Arts & Sciences Monthly Newsletter: June 2013 Issue
Spring 2013 Research Incentive Awards
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Spring 2013 Research Incentive Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce Research Incentive awards for Academic Year 2013-2014.


  • Enhancing Social Cognition through Humanities Courses (Mark Bracher, Department of English; et al.)
  • Zimbabwean Urban History Research and Workshops: Harare, Zimbabwe, 2013-2015 (Timothy Scarnecchia, Department of History)
  • Secret Agents of Modernity? Modernization and the Peasant Family in Postwar France, 1945-75 (Rebecca Pulju, Department of History)


  • Biogeocomplexity and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie and Coastal Waters (Joseph Ortiz, Department of Geology; Xiaozhen Mou, Department of Biological Sciences)
  • Copper Depletion as a Unique Anti-angiogenesis Strategy for Metastatic Cancer Therapy (Songping Huang, Department of Chemistry; Gail Fraizer, Department of Biological Sciences)
  • The Cuyahoga River as a Laboratory for Water Resources Research (Brian Lutz, Department of Biological Sciences; et al.)
  • A Preliminary Late Holocene Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction from Rejolladas and Dzadzob (Sinkholes) In Yucatán, Mexico (T. Kam Manahan, Department of Anthropology; Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, Department of Geography; Alison Smith, Department of Geology)
  • Personalized Health Informatics in Minority and Disadvantaged Groups in Northeast Ohio: Using electronic health records to discover disease correlations to inform and design self-help and genomic-driven interventions (Helen Piontkivska, Department of Biological Sciences; Ratchneewan Ross, College of Nursing)
  • Acquisition of a Harrick Plasma Cleaner (Hamza Balci, Department of Physics; Edgar Kooijman, Department of Biological Sciences)
  • Request for the Acquisition of a Low O2/CO2 Incubator for Multidisciplinary Utilization in Cell Culture Systems (Ernie Freeman, Department of Biological Sciences; et al.)
  • Software to Run a Waters HPLC System for Analysis and Separation of Biomolecules and Metabolites (Soumitra Basu, Department of Chemistry; et al.)
  • Surveyor’s Total Station: Vital Resource for Collaborative Research in the Geology Department (Anne Jefferson, Department of Geology; et al.)

Social Sciences

  • Transatlantic Science and Technology Networks (Gabriella Paar-Jakli, Department of Political Science; Ruoming Jin, Department of Computer Science)
  • Feasibility of a Breathalyzer to Detect Concussions (John Gunstad, Department of Psychology)
  • Geospatial Technology for Public Health and Disaster Field Data Collection (Jacqueline Mills, Department of Geography; et al.)

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 Featured Research:

Fulbright Mentors

College of A&S faculty members Andrea Case (BSCI), Derek Damron (BSCI), Xiaozhen Mou (BSCI), Colleen Novak (BSCI), Austin Melton (CS), Hassan Peyravi (CS), and Andrew Curtis (GEOG) will mentor scholars from Libya and Iraq during summer 2013 as part of Fulbright Visiting Scholar Programs hosted by Kent State University. The prestigious programs are administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau...

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Faculty Publications

The 42nd Annual List of Faculty Publications for academic years 2010 and 2011 reflects a broad range of A&S faculty interests and scholarly publication accomplishments. The list includes two hundred forty three (243) contributors who have produced one thousand four hundred and eighteen (1418) varied publications such as books, books edited, book reviews, articles, bulletins, review articles, maps, reprintings, audio and video devices, poems, essays, translations, and other works...

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Research Review

June 2013 Issue

A&S Research Support

For assistance with pre-award activities such as identifying funding opportunities as well as proposal and budget preparation, please contact

Cathy Lowe