Faculty Accomplishments November 2011
Mount Holyoke College
Megan Nunez (Chemistry) has been named a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar. This award recognizes chemistry faculty who have shown"leadership in original scholarly research of outstanding quality with undergraduates and excellence and dedication in undergraduate education." It includes a $60,000 research grant from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. The Foundation makes fewer than ten of these awards nationwide on an annual basis. See http://www.dreyfus.org/awards/henry_dryfus_teacher_award.shtml .
Darby Dyar (Astronomy) is a Co-PI on a grant awarded by NASA to the Applied Physics Laboratory for the project “The Stability and Transport of Water on the Moon”. The subaward to MHC is $106,614.
Janice Hudgings (Physics), Kathy Aidala (Physics) and Alexi Arango (Physics) are Co-PIs on a sub-award of $205,000 from the NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing at UMass.
Kate Singer (English) was awarded a Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Research Grant for the year 2012 by the Keats-Shelley Association ($2,500). It will allow her to look at manuscripts and commonplace books of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Felicia Hemans in the Pforzheimer Collection and the New York Public Library.
The Art Museum has received a $10,000 grant for annual operations from the Leon Levy Foundation.
Jonathan Lipman published, with Barbara Molony and Michael Robinson Modern East Asia: An Integrated History (Prentice Hall, 2011.)
Mark Peterson published Galileo's Muse: Renaissance Mathematics and the Arts (Harvard University Press, 2011.)
Craig Woodard recently published 2 papers with four different student authors (noted with **)
Bond, N., Nelliot, A., Bernardo, M.K., **Gorski, K., **Ayerh, M., Hoshizaki, D.K. and Woodard, C.T. (2011). ßFTZ-F1 and Matrix Metalloproteinase 2 are Required for Fat-Body Remodeling in Drosophila. Developmental Biology 360: 286-296. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.09.015
Kim, C., Srivastava, S., Rice, M., Godenschwege, T.A., Bentley, B., **Shao. S., **Ravi, S., Woodard, C.T., and Schwartz, L.M. (2011). Expression of Human Amyloid Precursor Protein in the Skeletal Muscles of Drosophila Results in Age- and Activity-Dependent Muscle Weakness.