The Department of History has received a Career Diversity for Historians Departmental Grant from the American Historical Association. The department will receive $3,000 to fund activities aimed at broadening career horizons and opportunities for graduate students. Mark Healey, project director, working with Sylvia Schafer, graduate placement advisor, will organize three “Career Pathways” roundtable discussions, a regular discussion series, and a formal career network and website.
English undergraduates Shannon Hearn and Danilo Machado will have their poetry included in Plain China 2016, a national literary anthology that showcases the best undergraduate writing from across the country. Hearn’s poem, “Devotions,” and Machado’s poem, “Dear Michael,” were both originally published in the Long River Review last year.
The Humanities Institute announced the 2016-2017 Residential Faculty and Dissertation Fellowship awards. UConn Faculty Fellowships have been awarded to Associate Professor of English Anna Duane; Associate Professor of History Mark Healey; Assistant Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages Daniel Hershenzon; Assistant Professor of Philosophy Daniel Silvermint; Professor of Political Science Christine Sylvester; and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dimitris Xygalatas. UConn Dissertation Fellowships have been awarded to Jeffrey Egan for his work in history, Melanie Meinzer in political science, Troy Messick in linguistics, and George Moore in English.
Associate Professor of Physiology and Neurobiology Daniel Mulkey, working with Michelle Olsen from the University of Alabama, has received a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. The award totals $1,522,374 for four years.