Featured Awards

February 2014

Please join us in congratulating the following MSU faculty and staff who received awards this month.

Yvonne Gindt (Chemistry & Biochemistry, CSAM) received a $17,972 subaward from Temple University/NASA for the second year of “DNA Repair Under Extreme Conditions,” which will study DNA repair by characterizing and comparing photolyases cloned from a hyperthermophile and a psychrophile to investigate the development of key biological processes relevant to the origin of life on Earth and the search for life elsewhere.


Luis Montesinos (Center for Child Advocacy, CHSS) received a $131,702 subcontract from Rutgers University for “SHIP: Summer Housing and Internship Program 2013-2014.” SHIP is a twelve-week program that offers an alternative to recipients of the New Jersey Foster Care scholarship who lack the financial, family and social connections to secure safe and stable housing in the summer months. Students between the ages of 18 and 22 are given the opportunity to receive quality housing and paid internship positions throughout the summer months. The program provides for weekly workshops and recreational activities for the participants. This summer, the program is being extended to include MSU students.


Jedediah Wheeler (Arts & Cultural Programming, CART) received an award of $25,000 from the National Endowment of Arts in support of two projects. The first piece is "Atomos," a new commissioned work from choreographer Wayne McGregor|Random Dance, which made its American premiere at MSU's Alexander Kasser Theater in March 2014. The second piece will be "Orlando," a multidisciplinary theater production from Glasgow's Cryptic and Cathie Boyd, which will have its American premiere at MSU in April 2014.
Leslie Wilson (History, CHSS/Center of Pedagogy, CEHS) received a $1,200 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History for "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle." The program will consist of three film screenings and programming to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in U.S. history and civic life.

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