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Grants, Awards, and Publications

Angelo Ancheta (Law) has received a one-year renewal award of $31,519 from the County of Santa Clara. He also received a one-year renewal award of $21,334 from the State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund Program. Both awarded funds will be used to provide legal assistance to immigrant victims of domestic violence.The following Hackworth Grants for Research in Applied Ethics were awarded by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics:

  • Yekaterina Bezrukova (Psychology) – $4,000 for a project called “When No One is Watching: Ethical Behavior in Groups.”
  • John Ifcher (Economics) – $3,000 for a project called “Happiness Inequality and Income Growth.”
  • Chad Raphael (Communication) – $4,000 for a project called “A More Deliberative Union: Equality and Publicity in Deliberative Democracy.”

Ron Hansen (English) was the recipient of the University of Dayton’s annual Marianist Award, which honors a Roman Catholic whose work has made a major contribution to the intellectual life.

The Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education is honored to announce the Bannan Grant recipients for Fall 2010:

  • Christopher Boscia and Gerald Uelmen (Law) – Catholic Lawyers Against Death (CLAD)
  • Paul Crowley, S.J. (Religious Studies) – Teilhard for a New Generation
  • Leslie Gray (Environmental Studies Institute) – Curricular and Programming Development of the Environmental Studies Institute – Dialog and Design Grant
  • Thomas Plante (Psychology) – Ten years of Crisis: What the Catholic Church has Learned and Done to Prevent Clergy Sex Abuse since Dallas

Chris Kitts (Mechanical Engineering) received a NASA Group Achievement Award with the PharmaSat Mission Team. This award recognizes engineering excellence in the design and operation of the PharmaSat spacecraft, which was launched in May 2009.

Dan Lewis (Computer Engineering) has a received a grant from National Science Foundation that provides $380,928 to support “Special Project: Expanding the Impact of Computer Science in Silicon Valley High Schools and Facilitating Adoption of the ECS Curriculum Elsewhere.”

Thomas Plante (Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education/Psychology) has recently edited and released a new book, Contemplative Practices in Action: Spirituality, Meditation, and Health that also includes chapters from other SCU faculty in the Ignatian Center’s Spirituality & Health Institute (Diane Dreher, Shauna Shapiro, Dave Feldman, Andre Delbeq).

Cookie Ridolfi and Linda Starr (Law) were honored by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the ACLU at the annual Don Edwards Civil Liberties Award Event for their work on the Northern California Innocence Project.

Ed Steinman (Law) received the Flame of Justice Award from Chinese for Affirmative Action at its 2010 Celebration of Justice Dinner in San Francisco. At the same event, he also received a Certificate of Special Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives; a Certificate of Recognition from the State of California Senate; a Certificate of Recognition from the State of California Assembly; a Resolution from the State of California Board of Equalization; and a Certificate of Honor from the City and County of San Francisco.  

More grants, awards, and publications will appear in the next edition of fyi.


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