April 14, 2005
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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:
Tantatape Brahmasrene, professor of economics, who will attend, "Financial Management Association International" in Siene, Italy, from June 8 to 11.
Kendra Cheruvelil, assistant professor of biology, for travel to "A Pilgrimage Through Global Equatic Sciences" in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on June 19 to 24.
Alain Togbe, assistant professor of mathematics, to attend "XXIVth Journees Arithmetiques" in Marseille, France on July 4 through 8.
Faculty members who received Purdue Research Foundation Summer Faculty Grants were:
Kendra Cheruvelil, assistant professor of biology, for work on
her project on "The role of macrophytes in regulating pelagic zooplankton in north-temperate lakes."
Carolyn Roper, assistant professor of organizational leadership & supervision, for her research on "Faculty Activities for the Third Mission of Higher Education at Purdue University."
Alain Togbe, assistant professor of mathematics, physics, statistics, was named an alternate to continue his research project, "A Parametric Family of Sextic Thue Equations."
The faculty members awarded PNC Summer Faculty Grants were:
Deepa Majumdar, assistant professor of philosophy, for her research on, "Gandhi's War: Mysticism, Enmity and the Concept of the Political"
Faculty members receiving 2005 Quarter-Release Time Awards were:
Lisa Baird, visiting assistant professor of English, for the project "A Visual History of Technical Writing Design - Part One."
Tantatape Brahmasrene, professor of economics, for his research endeavor, "Measuring Emerging Stock Market Correlations Utilizing the Gravity Model."
Alain Togbe, assistant professor of mathematics, physics, statistics, for "Solving Diophantine Equations."
Kam Chi Chan, assistant professor of education, for her work, "Promoting Diversity throughout the Teacher Education Curriculum: Preparation for the NCATE Accreditation Visit in the Spring 2006."
Diane Maletta, assistant professor of education, to pursue her project, "Editor of the Indiana State Reading Association Publications - the Indiana Reading Journal and the Connection Newsletters."
Diane Spoljoric, associate professor of nursing, to work with "Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Initial Accreditation Application and Development of Self-study Report for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)."
Judy Serwatka, associate professor of computer technology, for her project, "Distance Education."