Spotlight: Find out why computer science professors Alark Joshi and David Wolber received $34,650 from the Google’s Computer Science for High School program, and how Alexa Curtis, associate professor of nursing, is using a $150,000 state grant to improve rural health care.
Monisha Bajaj, Associate Professor, International and Multicultural Education — received a $50,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation in June. Her project, Transnational Civic Engagement of Immigrant and Refugee Youth at a Newcomer High School in California, examines how recent immigrant youth engage with notions of rights, citizenship, and civic identity as they integrate into the U.S. and prepare for post high school transitions.
Wanda Borges, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Community Partnerships, School of Nursing and Health Professions — received a three-year, $600,000 grant in May from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, to provide financial aid for currently enrolled and prospective students in USF’s Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse Leader program.
Tom Cavanaugh, Professor, Philosophy — was awarded an $18,000 grant in May from the National Endowment for the Humanities to teach two courses on the question of wisdom.
Alexa Curtis, Associate Professor and Chair, Integrated Healthcare — received $150,000 from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development in May to support the development of a rural health academic practice partnership and improve the pipeline of health care providers for underserved rural communities.
Paul Flores, Adjunct Professor, Performing Arts — was named to the 2015 class of Doris Duke Artists by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Creative Capital and will receive $275,000 as an investment in and celebration of their ongoing contributions to the fields of contemporary dance, theatre, and jazz.
Matthew Gaudet, Adjunct Professor, Philosophy; Lou Lucaccini, Business; Susan Penner, Adjunct Professor, Nursing;and John Stover, Assistant Professor, Sociology — all received USF Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Awards in May.
Sharon Gmelch, Professor, Sociology; and George Gmelch, Professor, Anthropology — received honorable mention for social sciences at the Indiefab Book of the Year Award foreword reserves in July.
Dave Griffis, Adjunct Professor, Business Law — received the Sister Vicky Siu Award for outstanding contributions and service to USF in May.
Kamal Harb, Director, Health Promotion Services; and Doug Padron, Associate Athletic Director of Performance — received a three-year $30,000 grant in May from the NCAA that will support the Dons: Do Something About it Program, which promotes responsible drinking among USF athletes.
Peter Jan Honigsberg, Professor, Law — received $5,000 in June from the Samuel Rubin Foundation to support his Witness to Guantanamo project, which films interviews of Guantanamo detainees and other witnesses in order to document and expose human rights abuses and rule of law violations that occurred at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Alark Joshi, Assistant Professor, Computer Science; and David Wolber, Professor, Computer Science — received a $34,650 grant from the Google Computer Science for High School program in May to conduct a summer workshop — Mobile Computer Science Principles, which will enable San Francisco high school teachers to start courses based on the mobile computing App Inventor program.
Alark Joshi, Assistant Professor, Computer Science; and Rachel Beth Egenhoefer, Associate Professor — received the 2015 full-time faculty Distinguished Teaching Award in May for their commitments to USF students.
Genevieve Leung, Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Language — received a $9,900 grant in May from Language Learning journal for her project Cantonese English Dual Language Immersion to analyze linguistic gains, socio-emotional impact, and pedagogical achievements and challenges of students in first, third, and fifth grades at a Cantonese-English dual-language elementary school.
Ray Lin, Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services; Emily Czarnik-Neimeyer, Retreats Coordinator, University Ministry; and Guanzi Shen, Director of International Student Adviser Support, Center for Academic and Student Achievement — received a Jesuit Foundation Grant of $5,000 in May to support their project: Integrating Jesuit Spirituality with Culture: A Collaborative, Experiential Retreat for International Students.
Laleh Shahideh, Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Services, College of Arts and Sciences — received a $25,000 gift in June from the Nick Traina Foundation for USF’s Counseling and Psychological Services’ after hours program. The gift will help USF provide students in crisis with counseling services at the exact time they need to talk with a clinician, and help students in jeopardy who need immediate tuition assistance because of a personal or family crisis.
Juliet Spencer, Professor, Biology — received the 2015 full-time faculty Distinguished Research Award in May for her published research, success securing highly competitive grants, efforts to establish USF’s microscopy center, and international reputation as a top scholar in her field.
Seth Wachtel, Associate Professor and Chair, Art + Architecture — received a $60,000 digital humanities grant in May for his project Discovery and Documentation of At-Risk Built Heritage. The National Endowment of Humanities grant will help launch a digital technology-based process to document and record physical cultural heritage in the Bay Area that is vulnerable to loss or alteration.
KT Waxman, Assistant Professor, Nursing; and Judith Karshmer, Dean, School of Nursing and Health Professions — are among 163 health care professionals in the country that the American Academy of Nursing will induct as nurse leaders at its Annual Policy Conference in October in Washington D.C.
—Updated July 31, 2015 —