Madison Scholarly News — February 2005
Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) received $4,664 from Uniwest Group Inc. to conduct a metal detecting and shovel test pit program and to prepare a detailed plan map of an 1861 Civil War encampment in Leesburg.
Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) received $10,155 from the Central Shenandoah Health District to provide oversight and programs to decrease the number of out-of-wedlock births in the area.
Dr. Vida S. Huber (Associate Dean, Integrated Science and Technology), Jane Hubbell (Director, Office on Children and Youth) and Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $50,000 from the Virginia Department of Health to provide administrative and planning services for the HIV Consortium for Northwest Region to improve the quality, availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals with HIV disease in the region.
Dr. Jeffrey A. Marler (Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders) received $52,709 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate the sensory and memory underpinnings of language processing in individuals with Williams Syndrome and Down Syndrome and to identify auditory interactions with language function.
Dr. Sushil Mittal (Assistant Professor, Religion) received $500 from the Infinity Foundation to bring notable scholars in the fields of history and philosophy of Hindu religious traditions to deliver public lectures on basic issues in Hindu religious thought and practice.
Christopher B. Nye (Executive Director, Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center) received $5,000 from Page County to support Healthy Families in Page County to develop positive parenting skills and to facilitate activities and programs that are consistent with positive child health and development.
Dr. Kevin S. Simon (Assistant Professor, Biology) received $1,000 from Sigma Xi to examine the role fish play in the stream community and the influence of interactions between fish species.