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John Bertolini awarded a Whiting fellowship

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John Bertolini (English and American Literatures) has been awarded a fellowship from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation for a project titled Reading Classic American Dramas through Archival Videos. The grant will enable John to spend part of his Spring 2014 leave in New York City, at the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (of the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts). He plans to study videos of NYC/Broadway productions of classic American drama (1930-1960) for what new insights they may offer to him about these plays that he can then relay to students in the courses he teaches on American drama. Study of these Broadway productions will also inform his ongoing scholarship on classic American drama.

Susan Burch earns fellowship to support National Archives research

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Susan Burch (American Studies and Center for the Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity) has been awarded a fellowship from the National Archives and Records Administrative through its 2013 Regional Residency Fellowship program for research at the National Archives regional facility at Fort Worth, Texas in connection with her book project titled, Dislocated:  Removals, Institutions and Community Lives in American History. This is one of six fellowships funded by the Foundation for the National Archives, one fellowship at each of six regional National Archive facilities.

Roberto Pareja awarded DOE fellowship

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Roberto Pareja (Spanish and Portuguese) has received a Department of Education Summer Library Research Fellowship in Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh for research during Summer 2013 on  political subjectivities in Bolivia during the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. He will be using the resources of the renowned Eduardo Lozano Latin American Library Collection as part of his 2013-14 leave project.

Svea Closser awarded NSF grant for work in Ethiopia

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Svea Closser (Sociology and Anthropology) and a colleague from Oregon State University have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Health volunteers in rural Ethiopia: Discourses and experiences of status, motivation, and wellbeing.” Svea’s portion of this grant was awarded through NSF’s Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) activity, and she plans to involve 6-10 undergraduates in this research, four of whom will participate in fieldwork in Ethiopia. This project will explore the complex issues surrounding the use of low-paid and volunteer labor to deliver health interventions in rural Ethiopia.

ESt program gets grant from Northern New England Campus Compact

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The Environmental Studies program has been awarded a grant by the Northern New England Campus Compact for a project led by Diane Munroe, Coordinator for Community Based Environmental Studies. The grant is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Education program and is intended to support NNECC’s Campuses for Environmental Stewardship efforts. The grant will fund efforts by the ES program and individual affiliated faculty to incorporate community-connected experiences focused on the topical areas of either climate change or water quality into their courses next year. Participating faculty include Molly Costanza-Robinson (Chemistry, Biochemistry and ES), Michelle McCauley (Psychology), Jeff Munroe (Geology), Jonathan Isham (Economics and ES), Rebecca Kneale Gould (Religion and ES), and Catherine Ashcraft (ES).

Brett Millier receives Fulbright Scholar award

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Brett Millier (English & American Literatures) has received a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar grant in support of her appointment as a visiting professor at the University of Yaounde I in Yaounde, Cameroon. She will be teaching American Literature in the graduate program of the Department of English and advising masters and doctoral students.

Susan Burch awarded NEH Summer Stipend

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Susan Burch (American Studies and Center for the Comparative Study of Race & Ethnicity) has been awarded a Summer Stipend grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of her book project titled Dislocated: Removals, Institutions, and Community Lives in American History. Burch’s work centers on “dislocated histories” from South Dakota’s Canton Asylum, the only federal psychiatric hospital for American Indians. Individual histories of inmates and their families are inextricably tied to broader stories of forced removals; the rise of penal, medical, and disability institutions; eugenics; and contests over citizenship and American identity in the last 200 years.