); Charles Foy, history; Tena McNamara, communication disorders and sciences; Scott Meiners, biological sciences; Michael Menze and Britto Nathan, biological sciences (collaborative proposal); and Radu Semeniuc, chemistry.

BOB CHESNUT, Director/Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Mar 19, 2012


FY 2013 COUNCIL ON FACULTY RESEARCH GRANT COMPETITION
The Council on Faculty Research grant competition will be held in early September. The council supports research and creative activity. Proposed projects must address a significant scholarly issue. All tenured/tenure track faculty in Bargaining Unit A, department chairs and associate chairs are eligible to submit in the Fall 2012 (FY 2013) competition.

Beginning with awards made during the Fall 2005 competition, any individual may receive only two consecutive fall awards, after which the individual will be ineligible for a fall award in the third year. Specifically, receipt of an award for the FY 2011 and FY2012 competitions will make an individual ineligible for an award in the FY 2013 competition; eligibility will resume in the FY 2014 competition.

Eligible persons who wish to apply for funding from the CFR should hand-deliver one copy of their proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 1102 Blair Hall, no later than noon on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012. Researchers who have previously received a CFR grant and/or Summer Research Award should make sure a progress/final report is on file for each award in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

To obtain a copy of the application materials, please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 581-2125, email bjgreen@eiu.edu, or visit our website. Applicants should be sure they use the most current application forms. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at 581-2125.

BOB CHESNUT, Director/Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Apr 02, 2012


DANIEL P. NADLER
Daniel P. Nadler, associate professor of counseling and student development and vice president for student affairs, recently co-authored an article titled "Are You Voting Today? Student Participation in Self-Government Elections." The article is available in the Eastern Education Journal (vol. 41, issue 1).




2012 SUMMER RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY AWARDS ANNOUNCED
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Council on Faculty Research would like to congratulate the faculty members who have received a 2012 Summer Research and Creative Activity Award.

The council received 41 grant proposals. The College of Arts and Humanities submitted 15 proposals, and six were funded; the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences submitted three proposals; the College of Education and Professional Studies submitted two proposals, and one was funded; and the College of Sciences submitted 21 proposals, with 13 funded.

Faculty members receiving awards are: Melissa Ames, English; Eric Bollinger, biological sciences; Melissa Caldwell, English; Thomas Canam, biological sciences; Gary Canivez, psychology; Ann Coddington Rast, art; Jonathan Coit, history; Robert Colombo, biological sciences (joint proposal); Janice Coons, biological sciences; Jill Deppe, biological sciences; Ryan Hendrickson, political science; Melissa Jones-Bromenshenkel, special education; Zhiwei Liu, biological sciences; Scott Meiners, biological sciences; Michael Menze, biological sciences (joint proposal), Britto Nathan, biological sciences; Domenica Newell-Amato, foreign language; Radu Semeniuc, chemistry; Paul Switzer, biological sciences; Edmund Wehrle, history; and Jie Zou, physics.

BOB CHESNUT, Director/Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Apr 03, 2012


ROBIN L. MURRAY/JOSEPH K. HEUMANN
Professor Robin L. Murray (English) and Professor (Emeritus) Joseph K. Heumann (communication studies) will have their book, "Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment," released by the University of Oklahoma Press on April 13, 2012.




RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS NEWS
The latest issue of the Research and Sponsored Programs News is now available online here. This issue includes information on the President’s Fund for Research and Creative Activity (formerly known as the President’s Research Fund), the FY2013 Proposal Initiative Fund Competition, the FY2013 Council on Faculty Research Competition, the 2012 Summer Research/Creative Activity Award recipients, and a list of grant proposals submitted and funded in January and February 2012.

BOB CHESNUT, Director/Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Apr 06, 2012


CHRIS HANLON
Chris Hanlon, English, participated in a panel on Literature and Public Violence at the biennial convention of C19, the international society of 19th-century Americanists, which takes place this year in Berkeley. Hanlon's paper was titled "World Peace and Young America."




CHRIS HANLON
Chris Hanlon, English, participated in a panel titled "Flashpoints: Public Speech and Collective Violence Before the Civil War," held at this year's convention of C19 (the Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century American Literature) at Berkeley. Hanlon's contribution to the panel was titled "The Telegraph, World Peace, and Young America."




CONGRATULATIONS TO SUMMER 2012 URSCA RECIPIENTS
The Council on Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity has recommended that the following students be awarded grants in the amount of $3,000 for Summer Semester 2012. Faculty sponsors have been awarded $500, which will be made available to them through their departmental budget.

The summer awardees are: Matthew Marunde, Michael Menze (biological sciences), “Lessons Learned from Nature: Can We Engineer Life without Water?”; Logan Erbacher, Mary Konkle (chemistry), “Targeting Alzheimer’s: Discovering Mitochondrial Protein Targets of Oxidative Stress”; Olivia Barbee, Craig Chesner (geology/geography), “Constraining Vent Sources at the Toba Caldera, Sumatra, Indonesia”; Nicholas Canaday, Christopher Hanlon (English/Spanish), “The Poems of El Clamor Publico”; Benjamin Mehl, Radu Semeniuc, (chemistry), “Synthesis and Characterization of Unique Metal-Carbene Complexes”; and Jacob Moore, Gopal Periyannan (chemistry), “Cloning and Overexpression of GCPII Metalloprotein from Caenorhabditis elegans.”

The Council on Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity congratulates these recipients.

JOHN P. STIMAC, Chair, Council on Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity
Posted: Apr 13, 2012


CONGRATULATIONS TO FALL 2012 URSCA RECIPIENTS
The Council on Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity has recommended that the following students be awarded grants in the amount of $500 for Fall Semester 2012. Faculty sponsors have been awarded $250, which will be made available to them through their departmental budget.

The fall awardees are: William Fernandez, Michael Menze (biological sciences), “HNE and Estrogen: A Power Struggle”; Nathan Camp, Michael Menze (biological sciences), “Life in Hot Waters: Live Fast and Die Young”; Kelsey Batson and Erin McElroy, William Addison (psychology), “Assessing Academic Potential in College Students: The Academic Maturity Scale”; Caitlin Maxheimer, Jean Smitley (CDS), “A Multisensory Approach for Improving Speech Intelligibility”; and Ethan Stephenson, Dagni Bredesen (English), “Portrayals of the 19th-Century British Detective in Society and Fiction: A Study of Andrew Forrestor Jr.’s The Female Detective and Revelations of a Private Detective.”

The Council on Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity congratulates these recipients.

JOHN P. STIMAC, Chair, Council on Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity
Posted: Apr 13, 2012


 


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