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2012 Humanities Awardees

Name

Department

Project

Katherine Adams English - College of Arts and Sciences Cotton Culture and Blackness after Emancipation ($12,216)
Mark Beck Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - College of Arts and Sciences Understanding Classics: Plutarch ($7,521)
Catherine Castner Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - College of Arts and Sciences Crusading and Patronage:  Flavio Biondo's Shorter Works ($16,291)
Heidi Cooley Art - College of Arts and Sciences Augusta ($15,041)
Cynthia Davis English - College of Arts and Sciences The Ache of the Actual: Pain, Anesthesia, and the Aesthetics of U.S. Literary Realism ($8,000)
Charles Finocchiaro Political Science - College of Arts and Sciences The Historical Bills Project ($10,086)
Greg Forter English - College of Arts and Sciences "Atlantic and Other Worlds: Critique and Utopia in Contemporary Historical Realism" ($8,000)
Jeanne Garane Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - College of Arts and Sciences " 'Native' African Interpreters in/and the French Colonial Archives" ($4,526)
Kent Germany History - College of Arts and Sciences The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidency: A Reassessment ($12,213)
Brian Glavey English - College of Arts and Sciences Too Much Information: Oversharing and the Procedural Poetics of Postwar American Literature ($10,148)
Carol Harrison History - College of Arts and Sciences Pauline Craven: Writing Women's Lives in Nineteenth Century France ($12,653)
Final Report (PDF)
David Hatch USC Salkehatchie Irish Archives and the Samuel Beckett Mystery ($14,436)
John Jenkins School of Music Leonard Bernstein's Musical Identities ($11,080)
Elisabeth Kuenzli History - College of Arts and Sciences Indians, Identity, and Nation Building in Eastern Bolivia: The Battle of Kuruyuki, 1892 (PDF)
($17,175)
Agnes Mueller Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - College of Arts and Sciences Book Project: The Inability to Love. Jews, Gender, and America in Recent German Literature ($8,000)
Lawrence Rhu English - College of Arts and Sciences Plowing the Same Field:
The Correspondence of Walker Percy and Robert Coles ($11,156)
Erin Roberts Religious Studies - College of Arts and Sciences The Gospel of Matthew and Greco-Roman Theories of Emotion ($6,000)
Qiana Whitted English - College of Arts and Sciences "Desegregating Comics: Race Hatred and Social Protest in 1950s American Comics" ($13,044)
Gretchen Woertendyke English - College of Arts and Sciences Romance in Early America: Novel Transformations in the Long Nineteenth Century ($8,000)
2012 Clinical Incentive Awardees

Name

Department

Project

Helmut Albrecht Internal Medicine- School of Medicine  Retrospective Review of Cause of Death (COD) in HIV-Infected Patients in South Carolina using the CoDe Protocol ($14,228)
Beverly Baliko Nursing - College of Nursing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurocognitive Functioning Associated with Intimate Partner Violence ($15,000)
Suzanne Hardeman  Neuropsychiatry - School of Medicine  Impact of Advantage/Disadvantage Analysis on CPAP Adherence ($13,483)
Laura Hein Nursing - College of Nursing Support Groups and the Sexual Orientations - Together or Separate?  The Consumer Perspective ($14,270)
Joseph Horvath Internal Medicine - School of Medicine Pyogenic Diskitis and Vertebral Osteomyelitis Study ($14,228)
Jeanette Jerrell  Neuropsychiatry - School of Medicine  Population-Based Pediatric Cardiology Studies ($14,643)
Carol LeAnn Norris  Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences - SC College of Pharmacy Diabetes and Risk of Bladder Cancer:  A Retrospective Cohort Study among the Veteran Affairs Population ($15,000)
Sabra Smith  Nursing - College of Nursing Examination of Prenatal Care of HIV+ Pregnant Women and Clinical Outcomes ($5,098)
Lisa Spiryda  Obstetrics & Gynecology - School of Medicine  A Novel Method for HPV Screening in the Oral Cavity ($15,000)
Shilpa Srinivasan  Neuropsychiatry - School of Medicine Adjunctive Tai Xhi in Geriatric Depression with Comorbid Arthritis: A Randomized, Controlled Trial ($14,571)
2012 Creative and Performing Arts Awardees

Name

Department

Project

Northrop Davis Art -  College of Arts and Sciences Creation of a manga based on a screenplay by Northrop Davis ($14,400)
Fred Dings English - College of Arts and Sciences The Blue Whale ($8,000)
Fran Gardner USC Lancaster Place and Voice: Artist-In-Residence, Chaco Canyon National Historical Park, New Mexico ($12,650)
Final Report (PDF)
Keith Kenney  School of Journalism & Mass Communications - College of Mass Communications & Information Studies Will Tourism Change Adishi, Georgia, for the Better?
A documentary film about a small village in the Caucasus Mountains ($5,930)
Howard Kingkade  USC Lancaster Saint Dee Dee, a 10 Minute Narrative Film ($12,500)
Ray McManus USC Sumter Punch: A Collection of Poetry on the Working Class ($15,618)
Tara Powell  English - College of Arts and Sciences Waldensian Diaspora Poetry Project ($12,311)
Mary Robinson Art - College of Arts and Sciences Roots and Fibers: Seeing Ourselves as Nature ($16,155)
Ellen Schlaefer School of Music Composition and Six Performances of an Opera by a South Carolina Composer ($12,500)
Alicia Walker School of Music Herbert Howells' "Sir Patrick Spens:" The North American Premiere of a Choral/Orchestral Work ($20,000)
Scott Weiss School of Music Naxos CD recording with the USC Wind Ensemble ($20,000)
2012 Social Sciences Awardees

Name

Department

Project

Michael Beets Exercise Science - Arnold School of Public Health Comparison of online vs. face-to-face training of afterschool program staff to promote children's physical activity:  Feasibility, acceptability, and efficacy ($13,613)
John Burrow Criminology & Criminal Justice, Department of - College of Arts and Sciences A preliminary assessment of the impact of plea bargains on offenders sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act ($19,763)
Jeffrey Campbell  Retailing - College of Hospitality, Retail & Sport Management Down on the Farm: A Systems Approach to Understanding and Reducing Barriers between Retailers and Small SC Farms ($18,740)
 Brian Chen Health Services Policy and Management - Arnold School of Public Health Utilization of Emergency Health Services for Non-Urgent Medical Conditions:
A Feasibility Study of Extending Community Health Center Hours to Reduce Inappropriate Use of Emergency Departments ($19,504)
Stephen Criswell USC Lancaster South Carolina Native American Folklife and Oral History Project (PDF) ($18,469
Sharon DeWitte  Anthropology - College of Arts and Sciences Paleodemographic and Paleogenomic Analyses of the Medieval Black Death ($20,000)
Kevin Lu  Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences - SC College of Pharmacy Metformin Exposure and the Risk of Cancer among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: A Comparative Effectiveness Study ($20,000)
Justin Moore Health Promotion, Education & Behavior - Arnold School of Public Health  Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a playground intervention to decrease bullying behavior while increasing physical activity in elementary school children ($14,525)
Svetlana Shinkareva Psychology - College of Arts and Sciences Cross-modal Decoding of Affective States From fMRI Data ($19,852)
Sharon Spencer  Health Promotion, Education & Behavior - Arnold School of Public Health  Cultivating Community through the Community Garden Movement: A Profile and Impact Evaluation of Columbia's Local Food Initiative ($18,886)
James Thrasher  Health Promotion, Education & Behavior - Arnold School of Public Health  Validation of measurement approaches to assess the impact of pictorial warning labels on cigarette packaging ($19,250)
2012 Visiting Scholar Awardees

Name

Department

Project

Charles Bennett Pharmacy (Dean) - SC College of Pharmacy Obstetric and Pediatric Drug Research ($6,039)

Janice Breuer

Economics - Moore School of Business

Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes: Implications for Inflation and Growth ($19,647)

Charles Cobb  SC Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology - College of Arts and Sciences Building Collaborations in Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology ($7,650)
Final Report (PDF)

Stanley William Dubinsky

English Language and Literature – College of Arts and Sciences

Digital Documentation of, and Access to, Folk Lore of Indigenous Groups ($17,394)

Victor Giurgiutiu

Mechanical Engineering – College of Engineering and Computing

Aerospace Engineering Education and Aerospace Composites Research ($25,000)

Ralf Gothe Physics & Astronomy - College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Summer School and International Workshop at USC ($25,000)
Brian Helmuth  Biological Sciences - College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholar in Dynamic Energy Budget Modeling ($14,439)
April Hiscox Geography - College of Arts and Sciences The Meteorology of Forests in Motion ($11,696)
Stephanie Mitchem  Religious Studies - College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholar Proposal: Dr. Fatemeh  Haghighatjoo ($12,260)

Laszlo A. Szekely

Mathematics – College of Arts and Sciences

Summer School on Network Science at USC ($21,949)



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