Arts & Sciences’ new internal grant program, “Seeding Projects for Enabling Excellence & Distinction” (SPEED), aims to spur novel and impactful research, scholarship and creative practice initiatives. Leaders have chosen the first cohort of grant winners.
Wayne T. Hanebrink, a former associate dean of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, died July 22, 2022, after a fall. He was 83.
Adia Harvey Wingfield, the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor in Arts & Sciences, was recognized by the American Sociological Association for her extensive scholarship and efforts to create more equitable workplaces.
Biologist Susanne Renner in Arts & Sciences investigated the oldest known seeds from watermelon relatives. Her research team shared two new genomes of the ancient seeds and described how Neolithic humans in Libya likely used the seeds, not the bitter flesh, from the melons.
William McKinnon in Arts & Sciences received a $164,255 award from NASA and the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to support his work on a project to study Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Denise Head, professor of psychological and brain sciences, and Jeffrey Zacks, associate chair and professor of psychological and brain sciences, both in Arts & Sciences, won a five-year $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for work on aging and development.
“Philia,” a short film by rising senior Jack Mayer, has been named Best LGBTQ Film at the 2022 Experimental Forum in Los Angeles.
The Divided City 2022 is currently accepting applications for both Faculty Collaborative Grants and Community Grants. Proposals are due Sept. 7.
Claire Masteller, in Arts & Sciences, won a $313,872 National Science Foundation grant for collaborative research that will help scientists distinguish between climate-driven change and the natural variability of river channels.
Alvitta Ottley, assistant professor at the McKelvey School of Engineering, recently received the Young Researcher and Best Short Paper awards at the EuroVis annual visualization conference. The awards recognize Ottley’s research in creating personalized and adaptive visualization systems.
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