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2013 Faculty Seed Grant Awards

Professor Clemens Burda and Professor Anna Cristina S. Samia

Project Title: Collaborative and Exchange Program Between Case Western Reserve University and Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE)
Department: Dept. of Chemistry (CAS)
Awarded Amount: $7,500
Brief Description: This project aims to establish a faculty/student exchange between CWRU and HNUE in Vietnam. This proposed program builds on the strong ties of the PIs with faculty at HNUE. Prof. Cao Khang Nguyen is the Director of the Nanotechnology Center at HNUE, was a former student in Burda’s lab. The PI Burda is Chair for Graduate Admissions in Chemistry and represents CWRU in its goal to establish a diverse selection of top students. Moreover, both PIs are active members of the Institute for Advanced Materials at CWRU and represent the research focus of CWRU in the field of nanotechnology.

Professor Victor Groza

Project Title: Curriculum Development in Romania (CDROM): Adoption Mental Health Certificate Program
Department: MSASS
Awarded Amount: $7,500
Brief Description: The MSASS Curriculum Development with Romania (CDROM) project will build on the affiliation agreement established with the West University of Timisoara in Romania by developing a post-master certificate program in Adoption Mental Health (AMH). MSASS Social Work faculty and a Cleveland clinician who already supervises in the current AMH Certificate program will work with faculty from Psychology and Social Work in Romania to develop this new international and cross-discipline curriculum project.

Professor Kenneth F. Ledford

Project Title: USSO XXX: Berlin 1914-1989: Wars, Revolutions, Dictatorships, Democracies
Department: Department of History
Awarded Amount: $7,500
Brief Description: I seek a Faculty Seed Grant to fund a visit to Berlin in Summer 2013 preparation for a Study Abroad course that I plan to teach in Summer 2014. I will establish contacts and commitments with a number of partner institutions in Berlin and in Dresden, primarily historical museums but also political party- and union-affiliated educational foundations, to secure commitments for some of the pedagogical component of the Study Abroad course. I will also interview and select a partner to provide the logistical planning for the accommodations and other needs of the students who will enroll in the course in Summer 2014.

Professor Pete W. Moore

Project Title: Course Preparation: Uprising and Revolution in the Middle East
Department: Political Science
Awarded Amount: $2,795
Brief Description: This proposal requests funding for travel to Amman Jordan May 2013 to set up a spring 2014 course with a faculty-led study abroad component. Funds will support my travel and lodging in Amman to investigate costs and secure student field research opportunities as a part of the course.