NSF Awards Grant to Dierker, Beveridge

Lisa Dierker, chair and professor of psychology, and David Beveridge, the University Professor of the Sciences and Mathematics, professor of chemistry, received a $174,999 grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will support an inquiry based, supportive approach to statistical reasoning and applications. The award will be applied Jan. 1, 2010 through Dec. 31, 2012.

CFA Awarded Grants for Breaking Ground Series, Dance Masters

The Center for the Arts was awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for the Breaking Ground Series. In addition, the CFA received a $11,992 grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism for the Breaking Ground Series and Dance Masters Weekend.

Wesleyan University Press Supported by Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Wesleyan University Press received a $50,000 grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, to support publication of five books in 2010, as part of a new series.

The grant includes fuding for four distinct types of poetry book, including second books and translations, and for a book in any genre by a Connecticut author. Together the books will be known as the “The Driftless Series.” Driftless books for 2010 will include: Exposition Park by Roberto Tejada, Rococo and Other Worlds by Afzal Ahmed Syed, translated by Musharraf Farooqi, Elegguas by Kamau Brathwaite, A Spicing of Birds: Poems by Emily Dickinson, selected and introduced by Jo Miles Schuman and Joanna Bailey Hodgman and Balasaraswati: Her Art and Life by Douglas M. Knight, Jr.

The Driftless Series is funded by the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Grant to Support Chemistry Department Fume Hoods

The Chemistry Department received a $125,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, Mass. on Oct. 21. The funds will be used to replace, reconfigure, and add fume hoods in a teaching lab used for introductory chemistry courses.

Bolton Receives NIH Grant for DNA Research

Philip Bolton, professor of chemistry, received a grant for $76,037 from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The grant, awarded on Sept. 30, is for research titled “Structures and Complexes of Vertebrate Telomere Repeat DNAs.” This is a Supplemental Recovery Act Award.

Morawski, Moon Receive Mellon Grant for Culture Study

Jill Morawski, director, Center for the Humanities, professor of psychology, and Don Moon, dean of the Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Professor in the College of Social Studies, professor of government and tutor in the College of Social Studies; received a $142,000 Mellon Foundation grant on Oct. 2. The award will fund the John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Comparative Study of Cultures.”

Tamminen Awarded Grant for Artist Book

Suzanna Tamminen, director of the Wesleyan University Press, received a grant worth $4,000 from the J.M. Kaplan Fund. The award, presented July 24, will fund publication of a book by Ann Cooper Albright titled An Artist Inspired: Abraham Walkowitz on Isadora Duncan.

Kress Awards Aksamija for Studies on Sala Bologna

Nadja Aksamija, assistant professor of art history, received a grant for $13,500 from the Kress Foundation for her research on “Sala Bologna at the Vatican.” Her grant, which was awarded May 1, spans for one and a half years.