Faculty Research Grants Awarded

Nine Northern professors were recently notified that they are recipients of 2004-05 faculty research grants. The awards are worth up to $7,000 each and will support various research and scholarly activities. Recipients, in alphabetical order, are:

Dwight Brady (Communications and Performance Studies) is producing a television documentary about the U.S. wind energy industry. J. Marek Haltof (English) is writing a one-volume encyclopedia about Polish cinema. Katherine Hanson (English) is in the process of writing a fictional novel and will travel to the settings to ensure a proper portrayal.

Ronald Johnson (English) is composing three non-fiction essays that will explore the experiences of farming and woodworking people. Donald Marquardt (Chemistry) is researching the synthesis of novel organic materials. Jaspal Singh (English) is traveling to South Africa to research texts written by women who question traditional gender roles.

Carol Strauss Sotiropoulos (Modern Languages and Literature) is composing a book regarding the debates about the development and social function of women in the 18th century. Eugene Wickenheiser (Chemistry) is researching the effects of polydimethylsiloxanes and metals on human health. Suzanne Williams (Chemistry) is investigating proteins that are thought to be involved with the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.



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