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Grants, Awards, and Publications

Angelo Ancheta (School of Law) has received $15,066 from the International Institute of the Bay Area to support "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." This grant will help provide legal services toward serving undocumented youth who are eligible for the Obama Administration's "deferred action" initiative for undocumented youth who were brought to this country as children. He has also received a one-year renewal of $33,533 from the Equal Access Fund of the State Bar of California Legal Services Trust Fund Program. The funds will be used to support the “Consumer Rights Project” which provides legal assistance to meet the legal needs of low-income individuals, especially limited-English-speaking immigrants.

Rich Barber (Physics) has received an additional $20,569 in subcontract funding from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to fund year four of an anticipated four-year grant totaling $95,724. The work funded by this grant involves the study of various highly correlated metal systems using a one-of-a-kind Josephson Scanning Tunneling Microscope (JSTM).

Gangshu Cai (Operations Management and Information Systems) has received $52,826 from the National Science Foundation to support "Collaborative Research on Studies of Multichannel Opaque Service Enterprise" to conduct an in-depth study of multichannel opaque service enterprises, which have uncertain demand and supply.

Colleen Chien (Law School) has received $35,000 from the New America Foundation to support "Startups and Trolls." 

Perlita R. Dicochea's (Ethnic Studies) manuscript, "Discourses of Race and Racism within Environmental Justice Studies: An Eco-racial Intervention," was recently published via open access with Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World: A Review Journal.

Elizabeth Drescher (Religious Studies) has been awarded a journalism fellowship on the Social Science Research Council's New Directions in the Study of Prayer Project, which is funded by the Templeton Foundation.

Leslie Gray (Environmental Studies) has received $25,000 from the Sharks Foundation to support "Bronco Urban Gardens (BUG)." The funds will be used to further develop existing sites while expanding strategically to serve additional areas in need.

Tim Hight (Mechanical Engineering) has received $50,000 from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and U.S. Dept. of Energy to support "Solar Decathlon 2013: Solar Home 3.0." This is the first phase of funding of an anticipated two-phase grant for SCU’s participation in the Solar Decathlon 2013.

Thane Kreiner (Center for Science, Technology, and Society) has received an additional $250,000 from the Skoll Foundation to support "Skoll Foundation—GSBI Partnership." The goals of this award are to develop a resource engine for the Global Social Benefit Incubator (GSBI); create a unified platform to innovate, drive, and scale collective social impact; and share GSBI programmatic learnings, networks, and knowledge.

Hohyun Lee (Mechanical Engineering) has received $15,000 from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to support "Phase Change Material in Automated Window Shades."

Tim Myers (English) published a full-length poetry book entitled Dear Beast Loveliness. He also won the 2012 Magazine Merit Award for Fiction from the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators. Myers is also nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Literature by Third Flatiron Publishing.

Tom Plante (Psychology) wrote an article entitled “The 2005 Vatican instruction on homosexuality in seminaries: Are we in a "don't ask, don't tell" world on this topic?” that was published in Human Development.

Tom Plante (Psychology), David Feldman (Counseling Psychology), Shauna Shapiro (Counseling Psychology) and Diane Dreher (English) all wrote chapters in the book Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith.

The Santa Clara, the University’s student-run weekly newspaper won a Pacemaker award for the 2011–12 academic year.

Jerrold Lee Shapiro (Counseling Psychology) reviewed a new book about men in therapy called Beyond the Crisis of Masculinity: A Transcultural Model for Male Friendly Therapy that was published on the American Psychological Association Div. 51 website.

Betty Young (Physics) has received year one funding of $392,027 from The Regents of the University of California and National Science Foundation to support "R&D Toward SuperCDMS at SNOLAB".

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