Dean of Faculty Report April 2011
Mount Holyoke College
Michael Penn (Religion) has received a $63,000 residential fellowship from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, for his project "Imaging Islam."
Michael Penn (Religion) has received a joint summer fellowship of $7,500 from the American Philosophical Association and the British Academy to help fund manuscript research in the British Library this Summer.
Newman's Own Foundation has awarded the College a $70,000 grant to support "The Academic Minute" and to create a broadcast studio on campus.
Davis Projects for Peace has awarded the College $10,000 to support Mika Weissbuch '11 and her project, "Empowering Youth through Radio and Digital Storytelling" in Nicaragua.
The Peter and Elizabeth Tower Foundation has awarded the Art Museum $5,000 in support of educational outreach programs.
The Weissman Center/Community Based Learning Program has received a Massachusetts Promise Fellowship for the 2011-2012 program year in support of CBL's partnership with the Peck School. This will provide a full-time VISTA position from August 2011 to July 2012 to support 8th-9th grade transition programming in Holyoke, which, among other things, will recruit Mount Holyoke CBL and volunteer students as tutors, mentors, and project participants.