Date: July 17, 2006
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PNC Faculty Members Earn Summer Grants
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central faculty members have earned grants to pursue their research projects this summer.
Purdue Research Foundation International Travel Grants were awarded to:
Steven “Kim” Scipes, assistant professor of Sociology, who will travel to speak at the International Sociological Association conference, entitled World Congress of Sociology in Durban, South Africa.
Sarah Sanders Smith, assistant professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision, who will be presenting at the 31st Improving University Teaching International Conference, entitled Extending Our Boundaries: New Solutions for Complex Problems in Higher Education in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Janusz Duzinkiewicz, associate professor of History, who will be presenting at the European Studies Institute of the Ukrainian Academy of Science (Kyiv) and the W.K. Lypynsky East European Research Institute (USA) conference, entitled Political-Historical Conference on the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Vjacheslav Lypynskyj in Kyiv, Ukaraine.
Jonathan Swarts, assistant professor of Political Science, who will speak at the International Political Science Associations conference, entitled "Is Democracy Working?" 20th IPSA World Congress in Fukuoka, Japan.
Jason Curtis, associate professor of Biology, who will present at the World Federation of Parasitologists & British Society for Parasitology conference, entitled ICOPA XI - The 11th International Congress of Parasitology in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
The faculty members awarded PNC Summer Faculty Grants were:
Ted Armstrong, assistant professor of English, Composition and Rhetoric, for his project entitled "Topical Tudor Dialogues"
Lisa Baird, assistant professor of English, for her research project, "Writing Technologies."
Jonathan Swarts, assistant professor of Political Science, for "Political Learning as a Catalyst for Moderation: The Case of Greek Elites."
Nancy Marthakis, assistant professor of Microbiology, for her project, "Isolation of Arbuscular Mycorrhizac Fungi from Successional Dune Soil Along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore."
A PRF Summer Grant was awarded to:
Michael Connolly, assistant professor of History, for his project, "The Jackson Democrats."
PRF International Travel Grants that were awarded to cover travel that took place from January to June of this year were granted to faculty members:
Tantatape Brahmasrene, professor of Business, who attended the Fifteenth Annual World Business Congress sponsored by the International Management Development Association from June 18 to 21 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzagovina.
Carin Chuang, assistant professor of Computer & Information Technology, to attend the 2006 College Teaching & Learning Conference sponsored by the Clute Institute for Academic Research from June 21 to 23 in Siena, Italy.