Office of Research & Creative Scholarship
FAFG Recipients 2012-13
The Faculty Advancement Committee (FAC) makes recommendations for the Faculty Advancement Fund Grant [FAFG] to support the scholarly and creative activities of the full‐time tenured and tenure track faculty members. The Office of Academic Affairs administers the FAFG.
The Faculty Advancement Committee (FAC) 2011‐12
- Kathryn Ramey, Visual and Media Arts, Committee Chair
- Karl Baehr, Marketing Communication
- Yu‐jin Chang, Writing, Literature and Publishing
- Elizabeth Demski, Office of Research and Creative Scholarship
- Kathleen Donohue, Performing Arts
- Elaine Geller, Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Pablo Muchnik, Communication Studies
- Richard Zauft, Academic Affairs, ex. officio
2012‐13 FAFG Faculty Grants Awarded
The FAC received 31 applications totaling $138,407. Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Linda Moore, in considering recommendations from the school Deans and the FAC, awarded $70,000 to 16 applicants.
The Office of Academic Affairs thanks the FAC members for their contribution of time in service to their faculty colleagues to review the applications and develop their recommendations. Congratulations to the following faculty FAFG recipients.
2012‐2013 FAFG Recipients, Projects, and Descriptions
Restoration and digital transfer of 8mm footage for a feature‐length documentary film, second in the trilogy, about the residents of the Cape Verdean community in Providence, Rhode Island.
SFerics: Sounds of Global Warming
Collect field recordings from glaciers to document the sounds of global warming.
Scripted Labor: A History of American Screen Writing and the Writers Guild
Monograph on the 75‐year history of film, television, and video game writers in the American entertainment industry.
Happiness as Enterprise: An Essay on Neoliberal Life
Course release for time to complete a book project on the growing discourse on happiness and subjective well being, and how this discourse is shaping underlying beliefs in desirable economic behavior.
Formulations in Mediation: How paraphrasing works in dispute resolution
Identify, transcribe, and analyze three video recordings of real‐life mediation sessions and events in order to determine whether paraphrasing (called “speaker‐listener technique”) actually works.
Social skills in Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Analyze social skills competence among autistic pre‐school age children to determine efficacy of different social skills training programs.
Social Judgments of Voice and Language
Develop a data collection interface to research and disseminate findings on the social aspects of communication disorders and their treatments.
Cristina Kotz Cornejo
Hermanas de Fé (Fate of the Unlearned)
Production of a feature‐length film to be shot in Mexico City about a 18‐year old prostitute and her journey of survival, self‐discovery, and reconciliation with her disapproving, religious sister.
Women of Sand/Mujeres de Arena
Provide set enhancements and music track for a bi‐lingual stage reading.
Empowering Social Media Communities: Exploring Curation as an Effective Model for Media Literacy and Participatory Culture
Explore new pedagogical approaches to curation (act of organizing various content into cohesive online stories) to determine whether it teaches students about responsibility, purpose, and participation in social media spaces.
Analysis of a sediment core from Sears Pond
Radiocarbon dating of sediment core samples from Sears Pond in New York to determine ecological and environmental changes as a basis for a NSF proposal.
Theatre of Krystian Lupa
Research for a monograph on the internationally renowned Polish theater director Krystian Lupa.
Pearl Primus: Consolidating the Legacy
Research, gather, edit, digitize and prepare writings, interviews, photographs, films, and recordings for a publication on the work and cultural influence of dancer, anthropologist, and educator Pearl Primus.
Post‐production/editing for a documentary film about three young women performers struggling to survive in post Kymer Rouge Cambodia.
Abiding Faith: Religion, Newness and Ethicality in an Era of Neoliberal Urbanism
Complete manuscript and multi‐media components for a book project that examines the critical politics of religion and culture through ritual performance in three Hindu temples that serve as cultural metaphors and enactments of civility and pluralism.
Production for a short narrative video that explores the controversy of assisted suicide considered by an elderly couple.