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December

Year Month Type Name Description month
2010 December Grant Akerson Emily K. Akerson (Associate Director, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $7,040 from the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services for "Healthy Families Shenandoah County Safe and Stable Families" to continue to meet the needs of at-risk families by providing education, resources and support. Akerson also received $720 and $360 from the Shenandoah County Community Service Act for Healthy Families Shenandoah County. 12
2010 December Grant Baker Dr. George H. Baker (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Technical Director for Infrastructure Assurance, Institute for Infrastructure and information Assurance) received $5,000 from Science Applications International Corp. to participate in the Balanced Electromagnetic Hardening Technology Program kickoff meeting. 12
2010 December Grant Biesecker Dr. Amanda G. Biesecker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for investigating the role of dengue virus E protein in dengue virus-induced arthralgia to investigate both the potential direct effect of dengue E protein on chondrocytes, as well as a potential indirect effect of dengue E protein on chondrocytes by using macrophages pre-treated with dengue E protein, followed by co-culture with chondrocytes. 12
2010 December Grant Constantin Dr. Anca Constantin (Assistant Professor, Physics and Astronomy) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Galaxies hosting cosmic mega-masers: How to find enough of them to understand our universe?" to identify the physical conditions that show the strongest links to maser activity and thus to provide efficient criteria for mega-maser hunting. 12
2010 December Grant Foust Dr. Richard D. Foust (Head and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $3,000 from Transprint USA Inc. for the Transprint Joint Development Agreement to make available a variety of facilities, equipment, technical capabilities, expertise and services to Transprint USA Inc. 12
2010 December Grant Geier Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $27,711 from the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation for the Erbach Property Cultural Resource Assessment to identify the range of cultural resources/archaeological sites existing on the Erbach property as well as to maximize understanding of the military and domestic historic use of the land. Geier also received $10,000 from Carmeuse Lime and Stone to complete phase I of the Middle Marsh Parcel west of Middletown, Va. 12
2010 December Grant Linn Henderson McNaught Dr. Reid J. Linn (Dean, The Graduate School), Cheryl L. Henderson (Co-Director, Training/Technical Assistance Center) and John T. McNaught (Coordinator, T/TAC) received $315,377 from the Virginia Department of Education for the Region 5 T/TAC Self-Determination Priority Project to support state-directed activities of the Virginia Department of Education and the Training/Technical Assistance Centers. 12
2010 December Grant Mariani Dr. Victoria L. Mariani (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Conformational Stability Differences between Extremophilic and 'Normal' Inosine-5'-monophosphate Dehydrogenase" to provide greater insight into how the subtle differences in primary structure confer to protein stability. 12
2010 December Grant Stockwell Dr. Stephanie B. Stockwell (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $20,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for the "Structure/function analysis of unique TonB-dependent receptor protein, FegA, for insights into the intermediate stages of the Bradyrhizobium japonicum/soybean symbiosis." 12
2010 December Grant Zhang Dr. Yanjie Zhang (Assistant Professor, Chemistry) received $10,000 from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for "Biomineralization templated by chiral molecules and design of biocompatible materials" to design appropriate model systems for biomineralization that will help disentangle the complicated interactions at the protein-biomineral interface. 12
2010 December Presentation Rosser Ahmed Dr. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) presented two papers, "Complexity and Emergence in Austrian Economics" and "Financial Development and Bubbles: The Case of the Karachi Stock Exchange of Pakistan" with Dr.Ehsan Ahmed (Head and Professor, Economics), at the Southern Economic Association meetings in Atlanta Nov. 20-22. During a meeting in Cully, Switzerland, Nov. 18-19, he co-founded with 13 others a new group dealing with Non-Equilibrium Social Sciences (NESS).ts 12
2010 November Grant DeVore Dr. Thomas C. DeVore (Professor, Chemistry) received $9,500 from the Academy of Applied Sciences to conduct the Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium for fiscal year 2011. 11
2010 November Grant Flohr Dr. Judith A. Flohr (Professor, Kinesiology) received $4,000 from the Ladies Professional Golf Association Foundation and $724 from the Naomi D. Kern Memorial Foundation for the LPGA-USA Girls Golf of Harrisonburg at James Madison University. 11
2010 November Grant Lamb Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $181,319 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a Radio Community Service Grant. 11
2010 November Grant Maynard Dr. Lisa M. Maynard (Assistant Professor, Music) received $1,325 from the National String Project Consortium for the James Madison University String Project to create assistantships for undergraduate string music education majors to gain real-life, hands-on teaching experiences while offering string instrument lessons to school-age students from the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities. 11
2010 November Grant McKown Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,325 from the National Institutes of Health (through the University of Virginia) for "Modeling Novel Treatments for Dry Eye" to optimize lacritin's cyroprotective activity and understand its mechanism of action. 11
2010 November Grant Newbold Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) received $227,854 from Virginia Clean Cities Inc. for the Virginia Clean Cities Entity Agreement to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector by advancing the use of alternative fuels and vehicles, idle reduction technologies, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel blends and fuel economy. 11
2010 November Grant Pyle Dr. Eric J. Pyle (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $13,629 from the U.S. Department of Education for the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement to coordinate STEM coursework offered and to develop, deploy and communicate results of STEM secondary content course and elementary institute science concept needs assessments among the teachers participating in the project. 11
2010 November Grant Race Gary S. Race (Fiscal Technician, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services) received $78,581 from Virginia Commonwealth University for the Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center to promote health careers and access to primary care for medically underserved populations through community-academic partnerships. 11
2010 November Presentation Hardwick Dr. Kevin Hardwick (Associate Professor, History) presented the 10th Annual Governor Henry Lecture Nov. 16 at the Library of Virginia and Nov. 17 at Hampden-Sydney College. Hardwick's topic, "Partners in Patriotism: Patrick Henry, George Mason, and the Virginia Ratification Debate of 1788," explores the relationship of Henry and Mason over a quarter of a century, from the struggle for independence through the drafting of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Rights and ratification of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation, Library of Virginia and Hampden-Sydney College sponsor the Annual Governor Henry Lectures. 11
2010 November Presentation Nash Dr. Carole Nash (Instructor, Integrated Science and Technology) presented "Middle Atlantic Archaeology" at the Suter Science Seminar at Eastern Mennonite University on Nov. 15. 11