Dr. Dave Pittman, professor of psychology, in collaboration with the University of Southern California, was awarded a five-year National Institutes of Health research grant titled “Roles for Glucosensors in Taste Function” in the amount of $400,755.
Dr. Grace Schwartz, assistant professor of chemistry, had the article “Demethylation or Sorption? Fate of Methylmercury in the Presence of Manganese Dioxide” accepted for publication by the journal Environmental Engineering Science.
Masha Vlasova, assistant professor of studio art, in collaboration with Moira O’Shea of the University of Chicago, had the article “Fluid Objects: On the Impermanence of Monuments” accepted for publication by the journal ASAP/Journal (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present), Johns Hopkins University Press.
Vlasova also had the paper “Psycho-geographical Choreography: Hand-held Filmmaking and Pedagogy” accepted for the edited volume Constructions of the Real: Intersections of Practice and Theory in Documentary-Based Filmmaking. (Editors: Liz Baulch, Liz Burke, Catherine Gough-Brady, Kim Munro and Christine Rogers; Intellect Books).
Additionally, Vlasova’s short films “Her Type” and “The Imaginary Kaleidoscope” were selected for the following festivals: BLOW-UP Chicago International Art-house Film Festival; Transient Visions: The Moving Image Festival; Barcelona International Short Film and Video Festival; Mimesis Documentary Festival; The We Make Movies International Film Festival; and London Experimental Anti-Festival.