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Recent Awards

  • Naomi Levy receives $24,107 from George Mason University

    April 24, 2017

    Naomi Levy (political science) has received a $24,107 subaward from George Mason University on a Carnegie Corporation of New York prime award to provide support for her role as the lead quantitative investigator in the Everyday Peace Indicators Project. This project is based on the premise that, rather than relying on external ‘experts’ to identify indicators of peace, local communities are best placed to identify changes in their own circumstances. Through its inductive, participatory approach to the generation of peace indicators, it develops bottom-up measures of peace that can be meaningfully integrated into policy processes.

  • Lynette Parker receives $60,598 from the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

    April 11, 2017

    Lynette Parker (School of Law) has received $60,598 from the Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County as part of a grant by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support "Immigrant Integration." These funds will enable the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center to provide Immigration legal services and increase capacity to handle complex immigration cases.

  • Katy Korsmeyer from the Biology Department has received a $27,527 award from the Synopsys Foundation

    April 11, 2017

    Katy Korsmeyer from the Biology Department has received a $27,527 award from the Synopsys Foundation to support her project "East Side Union HS Mentoring Program". The grant will support Dr. Korsmeyer’s STEM Education and Social Justice class so that Broncos will be supported in doing outreach in East Side Union High School District classes next fall to help high school students develop their ideas for science fair projects.

  • Katherine Saxton and Laura Chyu receive $20,000 from the University of Michigan.

    April 7, 2017

    This project will examine the impact of early life adversity and adult stress on human health. Using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), we will evaluate the independent and interactive effects of stress across the life course on adult health. We hypothesize that early life adversity will moderate the effect of stress in adulthood in predicting multiple health outcomes, consistent with the theory of differential susceptibility. This study furthers research into the ways in which early life stress affects health trajectories over the life course, examining early adversity not only as a source of vulnerability, but also as a factor of resilience.

  • Chris Bacon receives $168,664 (Euro) from the Agropolis Fondation, Fondazione Cariplo and Fondation Daniel & Nina Carasso.

    March 31, 2017

    The project will use participatory partnerships to analyze the use of agroecological principles to diversify and change food systems. While many studies demonstrate the importance of a diversified subsistence base for farmers’ resilience to shocks and stresses, there is a lack of empirical research on the limitations and contributions of these diversification strategies to households, gender relations, communities, and food systems. This collaboration will address gaps in scientific evidence, and partner with local institutions to develop effective strategies to navigate high-risk Mesoamerican environments.

  • David Hess receives $301,759 from the University of Washington on a NIH prime award

    March 23, 2017

    David Hess with the Biology Department has received $301,759 from the University of Washington on a NIH prime award. These funds will support his "Genetic basis of stress tolerance in natural populations of yeast" project. This project uses the model eukaryote, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, to understand the mechanisms of complex genetics. By understanding how different alleles of genes interact with specific genetic backgrounds, our groups seeks to gain a better understanding into the genetics of complex human diseases—such as cancer and diabetes.

  • Nam Ling receives $2​17,440 from Huawei Technologies Co

    March 21, 2017

    The purpose of this project is to conduct research on video coding for future generation of coders/decoders (codecs). This is the next main stream effort following the previously successful H.264/AVC and H.265/HEVC video coding standards, which are now the major and most widely deployed industrial video coding standards in the world and Ling's team has seven adopted contributions in them with 18 patents filed and six granted so far, alongside many publications.