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University of Houston (Houston, TX 77204-0001)
Todd Romero
AC-50194-14
The History of Food Production and Consumption in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region

A six-semester program designed to enhance teaching, scholarship, and community engagement through the study of food and its role in the Gulf Coast region's history, economy, and cultural life.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $100,000
Grant period: 3/1/2014 – 12/31/2016

University of Texas, El Paso (El Paso, TX 79968-8900)
Sandra Ivanna Garabano
AC-50195-14
Border Securities and the Humanities

A two-year program of curriculum enhancement using personal narratives, folktales, fiction, and scholarship to develop faculty perspectives on border security

Project fields: Area Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $89,361
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

CUNY Research Foundation, LaGuardia Community College (Long Island City, NY 11101-3007)
Phyllis Van Slyck, (project director)
Naomi J. Stubbs (co-project director)
AC-50199-14
Technology, Self, and Society: A Humanities Initiative

A three-year interdisciplinary project that would examine the theme of technology and the self, in order to enrich introductory courses, as well as the college's capstone course, "Humanism, Science, and Technology."

Project fields: English
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $97,532
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2016

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA 92521-0001)
Juliet M. McMullin,
AC-50204-14
Narrative in Tandem: Creating New Medical and Health Humanities Programs

A two-year interdisciplinary project that would contribute to the development of a new program in health humanities at a newly established medical school.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $100,000
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

California State University, Fresno Foundation (Fresno, CA 93740-0001)
Vincent F. Biondo
AC-50213-14
The California Pluralism Project: A Digital Humanities Archive for Civility and Citizenship Education

A two-year project, comprised of a conference and online materials development activities, on the subject of religious and cultural pluralism in California.

Project fields: Philosophy of Religion
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $99,991
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

CUNY Research Foundation, NYC College of Technology (Brooklyn, NY 11201-1909)
Geoff Zylstra
AC-50217-14
Making Connections: Engaging the Humanities at a College of Technology

To support an eighteen-month interdisciplinary project that would examine the role of the humanities in technological developments.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $99,958
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 6/30/2015

CUNY Research Foundation, John Jay College (New York, NY 10019-1069)
Richard Haw
AC-50163-13
Reading Moby-Dick and One Hundred Years of Solitude: The Integrated Humanities Project

Faculty and curriculum development to create interdisciplinary intensive reading courses on Melville's Moby-Dick and Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $74,799
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2015

CUNY Research Foundation, Queensborough Community College (Bayside, NY 11364-1432)
Megan Joanna Elias
AC-50166-13
The Foodways and Humanities Project

A multi-year collaboration between humanities and culinary arts faculty and students exploring Latino history and culture through foodways.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $74,937
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 6/30/2015

Heritage University (Toppenish, WA 98948-9562)
Winona Wynn
AC-50169-13
Somos Indios, We Are Indian: Bridging Indigenous Identities

An eighteen-month curriculum development project for a new Native American and Indigenous Studies program at a Hispanic-serving institution with a large Native American student population.

Project fields: Ethnic Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $74,247
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 6/30/2014

CUNY Research Foundation, NYC College of Technology (Brooklyn, NY 11201-1909)
Mary Sue Donsky (project director)
Mary Sue Donsky (co-project director)
AC-50175-13
Comparative Perspectives on Health, Illness, and Healing

A year-long faculty development project to explore the practice of medicine as an expression of beliefs and value systems that differ across cultures.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $74,986
Grant period: 1/1/2013 – 12/31/2014

California State University, Long Beach - University Library (Long Beach, CA 90840-1901)
Clorinda Donato
AC-50128-12
French and Italian for Spanish Speakers

A three-year project enabling faculty from four Southern California institutions to enhance humanities content in French and Italian courses for Spanish speakers.

"French and Italian for Spanish Speakers" is a three-year project beginning in 2012 that enables faculty from four Southern California institutions to enhance humanities content in French and Italian courses for Spanish speakers. This project, headed by Clorinda Donato (chair of Italian studies and professor of French) and Claire Martin (professor of Spanish) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), engages nine faculty members from four area community colleges and high schools with the Intercomprehension method of language learning, successfully used at CSULB in French for Spanish Speakers (since 2007) and Italian for Spanish Speakers (since 2010). This method builds on students' knowledge of one Romance language to accelerate acquisition of another, uniting cultural content with language study from the start. Participants examine and adapt to their own use selected case studies from CSULB courses, such as a first-semester Italian lesson that expands existing textbook content on Baroque art to include the parallel history of the Baroque in Italy, Mexico, and Spain, its political and religious significance, and the study of a poem from the Baroque period. Other examples include a first-semester French lesson during which students read all of Saint-Exupery's Le Petit Prince prior to studying the work's author, historical period, and literary context and the second semester Italian lesson exploring the mind-body connection through discussing a chapter of Italo Svevo's novel Zeno's Conscience, the biography of Svevo, his role in introducing the language of psychoanalysis into literature, and his place in Italian and European literary history. Participating faculty meet five times a year during the three years of the project. In years one and three, Pierre Escudé (Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maîtres Midi-Pyrénées) leads workshops on his research and teaching involving Intercomprehension and makes site visits to each participant campus; in year two, Alexandra Jaffe (CSULB) leads a workshop on the interplay between the three Romance languages of Corsican, French, and Italian in Corsica. Study and critique of syllabi and materials culminate in the third year, with development of syllabi for each institution's courses and a "how to" manual, alongside a hands-on teacher-training workshop, a colloquium for interested faculty, and presentations at national conferences such as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

Project fields: French Language
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $99,990
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

Valencia College, Osceola Campus (Kissimmee, FL 34744)
Marlene Temes
AC-50136-12
PreColumbian Humanities Expansion and Integration Initiative

A two-year project for a study group of twelve community college faculty to create new course content on Mesoamerican cultures before Columbus.

"Integrating Pre-Columbian Studies into the Humanities Curriculum" is a two-year project beginning in 2012 at Valencia College that supports a study group of twelve community college faculty as they create new course content on Mesoamerican cultures before Columbus. Project director Marlene Temes (Latin American humanities) heads a faculty study group on the Aztec, Maya, and Inca cultures; this group expands curricular offerings by developing a new course in Pre-Columbian Humanities. The group also integrates the knowledge gained about these cultures into the existing curriculum of Introduction to Humanities, the highest-enrollment humanities class at the college. The study group unites seven part-time faculty who teach Introduction to Humanities with four full-time faculty members (in Latin American studies and in humanities) and the project director. For year one, faculty readings address such areas as pre-Columbian worldview and religion, visual arts and architecture, and indigenous communities today. In year two, the material developed for course integration allows comparison between the rise and fall of Mayan civilization and that of the Roman empire, and consideration of Mesoamerican ballgames alongside ancient Olympic games. Robert Sitler (Stetson University, modern languages) provides external expertise on Mesoamerican civilizations and guides faculty on a Spring 2013 site visit to Guatemala for first-hand study of major architectural and cultural monuments. The resulting curriculum, which serves as a model for colleges nationwide, is disseminated via a website and through conference presentations (e.g., for the Community College Humanities Association).

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $100,000
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

Mount St. Mary's College (Los Angeles, CA 90049-1599)
Montserrat Reguant (project director)
Julie Feldman-Abe (co-project director)
AC-50146-12
Women in China: Internationalizing the Humanities and Professional Studies Curricula

A two-year curriculum and faculty development project to study women in China from antiquity to today and to produce content for courses in humanities, education, business, and health-related studies.

"Women in China: Internationalizing the Humanities and Professional Studies" is a two-year curriculum and faculty development project beginning in 2012 at Mount St. Mary's College (MSMC) for eight faculty members to study and produce new course content on women in China from antiquity to today. Through a focus on women in China, this project strengthens the college's offerings on this increasingly important country, which is nonetheless largely unknown to MSMC undergraduates-many of whom are Latina, first-generation college students from low-income family backgrounds. Project co-directors Montserrat Reguant (chair, Language and Culture) and Julie Feldman-Abe (director, Center for Cultural Fluency) are joined by six additional faculty members, three each from the humanities and the professions; over the two-year project, they work to modify or create fifteen courses across three degree levels and eight majors. One such new course compares Chinese and American poetry; existing courses incorporate new material on Confucian ethics in the Introduction to Philosophy and fold Chinese literature and philosophy about leadership in the business management seminar. During the first year of faculty reading and study, six visiting scholars from universities in the region bring their expertise to campus, each offering a public lecture followed by a faculty seminar on such topics as "Empresses, Art, and Agency" and "What Can Chinese Films Tell Us About Modern Chinese History?" The college itself funds the faculty cohort's seven-day "immersive experience" in China, building on an existing relationship with Nanjing University, which hosts faculty seminars and guides the cohort's visits to key cultural sites. Late in the second year, the faculty work to develop a China Resource Network as a forum for further dialogue and dissemination, with its website housing all project materials, including scholars' recorded public lectures.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $100,000
Grant period: 5/1/2012 – 9/30/2014

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Rio Piedras, PR 00931-3300)
Brenda Ann Camara
AC-50147-12
El Puente a UPR-RP y Hacia el Mundo (The Bridge to UPR-RP and the World)

A three-year project offering a yearly summer bridge program engaging at-risk high school students in humanities study at the university, followed by additional school-year support.

"El Puente: A Bridge to the University and the World" is a three-year project beginning in 2012 to offer a yearly summer "bridge" program at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (UPR-RP), engaging at-risk high school students in humanities study at the university, followed by additional school-year support. The goal of the project is to broaden the worldview and deepen the humanities knowledge of students from neighboring secondary schools, where project directors find that "thousands of at-risk public high school students who live across the pedestrian bridge to UPR-RP believe their chances of attending it, or any university, are as remote as their chances of visiting Antarctica." A ten-day interdisciplinary humanities workshop takes place each of three summers, reaching eighty students: twenty students each year supported by NEH, and an additional twenty in the first year supported by the college. In one workshop session, philosophy department chair Anayra Santory Jorge leads students in an examination of ethics through current news articles. In others, professors open up their disciplines for students by focusing their study on the Caribbean-its music and writing; its cultural history; its connections to West Africa; and its masks in comparison with other cultures' mask traditions. The workshop requires daily writing and oral presentations from the students to strengthen their analytical and communication skills and engages them in working with resources in the university library, museum, and Hispanic Studies Seminar Room. High school teachers from participating schools assist in sessions and four upper-level humanities undergraduates serve as tutors. This bridge program also takes advantage of a little-known university policy permitting high school students to enroll in university courses but defer tuition and fee payment until they are officially admitted as first-year students. Students thus enrolled in university courses during the academic year are supported by a network drawn from their summer program experience, including workshop tutors, faculty, and project director Elsa Marin-Lopez.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $97,045
Grant period: 2/1/2012 – 1/31/2015

University of Texas, Pan American (Edinburg, TX 78539-2909)
Russell K. Skowronek (project director)
Sonia Hernandez (co-project director)
AC-50152-12
From Porciones to Colonias: Curriculum Innovation in the Rio Grande Valley

A three-year project for twelve middle-school teachers on archival, oral, and archaeological research to develop place-based curricula on the history of the Rio Grande Valley.

"From Porciones to Colonias: Curriculum Innovation in the Rio Grande Valley" is a three-year project at the University of Texas, Pan America (UTPAS) to train twelve middle-school teachers in archival, oral, and archaeological research as they develop place-based curricula on the history of the Rio Grande Valley. Based at University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA), minutes from the U. S.-Mexican border, this program equips seventh- and eighth-grade teachers to incorporate the complex story of the Rio Grande Valley into the region's history curriculum. The story begins with the presence of diverse Indian peoples. It continues with Spanish settlers who received porciones (land grants) in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the subsequent influx of Mexican and Anglo inhabitants, the rise of commercial agriculture, and the development of colonias (unincorporated subdivisions) which comprise Hidalgo county today. In the face of present-day border tensions and severe poverty, this project recovers the historic and cultural wealth of this dynamic borderlands region. It also fosters cross-cultural understanding by exposing teachers, and consequently their students, to their diverse cultural heritage. UTPA faculty affiliated with CHAPS (Community, Historical, Archeology Project with Schools) conduct a series of workshops on the region's land, family, architectural, and archaeological history. Based on these workshops and visits to local sites and archives, the teachers produce oral histories and lesson plans. Culminating the program, they present their work to other area teachers at a free public conference. CHAPS faculty produce an edited volume combining scholarly essays and the teacher projects.

Project fields: History, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $99,425
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Rio Piedras, PR 00931-3300)
Loretta Collins
AC-50154-12
Humanities and the Healing Arts: Faculty Development and Multidisciplinary Curriculum in the Context of Puerto Rico and the C

Faculty development activities and public lectures leading to the creation of undergraduate courses on the intersection of medicine and the humanities.

"Humanities and the Healing Arts in the Context of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean" is a project supporting a series of public lectures and faculty development activities leading to the creation of undergraduate courses on the intersection of medicine and the humanities at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (UPR-RP). The project brings together a multidisciplinary study group that enables fifteen humanities and medical sciences faculty to collaborate in designing undergraduate curricular materials for the medical humanities in the cultural contexts of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The project grows from the increasing need for the university's sizable student population preparing for the health or medical care professions not only to have a good grasp of organic chemistry and biology, but also to have an enriched preparation in the humanities. Four interdisciplinary topical courses, including Literature and Medicine and the History of Public Health, have already been developed; this project expands the corpus of offerings. Public lectures by guest scholars set the stage for related faculty development workshops, new courses, research publications, and a website. For example, the inaugural lecture, by Dr. Rafael Campo, Director of the Medical Humanities program at Harvard University, is followed by a workshop on poetry and the importance of voice in diverse experiences of illness. Participating faculty also explore medical humanities as it relates to the visual arts, film, drama, bioethics, and history. Readings for the three-year program include, among others, Campo's The Healing Art: A Doctor's Black Bag of Poetry; invited speaker Kwame Dawes's Hope's Hospice and other Poems; Chekhov's Doctors: A Collection of Chekhov's Medical Stories; playwright Margaret Edson's Wit; and selections from Jose G. Rigau's Historia de la medicina: la salud en Puerto Rico en el siglo XX.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $100,000
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013

University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (Mayaguez, PR 00681-9000)
Dana L. Collins
AC-50156-12
The Convergence of Culture and Science: Expanding the Humanities Curriculum

A series of faculty seminars and curriculum development activities on artificial intelligence; the confluence of philosophy, engineering, and technological choice; and theism, cosmology, and evolution.

"The Convergence of Culture and Science: Expanding the Humanities Curriculum" is a three-year project at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, consisting of a series of faculty development seminars and related follow-up activities on artificial intelligence; the confluence of philosophy, engineering, and technological choice; and theism, cosmology, and evolution. The project explores the intersection of the humanities and the growing density and depth of scientific discoveries and bourgeoning changes in technologies. Over the three years, faculty from the humanities, engineering, and the social, natural, and agricultural sciences read and discuss key texts with invited scholars in preparation for developing three interdisciplinary courses on artificial intelligence; appropriate technology: engineering, philosophy, and technology choice; and theism, cosmology, and evolution. In year one, participants read Descartes' Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy, Pamela McCorduck's Machines Who Think, and Tim Crane's The Mechanical Mind: A Philosophical Introduction to Minds, Machines and Mental Representation, among other works, to consider the social, philosophical, psychological, and technical aspects of the creation and use of artificial intelligence. In year two, guest scholars Carl Mitcham (Colorado School of Mines) and Indira Nair (Carnegie Mellon University) lead faculty in explorations of the philosophical and social aspects of engineering design and technological innovation, related questions of policy, and the "idea of 'progress,'" using such works as Mitcham's Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy and D. Riley's Engineering and Social Justice. Year three features scholars Jorge Ferrer-Negron (UPRM), Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Donald Pfister (Harvard University) in discussions of the history of theism, the philosophy of religion, the Big Bang and String theories of the origins of the universe, and Darwin's On the Origin of Species and its impact in the world. Teleconferences extend the academic exchanges with scholars.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $99,737
Grant period: 1/1/2012 – 12/31/2014

California State University, Northridge, University Corporation (Northridge, CA 91330-8316)
Nayereh Tohidi
AC-50089-11
Creating a New Minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at CSUN

A two-year project to establish a minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

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Project fields: Area Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $99,969
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2014

Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-1189)
Celia Karen Reissig-Vasile
AC-50098-11
The Latino and Latin American Studies Project

A two-year project to establish a new interdisciplinary minor in Latino and Latin American studies.

Project fields: Hispanic American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $98,928
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

California State University, Fresno Foundation (Fresno, CA 93740-0001)
Andrew Gordon Fiala (project director)
Vincent F. Biondo (co-project director)
AC-50106-11
Ethics, Religion, and Civil Discourse in Central California

A conference, curriculum development workshops, a new college course, and an edited conference volume on the range of ethical and religious responses to increased religious diversity in Central California.

Project fields: Religion, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $95,329
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

Capital Community College (Hartford, CT 06103-1211)
Jeffrey F. L. Partridge
AC-50107-11
Hartford Heritage: Enhancing Writing Courses with New Humanities Content

A two-year project for twelve faculty members at Capital Community College to investigate the history, literature, and culture of Hartford, Connecticut, and to reframe the institution's first-year writing courses as writing-intensive humanities studies.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $98,645
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

University Enterprises Corporation at CSUSB (San Bernardino, CA 92407-2318)
Rueyling Chuang
AC-50118-11
Integrating Area Studies and Humanities Through Faculty Teaching and Learning Communities: Bridging Cultures in an Era of Int

A two-year project to support the linking and integration of programs in three interdisciplinary areas: Asian, Latin American, and Islamic and Arabic studies.

Project fields: Ethnic Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $96,734
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2014

Whittier College (Whittier, CA 90601)
Charles Eastman
AC-50119-11
EXPANDING THE INTEGRATION OF GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES IN A FIRST YEAR WRITING PROGRAM

A three-year project for twenty university faculty to design twenty interdisciplinary writing courses with humanistic content for first-year students.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $86,620
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2014

Center for Advanced Studies on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean (San Juan, PR 00902-3970)
Jaime L. Rodriguez-Cancel
AC-50120-11
Master's Program in Puerto Rican and Caribbean Art History

A series of public lectures and faculty development seminars in anticipation of the creation of a new master's program in Puerto Rican and Caribbean art history.

Project fields: Arts, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $100,000
Grant period: 1/1/2011 – 12/31/2013

Texas A & M University at Kingsville (Kingsville, TX 78363-8202)
Susan L. Roberson
AC-50066-09
Exploring the Global Caribbean through Literary and Theoretical Texts

A project for secondary school teachers and university faculty to examine Caribbean literature and culture in two two-week summer seminars, one summer mini-conference, and three continuity group activities during the academic years.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $99,484
Grant period: 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2013

University of the Incarnate Word (San Antonio, TX 78209-6318)
Matthias Schubnell
AC-50067-09
Water and Culture: Unifying the Humanities Core Curriculum

A project to incorporate the theme "Water and Culture" into the University's Core Humanities Curriculum.

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Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $99,712
Grant period: 6/1/2009 – 5/31/2012

University of Texas, Pan American (Edinburg, TX 78539-2909)
Dahlia Ann Guerra
AC-50068-09
Festival of International Books and Arts 2010: Remembering the Revolution: A Study of the Impact of the Mexican Revolution

The preparation and implementation of a week-long multidisciplinary conference on the Mexican Revolution.

Project fields: Hispanic American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $100,000
Grant period: 10/1/2009 – 5/31/2010

CUNY Research Foundation, Hostos Community College (Bronx, NY 10451-5323)
Gregory Angelo Marks
AC-50070-09
From Inquiry to Innovation: Integrating the Humanities into General Education

A project to develop an introductory course for freshmen and a capstone course for graduating seniors, both courses centering on the theme "Conflict and Dialogue."

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $95,433
Grant period: 7/1/2009 – 12/31/2010

Heritage University (Toppenish, WA 98948-9562)
James Borst
AC-50072-09
Visiting Professors for Faculty Development in Native American and Hispanic Cultural Studies

A year-long faculty development program bringing ten core humanities faculty members together with visiting scholars to enhance their course offerings in Native American and Hispanic studies.

Project fields: Ethnic Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $73,689
Grant period: 8/1/2009 – 7/31/2011

CUNY Research Foundation, John Jay College (New York, NY 10019-1069)
Allison Pease
AC-50045-08
Literature and the Law: Disciplinary Perspectives and Faculty Development

To Support: A year-long faculty development seminar series in the field of law and literature.

Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $29,926
Grant period: 1/1/2008 – 6/30/2009

California State Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA 90032-4226)
Scott Wells
AC-50053-08
Religion, Identity, and Civil Society in the Era of Globalization

To Support: A faculty workshop series on religious pluralism in Los Angeles, leading to the eventual creation of a religious studies program at California State University, Los Angeles.

Project fields: Religion, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $75,000
Grant period: 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2010

CUNY Research Foundation, NYC College of Technology (Brooklyn, NY 11201-1909)
Richard Hanley
AC-50058-08
Water and Work: The Ecology of Downtown Brooklyn

To Support: A one-year seminar series for sixteen faculty members, along with a public symposium, on the natural and cultural history of Brooklyn's waterfront.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $29,959
Grant period: 1/1/2008 – 12/31/2008

California State Los Angeles University Auxiliary Services, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA 90032-4226)
H. Mark Wild (project director)
Michael Nevin Willard (co-project director)
AC-50039-07
Cultures of Engagement in an Era of Displacement

A year-long project and a four-day symposium to explore current scholarship in migration studies for faculty from California State University, Los Angeles and neighboring Hispanic-Serving community colleges.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 4/30/2008

El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX 79915-1914)
Mauricio Rodriguez (project director)
Keri L. Moe (co-project director)
AC-50041-07
EPCC Chicana/o Studies Humanities Institute

A series of workshops on Chicano/Mexican-American studies for faculty at El Paso Community College.

Project fields: Hispanic American Studies
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 1/1/2007 – 2/29/2008

Florida International University (Miami, FL 33199-2516)
Steven Heine
AC-50002-06
The Miami-China Connection: Enhancing Chinese Cultural Studies at Florida International University and Miami-Dade College

The development of a full-time instructorship in Chinese language and culture for Florida International University and an aligned adjunct instructorship to teach beginning Chinese language courses at Miami-Dade Community College.

Project fields: Asian Languages
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $73,823
Grant period: 4/1/2006 – 5/31/2008

CUNY Research Foundation, NYC College of Technology (Brooklyn, NY 11201-1909)
Marta Effinger-Crichlow
AC-50009-06
Retentions and Transfigurations: The Technological Evolution and Social History of Five New York City Neighborhoods

An interdisciplinary seminar for fifteen faculty members to study five New York neighborhoods and develop a humanities across the curriculum model for technical and professional courses.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 4/1/2006 – 6/30/2007

CUNY Research Foundation, Bronx Community College (Bronx, NY 10453)
Harriet Shenkman
AC-50013-06
Hall of Fame for Great Americans Summer Seminars

Two one-week summer seminars for twenty-four faculty members from area institutions, using the collections of the landmark site of the Bronx Community College Hall of Fame for Great Americans, for extensive study of American history.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $74,974
Grant period: 4/1/2006 – 12/31/2007

Florida International University (Miami, FL 33199-2516)
Uva de Aragon
AC-50015-06
Cuban Music in the Humanities Context

A collaborative effort to assist faculty at Florida International University and area institutions to incorporate the Crístobal Díaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection into various humanities courses.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $47,870
Grant period: 4/1/2006 – 6/30/2008

University of Houston, Downtown (Houston, TX 77002-1014)
Ann S. Jennings
AC-50023-06
Ethics in a Technical Communication Curriculum

A revision of the Masters in Professional Writing and Technical Communication curriculum to incorporate ethics into required courses for the degree.

Project fields: Philosophy, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $30,000
Grant period: 4/1/2006 – 9/30/2008

University of Texas, Pan American (Edinburg, TX 78539-2909)
Susana I. Nuccetelli
AC-50026-06
Humanities Perspectives on Latin American Thought and Philosophy

Collaborative faculty workshops to be directed by outside scholars on the contributions of humanities disciplines to Latin American philosophy.

Project fields: Philosophy, General
Program: Humanities Initiatives: HSIs
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $75,000
Grant period: 4/1/2006 – 4/30/2007

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