Faculty and Staff Grants from February 2020
Congratulations to the following faculty and staff members who received grants and awards in February 2020.
- Grant from Eastern Kentucky University for "EKU TRC Curriculum Design and Development"
- Project abstract: This project will provide an assessment of the current training design and development methods, tools and processes used within the Eastern Kentucky University Training Resource Center. Based on the assessment findings, the contractor will provide recommendations for a comprehensive plan for the development, revision and implementation of a curriculum design and development system that incorporates adult learning principles, best practices in instructional design and the effective use of technology resulting in measurable outcomes.
Bonnie Clark, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Grant from History Colorado for "2020 Amache Archaeology and Museum Field School"
- Project abstract: In 2020, the University of Denver Department of Anthropology will continue its ongoing collaborative field school at the site and associated museum, followed by analysis and presentation of the resulting data.
Kendra Whitlock Ingram, former executive director of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts
- Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for "Newman Center Presents Series 2020"
- Project abstract: Newman Center Presents is a multidisciplinary, multicultural performance series featuring world-renowned touring artists. The project will include performances from the following artists: Ranky Tanky, Ballet Folclórico de México de Silvia Lozano, Pilobolus, Kronos Quartet, Hubbard Street Dance Center Chicago and Chanticleer. Accompanying residency work will include community workshops, master classes, new composition commissions and artist talkbacks with audience members.
Casey Myers, assistant research professor at the Center for Orthopaedic Biomechanics at the Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science
- Grant for "Stereo-Radiography Measurement of Foot-Shoe Motion"
Alison Schofield, associate professor of religious studies and Judaic studies at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for "Dead Sea Scrolls From Cave 1: New Editions and Translations"
- Project abstract: This project will produce two scholarly editions and translations of the first Dead Sea Scrolls found in Cave 1. They will rely on new photographs of the Scrolls, taken with multi-spectral and reflectance transforming imaging, and will revise, update and add critical commentary to these texts, original published in 1955 only in French. Divided into two volumes now under contract in the new Dead See Scrolls Editions series (Brill), these new editions and translations will increase scholarly and general access to these texts in English translation and will aid in the general understanding of these often fragmentary texts.
Shannon Sliva, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Social Work
- Grant from Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance for "COVA Victim Offender Dialogue Project"
- Project abstract: "Between 2017 and 2019, Sliva led a research team at the University of Denver to conduct a study on Victim Offender Dialogue (VOD) in Colorado. This study measures the impacts of VOD on participant satisfaction, wellbeing and trauma indicators. COVA is contracting with Sliva to maintain research protocols and data protections, study enrollment and consent processes, data collection, analysis of new data and reporting of findings.
Brian O'Neill, professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and director of research at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures
- Grant from Battelle National Labs for "Integrated Multi-Sector Multi-Scale Modeling Scientific Focus Area"
- Project abstract: This project will develop a flexible and extensible modeling framework that captures the dynamic multi-scale interactions among climate, energy, water, land, socioeconomics, critical infrastructure and other sectors. This framework will study the vulnerability and resilience of coupled human and natural systems from local to continental scales under scenarios that include short-term shocks, long-term stresses and feedbacks associated with human decision-making. It will also explore how different model configurations, levels of complexity, multi-model coupling strategies, and spatial and temporal resolutions influence simulation fidelity and the propagation of uncertainties.