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New ORED RISE Program Supports Four Arts and Humanities Projects in 2019

June 21, 2019

Congratulations to the recipients of the ORED RISE Arts and Humanities Project Support program, which provided more than $9,000 in ORED funding for scholarly and creative efforts in the arts and humanities that either increase the competitiveness of an external grant or support scholarship and creative work.

Recipients include:

  • Raffaella Sini, assistant professor in the College of Art and Architecture, for her project, “Palouse Railtowns’ Cultural Landscape. Actions from Local to Global that Want to Raise Awareness and Contribute to the Protection of Site-Based Tangible Heritage;”
  • Tara MacDonald, associate professor in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences for her project, “Imagined Futures, Feminist Pasts;”
  • Bal Krishna Sharma, assistant professor in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences for his work on “English Intercultural Communication in Tourism: Critical Perspectives;”
  • Sarah Nelson, associate professor in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences for her scholarly work titled “Digital Publication of Marie Mancini Correspondence.”

Research, Infrastructure and Scholarly Excellence (RISE) funds are competitively awarded by the Office of Research and Economic Development to further the development of research, scholarly and creative activities across all disciplines.

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