Tag Archive for Grants

CFA Awarded Grant for Summer Pilot Program

Wesleyan’s Center for the Arts received a grant for $10,000 from the New England Foundation for the Arts for the “Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance -Summer 2010-Pilot Program.”

NEH Supports Henry Bacon Papers

Suzy Taraba, university archivist and head of Special Collections, received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a preservation assessment of the Henry Bacon Papers. The grant for $5,810, expires June 30, 2011.

Redfield Awarded NASA Grant

Seth Redfield, assistant professor of astronomy, received a grant from NASA on Jan. 28 for his research titled “Probing the Atomic  & Molecular Inventory of the Beta-PicAnalog, the Young Edge –On Debris Disk of HD32297rp.” The $48,334 grant, will be applied over two years.

Aetna Foundation, Lego Supports Green Street Arts Center

The Green Street Arts Center received a $4,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to support the center’s Afterschool Program. The award will be applied Jan. 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010.

In addition, The Green Street Arts Center received a $3,000 grant from Lego for the art center’s mural project.

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.

Filmmaker Longley ’94 Receives MacArthur Grant

James Longley ’94

James Longley ’94

Documentary filmmaker James Longley ’94 has been awarded the prestigious $500,000 MacArthur grant, along with 23 other recipients. Longley’s low-budget, self-financed films are intimate portraits of people in politically volatile countries in the Middle East. While working on his documentaries, Longley lived among ordinary families and gained access to individuals living in places rarely recorded by Western filmmakers.

Two of Longley’s works, Iraq in Fragments (2006) and Sari’s Mother (2006), were nominated for Academy Awards. Iraq in Fragments chronicles life in war-ravaged Iraq through the eyes of an abandoned young boy on the streets of Baghdad, the collective energy and obsession of Moqtada al-Sadr’s followers, and the agrarian solemnity of Kurdish family farmers. The short film Sari’s Mother deals with a family struggling to navigate the labyrinthine health care system in Iraq.

In 2002, Longley founded Daylight Factory, a production company committed to creating documentary films about international subjects. His current projects focus on Iran, India, and other countries in the region.
Link to James Longley biography on MacArthur Foundation site: