Professional Development Fund Spring awards
The Professional Development Fund Committee met early this month for deliberations for its Spring round of funding. The Committee received 32 proposals requesting $137,000 in support. The Committee is proud to announce its support of the following projects:
Silvia Acosta’s (Professor, Architecture) research and development of a learning center where Guatemalan farmers will learn about sustainable practices
Debra Balken’s (Lecturer, Graduate Studies) research on Mark Tobey’s work in Japan for her essay for a retrospective of his work
Markus Berger’s (Associate Professor, Interior Architecture) research in Vienna for a memorial and exhibition space proposed to be sited in the Ahrenberg flak towers
Mary Bergstein (Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture) archival research for her new book project “Photographic Culture in the World of Marcel Proust”
Rachel Berwick’s (Professor, Glass) development and creation of works focusing on bird migration and the history of its study for her upcoming solo show
Lee Boroson (Senior Critic, Sculpture) for material support of his site specific installation at the Santa Monica piers
Scheri Fultineer (Term Appt., Landscape Architecture) for her research on Bronze Age burial practices and sitings
Jonathan Highfield’s (Professor, English) research in New Zealand on indigenous food culture
Nicole Merola’s (Assistant Professor, English) archival research, interviews, and site visit at the Nine Nevada Depressions
Pascale Rihouet’s (Lecturer, History of Art + Visual Culture) archival research at the Corning Museum of Glass and Rakow Library for an article on the role of glass in shaping social codes
Mark Sherman’s (Professor, English) research on Dante in Ravenna, home to Byzantine mosaics influential to the thematics of Dante’s paradise.
Dean Snyder’s (Professor, Sculpture) work at Bejing FX Stone in China to produce stone works to be shown in Sydney, Australia
Joanne Stryker (Professor, Foundation Studies) archival research in the UK and France on scientific drawing and its commonalities and differences with art drawing
Anne West (Senior Lecturer, Graduate Studies) for design fees associated with the publication of her book “Mapping the Intelligence of Visual Work”.
The 2009/10 Professional Development Fund Committee: Jan Baker (Graphic Design), Edward Dwyer (History, Philosophy and Social Sciences), Ann Fessler (Photography), Elinore Nacheman (Library), Jocelyn Prince (Glass). Chaired by Provost Jessie Shefrin.