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Three CLASS Summer Research Grants Awarded

December 11, 2018

The College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences has named the awardees of its 2019 CLASS Summer Research Grants. These grants support tenure-track and tenured faculty in the creation of a sustainable research or creative project.

  • Omi Hodwitz, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, was awarded $2,482 for a pilot project on a prisoner re-entry program implemented at Idaho Correction Institution in Orofino, Idaho. The project supports grant writing and drafting of the pilot program.
  • Jennifer Ladino, associate professor in the Department of English, was awarded $2,500 for her project entitled "Environment, Empathy and Communication Lab (EECL): An Interdisciplinary, Humanities-Led Research Initiative." The project supports the drafting of a grant submitted to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar.
  • James Reid, professor in the Lionel Hampton School of Music, was awarded $2,493 to transcribe the solos on Grant Green's 1961 album, "Sunday Morning," and to perform all of the tracks with a faculty quartet in the fall 2019 semester.

Congratulations to all the recipients and a special thank you to the summer research grant review committee – Diane Kelly-Riley and Bal Krishna Sharma.

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