Dr. Kathleen Cornely, professor of chemistry, has been selected and received funding from the National Science Foundations’ ADVANCE project [Advancing the Careers of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) through Professional Networks]. She will participate in a professional network of over 70 participants from PUIs across the nation to attend an annual meeting where a variety of professional activities will be offered. The ADVANCE meeting will be held in Kansas City, Mo., in November 2012.
Dr. Joseph DeGiorgis, assistant professor of biology, received a grant from the National Institutes of Health that will aid in continuing his research of Alzheimer’s disease. His project is entitled “Distribution and Regulation of the Armyloid Procurser of Alzheimer’s (AD).”
Francis Ford, assistant professor of computer science, received a certificate of meritorious service from the Mathematical Association of America in January.
Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy, associate professor of history, was awarded the Business History Conference’s Hagley Prize for her book Investing in Life: Insurance in Antebellum America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). The Hagley Prize is awarded jointly by the Hagley Museum and Library and the Business History Conference to the best book in business history written in English and published during the two years prior to the award.
Dr. Wendy Oliver, professor of dance, served as senior editor of Choreographers, Choreography, and Writing for Dance (National Dance Association, 2011). Oliver also was appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Dance Education for a term beginning in October 2012.
Dr. Todd Olszewski, assistant professor of health policy and management, received a Rhode Island Public Health Institute Faculty-Student Collaborative Project Grant for “L2C in RI: A Look at the Linkage of HIV Testing and Treatment in Rhode Island” for the spring semester.
Dr. Jeffrey Pugh, assistant professor of political science, was elected to serve as vice president and president-elect of the Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies (MACLAS) in March. He will assume the presidency next year.
Alana Riley, associate director of design, web content, and social media, was chosen to be co-chair of the HighEdWeb Professionals Association’s Marketing, Management, and Professional Development track. HighEdWeb is an organization of Web professionals working at institutions of higher education who design, develop, manage, and map the futures of higher education Web sites.
Dr. Jennifer Van Reet, assistant professor of psychology, was awarded a two-year research grant from RI-INBRE in May. The grant is entitled “The Cognitive Representation of Pretense.”