Professor of Chemistry James Rusling is principal investigator of a new $2.2 million National Institutes of Health project involving researchers from University College Dublin Medical School, National University of Ireland at Galway, George Washington University and University of Ulster. The project aims to accurately establish stage and grade of prostate cancers through detection of select biomarkers.
Associate Professor of Sociology Claudio Benzecry's book The Opera Fanatic: Ethnography of an Obsession won an honorable mention for the 2014 American Sociological Association Distinguished Scholarly Book Award.
Associate Professor of Marine Sciences Heidi Dierssen has been named a NASA Group Achievement Award winner for her part in the PRISM Instrument team. The project, which was funded by the NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program, has delivered a new type of imaging device to enhance coastal ocean science data collection.
Associate Professor of Sociology and principal investigator Bradley Wright, with co-PIs Assistant Professor of Sociology Jeremy Pais and Professor of Psychology Crystal Park, has been awarded a $429,000 grant from the Templeton Foundation. They will study how spirituality is correlated with people’s daily activities and feelings of well-being.